Bacon and tomato quiche

Heirloom tomato pie

add more basil according to your taste.
add more basil according to your taste. | Source

Herloom Gold Medal 1 pound tomato

Lightly pat tomato slices dry with a paper towel. Season with salt and pepper.
Lightly pat tomato slices dry with a paper towel. Season with salt and pepper. | Source

Too Many Tomatoes

What to do with all those tomatoes.

Try this easy to make, simple and affordable dish: Heirloom Tomato and Bacon Quiche. After a hot afternoon in the garden, this quick and simple meal is all you desire. It is the perfect show piece for your book club, last minute garden party or a light supper.

Save this quiche recipe and Make It Your Own. Substitute thin sliced sweet onions for tomatoes. Bacon can be left out completely or, substitute diced ham. You can easily add more or use less bacon.

For the herb gardener: Add a tablespoon of fresh chopped chives, parsley, lemon basil. Or, add 1 teaspoon of fresh thyme, tarragon or cilantro. Save a few fresh herbs to sprinkle on the quiche just before serving.

Yellow and red tomatoes

Slice tomatoes and place on paper towels to drain while preparing the rest of the recipe.
Slice tomatoes and place on paper towels to drain while preparing the rest of the recipe. | Source

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Adjust rack to mid level. Slice enough of your favorite heirloom tomatoes in ¼” slices to cover pie. Place on paper toweling to drain. Dice any left over tomato pieces, place on paper towel to drain. Use in quiche filling. (optional)
  2. Sprinkle shredded cheese evenly over crust. Sprinkle in bacon, green onions, any extra chopped tomatoes. Season with half of salt (optional), pepper, nutmeg. Arrange tomato slices. Add basil leaves. Add the rest of the salt pepper and nutmeg. Beat eggs in small bowl, add milk. Pour over tomato slices.
  3. Place pie pan with crust on a cookie sheet in case of spillover. Bake 1 hour or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand at least 10 – 15 minutes before serving. Can be served at room temperature.
  4. Bacon Lovers: Of course you can cook more bacon strips, drain and then chop. Add up to 6 Cooked, drained and chopped bacon slices. When BLTs are on the menu, I'll cook three extra strips of bacon and refrigerate them. Then I can make this quiche without cooking bacon.
  5. Go Meatless. Give this tomato pie a flavor boost by adding a tablespoon of fresh chopped herbs. Parsley, basil, chives and a few thyme leaves are just right. Simply leave out the bacon. Garnish with whole baby basil leaves.

Your Go To Recipe

This is easy for a last minute meal or drop-in company. The ingredients are simple enough to keep on hand while tomatoes are in abundance. Or, bake two quiches and freeze one for later.

Ingredients

  • 1 single pie crust, premade or homemade
  • ½ cup (2 oz) mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup (2 oz) cheddar cheese, schredded
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 4 or 5 basil leaves, chiffonade or tear into small pieces
  • ¼ teaspoon each nutmeg, salt and pepper
  • 4 eggs, large
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 Tbs bacon bits, or 3 slices bacon cooked, chopped

Try it. You'll like it.

4 stars from 1 rating of Heirloom tomato quiche

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 10 min
Yields: Six servings

Tomato quiche

Sliced, meaty paste tomatoes do not need to be drained and add great flavor to pies and quiche.
Sliced, meaty paste tomatoes do not need to be drained and add great flavor to pies and quiche. | Source

Tomato Pie

You can call this recipe a quiche, and it is. But here in the South we just call this tomato pie. Make it a time or two and this recipe will be yours.

Make it a meal. Tomato pie, a salad, a biscuit or slice of sourdough bread and, dinner is ready. Often, a bowl of sliced cucumbers and onions in herb vinegar counts as a summer salad here.

Use up cherry tomatoes in tomato pie. Add whatever garden favorites are available: chopped eggplant, peppers sweet or hot, corn kernels. Call it Vegetable Pie and add a little roasted red pepper, some grilled vegetables or gated carrots.

Once you master the basic recipe, the options are only limited by your gardens produce.


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Patsybell 4 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO Author

Thank you. I hope you enjoy. I just happened to make quiche for dinner tonight. Fast easy, good for any meal!


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Liz-reviews 4 years ago from Vancouver, BC

Patsybell, this looks like a recipe I will have to try. I love quiche.

Thanks for sharing.

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Patsybell 4 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO Author

The best thing is that this quiche could serve as an entre at breakfast, lunch or, dinner. Thanks for the complement and confidence in my garden fresh recipes.


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newusedcarssacram 4 years ago from Sacramento, CA, U.S.A

Hii Patsybell...

Your hub makes me hungry. It looks so delicious in picture itself...I am wondering how it tastes. I am going to try this for sure...thanks


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Patsybell 4 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO Author

You might enjoy the Pnterest Tomato Everything. You can even use cherry tomatoes cut in half and drained on paper towels.


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

What a colorful and tasty dish. I would love to taste this tomato quiche. Gotta hang on to this recipe. Thanks so much! I will sure share and vote all the good votes!


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Patsybell 4 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO Author

I agree. I make two at a time and freeze one. This winter it will taste even better. Thank you for the comment. Enjoy!


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Pauline Davenport 4 years ago from Isle of Man

Nice - there isn't a match in the world to compare with basil and tomatoes- mmm- delicious!!

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