The Second Chance Quiche Recipe

This quiche recipe earns it *name by using leftover veggies. I normally have an odd assortment of veggies by the end of the week. This is one way to use them up  A lonely zucchini, three or four mushrooms, a carrot, a forgotten baked potato from a previous dinner, a tomato about to give up…all get a second chance to be something great….

Quiche Base:
(Printable Recipe)

  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee or melted butter plus 1 Tbsp. separated
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup shredded cheese- I use a combo of (or what I have) of cheddar, mozzarella, a dash of Parmesan. Use what you have & like
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt and pepper
  • dash of Italian seasoning (don’t have any? skip it)

To the base add 1 cup finely diced vegetables in any combo you like. Such as:

  • Spinach
  • Mushrooms
  • Zucchini
  • Squash
  • Carrots
  • Broccoli
  • Potatoes (you can also grate a cold baked potato)
  • Onion
  • Tomato
  • 1 clove minced garlic or a dash of garlic powder
   You get the idea. Have fun with it. Experiment. Spinach and mushroom is a classic quiche, but me… I like mine with D. All of the above!
Ok on with the details. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees (or if using a handy dandy toaster oven I found 350 works best). Saute veggies (excluding tomatoes) in 1 Tbsp Ghee or butter until softened. Beat together milk 2 Tbsp ghee (or melted butter)  seasonings and eggs. Combine egg mixture with remaining ingredients and vegetables in a large bowl. Pour into a greased 8×8 pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. The top should be slightly brown.

This recipe is easily doubled. Any leftover quiche can be reheated for dinner, lunches etc.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size

1 serving (113.3 g)
Amount Per Serving

Calories from Fat

% Daily Value*
Total Fat

Saturated Fat

Trans Fat



Total Carbohydrates

Dietary Fiber



Vitamin A 66% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 17% Iron 5%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet
*Thank you John

Photo by Lori L. Stalter
This post was shared at Traditional Tuesdays @ Delicious Obsessions

About Angie

Hi I’m Angie. I started Naturally Frugal Homemaker to share how I found a more natural, frugal and simple lifestyle. I love to cook, so I will be sharing my recipes too. My recipes aren’t limited to food either. I have several DIY cleaners and beauty recipes to share. Saving money, feeding my family good food and leading a simple happy life are my passions.
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2 Responses to The Second Chance Quiche Recipe

  1. Steph. says:

    I LOVE this idea! I was just thinking how I want to make a quiche soon. Are you as happy with the crustless variety? Thanks for posting, Steph.

    • Hi Steph. Thank you for your comment. I love the crustless variety. They have less calories, less ingredients (no crust to make) and still taste great. I love keeping things simple and this recipe does just that. I hope you enjoy it! Angie

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