Winter Squash Quiche

Posted by Michele Frank on 11/23, 2010 at 01:04 PM

Winter Squash Quiche

Winter Squash Quiche. Photo Credit Michele Frank.

Monday night football was on the television, and the guys were at my place with their eyes glued to the screen. Anxious to have new recipe test subjects, I proposed that I make some food. However, when I mentioned squash, a loud groan echoed throughout my apartment.

“Why can’t we just order wings?” and “Really? Vegetables for a football game?” But I stood my ground, and finally they admitted that free food was better than no food at all.

After pulling the quiche out of the oven, I left the room for five minutes. When I came back there was a huge chunk missing, and nobody would fess up to the crime. I guess vegetables for a football game were not such a bad idea after all.

Ingredients

1 9-inch frozen pastry crust
1 small onion, chopped (about ½ cup)
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded
3 eggs, beaten
1 ½ cups milk
1 cup winter squash, cooked and pureed
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground pepper

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°. Bake the frozen pastry crust for 5-7 minutes, or until slightly browned.

While the crust is baking, in a small skillet sauté the chopped onions with the butter. Remove the crust from the oven and fill it with the cheese and cooked onions.

In a small bowl, combine the eggs, milk, squash, salt, nutmeg, and pepper. Mix well and pour the mixture into the pastry shell.

Reduce the oven temperature to 325°, and bake the quiche for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Tags: recipe | fall | wintersquash |

{name} Author: Michele Frank

Bio: Michele is a senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism. She loves to cook for her friends and family, and wishes to make a career out of her hobby. She spent last summer working for Gulfshore Life Magazine in Naples, Fla.

Comments

Posted by rallenk
12/12 at 07:49 AM

Michele,
This just makes my moth water! I’m a huge football fan and nothing about this recipes sounds like ” oh no, not vegetables for a football game!”.

Well done!

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