Roasted Cauliflower, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Quiche with Quinoa Crust

Roasted Cauliflower, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Quiche with Quinoa Crust
I have really been enjoying the cauliflower and mushroom combo lately, especially if they are roasted, and I thought that it was about time that I used them in a breakfast dish and a quiche is the perfect way to do it! I wanted to keep things on the lighter and healthier side so I started out with a quinoa crust, which is easy to make, you simply mix an egg and possibly some cheese into the cooked quinoa, press it into a pie plate and pre-bake it before filling it and baking it again. From there I roasted the cauliflower and mushrooms and added the usual quiche suspects, eggs and cream, along with some goat cheese, since a quiche just isn't a quiche without cheese! (Aged white cheddar or blue cheese would also be amazing in this quiche!) The cauliflower and mushroom combo works amazingly well in this quiche and now I can enjoy my favourite combo for breakfast lunch and dinner!

Roasted Cauliflower, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Quiche with Quinoa Crust

Roasted Cauliflower, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Quiche with Quinoa Crust

Roasted Cauliflower, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Quiche with Quinoa Crust

Roasted Cauliflower, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Quiche with Quinoa Crust
Roasted Cauliflower, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Quiche with Quinoa Crust

Roasted Cauliflower, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Quiche with Quinoa Crust

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Servings: 6

Roasted cauliflower and mushrooms along with creamy goat cheese in light and tasty quiche with a quinoa crust.

    For the quinoa crust:
  • 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated (optional)
  • For the quiche:
  • 1/2 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk or heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  • salt and pepper to taste
    For the quinoa crust:
  1. Bring the quinoa and water to a boil, reduce the heat, simmer, covered, until tender and most of the water has been absorbed, about 15 minutes, remove from heat and let sit covered for 5 minutes.
  2. Mix the quinoa, egg and parmesan, press into the bottom of a pie plate and bake in a preheated 375F/190C oven until lightly golden brown, about 10 minutes, before setting aside.
  3. For the quiche:
  4. Toss the cauliflower and mushrooms in the oil, salt and pepper, place on a baking sheet in a single layer and roast in a preheated 400F/200C oven until they start to caramelize, about 20-30 minutes, mixing half way through.
  5. Mix the cauliflower, mushrooms, eggs, milk, thyme, goat cheese, salt and pepper, pour into crust and bake in a preheated 375F/190C oven until golden brown and set in the center, about 30-35 minutes.

Option: Use a pastry crust or a brown rice crust in place of the quinoa crust.
Option: Replace the goat cheese with another cheese like aged white cheddar, blue cheese, etc.
Tip: A toothpick will come out cleanly when pushed into the center of the quiche when it is ready.
Note: It is best to let the quiche come down to room temperature before slicing as the goat cheese will be melted when warm making it more difficult to get nice clean slices.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 271, Fat 14g (Saturated 5g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 227mg, Sodium 187mg, Carbs 19g (Fiber 3g, Sugars 3g), Protein 16g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam


Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

This is about to become my new favorite meal! HOLY YUM!

Julie @ Table for Two said...

This looks SO good!!! Love the quinoa crust!! Marvelous idea!

Liz @ FloatingKitchen said...

This looks incredible, Kevin! Seriously, this has all my favorite things in one place! Pinned!

Catherine said...

This really is a beautiful quiche. Perfect for lunch or dinner. Catherine

We Are Not Martha said...

Quinoa crusts are my new favorite thing in the world and this quiche looks perfect in SO many ways!!


marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

The quinoa crust is brilliant!

Heather Christo said...

This is so beautiful Kevin, and the crust is genius!

Allie BakingAMoment said...

Ooh I'm loving the mushroom and cauliflower combo! And that crust looks so crunchy good :D

Kevin Lynch said...

Allie BakingAMoment: The quinoa crust does get nice and crispy!

Jordan Hansen said...

I'm so excited to see this recipe after getting a sneak peak on Instagram. I can't wait to try it :)

Lynn Eberhardt said...

I know a quiche is made with eggs, but is it possible to substitute them with chia or flax egg substitute??

Tina said...

Love love love!

Gaby said...

Great recipe! I especially love the quinoa crust!

Joanne said...

Love all these flavors together! Perfect meal for all hours of the day!

Jeanette said...

Love your quinoa crust! Great meatless meal idea!

Michelle Hershman said...

I am so into this recipe! I love the quinoa crust! I will absolutely be making this!!

bev @ bev cooks said...

Good grief, dude. JEAH.

Iris Mccall said...

I have made drastic changes in my eating habits and this looks awesome. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing! !

Jules said...

Just beautiful, Kevin! I love the idea of the crunchy quinoa crust paired with this creamy quiche -- thanks for sharing!

Carole said...

Not a fan of quinoa, so will need to figure out a substitute.

Kevin Lynch said...

Carole: You could use a regular pastry crust or a brown rice crust.

S @ Frugal Allergy Mom said...

Wow, this recipe looks incredible! I think I will have to Pin it and try it real soon!

Anonymous said...

Made this the other night, substituted the heavy cream with low fat greek yoghurt and did a mixture of goats cheese and low fat quark.. Not a crumb was left :)

Jill said...

Husband not fond of goat cheese... and I'd like to make this for a dinner meal sometime!! What other kinds of cheese would you suggest? How about gruyere?!? Thanks.

Kevin Lynch said...

Jill: I would go with a feta, white cheddar or even a blue cheese.

Dani O'Malley said...

Would red quinoa have the same texture?

Kevin Lynch said...

Dani O'Malley: Red quinoa also works well! Enjoy!

The Mistress of Spices said...

Made this for dinner last night and am enjoying the leftovers for breakfast right now. Loved it! Thanks for the idea of using a quinoa crust, I'll be making that base for lots of other quiches in the future!

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