Beetroot and Bacon Quiche
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4.5 from 2 votes

Beetroot & Bacon Quiche

A morish savoury beetroot and bacon quiche with subtle smokey notes. It is really a no-fuss recipe that is packed full of flavour and it will definitely have you going back for more.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dinner, Light Meals
Cuisine: Pastry, Quiche
Keyword: Bacon, Beetroot, Quiche, Tart
Servings: 4 Quiche

Ingredients

  • 4 X 10 Centimeter Shortcrust Pastry Tart Cases (1 x 20cm large pastry case can be used instead)
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 75 Grams Spring Onions (Trimmed & Chopped)
  • 2 Medium Beetroot (Raw, Peeled & Grated) (Equivalent to +/- 2 cups)
  • 125 Grams Bacon (Diced)
  • 2 Teaspoons Thyme (Fresh)
  • 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • Milled Black Pepper (As desired)
  • 3/4 Cup Mozzarella Cheese (Grated)
  • 3/4 Cup Fresh Cream
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. Have 4 x 10cm shortcrust pastry tart cases ready for use that has been baked blind.
  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the spring onions and fry for 8 - 10 minutes until soft and lightly browned.
  • Add the diced bacon and cook for a further 10 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Add the grated beetroot, thyme, balsamic vinegar, nutmeg, salt and black pepper to taste. Allow the mixture to cook for a further 10 - 15 minutes or until the moisture has evaporated.
  • Remove from the heat and set mixture aside to cool. Once cooled, add in the grated mozzarella cheese and stir until well distributed.
  • Divide the beetroot mixture between the pastry cases that have been baked blind.
  • Whisk together the fresh cream, egg, egg yolk and baking powder. Pour the custard mix, in equal proportions, over the beetroot mixture.
  • Bake at 180 degrees celsius for 25 - 30 minutes or until the custard is set and lightly browned. Remove from oven and allow to stand for 10 min. Serve warm!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Beetroot & Bacon Quiche
Amount Per Serving
Calories 492 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 171mg57%
Sodium 1116mg49%
Potassium 508mg15%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 1195IU24%
Vitamin C 10.1mg12%
Calcium 234mg23%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.