Monday, August 8, 2011

Zucchini Cream Cheese Bacon Quiche

I'm pretty excited about this recipe because I did a little experimenting, and it turned out great!  I am a dedicated recipe follower and get nervous when I make alterations.  But I couldn't find a recipe for what I was craving, so I combined about three and came up with this.  It was fantastic!

1 frozen 9-inch deep dish pie shell (I use Trader Joes frozen crusts)
4 ounces cream cheese

6 strips of bacon, diced
1-2 cups of roughly chopped zucchini
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic, chopped
2 eggs beaten
1/4 tsp of dried basil
1/4 tsp of dried oregano
1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 tsp of pepper
generous pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 425
Pre-Bake crust for 10 minutes.
Cool completely.
Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp.
Remove and drain on paper toweling.
Using two tablespoons of the bacon drippings, saute the prepped zucchini, onion, and garlic until tender.
In a large bowl, combine eggs, cheese, seasonings, bacon and zucchini mixture.
Cover the bottom of the pie crust with the cream cheese, cut into small pieces.
Pour the zucchini mixture into baked cooled crust.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cover the edges of the pastry with foil if it starts to brown too quickly.


Alisha said...

I'm looking forward to making this tonight. Sounds so good!

Angela said...

This was so delicious!! I should have made two while I was at it - my family would have eaten it again the second night!


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