This turkey quiche is an inventive and delicious way to use that leftover turkey. And the fact that it's made without a pie crust makes it a super easy preparation. The quiche can also be made with ham or a combination of ham and turkey. Or add some crumbled cooked bacon for smoky flavor.
I used red poblano peppers and pepper jack cheese in this flavorful quiche (pictured), but feel free to make this quiche with less heat using Cheddar jack cheese and sweet red bell pepper.
The turkey quiche makes a wonderful brunch, lunch, or dinner dish. If you go with the Southwest peppers and cheese, serve it with sour cream, salsa, or guacamole. Add a simple tossed salad and you'll have a fabulous meal.
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 small red bell pepper or poblano, seeds removed, diced
- 6 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- dash salt
- 1 cup diced roasted turkey
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar Jack or Pepper Jack cheese, divided
- 1 medium tomato, thinly sliced
- salt and pepper
- Spray a deep dish pie plate or quiche pan with nonstick cooking spray. Heat oven to 350 F.
- In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Saute the bell pepper or poblano and the green onions for about 3 minutes, until tender. Stir in the cilantro, if using; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk; add flour, baking powder, and a dash of salt and continue whisking until smooth. Stir in the cooked vegetables, the turkey, and about 2/3 cup of the cheese. Pour into the prepared pie plate. Top with tomato slices, sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper, then top with the remaining shredded cheese.
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until set.
- If you prefer to bake the quiche in a crust, omit the flour and baking powder from the filling. Prepare a pie shell and partially bake it. Prepare the quiche filling without the flour and baking powder; bake as directed, or until the quiche is set and the crust is browned.
- Replace the turkey with diced ham or make it with a combination of ham and turkey.
- Add a few tablespoons of crumbled cooked bacon to the quiche filling.
- Replace the sliced tomatoes with sliced cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes, or top the quiche with thinly sliced bell pepper rings.
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