Gluten Free Bacon Tomato Quiche #Pi Day Celebration!
Quiche is one of my families most favorite dishes. We usually have frriatta’s for breakfast, and we enjoy quiche for dinner. I know it sounds weird, but we are NOT morning people and it does take a few minutes to put together a quiche and almost and hour to cook, so dinner for us is when we have the patience. My kids though, do somersaults when they find out I have made quiche for dinner. So this is a bi-weekly event.
We are a family of 5 now (sometimes 8 when all the kids are home), but there are ALWAYS a bunch of teenagers that call our place home after school and evening. So never knowing who is going to be hone, I always make 2 quiches. If not tag-a-longs come that is okay, because quiche is just as good if not better as leftovers throughout the week.
Quiche is easy to make, it just takes a little tine. So I suggest that you prepare your pie crust first. You can use Mama’s Gluten Free Pie Crust Mix for a quick and easy crust to throw together, and it makes 2 crusts, so that has you covered for your 2 quiches. You can see all my tips for rolling out pie crust here at the top of the website page under gluten free lessons. Click Here. Of course you can still make a gluten free quiche if you don’t have my mix. There are several recipes for pie crust, quiche crust and tart crust in my cookbook, In the Kitchen with Gluten Free Mama.
After you have your pie crust rolled out, it’s time to gather your ingredients. I promise you, it is so much easier to cut up your ingredients, grate your cheese and preparing your eggs and etc, ahead of time.
For this quiche, we are making Bacon and Tomato Quiche. So lets get your bacon fried. I don’t recommend microwaving your bacon for this recipe, because microwaving dries out the bacon and to cook it again in the crust, by the tine you eat the bacon it won’t taste as good. Just pull out a frying pan. You will need to use half the package of bacon.
Meanwhile, as bacon is cooking, we can grate the cheeses. It’s really up to you on what cheese you want to use. I use a cup and a half of cheese in my quiches, because I love cheese. You can certainly decrease the cheese to one cup if you like and it won’t alter the rest of the ingredients one bit. Choose cheeses that go good with bacon and tomatoes. You can use the cheeses of your choice. I used a mixture of Gruyere & Gouda and it was delicious. Cheddar and Gouda or Italian Cheese would be great too. If you are a real cheese lover, I once used 1/2 cup Gruyere, 1/2 cup Gouda and 1/2 cup Jarlsburg and it was delish! So just choose a couple of your favorites.
Slice the tomatoes and green onions. Prepare the egg mixture. Crack the eggs into a large bowl, add the cream and milk. You can also use 1/2 & 1/2. If you don’t have these, straight milk will be fine too, but the cream helps give it a very rich taste. Add the seasoning and mix well. By now the bacon should be done. Crumble the bacon and we are ready to assemble.
Mix your egg mixture well. Add eggs and green onions, mix well. Pour mixture into the prepared pie crust. (remember you do not need to pre-cook the pie crust.) Add sliced tomatoes all across the top of the egg mixture. Place in oven and bake for about 50 minutes or until set. Simple as that! This is an easy quiche to make. Now if you want to make two…just double the ingredients.
- 1 gluten free pie crust (