Monday, May 11, 2009

Blue Plate Mondays - Zucchini Quiche

We have, as of late, been most disappointed in our decision to eat out for special occasions. These have not been horrible experiences, but these have often been just okay experiences. Mom and I decided we would rather invest a little bit of work in a good meal in rather than risk a so-so meal out which would be disappointing. Mother’s Day was brunch at the grandparent’s house. Here is my contribution.

Zucchini Quiche

1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
2 T butter
1 lb. zucchini, sliced thin
1 ½ C mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 cup ricotta cheese
½ C half and half cream
3 eggs, slightly beaten
¾ t salt
½ t dried oregano
½ t dried basil
¼ t garlic powder
Dash pepper

Prick bottom of pastry with a fork. Bake at 425 degrees F for 7 minutes. Remove from oven and reduce heat to 350 degrees F.

In a small skillet, sauté zucchini in butter until tender, drain. Place half the zucchini in the crust. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.

In a bowl, combine ricotta cheese, cream, eggs, alt, oregano, basil, garlic powder and pepper. Pour into crust.

Arrange remaining zucchini slices over the top.

Bake for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let set for 20 minutes. Cut and serve.

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  1. Oh my goodness!! Now I can't wait until the zucchini are ready in the garden. I was wanting to have a few of my "girls" over to chit chat and this will definitely be on the menu. Thank you Ms. A for another awesome recipe!!!

  2. That looks SO good! I have to make this as soon as my zucchini is ready. I will try to post a recipe today!

  3. Hi Kelly,

    It looks like I am a tad late for BPM but I will definitly be here next week. It sounds like fun and I am eyeing the pictures of your quiche, wishing it was that and not pork chops in my oven (yes, we eat sometimes about 10:00 p.m. around here!)

    I will be back soon but right now I think my PC's are charring...


  4. The zucchini quiche is one that I will certainly make! At some point, I always end up with too many zucchini.