Garbage Quiche

    1 hour 20 mins

    Don't let the name fool you; this quiche is divine! It can be made with almost any veggies that you like. A great recipe if you have a handful of people to feed!

    50 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 2 (24cm/9 inch) pie crusts, baked
    • 10 slices smoked bacon
    • 230g Gruyere cheese, shredded
    • 1 small head fresh broccoli, diced
    • 4 green onions
    • 2 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
    • 5 eggs, beaten
    • 2 cups (500ml) thin cream
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees C (425 degrees F). Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
    2. Evenly distribute bacon across bottom of each pastry shell, followed by half of cheese. Add broccoli, scallions, and tomatoes, then cover with remaining cheese.
    3. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, thin cream, nutmeg, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Pour half of mixture into each pastry shell.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 175 degrees C (350 degrees F) and bake an additional 45 minutes, until quiches are set in center.

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    This recipe is an excellent dish for a party! My friends are asking to make them a pie till this day. I did a couple of different things. I used whole wheat pie crust, I made one pie with chedder and one with guyere cheese yummy! I added shredded carrots, spinache broccoli, red bell peppers, tomatoes. Instead of cayenne pepper I used black pepper. They don't call it garbage quiche for nothing you can add what you like! I'm going to make another pie with the same basic ingredient except I'll add spinach and seafood!  -  03 Apr 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Awesome! My husband (a chef) loved it too. We participate in a veggie co-op and I this week I got some Swiss chard that I didn't know how to use. I put the Swiss chard along with some mushrooms and broccoli in this quiche. Fantastic! I also used cheddar and mozzarella cheese because it was what I had on hand. We had it for dinner tonight and have a whole other quiche that I will take to work for lunch for the week. Lucky me! Even our extremely picky three-year-old ate it without (much) complaint. Definitely a keeper!!  -  04 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I cut the recipe in half, used leftover Christmas ham instead of bacon, kept the green onions and tomatoes at the same amount and I used three large eggs. Because I was out of fat free half-n-half, I used fat free evaporated milk. I did throw in one small chopped organic red pepper, a little dijon mustard, onion/garlic powder, and a little Frank's Hot Sauce. We all liked this, though for a half recipe, I'd like to double the cheese next time. This was a great way to use up odds and ends in the fridge and leftover Christmas ham. We ate this with leftover Unbelieveable Rolls, which are also from this site. NOTE: I did scrape out most of the innards from my roma tomatoes so they wouldn't water down or gooey up the quiche. I just cut it in half length-wise, then carefully used a spoon to scrape out the seeds.  -  26 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)