There is nothing more that I love than having the weekend off, especially those days where nothing is planned.  I forgot what it was like to actually have time for yourself after working myself to the bone for the past 2 years.  I’m still busy as ever, but have made it a priority to always make sure to save time for myself & those I love. 

But I digress…

I get bored with most recipes pretty quickly, so I’m always on the search for new recipes to try.  I kept reading about amazing egg breakfast dishes so I decided to finally give quiche a try.  This recipe is simple, hearty & full of veggies.  It was a freezing morning here as well (it got down to -15 that night) so I was looking for any excuse to use the stove and warm the house up.

Veggie Quiche


  • Pastry pie shell
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 3/4 cup broccoli heads (fresh)
  • Handful of fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup of sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • Liquid egg whites
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 375.  Also be sure that your pie crust is completely defrosted.

In small skillet, sauté the onion, broccoli, spinach and tomatoes with 1 Tbsp. of olive oil.  Sauté until the onions are slightly transparent. 

Once sautéed, place the veggies into the bottom of the pie crust.

Doesn’t this look amazing already?
Sprinkle with half of the cheddar cheese.
Beat 4 eggs well and mix in the rest of the cheese to the beaten eggs.
Pour egg and cheese mix over the veggies.
Add egg whites until pie shell is nearly full.  I would estimate it would be about a half cup of egg whites, but it varies depending on the amount of vegetables you use.
Place in oven & let bake for 30-35 minutes, until it is golden, puffed out and no longer wiggly in the middle.
We ate soon after it cooled and then nestled back into bed to catch up on reading and enjoy some movies on a freezing day.
The condensation on the windows made it so dark and gloomy in our kitchen.  It certainly makes it much harder to take pictures that aren’t blurry or dark.
Winter wonderland out there!

What’s your favorite cool morning breakfast recipe? Have you had quiche before?  How do you like to spend your weekend mornings?
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