Quiche with roasted fennel and red peppers

Not to mention the house will smell of roast fennel for the rest of the day

Quiche is basically pie for dinner. Sure there may be vegetables and meat involved but between the two a fruit pie may be less fattening.

I wouldn’t have it any other way. This quiche used up a bunch of leftover veggies I had sitting around. Although cheese could be added, I prefer this one without it. If you do not have cream on hand, go out and buy some.

Roast Vegetable Quiche

  • 1 pie crust
  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 1/2 medium red onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh sage
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • Salt/pepper

Bake pie shell in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes, or until lightly golden. Cut stems from fennel bulb and remove core. Chop into large pieces. Cut pepper in half and remove seeds. Slice onion into small rings. Place vegetables on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Roast in oven until browned and fragrant, about 25 minutes. Remove from oven and chop vegetables roughly. Allow to cool to room temperature. Whip eggs and cream together and season with salt and pepper. Add sage and 1/2 roast vegetables to egg and mix well. Spoon the rest of the vegetables into the pie shell. Pour in egg mixture and bake at 375 degrees until custard sets, about 25 minutes. Allow quiche to cool and set before serving.

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64 Responses to Quiche with roasted fennel and red peppers

  1. Ginger says:

    Go out and buy some.. Haha, that’s classic! This looks great, I like that you didn’t add cheese. πŸ™‚

  2. I’m not a huge fan of quiche, but gosh, this one looks too good to resist! MMM! πŸ˜€

  3. Gah! Fennel! No! But, the quiche overall looks delicious. =D

  4. onewomaninaricefield says:

    Yum! I made a quiche with broccoli and onions the other day. There’s nothing better than a quiche.

  5. ChgoJohn says:

    The cream is a given. The roasted vegetables inspired! Add the fennel and you’ve brought quiche into the 21st century!!! OK, that may be a bit much but ya still did good, real good.

  6. I love making a quiche from leftovers, such a great way to avoid unnecessary waste (and waist)!

  7. Tandy says:

    I love quiche with all the bits and pieces of vegies that need using up – but usually I do mine crustless πŸ™‚

  8. Love quiche! Don’t love fennel so much though. I love the idea of skipping the cheese for a change and cream is a staple in my fridge.
    Have a super week.
    πŸ™‚ Mandy

  9. Aww so this is what you were using the pie crust for. I love your master-plan of course. Wonderful quiche

  10. Much as quiche is amongst my least favourite words, that really looks good!

  11. rsmacaalay says:

    What a lovely quiche, love it always with red bell peppers specially roasted.

  12. Delicious looking quiche. Great flavours too. I need to make another!

  13. rutheh says:

    Roasted fennel is something my sister will enjoy so I am forwarding your post to her today!

  14. Looks like something I need to make. I will have a hard time leaving out the cheese though!

  15. I love any kind of quiche. I need to make this one. I can eat it cold, hot or anyway just about. This sounds great.

  16. Hello there, sorry I have not stopped in for a few days…I was attending a food blogger’s forum here in Nashville and it was great, informative and I met some fabulously passionate bloggers.
    But I wanted to let you know two things. I love, love, love your cornbread blog (are you sure you aren’t from the South?) and now this great quiche with fennel. For the first time ever I am growing fennel in my winter garden (since my summer garden was such a flog with our amazing heat and lack of rain). I have been wondering what to do with it and now I will try this lovely little roasted fennel ingredient in this very easy to do recipe. Thanks. Teresa

  17. sallybr says:

    The “go and buy some” is priceless… you should “patent” the expression, because it will be used! πŸ˜‰

    I was curious to see how you were going to use that pie crust, and you put it to shine! Gorgeous quiche, I like the non-cheesy part of it too

  18. Lea Ann says:

    Nice looking quiche. I think this may be the first quiche I’ve ever seen without cheese. I agree, more calories, but I’ll take a savory over a sweet and sugary pie anytime.

  19. Great idea for using up the leftovers!
    I have some leftover smoked gouda, too…

  20. Great flavor combinations here. I’m picky about fennel, but this sounds very balanced.

  21. Amy says:

    Great quiche combo! I love that it’s a perfect, quick, use-up-the-fridge meal πŸ™‚

  22. crustabakes says:

    i think missing the cheese wouldnt be too noticeable since u had all that cream going on! i would definitely make the trip to the supermarket should i happen to be cream-less when i attempt this!

