Since making my switch to a mostly grain and dairy free diet, the one food that I do miss is pizza, so whenever possible I try to make non-pizza items taste like pizza (weird, I know). I was in the mood for quiche the other night and I figured “why not make it taste like pizza??” So I did.
This is a super simple recipe with a hands-on time of only about 15 minutes. Instead of a grain based crust I use sweet potato. Using pizza spice, basil and tomato, the final result reminded me of a margherita pizza. This quiche is so flavourful that you won’t miss the cheese.
First you’ll want to peel and thinly slice your sweet potatoes (about 1/4″), toss with olive oil and a little salt and bake for 15 minutes in a pie plate (no need to be fancy like me, it tastes just as good if you just toss ’em in and spread them around).
As that’s baking you’ll whisk your eggs, then stir in your seasonings and chopped basil, stirring well to make sure that your spices aren’t clumped together. When your crust is done, crank the oven up to 400F, pour in the egg mixture and lay your tomato slices on top. Bake for another 30 minutes or until golden and enjoy!
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Slice the sweet potatoes into ¼" slices (use a mandoline for quick uniform slices) and toss in a bowl with olive oil and 1 tsp salt
- Arrange sweet potato slices evenly across the bottom and up the sides of a 9.5-10" pie plate and bake for 15 minutes.
- As that is baking, whisk your eggs then stir in minced garlic, pizza seasoning, chopped basil, hot pepper flakes and remaining 1 tsp of salt. Stir well to ensure no clumps of spices.
- When crust is done increase oven temperature to 400F
- Pour egg mixture into crust and add sliced tomatoes on top.
- Bake for another 30 minutes or until golden.