Need Easy Quiche or Breakfast Casserole Recipes
Casserole: it looks kind of yuck when you just see the ingredients, but is surprisingly delicious and people adore it and ask whether it's crab-meat and full of cheese, but it's not...
zucchini (enough to fill a casserole dish 3/4 full; sliced thin and sauteed until tender; seasoned with S&P)
heavy whipping cream
dash of nutmeg
small can of tuna or salmon
Put the cooked zucchini in the casserole dish. Combine all the rest of ingredients; pour over top.
Bake for about 45 minutes, or until firm
Put cheese on top (parm, or gruyere, or whatever) and broil it brown
Remove, cool, and serve chilled or warm.
Here are two of my favorites
Baked French Toast Casserole from Paula Deen http://www.greenbeansnmore.com/christmasrecipe-k.html
Sausage and Egg Scramble
Here are three of my favorites from Epicurious - I've made all of these again and again, especially when I have family and friends visiting:
Creme brulee french toast
Sausage and egg casserole with sun-dried tomatoes and mozzarella - the same one Emme listed above!
Gruyere quiche (I'm pretty sure this is from Bon Appetit or Gourmet, but I couldn't find it on the website). I have a Word document with the recipe so I'll post it below. This is so easy and simple, but the mix of cream and milk give it the perfect texture. It practically melts in your mouth. It's a great base - I've used different cheeses, and added ham or bacon, vegs, etc. and it's always delicious.
3/4 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup whole milk
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 large eggs
2 oz Gruyère, coarsely grated - about one cup
Dough for pie crust
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 450°F. Fit pie dough into pie plate and lightly prick all over. If store-bought (I sometimes use Pillsbury refrigerated pie dough sheets), bake according to package instructions for 11 minutes and then transfer to a rack.
Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
Bake until filling is just set, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer quiche in pan to rack to cool slightly, about 20 minutes.
Quiche for the Reunion
Oven at 425 degrees
For each quiche
1 9" pie cruste (we used store bought)
8 slices bacon, crisply fried and crumbled (You can use store bought precooked)
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/3 cup minced onion, lightly sauted
Beat together the following
1 cup 1/2 & 1/2 (light cream)
1 cup cottage cheese (small curd)
1 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
Then stir in bacon, cheese, onions
Pour into shell, Bake 15 minutes at 425, reduce temperature to 300, contine baking 35 minutes or until knife comes out clean. Edges of crust may be covered with foil to prevent over browning.
Here's a crustless one with bisquick in it...super super easy. I made it not too long ago because I was in a pinch for time. Usually I'd do a longer recipe with a homemade crust, but someone at work suggested this and it turned out great. I used broccoli instead of meat for the vegs, I think you could substitute just about anything. Good luck!
Those pre-made crusts are pretty awful. If you are making a quiche, try making crumbs from stale bread, dry cereal,crackers, chips, nuts - just put whatever you have on hand into a blender/cuisinart. Then stir in melted butter and press into your pie pan, like a graham-cracker crust. The quiche batter will seep into the crumbs but the end result will be a firm crust that tastes way better than a storebought crust. The same idea, with stale cereal, cookies, and nuts, makes a good graham-cracker shell alternative.
This casserole holds up very well - Sausage, Egg, Sundrieds, Mozzarella
Goat Cheese, Artichoke and Ham Strata
Mushroom and Onion Quiche (use premade pie crust if it's easier for you