Thanks to a few staples you can keep in your fridge and freezer, this simple protein-packed quiche comes together quickly – making it the perfect lunchbox hero for the kids. Made with San Daniele® Mortadella Classica, a puff pastry crust filled with eggs, scallions and cheddar cheese. Bonus! An elevated version for mom and dad too.
I’m beyond excited to partner with Mastro® and San Daniele® – AKA the best specialty deli meat! These bold claims are my own but when it comes to getting authentic Italian high-quality deli meat, they’ve been my go-to for years. Truly a staple in our household and my beloved charcuterie board.
With back-to-school season in full swing, it’s a fresh start to whip out our lunch ninja skills (and hope to keep the motivation going!) Did I say that out loud? I totally did. Let’s face it, making lunches for the kids can be a daunting task for many parents. You want to make sure your little’s are full and the lunchbox comes back empty, but it also didn’t require you to break a sweat while making that love-filled meal.
My top 2 priorities for school lunches
1. Can be made in under 15 minutes
2. Protein-packed and filling
An added bonus, not forgetting about mom and dad by creating an elevated version! We need to eat too, right?
About the Recipe
This quiche is simple and far from complicated, and as suggested, it’s easy to make because I almost always have the main ingredients on hand: puff pastry from the freezer, eggs (I can’t live without them), cream, scallions, San Daniele® Mortadella Classica, cheese (all the cheese porfavor).
San Daniele® Mortadella Classica is the hero of this quiche but you can definitely switch it up with any of their delicious deli meat. Prefer other deli meats? How about a caramelized onion and Mastro® Prosciutto Cotto quiche with Gruyere cheese. *currently drooling and making this version asap*
As I mentioned before, we can’t forget about us parents! For an elevated version of this quiche, we’re adding even more good stuff. Swapping out the cheddar for mascarpone cheese, with fresh chives, rosemary, diced red and green pepper. Again, feel free to switch out any of the ingredients according to your preference. The possibilities are endless!
Puff Pastry or Pie Crust? Puff pastry is another freezer back-up that can swoop in and save the day. It’s so easy to work with and takes just a few minutes to thaw. I prefer the taste over pie crust, but ultimately the choice is yours. There is no blind-baking necessary. Both the filling and tart puff up quite a bit while baking but once out of the oven and resting, everything settles. You can go crustless but, for little fingers to hold, puff pastry is less messy.
I baked the quiche in a rectangular tart pan with a removable bottom. You can always use a regular pie plate as well. Whatever you have on hand will work! You’ll simply have to roll out the crust according to your baking dish.
Made with San Daniele® Mortadella Classica, a puff pastry crust filled with eggs, scallions and cheddar cheese.
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
4 large eggs
1 cup whipping cream
1 cup sharp or mild cheddar cheese, finely grated
2 tbsp scallions, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine with whisk eggs, whipping cream, salt and pepper. Set aside.
Roll out puff pastry on a lightly floured surface to fit baking dish or tart pan of choice.
Trim excess dough from around edge of tart pan leaving 1⁄2” overhang. Gently crimp edge with your fingers. Prick the dough all over with a fork.
Add San Daniele® Mortadella Classica, cheese and scallions. Pour egg mixture over the crust and spread evenly.
Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes until quiche is puffed and lightly browned, and knife test comes out clean.
Allow quiche to rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing, garnish with fresh scallions and enjoy!
For an elevated version, follow the same directions but simply swap out the cheddar for mascarpone cheese and mix in the egg mixture. Add rosemary, red and green peppers to the baking dish before pouring the egg mixture. Serve with fresh chives.
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What’s your kid’s favorite lunch?