Holy goodness—dinner was out of this world tonight!!!!!! Betty made her quiche lorraine and I “helped” by whisking the eggs. Such a sous chef I am. 😉 The quiche was just fabulous and definitely the best I’ve ever had. The bottom layer was so nice and cheesy and the top was so light! You all MUST try this!


Betty’s Quiche Lorraine

Makes 1 quiche

1 unbaked pie shell

1/2 lb sliced monterey jack cheese

1 tbsp onion flakes

3 slightly beaten eggs

6 slices bacon, cooked until crisp and crumbled

1 cup skim or lowfat milk

1/2 tsp salt

dash of pepper

2 cups cooked broccoli florets

4 slices canadian bacon, chopped

1. Preheat oven t0 350.

2. In a greased pie dish, lay out pie crust. Cover pie crust with overlapping slices of sliced cheese.

3. Sprinkle broccoli and onion powder over cheese.

4. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, bacon, milk, salt and pepper. Pour over cheese and bake for 55 minutes.

**Tonight Betty threw in some sliced gouda and havarti cheeses as well and it turned out fab!

Although I certainly don’t eat a huge wedge of quiche daily, it can be a great quick dinner! Just freeze individually wrapped cooked slices and reheat in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes.

Americans so often think that quiche is “taboo” because of all the fat. Well, pizza is full of fat as well and we certainly don’t stop eating that! A slice of quiche, paired with salad and fruit is a very common light French dinner. One slice of quiche will not make you fat (just like a slice or two of pizza won’t make you fat either!) and will keep you satisfied. Oh yes, and you must pair it with red wine for a truly Parisian meal! 🙂


I did have a small glass of red wine—the same wine from last night. Went perfectly with the quiche!

Countdown till debate time…….I need to stay awake!!! 

ps—I need something sweet but don’t have anything! Gah!

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  • Megan
    October 3, 2008 at 12:34 am

    Thanks for the recipe! It looks amazing!

  • VeggieGirl
    October 3, 2008 at 12:51 am

    Such a gorgeous quiche!!

  • runninghigh
    October 3, 2008 at 12:58 am

    So true–thanks for reminding us that anything is ok in MODERATION(especially with all the produce you added).

    I love debate day and hope you make it without passing out. 🙂

  • caitlin (seebriderun)
    October 3, 2008 at 1:24 am

    that quiche looks divine, i love the use of a crust. i always make mine crustless.

    i miss you alreadddddddddddy! come back to orlando. it does seem like you’re having fun in vero, though!

  • Steph
    October 3, 2008 at 1:45 am

    Going back to the book discussion from yesterday, I would definitely recommend the Last Sin Eater! It was a bit slow in the beginning and I considered giving up, but it turned into an excellent book. Let me know what you think!

  • Biz
    October 3, 2008 at 2:06 am

    I love quiche! My husband is doing low carb, so sometimes I make it with no crust (but we all know that is the best part!)

  • sarah
    October 3, 2008 at 3:01 am

    mmmmmmm quiche!

    I have a frozen roasted veggie one from whole foods in the freezer for when I need a “quick” dinner 🙂

    Costco sells 2 different quiches (BIG!) packaged together for $11 – its a deal…although, I wonder how much all the ingredients for the quiche lorraine cost…

    just commenting, I’m bookmarking this for sure! the idea to individually wrap slices is AWESOME!!! such a GREAT idea!

  • Chef Erin (Pumpkin)
    October 3, 2008 at 4:18 am

    Yum! I love quiche!

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    October 3, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    That quiche is beautiful!

  • Alex
    October 3, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Would it be wrong to ask which candidate you are supporting?

  • bobbi
    October 3, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    wowZer yummy looking pizza!!!!

  • Teddy
    October 3, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    hope you enjoyed the debate! I know I did 🙂

  • LisaR
    October 3, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    Oh my! I LOVE quiche! I normally always use a crust when I make mine b/c I love the extra crunch but I made a crustless one a couple of weeks ago and it was just as good! I didn’t miss the crust as much as I thought I would. My husband and I make it at least once a month for dinner! Yummmmm….
    I watched the debate last night too…well only half of it. My husband came home and then we watched a movie 🙂

  • Christie I.
    October 3, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    That sounds so good!

  • Katie Mc
    October 3, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    I totally agree with your philosophy. A rich entree can be part of a healthy meal when portions are kept reasonable and paired with healy sides as you did. For example pizza, lasagna, a burger, macaroni and cheese paired with a salad with vinagrette and a dessert of fruit. I also believe we should treat ourselves regularly, it is not one food or on meal but our entire diet over the course of the week or month that really affect our health and weight.

  • runjess
    October 3, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Seems like quiche would be an easy dish to lighten: you could do egg whites, a whole wheat crust, go crustless, add lots of veggies…

  • Amanda
    October 3, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    What a beautiful meal! The quiche looks amazing, and the strawberries on top of the cantaloupe give it such a nice touch!

  • justjen
    October 3, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    1. Awesome that you still swam…I would have turned red and ran out of there!
    2. I wonder if I could make a vegetarian version of that quiche…it looks yum!

  • mh
    October 3, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    yumm! looks delish Jenna

  • jenna
    October 3, 2008 at 7:35 pm


    I strongly support McCain and Palin!

  • Alison
    October 3, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Ummm..is that…are you being sarcastic? Dear God, I might have to stop reading this blog.

  • C
    October 3, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    go McCain/Palin! 🙂

    that quiche looks like the most delicious dinner. everything in moderation! have a great friday Jenna

  • jenna
    October 3, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    Although I told yall my political support I DO NOT want to get into ANY political discussions and I hope that you all can respect me on that. I know how touchy the election is this year and will not tolerate any mean or abusive comments of any type on here. This is a fun, safe space for us all to talk about food, NOT politics!

    Thanks guys!


  • Annabel
    October 6, 2008 at 1:26 am

    Second Alison

  • BethT
    October 13, 2008 at 2:10 am

    I made this quiche tonight and it was GREAT! Thank Betty for sharing the recipe 🙂

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