Sometimes you have to say to yourself,” I have to do what meal prep for the week?” Yes meal prep for the week helps give you more time in the week to do other stuff then cook everyday. My husband and I are always on the go, and of course have such odd work schedules that early in the mornings we really do not have time to make breakfast before we head out the door. Sometimes we make an egg sandwich and take that to work with us, or a piece of toast with peanut butter and honey.I get bored with that same old routine and decided to make a change. One day I came across this awesome video that I thought this would be great to make ahead of time for our hectic work schedules ! Not only is this a twist to a quiche, but I wanted to add some stuff to it to make it filling. The Crust is not just a crust it is sliced sweet potatoes stacked all around the inside of the pie pan. At first I thought this does not sound so good, but it certainly is a hit in my house.
I have been trying so hard to cut out the breads and the refine sugar since I realize this can be a health problem for me and my husband, so when I saw this video on you tube I was telling myself have to try this out. Here is the link to the video sweet potato quiche.
The twist to my quiche is that instead of adding milk I added heavy cream to make the quiche more fluffy. I like a lot more flavor to my food, and I noticed that there really was not a lot of added flavor to it, so I added some spices to mine, and also some meat. The feta cheese part that is added in the quiche you can use goat cheese, and ricotta cheese in replace they still give the quiche a great taste. I myself have made this with goat Cheese, and Ricotta Cheese since I was out of Feta and it still turned out great.
The Spinach and onion part to the mix I actually used sweet onion for my quiche and the reason why was to give the sweet potato crust even more sweetness to really bring that out since when you cook down the sweet potatoes they tend to loose a little of that sweetness.
For the Crust I followed the Video, but realized you could just Food Process the sweet potatoes down, spread it out in the Pie crust plate and that would look more like a crust .
This dish is simple and different, a big keeper in our house, and so I hope you see this and try it out for yourself Please give me feed back if you liked it or not.
Happy Eating !
Sweet Potato Quiche
2 medium sweet potatoes
1 bag of spinach
1/2 sweet onion
sausage meat spicy and sweet
1 cup of heavy cream
2 tsp of Cayenne Pepper
1 tsp of pepper
1 tsp of Grand Masala
1 tsp of Mrs. Dash
2 Cloves are Garlic minced
Feta ( if not Feta then Goat Cheese, or Ricotta)
1. Preheat the oven to 350°, then peel and slice sweet potatoes. I sliced mine using a mandolin, but a knife works great as well. The mandolin speeds up the process significantly and gives you even slices. Coat a pie dish with cooking spray, then fill the bottom of the dish with a layer of sweet potato slices. Cut the sweet potato rounds in half and fill around the edges of the pie dish; round side facing up. Once the entire dish is filled, coat one more time with cooking spray. Bake for 20 minutes. Turn heat up to 375°.
2. For the filling, heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add spinach; and the sweet onion sauté for 5 minutes or until the spinach has wilted minutes. Remove from heat; cool.
3. Combine heavy cream and next 5 ingredients in a bowl; stir with a whisk. Arrange spinach mixture in crust; pour egg mixture over spinach. Sprinkle with feta. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes; cut into 4 wedges