Happy Mardi Gras! As winter is still with us, the JA and I have got more creative in the kitchen. One of our goals is to make filling and healthy recipes without a.) breaking the bank, b.) dominating our entire evening, and c.) have warm, comforting food that’s better for you than a traditional version.
That being said, remember when I was given those Sunshine Burgers to test? The JA had the great idea to incorporate them into our favorite quiche recipe. Acceptable for a meatless Monday (or a filling meal as us Catholics enter into Lent), this recipe is completely worth the wait 🙂
Simplified Mushroom Quiche
Makes one 9 inch round quiche
1 pie crust
1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1.5 small yellow onions, thinly sliced
2 mushroom veggie burgers
2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1 1/2 cups cooked corn
1/2 cup spinach
1 cup milk
1 packed cup shredded cheese
1 tbsp. dried basil
1/2 tbsp. dried chives
salt and freshly ground black pepper
Original quiche recipe is Tomato & Fresh Corn quiche from A Hint of Honey
1. Prepare pie crust according to recipe directions.
2. To caramelize the onions, heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions and soft and golden brown, about 25 minutes, reducing the heat as necessary to prevent burning.
3. Preheat oven to 350 F. Scatter onions in the bottom of the pre-baked crust.
4. Cook veggie burger according to directions. crumble and place on top of onion. Layer tomatoes, corn, spinach, basil, and chives.
5. In a medium bowl, whisk to combine the eggs, milk, and cheddar. Season generously with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Pour over the filling.
6. Bake in preheated oven for 45-60 minutes, until the center is set and the top is golden brown. Let cool slightly before serving.
Notes: A lot of these steps can be done simultaneously. For example, while the pie crust is baking, I caramelized the onions, cooked the veggie burgers, and heated up the corn. Omit the onions if you want to make the recipe even faster!
Sunshine Burgers offer delicious, wholesome, vegan burgers made with non-GMO, organic whole-food ingredients. Burgers are pre-baked and browned, and are free of gluten, wheat, soy, corn, oats, dairy, eggs, tree nuts and peanuts. To find a store selling Sunshine Burgers near you, click here.
Disclaimer: I was provided six boxes of Sunshine Burgers as an ambassador of the Fit Approach Sweat Pink community. All opinions are my own.
If you liked this recipe, check out others on my Recipes page!