Sweet Potato Crust Quiche

9 May

You know how we’re kinda obsessed with pumpkin?

Well you can officailly add sweet potatoes to our list of obsessions.

They seriously make every meal 100 times better.

We also are seriously obsessed with quiche.

So we thought, why not add some sweet potatoes to our quiche?

Better yet….why not make a sweet potato crust quiche?

And this our friends, was born.

Sweet Potato Crust Quiche (Adapted from Live and Love To Eat)
Makes 4 large slices/6 smaller ones depending on your preference

Ingredients:
1 sweet potato, thinly sliced
4 eggs
1 egg white
1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1/2 medium onion, diced
1 cup of spinach
1/2 cup of sliced mushrooms
12 asparagus spears
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

2. Spray a 9 inch round pan with cooking spray. Then begin by peeling and thinly slicing your sweet potato.

3. Layer the thinly sliced rounds along the bottom and sides of your dish, making sure to overlap slices. Lightly spray with cooking spray and bake for 15-20 minutes.

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4. While the crust is baking, sauté onions over medium heat until translucent.
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5. Once onions are translucent, add mushroom slices and sauté for an additional five minutes. Then, mix in spinach and cook until wilted.
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6. Cook asparagus spears (microwave for one minute wrapped in damp paper towels) and quarter them once cooked. Once the crust has cooked for 15-20 minutes remove from oven and lower temperature to 325 degrees.

7. Add the mushroom, spinach, and onion mixture to the top of sweet potatoes slices as well as asparagus quarters.

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8. Mix together eggs, egg whites, milk, and salt and pepper. Pour mixture on top of vegetables.

9. Bake for an additional 20-25 minutes, until the edges are brown and the center wiggles slightly when touched.
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10. Enjoy!

We opted to cut the quiche into 4 huge slices, perfect for two meals! The first time we used the quiche was yesterday on top of a salad with additional sweet potato slices, grape tomatoes, and peppers. This quiche would also be perfect for breakfast paired with a slice of toast and fresh fruit!

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Have you ever thought to use sweet potato slices as a crust before?

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