  23. roasted fennel.now that is something I don’t do often but I can only imagine the amazing aroma and flavor it brings out in any dish. I love fennel so I will have to do this soon. Oh and adding the red peppers in- genius! I love this quiche. It is like the ultimate quiche in my book

  24. A great quiche recipe! And we love fennel – a good choice! Thanks for the recipe!

  25. Aha! I am just writing a quiche post for tomorrow. And what a lovely idea to use fennel.

  26. Charles says:

    “If you do not have cream on hand, go out and buy some.” – lol πŸ˜€ I suppose milk could be used instead though – few calories after all! Don’t eat a lot of fennel, certainly never had it in a quiche! Looks really nice πŸ™‚

  27. The roasting must add SO MUCH flavor to this! I love it

  28. spicegirlfla says:

    Great idea to add in roasted fennel! I bet your kitchen smelled amazing! I normally make a frittata with my surplus of veggies, but I need to remember quiche!! Thankfully I always have cream in my fridge!!

  29. nrhatch says:

    Looks scrumptious! πŸ˜€

  30. Caroline says:

    How convenient…I actually have leftover veggies and a large carton of whipping cream sitting in my fridge. Looks like I just might have to make this. Sounds fantastic!

  31. Looks fantastic! Yes, the cream does make it a fat bomb I’m afraid. But as you know, I am more than willing to sacrifice for great food. No cheese in this quiche? Very interesting indeed.

  32. Rufus – this looks delicious!!! Will have to try it.

  33. Sissi says:

    This quich looks fantastic and I can already imagine the whole house smelling of roast fennel! I often skip cheese in quiches, since it sometimes suits better the delicate ingredients. What I never skip though is fish/seafood/meat/ham/bacon, etc. (there must be a bit of dead animal!).

  34. There is absolutely nothing wrong with pie for dinner, or even breakfast pie for dinner. I love roasted fennel too! I might skip the cream and add non-fat yogurt instead…I’ve got a lot of cutting back to do since the third batch of croissants! This looks like a great week night dinner.

  35. Holly says:

    Go and buy the cream hey – like you’re quote mister!
    I’ve never cooked / bought / done anything with a fennel… hm, maybe I might do soon!

  36. TasteFood says:

    What a nice easy dinner. I love fennel.

  37. Courtney says:

    I love quiche for dinner. Well, for dinner or dessert. Or for breakfast. I guess I like it anytime. πŸ™‚

  38. A_Boleyn says:

    Must have cheese … but never use the cream, 2% milk works just fine for me. πŸ™‚

  39. egg me on says:

    I’m not a big fan of fennel, but I also can’t resist a good quiche. Well done!

  40. Kelly says:

    I love quiche!! and it’s funny because I don’t see a lot of quiche featured in the blogging world so I’m really glad you posted this. Fennel and sage is a dynamite combination.

  41. zestybeandog says:

    I LOVE fennel! Looks so good!

  42. Jake says:

    Fennel is one of the undeservedly least-appreciated vegetables in the US. It needs a new publicist! Perhaps you can fill that role!

  43. Kristy says:

    The day you posted this I was having a quiche for breakfast at my old favorite coffee house. While mine was good – yours looks far more interesting. πŸ™‚ And I love just about anything with sage!

  44. Quiches are always a great use of leftovers and anything you need get rid of in the frigs and make tasty at the same time. πŸ™‚

  45. Colline says:

    We enjoy eating quiche for dinner and I will give this one a try. As I am lactose intolerent I will try substituting the cream for unsweetened soya milk.

  46. Love quiche but have never done one with fennel – sounds amazing!

  47. All those flavours in there, sound awesome! great post!

  48. Jessica says:

    Fennel is one of those things I haven’t tried yet because I’m always thinking it’s going to taste like licorice! (I feel like I’m always commenting on how I haven’t tried everything here…) All the other ingredients sound delicious, so this could be a good intro to it.

  49. Looks amazing! I always struggle putting that much cream in dishes though, I often out creamed corn in as a bit of a creamy substitute.

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  51. petit4chocolatier says:

    Nice and scrumptious reminder. I have not prepared quiche in a long time. Thank you!!

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