In the interests of ‘healthier’ recipes, I was looking for some alternative ideas for quiche flavours and came across this. I’d seen recipes for sweet potato pizza bases before so why not for quiche! I could do with a little more practice on cutting and layering the sweet potato slices but all the more reason to make this again. The recipe was from another blog, Oakhurst Kitchen, and you will need your cups again for measuring!
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- olive oil
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 small shallot, diced
- 1 clove garlic, diced
- 1 bunch spinach (I used a whole 180g bag)
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
- 0.25 cup goats cheese
- 0.25 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- salt and pepper, to taste
Start by preheating the oven to 200C / 180C Fan / 400F and greasing a pie dish with olive oil spray or butter – I used coconut oil spray as thats what I had but use whatever is your preference.
Peel the sweet potatoes and slice very thinly – this is where I need more practice as some of mine were a little thick! Lay out the potato slices making sure you overlap them slightly as they will shrink back a little when baking. Spray these with the oil and bake for around 15 minutes or until the potatoes are slightly soft. Take the pie dish out of the oven and reduce the heat to 190C / 170C Fan / 375F.
While the crust is baking, fry off the shallot (or onion) in the butter for about 5 minutes then add the garlic and spinach and cook until the spinach has wilted. If you have any excess water from the spinach then drain this off.
Whisk the eggs in a bowl then add the mozzarella and goats cheese. You could try other cheeses or low fat cheeses if you want to make this healthier. Add in the spinach mixture and salt and pepper then pour it all into the crust before sprinkling with the parmesan cheese. Put it back into the oven for about 40 minutes until its firm and the cheese has browned – mine took about 30 minutes but the oven may have been a little hot.
We had our quiche with some salad but you could have it with whatever you like. My husband and I both really enjoyed the quiche without the pastry and the parmesan gave it a lovely flavour. I’m not usually a fan of goats cheese but really liked it in this!