Healthy Moms “What’s in my Fridge?” Kid-Friendly Quiche

“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!

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10 Responses to Healthy Moms “What’s in my Fridge?” Kid-Friendly Quiche

  1. Nisha says:

    Oh my Laura, that is a beautiful quiche! I want to make some right now. I love how you involve all your children in the cooking.

  2. I agree, I wish I would have cooked alongside my mother more often when I was younger. Looks yummy!

  3. Jamie says:

    Yum!! That looks way good!! I haven’t gone grocery shopping since trek…I am totally out of food!!

  4. Angela says:

    My kids also enjoy making this in large muffin tins, then we freeze each mini “egg pie” in a zip loc bag. They make for a great quick breakfast or dinner when you’re on the go.

  5. Laura says:

    Me too! I hit Walmart HARD yesterday—we were out of EVERYTHING!! I have fresh basil if you guys need it :)

  6. Melissa says:

    Was Ella babysitting my kids?!? I feel privileged to be mentioned, in a round about way! I need more recipes like this!

  7. Laura says:

    Melissa-Yes–Ella was at your house :) I have an assortment of easy/quick recipes…Along with the ones I post on here each week! Glad to see you here!!

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  9. Jessagagnon says:

    I just made this for my family last night, can I say YUM! My family love it, thank you! -Jessa

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