Saturday, January 25, 2014

Today's Recipe: Butternut Squash, Bacon, Arugula and Feta Quiche

I found this recipe online (afraid I don't remember where, oops!) and gave it a try today. I made it with feta although the recipe calls for Bleu or Gorgonzola. It's very tasty but I thought it was under seasoned for me. I left the recipe alone so you can adjust the seasoning as you like. 

Butternut Squash, Arugula and Bacon Quiche

1 pie crust
3 slices bacon, diced 
2 cups chopped butternut squash 
1 small white onion, chopped 
1 clove garlic, minced 
6 eggs, whisked 
3/4 cup milk 
3 Tbsp. flour 
1/2 tsp. baking powder 
1/2 tsp. salt 
1/8 tsp. black pepper 
3 handfuls fresh arugula, whole or roughly chopped 
4 ounces crumbled gorgonzola, blue or feta cheese (or any cheese you'd like)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

Lay prepared pie crust in an ungreased pie plate. Bake for 5 minutes, then set aside. 

Cook bacon in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat until crispy, stirring occasionally. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon, leaving grease in pan. Add butternut squash and onion and sauté for 8-10 minutes, or until the onions are translucent and the squash is tender. Add garlic and sauté for an additional minute. Remove from heat. 

In a separate large bowl, whisk together eggs, flour, baking powder, milk, salt, and black pepper. Stir in the sautéed vegetables, arugula, cheese, and cooked bacon, and stir until well combined. 

Transfer the quiche filling into crust, and use a spoon to smooth the surface. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Quiche will rise while baking, but should settle back down once you remove it from the oven. Remove from the oven and allow the quiche to rest for at least 5 minutes. Slice and serve warm.

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