“Egg pie!” That is what my youngest calls quiche. But, don’t let the fancy french name deter you. Quiche is a completely healthy low glycemic and kid-friendly recipe that let kids customize their quiche to their particular likes, just like a pizza and since most healthy moms have plenty of eggs on hand in the fridge, it’s an easy backup.
Now…What do YOU like in your quiche? Whenever eggs are involved, my kiddos immediately ask for sausage, and in our house, that means turkey sausage! Another favorite is spinach, which is why I try and always keep a couple bags of frozen spinach in the freezer. For fresh flavor and a great compliment to the sausage? Fresh basil from our garden! Here’s how the quiche assembly played out at my house:
Mom (me!) put a non-stick-sprayed glass pie dish in the oven, set to 400 degrees.
Kyson (14) proceeded to cook the turkey sausage in the skillet, on a medium to low heat. Stirring and rotating throughout the whole cooking process.
Ella (12) was actually babysitting today, but she is usually on egg duty, cracking 5-6 eggs into a bowl, along with 2-3 cups of our favorite shredded cheese and a 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Mixing gently together.
Simon (7) went outside to the garden, and after several attempts to bring a grasshopper into our home, came back with 10-12 basil leaves from our garden. I chopped up 7-8 of the leaves, and left 4-5 for decoration on the top of the quiche.
Mom (me) sauteed 10 -12 oz of frozen spinach in a frying pan on medium to high heat until hot, and drizzled with a small amount of olive oil, and a teaspoon of onion salt, and salt to taste.
Everyone combined their items into the egg bowl with cheese. Mix gently, but completely.
Carefully taking the hot dish from the oven, I poured the quiche mixture into the dish. Smooth out top, and placed the extra basil leaves as decor on top, but not before adding a light layer of additional cheese.
Bake at 400 degrees for approx. 25 minutes.
And just like a personalize pizza, the slices disappear VERY quickly!! My daughter even called later from her babysitting job, and asked if I could bring over more? (To no avail, as this dish will feed a family of 5 with little, if no leftovers! Bigger family? Make two, with different ingredients!)
Whether you call it quiche, or “egg pie,” your kids will love inventing their “custom quiches” with what is in your OWN fridges!
*Since this dish is low glycemic, and so tasty by itself, who needs the crust?! Healthy moms feed their kids healthy options of many favorite dishes!