I love when last minute dinner inspiration turns into total success!
After surveying the fridge this afternoon, my brain worked up the idea of a quiche, using ingredients leftover from this week's meals. I had eggs, freebies from a Harris Teeter meal deal a few weeks back. I had heavy cream, leftover from Cajun Chicken Pasta. There was bacon, bought during HT Super Doubles, assorted veggies, Aldi produce steals, and cheeses.
I decided to concoct my own recipe for a crustless Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, & Bacon Quiche. Though I made things up as I went, I did head to Google to double check on cooking time and temp. The result was A-MAZING!
Pair with a lightly dressed salad, and this meal could be served for brunch, lunch, or dinner.
Click here for a printable version of the recipe.
Crustless Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, & Bacon Quiche
- 6 slices of bacon
- 1-2 T butter
- 1 medium onion thinly sliced onion
- 8 ounces thinly sliced baby bella mushrooms
- thyme to taste
- 1 large clove minced or pressed garlic
- salt to taste
- black pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup heavy cream (could substitute milk with some fat content)
- 5 large eggs
- a few handfuls of shredded cheese of your choice (I used HT Italian blend)
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place bacon on a foil lined pan. Cook bacon for ~ 15 minutes, until crisp. Remove from pan and drain on a paper towel lined plate. Chop or crumble bacon.
- Reduce oven temp to 375 degrees F.
- Grease a 9 inch pie plate with a light layer of butter or cooking spray. Set pan aside.
While Bacon is cooking...
- Warm a skillet over medium heat. Add butter or oil. Add the onions to the pan and cook for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are wilted, and lightly caramelized.
- Add the mushrooms, thyme, and garlic to the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Cook 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the pan from the heat and mix in chopped bacon. Add the mixture to the greased pie pan. Spread evenly.
- In a medium bowl, combine the heavy cream and eggs. Whisk until frothy. Pour the cream mixture over the onion mixture, and sprinkle the cheese over top.