BLT Quiche

Quiche -- can you think of any other food that is so versatile? Easy, elegant, inexpensive, and perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Truly one of my favorite dishes and this quiche has been gracing my repertoire for years. I honestly don't even remember where I found the inspiration - maybe Cooking Light or the Food Network. I have made this so many times and always with astounding reviews. I mean, what's not to love??? Bacon (yes, please!), Leeks, and of course tomaotoes - and don't forget the cheeeeeeese!!!!!





Before you get started, clean those leeks! Leeks can hide lots of dirt inside their layers, so slice lengthwise and then chop crosswise. Place in a large bowl or salad spinner filled with cold water, swirl the chopped leeks with your hands, dirt will sink to the botttom. Then scoop out the leeks with your hands and place in a bowl, or simply pull out the salad spinner drainer,  repeat until water until water is clear.






Bacon, Tomato, and Leek (BLT) Quiche

2 pre-made pie crusts
10 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 cups leeks (washed well, sliced lengthwise and then chopped)
5 Roma tomatoes, deseeded and chopped
6 eggs
3 cups milk
dash of nutmeg
pinch of cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3 cups swiss/cheddar cheese mixture

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

1. Defrost pie crusts in refrigerator according to package directions, poke crust liberally with a fork.
2. Divide bacon, leeks, tomatoes, and cheese between crusts and layer in that order.
3. Whisk eggs, milk, cayenne, nutmeg, salt, pepper together in large bowl.
4. Pour egg mixture over ingredients in pie crusts until egg mixture is about 1/4 inch below edge of crust.
5. Place in preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees
6. LOWER heat to 350 degrees and bake an additional 30 minutes until tops are browned and quiche is cooked through. Allow to cool 10-15 minutes before slicing. 

For a complete meal, enjoy with a side salad or crusty bread. Leftovers are excellent heated or cold! This also freezes well and makes the perfect meal for a friend in need:)
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