October Recipe Of The Month: Seasonal Veggie & Ham Quiche

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Welcome to the second post in the “Recipe of the Month” series. Spending money on ready-made food and ingredients can be one of the largest expenses in your budget. My household has the mainstays that are generally budget-friendly, tasty meals that don’t make you feel deprived in the slightest. My goal with this series is to share my cost-effective go-to recipes that couples and families will enjoy.

October 2017 – Recipe of the Month

Seasonal Veggie & Ham Quiche

a satisfying meal taken from morning to night by adding a variety of seasonal fresh vegetables to this crustless delight. (Rhyming champ!)

Best time to enjoy: Morning or night

Servings x 6


Recipe Ingredients

ITEM ESTIMATED COST
Large eggs x 12  $3.00
Pre-cut mushrooms x 1 pack  $3.00
Red pepper x 1  $1.50
Spinach bunch x 1  $2.00
Zucchini x 1  $1.50
Onion x 1  $1.25
Sliced ham x 1 small package  $5.00
Half and half or milk x 1 small bottle  $2.00
Shredded cheddar cheese x 1 cup  $3.50
TOTAL  $22.75
COST PER SERVING  $3.79

Recipe Directions

  • Prep 25 minutes
  • Cook 50 minutes

Prep:

  • Chop red pepper, zucchini, and onion into small pieces
  • Chop ham into small pieces
  • Place chopped ingredients, plus the pre-cut mushrooms, spinach, and ham in skillet and slightly pre-cook the ingredients until reduced, about 10 minutes

Cooking process:

  • Use rectangular baking dish, beat 12 eggs in dish
  • Add 1/2 cup of half and half or milk to dish; mix well
  • Pour pre-cooked skillet ingredients in dish with the mixed eggs
  • Add salt and pepper; mix well
  • Stir in 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes

Voila, serve with avocado or buttered toast, if desired.

Enjoy, and share your thoughts if you try this recipe!

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