With school starting, have gotten a little bit obsessed with breakfast. It is the first time in years that I have not had a child that needed to be at school at some ridiculously early time of morning! I now get to wake up leisurely, brew my coffee, and enjoy some alone time before I start waking everyone up for the day. Even with the extra time I have been looking for healthy breakfast ideas that are delicious and easy to make – and one of my standard “go tos” is quiche! You can throw your favorite veggies together and voila! My current favorite – Ham, Cheese, and Bell Pepper Mini Quiche!
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I have always loved cooking in muffin tins – like my Taco Cupcakes and Single Serve Lasangas – so instead of making one big quiche, I prefer to make little ones in my muffin tin. That way I can practice portion control since they are so tasty and Sami can grab one as she heads out the door for college. Using a premade pie crust it is easy peasy to whip up your favorite quiche in minutes for a hot, delicious, filling breakfast full of protein!
- 1 pre-made pie crust
- 1 large green bell pepper
- 1 cup cubed ham
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup heavy cream or milk
- 6 large eggs
- salt &pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350. Grease a muffin tin and set aside.
Cut out twelve 2 1/2 inch rounds from the pie crust (re-rolling as many times as you need to get 12) and press into the bottoms of the muffin tin (should only come halfway up the sides).
Evenly distribute the cubed ham onto the bottoms of the dough rounds
Dice the bell pepper and layer evenly over the tops of the ham.
Next, sprinkle over the cheese.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream or milk, salt, and pepper. Pour the eggs over the other ingredients.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a knife can be inserted and comes out clean.
You can also add chopped broccoli or spinach in place of the bell peppers to completely change the taste! I have also made Mexican Style Quiche using peppers, onions, and a teaspoon of Cumin. Quiche is a great way to use leftover veggies for breakfast! If you want a lower carb option you can use my Two Ingredient Cheese Crisps to make the “crust” for a Keto Friendly Quiche with tons of flavor!