Vegetable-Cheese Quiche

I buy a 12 oz. package of precut mixed veggies to make the prep for this recipe super quick. We love broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots in ours, but feel free to experiment with different vegetable combinations. Share your favorites by leaving a reply!

Serve with applesauce, fried apples, or a fruit salad. Be sure to SAVE YOUR EGG WHITES! Refrigerate until ready to make the Raspberry Angel Pie (see Desserts).  

Vegetable-Cheese Quiche

Pastry for a 9-inch pie (I use Pillsbury)

1 cup chopped fresh broccoli

1 cup chopped fresh cauliflower

1 1/2 cups (6 oz.) shredded Cheddar cheese

1 1/2 cups (6 oz.) shredded Swiss cheese

4 egg yolks, beaten

1 cup whipping cream

1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt (I like Lawry’s)

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Fit piecrust into a 9-inch pie-plate. Cook fresh vegetables in microwave on high for 5-6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Spoon into prepared crust, and top with cheeses. Combine egg yolks and remaining 4 ingredients, stirring well. Pour over cheese. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until set. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Serves 6.


(Adapted from The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook, 1999)

2 thoughts on “Vegetable-Cheese Quiche

    • Here is the response from UVA (see link on the “About Alpha-Gal” page) about dairy and the alpha-gal allergy: “There is a small amount of alpha-gal in dairy products (milk, yogurt, cheese, butter, cream, etc.). Most people who test positive for this allergy are still able to eat dairy without problems. However, if you have any lingering symptoms or just do not feel “right” after giving up mammalian meat, you might consider avoiding dairy as well. Some people with really bad reactions have found that to be helpful. If you are feeling fine, we suggest keeping milk in your diet as it may offer some amount of tolerance to alpha-gal.”

      My boys have had no problems with dairy which is why I still cook with milk and cheese. I am working on posting more alpha-gal friendly, dairy free recipes, so keep checking this blog. In addition, if you click on the “milk free” tag at the bottom of one of my recipes, it will pull up all the recipes that are milk free. Hope that helps! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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