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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Recipe: Quiche with goat cheese and roasted tomato

I hosted Easter this year. 

There were only five of us: my parents, my mother-in-law, my husband and me. 

I decided to serve brunch instead of Easter dinner, thinking that I could experiment with quiche as an occasional alternative to our traditional egg dish: tortilla espaƱola. 

I hit a home run.

I made two quiches for Easter. I made a traditional quiche Lorraine, with bacon and Swiss cheese. 



And I also made a roasted tomato and goat cheese quiche.



It was amazing!


Quiche with goat cheese and roasted tomatoes

  • 1 refrigerated pie crust (the box comes with two). If you can find a frozen shell, you can use that too...you pre-bake the crust, so it's not terribly important.
  • 2 containers of grape or cherry tomatoes (about 2 cups +/-)
  • olive oil 
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups of half and half or whole milk* (I used the half and half)
  • 1/2 cup of crumbled goat cheese
  • Parsley or chives for garnish

Here's how I made it.


  • Preheat the oven to 400. 
  • I used a 9" deep dish pie plate. If I had a tart pan, I would have used it. But, the pie plate worked just fine. *If you do use the tart pan or tart shell, halve the custard (eggs and half and half or whole milk)
  • Spread the pie dough into your pie plate. Set aside.
  • Halve the tomatoes and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. About 2 tablespoons of oil should be fine. You can eyeball it.




  • Place the tomatoes cut side up on a baking sheet. 
  • Roast at 400 for about 30 minutes.




  • Reduce the heat to 375.
  • Beat the eggs and half and half. Season with salt and pepper (about 1/4 teaspoon of each).
  • Crumble 1/2 of the goat cheese (1/4 cup) onto the bottom of the pie shell. 
  • Add the roasted tomatoes.
  • Add the egg custard on top and sprinkle with the rest of the goat cheese. Garnish with chopped parsley or chives.




  • Bake about 30 minutes, or until the custard has set.
  • Let cool and serve slightly warmer than room temperature.


I served the quiches with French bread and an arugula salad:
    • 1 container of baby arugula 
    • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
    • 1/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
Dressed with 
    • 1/3 cup olive oil
    • 1/2 freshly squeezed lemon
    • salt and pepper (about 1/4 teaspoon each)


Did you host or attend an Easter feast? What was on your menu?






36 comments:

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    1. Hi Tara, it really is delicious. Thanks so much for visiting and for commenting! :-)

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  2. This looks and sounds delicious! I'll be pinning the recipe. :)

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    1. Hi Jessica, it really is delicious. Thanks so much for visiting, for commenting, and for pinning! :-)

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  3. It sounds delicious! Would be such a pretty addition to a brunch table!

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    1. Hi Jenny, it really is delicious, and it was delicious at Easter brunch. Thanks so much for visiting and for commenting! :-)

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  4. Sounds delicious! A great addition to a brunch table!

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    1. Hi Jenny, it really is delicious, and it was delicious at Easter brunch. Thanks so much for visiting and for commenting! :-)

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  5. We just attended Easter dinner this year, but will take over hosting it the moment my husband's great-grandmother says she's done hosting.

    Your quiche looks incredible. I might have to try making my own!

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    1. Hi Rachel. I hope you do try making your own. It really is delicious, and it was delicious at Easter brunch. Thanks so much for visiting and for commenting! :-)

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    1. Hi Amiee, it really is delicious, and it was really easy to make. Thanks so much for visiting and for commenting! :-)

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  7. ohmygoodness i must try this! pinning too!

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    1. Hi Kelli, (great name!) it really is delicious and it was super easy to make. Thanks so much for visiting, for commenting, and for pinning! :-)

      ~Kelly

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  8. Hi Kelly, this looks lovely. Goat cheese and sundried tomatoes really is a fabulous combination. I am admittedly a quiche lover, two nice dishes for Easter brunch with the Quiche Lorraine too.

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    1. Hi Peggy, it really was delicious. The roasted tomatoes were so sweet and it went perfectly with the goat cheese. It was delicious at Easter brunch. Thanks so much for visiting and for commenting! :-)

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  9. I am pinning this--it looks delicious! I really love quiche, but have never dared to actually make it.

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    1. Hi Lara, it really is delicious and it was super easy to make. I hope you try it. Thanks so much for visiting, for commenting, and for pinning! :-)

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  10. Looks really, really tasty. I am not much of a quiche person, but that looks awesome.

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    1. Hi Jennifer, it really was delicious and it was super easy to make. Thanks so much for visiting and for commenting! :-)

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  11. I am reading this early enough to make it for lunch. We love quiche.

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    1. Hi Jeannie, how did you like the quiche? We love quiche here too...it's such a great lunch option. Thanks so much for visiting and for commenting! :-)

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  12. Those both look so good! I really need to give them a try!

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    1. Hi Kerry,
      It really was delicious and it was super easy to make. Thanks so much for visiting and for commenting! :-)

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  13. That looks fabulous. Goat cheese totally sings in a quiche.

    I made crustless quiche this weekend...healthier but missing the flaky awesomeness.

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    1. Hi Steph,
      The crustless option is definitely healthier. My mom used to make one with Bisquick and the blender. The crust (thin) magically formed. Super easy and really delicious. Thanks so much for stopping by and for commenting. :-)

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    1. It really was delicious and it was super easy to make. Thanks so much for visiting and for commenting! :-)

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  15. Roasted tomatoes are the best aren't they?? Just bought some on the vine tonight and now I know what I'm doing with them! The creaminess that the goat cheese adds will be just wonderful!

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    1. Hi Christy,
      The roasted tomatoes were so sweet and they went perfectly with the goat cheese. It was delicious. I'll definitely be making this one again. Thanks so much for visiting and for commenting! :-)

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  16. Looks delicious! I will save this for summer tomatoes as I always get a lot and I LOVE goat cheese, but never had it in a quiche! Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Hi Winnie,
      The roasted tomatoes were so sweet and they went perfectly with the goat cheese. It was delicious. I'll definitely be making this one again. Thanks so much for visiting and for commenting!

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  17. I love quiche and I can almost taste the burst of roasted sweetness from the tomatoes mingled with the creaminess of the goat cheese. Delish. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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    1. Thanks for the opportunity to link up, Alison! You will love this recipe. So easy and you're right...the flavor combination of tomato and the creamy goat cheese is divine. :-)

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  18. Hi Kelly - I did quiche and brunch for Easter too! This looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with the Let's Get Real party.

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    1. Hi Gaye! Quiche is such a great brunch item and with so many people doing brunch for Easter, it's a winner. Thanks so much for the opportunity to link up with Let's Get Real.

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