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May 18, 2008 08:35 AM

Need Easy Quiche or Breakfast Casserole Recipes


Does anyone have an easy breakfast or quiche casserole recipe - I need to make a few for a school potluck breakfast. Something that is just as good room temp. I also want to use a store bought pie crust if it's a quiche.


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  1. 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

    1. 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.

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      1. re: greygarious

        agree the prebought aren't *the best* but you do what ya can,right? another option, friendlier to waistlines as well, would just be to nix the crusts and make crustless quiches or frittatas.

        1. re: Emme

          go to foodtv and look up paula deens baked french toast casserole it's VERY good.

      2. Paula Deen has a recipe for a quiche that uses frozen hash browns as a crust.

        1. 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.

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          1. re: Rubee

            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
            4 eggs
            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.

            1. re: laliz

              Thank you - this sounds good. Why the cottage cheese? Do you think I could do without

              Thanks all for the wonderful suggestions

              1. re: Glory25

                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!

          2. 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
            one egg
            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.

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            1. re: oryza

              Here are two of my favorites

              Baked French Toast Casserole from Paula Deen


              Sausage and Egg Scramble