Sweet Potato Zucchini Quiche Nest
We go through a lot of eggs in this large household. Not only are they healthy, they are delicious and they can be a creative way to share special moments with your family. Easter is the perfect example of that; Eggs and Easter just go together. This Sweet Potato Zucchini Quiche Nest brings creativity and making memories together for a healthy and delicious addition to Easter brunch.
I almost always use Burnbrae Farms Naturegg Omega Plus Eggs because they have a deep beautiful coloured yolk to accent my recipes and they have added nutrients that I can sneak into my kids meals. Insert evil laugh here. Joking aside, it doesn’t take much convincing to get my kids to eat eggs. From hardboiled to scrambled, every member of my family has eggs every single day. That’s dozens of eggs in one week and one major way I ensure they all get a dose of extra healthy each day.
If you prefer, you can skip the pie crust for a cauliflower crust or make this quiche crustless. I prefer a quiche with a nice flakey crust. I usually make an overnight crust but I didn’t plan ahead. Instead, I tried this Easy Pie Crust and it turned out really well. The crust makes 2 pie crusts for the recipe below.
I loved how the added egg yolks made it look like a festive nest for Easter. The yolks are just for looks, Naturegg Omega Plus Eggs have big benefits. If these specific eggs aren’t your choice, Burnbrae Farms offers a variety of eggs and housing systems to meet consumer preferences. No matter your choice, you can be assured you’re getting a safe, affordable, wholesome and nutritious product.
BENEFITS OF NATUREGG OMEGA PLUS EGGS
Naturegg Omega Plus Eggs are nutritionally-enhanced with more essential nutrients, an additional source of DHA omega-3 fatty acids and lutein and an excellent source of Vitamin D.
Canada’s Food Guide recommends that you eat at least two 75 gram servings of fatty fish each week. This equals about 500 mg of DHA + EPA omega-3 daily. Each 1 egg serving of Omega Plus eggs has:
- 125 mg of DHA omega-3
- 0.500 mg of lutein
- 40% of the daily requirement of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids
See more about Naturegg Omega Plus Eggs on the Burnbrae Farms website.
- 2 - 9" pie crusts
- 2½ cups shredded sweet potato
- 2 cups shredded zucchini
- ½ cup red onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 10 eggs
- 1 tsp oregano, dried
- ¼ cup fresh parsley
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 2 tbsp shaved parmesan cheese
- 6 egg yolks (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place shredded sweet potato inside the pie crusts evenly around the outside edge, fluffing it to make it look more like a nest.
- Place the shredded zucchini in the middle of each pie crust, in the same method as the potato.
- Sprinkle minced garlic and dice onion evenly over the top of both quiches.
- In a medium bowl, beat the 10 eggs until frothy. Take a spoon full from the bowl into a small dipping bowl, add 1 tsp of cold water and using a basting brush, brush the water/egg mixture onto the outer lip/edge of the crust. In the remaining beaten eggs, add oregano, salt, pepper, parsley and shredded cheese and mix again with a spoon. Spread mixture evenly over the tops of both quiches.
- Bake both quiches on the bottom rack of the oven for 40 minutes.
- Remove from the oven to cool slightly before placing 3 egg yolks on the centre of each quiche, sprinkle shaved parmesan cheese around the outer edges of the yolks and place back in the oven for another 10 minutes.
- Sprinkle the top of both quiches lightly with shaved parmesan cheese before serving. Serve warm.
- This recipe can be cut in half to make a single quiche.
Disclosure: I am participating in the Burnbrae Farms campaign managed by SJ Consulting. I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.