You all know how I feel about food waste. I can’t stand it! Meat and vegetable waste is the absolute worst for me, not just because they cost the most money, but because so much time and energy goes into growing them. It seems like a terrible waste to toss out something that takes so much energy to make. Quiche is one of my favorite ways to use up my leftovers because you can put anything in them. I’m trying to eat as much quiche as possible while I’m pregnant because I’m going to give up dairy again before the new baby is born. Robert had such a hard time with dairy that I don’t want to risk it with the next baby. And quiche without cheese just doesn’t do it for me! I’ve been so into quiche lately that I’ve found some great recipes. Check out my top 5 favorite quiche recipes made from leftovers.
We always have leftover ham after the holidays. Do you? This is one of my favorite ways to use my ham. It tastes fine with thick ham and also works well with deli sliced lunch meat.
Ham and Cheddar Quiche
- 1 pie crust (we use store brand frozen crusts- prepare according to package)
- 1 C. diced ham
- 1/2 C. shredded cheddar cheese
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 C. milk
- 1/2 an onion, diced
- 1/2 a red pepper, diced
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. Tony Chachere’s (Cajun) seasoning
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- Prepare the crust according to the direction on the packaging. Brown the ham, onion and red pepper and olive oil in a pan over medium heat until onions are translucent. In a bowl combine the ham mixture with the cheese and seasonings. Once combined, add to pie crust. Beat eggs and milk and pour into pie crust. Bake on 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
Please tell me I’m not the only one who gets tired of eating the same old leftover pork for days on end. We almost always end up having tons of pork leftover since we always buy the big pieces and do them in the crock pot. This is such a great way to use up any extra.
Spinach and Pork Quiche
This quiche is from the 100 Dollars a Month Blog. She does it with pork sausage, but I think it would be fun to try it with pulled pork too. I even think I’d like to venture out and try it with different seasonings on the pork. Can’t hurt to try!
Recipe: Spinach and Pork Quiche
This is something we have a lot of when we do rotisserie chickens. I can’t stand to let the ugly pieces of chicken go to waste. I’ll pull apart the whole chicken and get every piece for soups or other meals. This quiche would be a great way to use up my extras next time!
Chicken, broccoli and cheddar quiche
This recipe comes from Cinnamon-Spice and Everything nice. Doesn’t the picture make your mouth water? I think I need to start putting bacon on top of all my quiches. And cakes. And pies. And ice cream. Bacon on everything!
Recipe: Chicken broccoli cheddar quiche
We rarely have leftover mushrooms in our house. I’m a big mushroom fan and tend to devour them right away. I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to buy some fresh mushrooms to make this recipe. Looks so good!
Shallot mushroom quiche
I’m dying to try out this recipe from Martha Stewart because when it comes to quiches, I trust Martha. Who knows better than her?
Recipe: Shallot mushroom quiche
I’m constantly trying to figure out what to do with leftover veggies and can’t wait to try this one out.
Garden vegetable quiche
Taste of Home recipes are always good. This one would be a great way to use up extra summer squash.
Recipe: Garden vegetable quiche
You could pretty much put anything into a quiche. I like to think of it as an egg pizza, if the ingredient combinations work in a sandwich, pizza or any other meal, chances are it will work in a quiche too. Carb-free? No worries, just go crust-less in the pie dish or do it on the stove top as a frittata. I’m telling you, this is one of the easiest ways to use up extra food!
What are your favorite quiche recipes?