How to Make an Easy Summer Quiche Recipe with Scapes

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This summer quiche recipe is perfect for the lazy days of summer. One of the reasons I love quiche is that you can eat it either hot or cold. I cook a quiche in the evening when it’s cooler outside and then I eat it cold the next few days for lunch. I have an easy healthy meal available, and I don’t need to heat up the kitchen when it’s hot outside. 

How to Make an Easy Summer Quiche Recipe with Scapes

Easy Summer Quiche Recipe

Quiche is a very versatile recipe to make. It’s basically a pie crust, eggs, half and half, cheese, and meat and/or vegetables. Exactly what I put into my vegetable quiche recipe really depends on what’s growing in the garden and what I need to use up in the refrigerator. With this summer quiche recipe, I had garlic scapes to use along with some ham in the refrigerator. If you don’t have garlic scapes in the garden, you should be able to find them in the produce department at the grocery store during the summer. Or, check at your local farmer’s market.  A garlic scape is a bud and curly stem of the garlic plant.

garlic scapes

You can easily create this same quiche recipe with broccoli, asparagus, scallions, or spinach for the vegetable. While I prefer Swiss for my quiche, I have in the past added a bit of cheddar or Monterey jack cheese when I had it. I enjoy quiche with ham and bacon, or leave the meat out and add more veggies instead.

You can enjoy this easy summer quiche recipe for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It’s delicious both hot and cold. You can make it in a traditional frozen pie crust. Or, you can use a gluten-free pie crust if you have gluten intolerance issues. We make it ahead of time and refrigerate it. That way, when the house is hot in the evening, we have a simple dinner that does not heat up the house.

How to make an easy summer quick recipe - Ham and Garlic Scapes Quiche

Quiche Lorraine

Quiche is actually a French word. But, it originated in Germany from the word kuchen which means cake. How cake turned into an egg pie type recipe, I am not exactly sure. Quiche Lorraine is a French dish that is a quiche made with cheese and bacon. It’s named after the Lorraine region of France where this dish originated.

Vegetarian Quiche

If you’d prefer a vegetarian summer quiche recipe, you can simply leave out the meat. It’s just as delicious with just the garlic scapes. Or, you can try one of the meatless bacon or meatless sausage options. We have quite a few of them in our grocery store. Or, you can use this version which is soy and meat free.

Making pie crust for an easy summer quiche recipe

I made this easy summer quiche recipe in a 9″ store bought frozen pie crust because I really hate making pie crust. But, if you want to make your own pie crust, you will need to start with a 9″ pie plate. I really love Pyrex because it’s so durable. But, a non-stick pan is easiest to clean.

Serving this summer quiche recipe

You can serve this summer quiche recipe either hot or cold. If you want to serve it hot, allow it to cool for 5 minutes before cutting it. If you prefer to serve it cold, refrigerate it within two hours of cooking it. And, then serve it the following day. Quiche will stay good in the refrigerator for three to four days. Or, freeze it by the slice for up to a year. 

What do you enjoy in your summer quiche recipe? If you’re looking for a simple crustless quiche recipe, why not try this basic crustless quiche recipe next time. Or, learn how to make a frittata to use up leftovers.

Grandma's Iced Rhubarb Tea Recipe

If you’re looking for another delicious summer recipe to try, try my iced rhubarb tea recipe. It’s delicious on a hot summer day. We have a huge rhubarb plant in the corner of our yard. But, I understand that it’s not as easy to grow in the south as it is in Vermont. Sometimes, you can find it in the specialty section of the grocery store.

Summer quiche recipe with ham and garlic scapes

Check out this quiche cookbook for a few more ideas. And, try this easy recipe today. Or, storing garlic scapes couldn’t be easier.

Yield: 6

Garlic Scape and Ham Quiche

Garlic Scape and Ham Quiche

Easy summer quiche recipe using garlic scapes and ham. Make it in a gluten-free pie crust to keep it gluten-free.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 gluten free pie crust,
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup (about) chopped ham
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped garlic scapes (bud removed)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Place the ham, garlic scapes, and cheese in the pie crust.
  3. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and pour over the pie crust.
  4. Place the quiche on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper for easy clean up.
  5. Bake about 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Remove from the oven and let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
  7. Refrigerate and enjoy either warmed up or cold.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350 Total Fat: 22g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 167mg Sodium: 550mg Carbohydrates: 22g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 3g Protein: 16g

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  1. Angela Ricardo Bethea says
    That summer quiche looks like the perfect way to start the day. There's a lot of protein to power the day in that!
  2. My family are big fans of quiche. There is just something comforting about ham and eggs, it reminds me of being home, I would love to make this for my family.
  3. I love a good quiche!! I love to make them with fresh veggies this time of year, the taste si always amazing!
  4. I would love to make quiche! I always thought that they would be more complicated to make, but this seems easy enough! I will have to try it!
  5. Yum! I love quiche every time of year but always forget to put one in my meal plan. They are so delicious and so easy to make. Great recipe, I'll have to try it soon!

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