Cheese adds taste, texture, and nutritional value to quiche in any cheese quiche recipe you choose. Cheese quiche can also be dressed up with the addition of vegetables such as onions or broccoli, but is also great by itself.
Cheese is a great ingredient nutritionally. Cheese is rich in vitamins and minerals, and adds a great taste, while helping to hold the quiche together. Vegetarian cheeses are readily available, as well as Vegan cheeses so it can be 100% vegetarian.
Basic Cheese Quiche Recipe
9-inch pie crust of choice
9 large eggs
½ cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup nutritional yeast
3 ½ cups plain almond milk (unsweetened)
2 teaspoons salt to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place crust in pie plate and place in refrigerator for at least 15 minutes. In a medium-sized bowl, beat one egg with electric mixer until frothy. Add flour, and beat until combined thoroughly. Add remaining eggs, beating for about 3 minutes, or until light and frothy texture. Gradually add almond milk, nutritional yeast, and salt. Beat for 2 more minutes. Pour the egg mixture into chilled crust, and bake on 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees, and bake for an additional 35-40 minutes more until quiche is fairly firm. Allow the quiche to cool for 15 minutes, or until firmly set in the center. This recipe serves 6, and takes approximately 20 minutes to prepare, with 50 minutes baking time. This basic cheese quiche recipe can be easily dressed up with vegetables of choice, herbs and spices, or vegetarian meat substitutes, adding a savory taste and texture.
Easy Mozzarella Cheese Quiche Recipe
1 9-inch, unbaked pie crust of choice
2 cups mozzarella cheese (shredded)
¼ cup mild green or red chili peppers (canned)
1 clove minced garlic
1 teaspoon oregano, or dried basil
1 cup half and half cream
2 cups cream
salt and pepper to taste
paprika to garnish
Place shredded cheese evenly on bottom of pie crust. Whisk eggs lightly in large bowl. Add cream, half and half, salt and pepper, peppers, basil (oregano) and garlic. Mix thoroughly and pour into unbaked crust with cheese. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 375 degrees until puffed, and golden (approximately 50 minutes). Filling will set, but jiggle. Cool 10-15 minutes to set further, and serve. This cheese quiche recipe freezes well if you need to make it ahead of time. It is a good recipe for appetizers for parties, or just for snacks. They can be reheated in the oven or microwave, or eaten cold.
Quick Swiss Cheese And Onion Quiche
9-inch pastry shell (unbaked)
1 medium onion (diced)
3 tablespoons softened butter (divided)
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
1 cup cream (half and half)
¼ teaspoon salt to taste
Lay the pastry inside 9-inch pie plate, and spread butter over bottom of crust. In a skillet over medium heat, sauté onion in remaining butter until tender and translucent. Spread in pastry shell over butter. Toss the Swiss cheese with flour and sprinkle over the onion. Whisk eggs, salt and cream in medium bowl, and pour over cheese and onion evenly. Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees, and bake for an additional 30-35 minutes. A knife inserted into the center should come out cleanly. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. This cheese quiche recipe serves 6, and takes about 20 minutes to prepare. The onion and Swiss cheese work well together, and can be served with a salad, fruit cup, or both.
Deluxe Savory Three-Cheese Quiche
9-inch pie crust (unbaked)
½ cup marbled jack cheese (grated)
1 cup Swiss cheese (grated)
3 tablespoons grated Romano cheese (grated) and 1 more tablespoon Romano for topping
½ cup medium onion (diced)
1 ½ cup fresh mushrooms (sliced)
1 cup fresh broccoli florets (cut into bite sized pieces)
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
¼ teaspoon dried marjoram
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup half and half
1 cup milk
7-8 cherry tomatoes (sliced in half)
Sprinkle the cheeses over the bottom of the crust. Evenly distribute diced onion, mushrooms, and broccoli on top of the cheese. In medium bowl, whisk eggs and spices, then add milk and cream, and mix thoroughly. Pour over cheese and vegetables in crust. Place tomatoes cut-side up, on top of the mixture to decorate. Sprinkle the extra tablespoon of Romano cheese on top. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce oven heat to 300 degrees, and bake for 45-55 minutes more, or until knife inserted in center comes out cleanly. Cool for 10 minutes before serving. This cheese quiche recipe serves 6-8, takes approximately 30 minutes to prepare before baking, and is delicious.
Nutritional Yeast As Cheese Substitute
Another type of cheese flavoring is nutritional yeast. Nutritional yeast is deactivated yeast which is a great source of protein and B-complex vitamins. It is low in fat and sodium, and is free of sugar, dairy, and gluten. It is a nutty, cheesy, or creamy cheese substitute, and can be fortified with vitamin B12. It is yellow, and sold in flake form, or powder form which resembles corn meal. Nutritional yeast is also known as Brufax, nooch, yeshi, and savory yeast flakes. It is not to be confused with yeast extract however. It is used most often as a topping on quiche recipes to add cheese flavor, with other ingredients.
Nutritional benefits of cheese
Cheese is a great source of vitamins A, D, E, K, B2, B6, and B12. It is also a good source of protein. Cheese can be used to replace meat protein, and is rich in calcium and phosphorus.
An egg and cheese quiche is very tasty, and can also be made with various spices, or vegetables added.
If you are a vegan, be sure to check cheese labels to make sure that vegetable rennet is used. Rennet is the enzyme used to break the protein in milk down, making it curdle into cheese. Rennet is an enzyme found in the stomachs of young calves, but vegetable rennet is used in making vegetarian and vegan cheeses.
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