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When is a Quiche not a Quiche?

With the weather still too hot to do much outside other than water, there’s not been a lot going on around here. So, thought I’d share a couple of recipes that are good for either brunch or a light supper. One has chicken; the other is meatless – both are delicious. So when is a quiche not a quiche? …. when you call it a pie!

Italian Chicken Pie

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/3 cup Pioneer biscuit mix
  • 2 cups of white navy beans, cooked, drained and mashed (any white bean will work)
  • 1/3 cup Italian dressing
  • 1-1/2 cup cooked, diced chicken
  • 1 package (10oz) of frozen, chopped spinach (thaw and squeeze out the water)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1-1/4 cup milk

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix Pioneer mix, beans and dressing. Spread mixture in bottom and 2 inches up the sides of an ungreased springform pan (9×3). Bake this for 10-12 minutes or until set.
  2. Next layer the chicken, spinach and mozzarella cheese over the crust (in that order).
  3. Mix the eggs and milk, then pour over the cheese.*
  4. Bake uncovered for about 50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes sout clean.
  5. Let stand for 10 minutes. Loosen edges; remove from pan.

* Add toasted nuts on top before second baking for a nutty crunch.

Favorite Veggie Pie

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups chopped broccoli or sliced cauliflower  ( or 1 cup each)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green (or red) bell pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup Pioneer biscuit mix
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 3 eggs
  • salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease pie plate or torte pan (approx size 10×2)
  2. In boiling water pre-cook the broccoli and/or cauliflower until almost tender (about 5 mins.)
  3. Mix pre-cooked veggies, onion, bell pepper and cheese in pie plate.
  4. Stir together biscuit mix, milk, eggs, salt and pepper. Pour this mixture into the plate over veggies.
  5. Bake (uncovered) for about 35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Let stand about 5 minutes before serving.

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