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Bacon Zucchini Quiche

Bacon Zucchini Quiche

LindySez
This Bacon Zucchini Quiche is one of my favorite quiches to make, especially in the summer when I have lots of fresh zucchini in the garden
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Additional Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Egg Dishes, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 437 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 9-inch pie crust Lindy's Favorite Pie Crust
  • 3 large eggs fresh from the farm is best, otherwise use free-range eggs whenever you can
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Pinch of salt pepper, and nutmeg
  • ½ cup grated Swiss cheese
  • ½ cup grated gruyere cheese
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter or as needed
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced zucchini but not the seedy part
  • 3 slices thick applewood smoked bacon or you could use ham
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pie crust according to directions.
  • Beat the eggs in a bowl, add the cream, mix well. Add a pinch of salt, pepper, and a bit of fresh ground nutmeg. Set – aside.
  • In a medium skillet, heat the oil and butter together over medium heat, add the onions and sauté until just beginning to brown; add the zucchini along with a pinch of salt and pepper; cook until the zucchini is tender. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile, cook the bacon until crisp (I did this in the microwave using paper towels, about 3 minutes on high); chop the bacon into small pieces.
  • Heat the oven to 350º F (or in my case, lower the oven from 400°F to 350°F). Mix the bacon and onion/zucchini mixture together and place in the bottom of the pie crust, top with the cheeses (also mixed together), and then slowly pour the egg/cream mixture over. Place in the oven on a cookie sheet and bake for 35 – 45 minutes, or until set. There should be a slight wobble when you check for doneness. Remove from oven to a cooling rack and allow to cool at least 10 minutes before slicing.

Notes

Find the recipe for Lindy's Favorite Pie Crust here

Nutrition

Serving: 1gSodium: 579mgFiber: 1gCholesterol: 186mgCalories: 437kcalPolyunsaturated Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 17gFat: 35gProtein: 13gCarbohydrates: 17g
Keyword blind bake, quiche recipe zucchini bacon, zucchini quiche
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