Kids First Quiche

I’m such a fan of exposing my kids to different foods, especially if it’s one of my favorite dishes. I love quiche and I knew my kids would enjoy exploring the flavors in this Kids First Quiche recipe.

This recipe is perfect for kids. It’s not overly sophisticated for their palette — it’s just right.

Kids First Quiche

What I love about quiche is that it’s not just for breakfast. It can be served with a salad or vegetables for dinner too.

Because this is so basic, it doesn’t require a lot of ingredients.

Kids First Quiche

Ingredients:

  • 4 large Eggs
  • 1/2 Onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 3/4 cup Half-and-Half
  • 1/8 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 9-inch Piecrust
  • 6 ounces Gruyere Cheese, grated
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
  • Follow instructions on 9-inch refrigerated piecrust (mine called for pre-heating in oven before filling)
  • Heat olive oil in saucepan over medium heat
  • Add onions and sprinkle with a pinch of salt & pepper — cook until translucent (about 5 minutes)
  • Stir in parsley
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Add the grated Gruyere cheese and onion/parsley mixture and stir together
  • Pour the egg mixture into the prepared piecrust
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Let stand for 5 minutes
  • Serve

Kids First Quiche

Before you start the cooking, pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees. If you are using a store-bought pie crust, like I did, read instructions just in case you need to pre-cook the piecrust.

In a saucepan, heat up the olive oil. Add the chopped onions and a pinch of salt & pepper and cook until translucent…this takes about 5 minutes.

Kids First Quiche

Remove from the heat and add the parsley.

Kids First Quiche

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Kids First Quiche

Add the grated Gruyere cheese and onion/parsley mixture and combine. Do not whisk this — use a spoon and mix carefully.

Kids First Quiche

Pour the combined mixture into your piecrust.

Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes. You will know it’s ready when the toothpick you use to test it comes out clean.

Kids First Quiche

Let cool for about 5 minutes before you slice it.

It will be much easier to cut into if you let it sit.

Kids First Quiche

Serve by itself or with some mixed greens.

It makes a complete meal for breakfast or any other time of the day.

This is a great opportunity to expose your kiddos to something new!