Friday, January 8, 2010

Quick Quiche

Still working to use up leftovers, this time I found a creative use for a soon-to-expire roll of canned crescents, the spinach from Gene & Georgetti's, and some small pieces of cheese from Italy night.

First, I cheated and used the canned crescents to make a pie crust. I let this bake for a few minutes while the oven was preheating to 375°. Just enough to firm up a bit, with a hint of brown at the edges, but not long enough to cook.

Next, I mixed together:

4 eggs
leftover spinach (about 1 1/2 cup)
1/4 cup half and half (leftover for mom's coffee, otherwise I'd use milk)
4 or 5 pieces of assorted leftover cheese, cut in small pieces
1/4 cup shredded cheddar
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper
1 large basil leaf, minced

I poured this mixture into the pre-baked crust.

Then into the oven at 375° for 30 minutes. Serve warm, or let cool and store in the refrigerator for future use.

In hindsight, the crescent crust might not have been the wisest idea because it did get semi-burnt around the edges. But I did like the buttery, flaky aspect it brought to the quiche so I wouldn't mind using it again in the future! Plus, it cut down on prep-time by being super convenient - this took literally 5 minutes to whip up!


Jeanette said...

It looks good. I am checking my mail daily for the autographed 8X10, I am so excited!

Jeanette said...

Christina, We lived outside of Chicago for a couple of years and we could not take our pigs with us. The laws even for pot belly pigs in IL are harsh! Thanks for stopping by.

Anonymous said...

What an awesome idea! I never would have thought to use up crescent rolls that way!

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

Looks good!!! Cheese+Eggs are one of the best combos ever. I made a crustless quiche last year on Valentine's Day and loooved it! I'll have to dig up the recipe and make it again. Thanks for reminding me!

Spiceaholic said...

That's not cheating, it's being creative! :)

The quiche looks great, I'll have to give it a shot.

Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats said...

I also made quiche a few weeks ago...cresent rolls are a great idea! And secretly, who doesn't love cresent rolls?

Christo Gonzales said...

maybe blind baking wasnt necessary - this looks pretty good anyway.

Christina said...

I was thinking the same thing, Christo- maybe omit the pre-bake and it wouldn't be so cooked. Or I could just use the ready-made pie crusts like a normal person instead of improvising the crescents! haha

sophia said...

Very clever, Christina! Loving that tons of grated cheese in there! :D
I think maybe you could have put aluminum foil around the edges to prevent it from burning?

test it comm said...

That quiche looks good and the crust sounds nice and quick and easy!