Creamy Tomato Basil Quiche

Have you built your Holiday party feast menu yet? 

 

My dinner buddy’s company provides all employees either a whole turkey or a couple of field roasts with their preference, but he didn’t RSVP’d this year…again! So I need to think about what food can add festive vibes to my dining table on Thanksgiving, and the first thing I thought about was a quiche.

Quiche looks as gorgeous as a whole roasted turkey, and when it’s out of the oven, we’ll get the buttery aroma wafted into the kitchen. We can play with ingredients for fillings, and this allows us to stay on a meatless diet. 

 

Ready to check the gorgeous main dish idea? Let’s cook! 

 

<Today’s Recipe>

Creamy Tomato Basil Quiche

creamy tomato quiche slice

<Ingredients>

Quiche Crust

Filling

  • ¼ onion – sliced
  • ¼ large eggplant – julienne cut
  • ½ Mexican squash – Julienne cut
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can tomato – dice cut, keep juice for your next use
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • 1 hand basil
  • 1 cube veg soup stock
  • Some salt and pepper
  • 2 large eggs – beaten
  • 2 tablespoon almond milk
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Some parsley

<Direction>

  1. Make a crust: combine butter, salt and black pepper together and mix well. When the dough becomes a perfectly round, smooth ball, transfer it to a container and let it rest in a fridge.
  2. Prepare filling: pour olive oil in a pan and cook onion, eggplant, squash. When the veggies get soft, add tomatoes, almond milk, basil, and veg soup stock. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. Stir well and remove from heat.
  3. Combine eggs, almond milk, mozzarella cheese and parsley together and mix well. Set aside.
  4. Preheat an oven to 375F°.
  5. Take out dough from the fridge and spread it by using a rolling pin.
  6. Gently place it on a baking pan and prick with a fork to make a breathing hole.
  7. Place vegetables and pour egg mixture.
  8. Transfer the baking pan to the oven and bake it for about 20~30 min.

<Cooking Tips>

Ovens are unique, so mine and yours might not work the same. My quiche was perfect with the baking time of 30 min, but it’s a good idea to check on them around 20min. 

In this recipe we only use tomato without juice in the can, so to use up the leftover tomato juice, make some yummy tomato soup🙂

whole creamy tomato quiche
Freshly out of the oven!

 

Mmm,  when I removed this beauty from my oven, I knew I’d surprise my dinner buddy for the gorgeous main dish. Of course when I brought this one to our dining table, I saw his eyes lit up and said “wow!” 

creamy tomato quiche

Want some fancy food that can be a substitute for a whole roasted turkey but still want that to be perfectly gorgeous as the face of the feast? Try baking a quiche, it’s definitely a bomb!

 

<Other Idea for Family Gathering Feast>

Appetizers should be as gorgeous as the main dish! Baba Ganoush

baba ganoush

Can you believe it’s all plant based? Grilled Veg Tower

grilled veg tower

Little break for snacks. Syrup coated Sweet Potato

candied sweet potato

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)

10 Comments Add yours

  1. This looks so tasty. Love tomatoes and basil together. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you Ronit!😋💕

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Even the picture of the Creamy Tomato Basil Quiche gets the Wow reaction without the aroma!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tanooki says:

      Aww, thank you for such a warm comment, Geoff!😍🙌💕

      Like

  3. Sowmya says:

    Looks too good Tanooki. Great preparation

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you Sowmya!😊💕✨

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Everything looks delicious! I can just about taste the quiche. 😍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tanooki says:

      Aww thank you so much Anne Marie💕✨

      Liked by 1 person

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