Caprese Quiche

Caprese Quiche www.bellalimento.com

One of my favorite flavor combinations in the world is tomatoes, fresh basil and mozzarella cheese. It works. Caprese salad is probably the most recognizable way to enjoy these ingredients but they multi task like nobody’s business. Try them on pizza, in pasta, on toast and yes even in quiche. Quiche is also a workhorse of a dish. What does that mean? It’s good served hot or cold and it’s great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. You can’t say that about too many dishes now can you.

Caprese Quiche www.bellalimento.com

Quiches couldn’t be easier to make. You can use a refrigerated pie crust as a time saver (raising hand) or you can use a homemade version, completely up to you. This quiche is vegetarian (hello Meatless Monday Menu) full of protein and packed with flavor the whole family will love. Okay hopefully the whole family, my boys picked out the basil but they just don’t know any better at the moment so they get a pass. For now. Luckily they love eggs and they’re cute.

Caprese Quiche www.bellalimento.com

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Caprese Quiche

What You Will Need:

  • 1 refrigerated pie crust
  • 6 safest choice eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • kosher salt/pepper
  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 4 Roma tomatoes - sliced

What To Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Unroll pie crust and place into a 9" tart pan. Press dough into tart pan and remove excess dough. Pierce dough with fork tines. Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until golden. Allow crust to cool. Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees.
  3. Beat eggs and cream in a large bowl. Add cheese, season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  4. Arrange basil and tomato slices on the bottom of pie crust. Pour egg mixture into tart pan.
  5. Place tart pan onto a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes OR until eggs are set.
  6. Garnish with additional basil if desired.
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30 Comments

  1. 1

    This is such a great looking quiche! Can’t wait to try!

  2. 2
    Ginny McMeans /

    Beautiful ingredients! My husband will love this.

  3. 3

    You know the way to my heart with flavors!

  4. 4

    Look at that beautiful slice of quiche! I love caprese EVERYTHING and this beauty is bookmarked for Easter brunch! LOVE!

  5. 5

    ohhh how fancy! This looks divine.

  6. 6

    This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!

  7. 7

    Love this, Paula! Gorgeous and full of flavorful!

  8. 8

    This is so yummy and perfect for a Sunday brunch!

  9. 9

    Two of my favorite things! Caprese and quiche! Really gorgeous.

  10. 10

    This looks so good.. Love all the flavors.

  11. 11

    I like the term you used—that a quiche is a work horse because you can eat it hot or cold. Plus it microwaves so easily. It makes a great lunch to easily take to work in lieu of another workhorse, the sandwich. Also a very appropriate dish with it’s sunny yellow spring color.

  12. 12

    Gorgeous quiche. These are my favorite flavors too. I look forward to trying this.

  13. 13

    This looks, sounds and, I know, IS wonderful Paula. Love those ingredients too, in every shape, form and size!

  14. 14

    Such a brilliant idea! Love quiche and love caprese salad…why didn’t I ever think of putting the two together?

  15. 15

    Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. This is going on my menu STAT.

  16. 16

    How can you go wrong with this?! I’d eat this morning, noon, or night!

  17. 17

    What a great combination! love this!

  18. 18

    I just made quiche on Sunday! Love this mash-up combo.

  19. 19

    Perfect for Spring brunch tables – yum!

  20. 20

    Oh my oh my oh my. This is one gorgeous quiche, Paula. I love the flavour combo!

  21. 21

    I totally agree about the flavor combination of tomato, basil & mozzarella. Adding a pie crust ot the mix makes it even better.

  22. 22

    Oh my yum!!!! This sounds and looks so good!! I love an easy quiche for a good brunch idea :) This would be great for Easter or Mother’s day coming up.

  23. 23

    I love quiche, Paula, and am on a sort of very long-winded life-long search to find the ultimate recipe (no soggy bottom, best ratio of eggs to milk/cream etc.) Maybe this is it!! Great idea to make a quiche with caprese flavours!

  24. 24

    I love caprese (such a great combination of flavors) and I’m always up for a slice of quiche!

  25. 25

    Love this! I love caprese everything! I also ALWAYS have to throw little tomatoes into my quiches!

  26. 26

    OOh, one of my favorite salads collides with one of my favorite foods.

  27. 27

    You’ve hit on all my favorites, including a savory breakfast for me. I love, love, love the combination of tomato, basil and mozzarella, and truth be told, I could eat eggs every day. When THEY tried to tell me they were bad for me, I said, ‘pffft.’ I was right, THEY were wrong! Eggs are fantastic. Eggs in a caprese quiche are amazing.

  28. 28
    wowguy /

    I think I will make that wednesday? But what kind of wine?

  29. 29

    I love caprese salad and love quiche so this looks like a must-try dish! Thanks for sharing!

  30. 30

    I add chunks of mozzarella cheese to bruschetta to ‘bulk it up’ a little bit as, otherwise, if I’m eating it as a main course I find it doesn’t keep me filled up for long. Just a couple of chunks of mozzarella on each slice, though, and……perfect :)

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