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Mushroom & Leek Quiche (with optional Cauliflower crust)

An easy quiche recipe stuffed with mushrooms and leeks. Make it in the cauliflower crust or use your favorite pie crust.
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CourseBreakfast, brunch
CuisineAmerican
DietGluten Free
Keywordeggs, gluten-free
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Servings8
Calories272kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 small leeks cleaned and sliced (use only the white and bright green parts of the leek)
  • 2 cups cremini mushrooms sliced, with stems removed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 eggs
  • cup Greek yogurt sub sour cream, if desired
  • cup heavy cream use all Greek Yogurt, if desired.
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded fine cut
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • optional-½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes

Cauliflower Crust

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large saute pan melt the butter and add the sliced leeks.
  • Saute the leeks on medium heat for 7 minutes or until soft.
  • Add the mushrooms to the leeks and saute for another 5 minutes or until the mushrooms have let out their liquid. Drain the liquid from the pan.
  • Meanwhile beat the remaining ingredients, except the cheese, together for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the cheese and the leek mixture (be sure NOT to include any liquid in the pan) into the beaten eggs and dairy.
  • Pour the entire mixture into the prepared crust.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top is set and a knife ran into the center comes out clean.
  • Serve immediately for best results.

Cauliflower Crust:

  • Preheat the oven to 425.
  • Use your food processor to process the cauliflower into small bits similar to the size of rice. Note: it will most likely be easier working in batches.
  • Put the riced cauliflower into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 5 minutes, covered.
  • Place the cooked cauliflower into a clean dish towel and press the liquid out of the cauliflower.
  • In a bowl, combine the cauliflower, eggs, cheese, garlic powder, and salt.
  • Press the cauliflower mixture into a pie plate. Be sure to press it down firmly.
  • Bake for 16-19 minutes or until nicely golden. Let it cool.

Notes

Note: if you are using a traditional pie crust be sure to pre-bake it to avoid a soggy crust! I recommend using our Grandma's Favorite Pie Crust. Sooo good!
I sometimes use mozzarella or cheddar cheese in my cauliflower crust, in a pinch. BUT to get the crispiest crust you need to use Parmesan cheese!

Nutrition

Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 200mg | Sodium: 742mg | Potassium: 441mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1153IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 254mg | Iron: 2mg