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Yellow Squash Quiche

This yellow squash quiche is a spin on the classic dish that has been enjoyed for generations.

Quiche is a savory egg-based dish that is perfect for any meal of the day, from breakfast to dinner. With its endless possibilities for fillings, quiche is a versatile dish that can be adapted to suit your tastes. In this post, we will show you how to make this delicious squash quiche that is perfect for any occasion.

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What is a quiche?

A quiche is basically a savory pie that is made with a filling of eggs, milk, and cheese. The filling can also contain various other ingredients such as vegetables, meat, and seafood. It is a versatile dish that can be adapted to suit your tastes and preferences as well as can be tweaked to suit those you’re cooking it for.

yellow squash quiche cooking with meat in a skillet

Can you have yellow squash quiche for breakfast?

Yes, you can have yellow squash quiche for breakfast!

Quiche is a great breakfast option because it is hearty and filling. It will keep you full throughout the morning and is a good source of protein. You can also make a quiche ahead of time and reheat it in the morning for a quick and easy breakfast.

Should yellow squash be peeled?

No, you do not need to peel yellow squash for a quiche. The skin of the squash is edible and contains many important nutrients such as fiber, vitamins, and minerals. You can simply wash the squash thoroughly and slice it into thin rounds for the quiche. The skin will add texture and flavor to the dish.

What to have for dessert:

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a sliced piece of yellow squash quiche on a white plate

Ingredients needed to make yellow squash quiche

  • Ground breakfast sausage
  • Yellow summer squash
  • Large eggs
  • Shredded white cheddar cheese
  • Almond milk
  • Chopped green onions
  • Italian seasoning
  • Minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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How to make a quiche with yellow squash

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 

Place the ground sausage in a skillet over medium-high heat, and saute until completely browned. Drain the excess fat. 

meat cooking on a skillet

Stir the garlic into the skillet with the sausage, and saute for 30 more seconds. 

Layer the summer squash slices into the bottom of a greased oven-proof skillet. 

yellow squash slices on a skillet

Spread the meat mixture over the squash. 

yellow squash cooking with meat

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the almond milk, eggs, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper to taste. 

Stir in the cheddar cheese. 

Pour the egg and cheese mixture into the skillet. 

yellow squash cooking with meat and eggs

Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked through. 

Garnish with chopped green onions before serving. 

yellow squash quiche cooking with meat in a skillet

Can I store a quiche to eat later?

Yes, you can make a quiche ahead and eat it later! After baking the quiche, allow it to cool down to room temperature before storing.

Next, store the quiche tightly with plastic wrap and put it into an airtight container to keep it fresh and prevent it from drying out.

You can store the quiche in the refrigerator. It is recommended to consume it within 4 days for optimal freshness.

If you want to store the quiche for a longer period, you can even freeze it. Once the quiche has cooled completely, wrap it in aluminum foil and place in an airtight container. 

Frozen quiche can be stored for up to two months. Remember to thaw frozen quiche in the refrigerator before reheating.

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Why isn’t my quiche creamy?

If your quiche is not creamy, it could be because you are using too much egg or not enough milk.

Another common mistake is overcooking the quiche. If the quiche is cooked for too long, it will become dry and rubbery. To prevent this, cook the quiche until the center is just set. It will continue to cook after it is removed from the oven.

a sliced piece of yellow squash quiche on a white plate

How do I know my quiche is done baking?

To know if your quiche is done baking, you can perform the “shake test”. Gently shake the pan and if the center of the quiche jiggles slightly, it is done. The edges of the quiche should be set and the center should be just set.

Finally, another way to check is to insert a toothpick into the center of the quiche. If it comes out clean, the quiche is done. Let the quiche rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Quiche is a versatile and delicious dish that is perfect for any meal of the day. By following these tips, you can make a deliciously creamy yellow squash quiche that is sure to impress. Whether you serve it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this quiche is sure to become a favorite in your household.

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Yield: 6

Yellow Squash Recipe

a sliced piece of yellow squash quiche on a white plate

This yellow squash quiche is a must try! It's a fresh, light and flavorful spin on the traditional quiche dish that is sure to be a winner!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Ground breakfast sausage
  • 2 Small yellow summer squash thinly sliced
  • 8 Large eggs
  • 1 ½ C. Shredded white cheddar cheese
  • ¾ C. Almond milk
  • ¼ C. Chopped green onions
  • ½ tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp. Minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
    2. Place the ground sausage in a skillet over medium high heat, and saute until completely browned. Drain the excess fat.
    3. Stir the garlic into the skillet with the sausage, and saute for 30 more seconds.
    4. Layer the summer squash slices into the bottom of a greased oven-proof skillet.
    5. Spread the meat mixture over the squash.
    6. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the almond milk, eggs, Italian seasoning and salt and pepper to taste.
    7. Stir in the cheddar cheese.
    8. Pour the egg and cheese mixture into the skillet.
    9. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked through.
    10. Garnish with chopped green onions before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 487Total Fat: 38gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 343mgSodium: 962mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 30g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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