Easy veggie quiche recipe that uses milk instead of cream and loads of veggies to lighten up this breakfast classic while keeping it simple & quick to make.
(Recipe originally published January 31, 2014, but pictures and post text have since been updated)
I think I can safely say that quiche is one of my all time favorite things to make. Quiches are one of those breakfast foods that make it look like you went all out and spent a lot of time and effort, when in reality they are soooo easy. Seriously, I can have one prepped and ready to go in the oven in under 15 minutes, making this a perfect brunch for vegetarian (or meat eating!) guests, holidays, a potluck, or just to eat and horde to yourself.
Plus, its a great way to use up leftover veggies before they go bad! Although ham or some other breakfast meat can jazz things up, with all of the eggs, milk, and cheese, you really don’t need to add any meat since there’s already a good amount of protein and tons of flavor. Case in point – check out all these awesome veggies:
See? The meat just isn’t necessary here. Use a good cheese and you’re good to go. I love using either a sharp cheddar or gruyere but any cheese is welcome here. I’ve even done feta which was a nice change of pace. Each generous slice has 12 grams of protein and less than 300 calories, and that’s using whole milk too.
This easy veggie quiche reheats well too for quick weekday breakfasts that are actually satisfying! Screw the cold cereal. The crust won’t be quite as crisp reheated in the microwave, but eh, that’s to be expected. The flavor is all still there.
Or, make it for a weekend brunch and impress the homies. It’ll seem way fancier than it actually is and people always seem to be impressed by it. They don’t need to know the crust is store-bought. Secret’s safe with me.
And when I labeled this EASY veggie quiche, I did so for a reason. It truly is simple to make. And not using meat means the veggies cook up fast, there’s minimal cheese to grate, and the filling just takes a couple cracked eggs and a minute or two to whisk up.
It takes a fair amount of time to cook, but the hands-on time is minimal. The steps below show how simple it is to assemble this easy veggie quiche. Veggies, cheese, then pour on the egg/milk filling and bake. Boom. Done. …