Quiche – Cooking with Kids – the Shortcut Way!

Quiches are a food that our grandchildren love. The french name for this delightfully flexible ‘pie’ makes a fancy dish from simple cooking. Easy to make and serve – and always thrilling to eat – change the ingredients to meet your fancy and be sure to remember when cooking with kids – let them help you! Here is a picture of Jonah helping to prepare broccoli and green beans to add to the quiche that he likes the best -which is not the standard one below – but could be with the addition of his favorite vegetables! Of course we are listening to Grandma Music! He loves Sam, The Broken Robot Song. By the way – if you click here you can download our coloring books – the first one is FREE!

One unbaked prepared pie crust ( there are lots of varieties in your supermarket)

3 Tbsp of Olive Oil

2 white onions chopped

Italian Parsley ( or if you prefer you could use Fresh Coriander/Cilantro which my grandson Jonah LOVES!)

Other ingredients like peppers, broccoli, green beans, mushrooms, bacon cooked crispy and dry, chopped cooked chicken breast, crumbled goat cheese and so on

4 eggs

3/4 cup of Half and Half ( or light cream)

1.5 cups of grated gruyere cheese

Salt and pepper to taste


1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees while heating the oil in a deep frying pan, then saute the onions in the oil until soft.

2. Add the raw vegetables if any and let them soften/reduce. Stir gently.

3. Add the parsley or cilantro and saute for a few more minutes and season to taste with salt and pepper

4. Whisk the eggs with the half and half/cream and add the gruyere cheese and a touch of salt and pepper to taste. Add the vegetables and stir gently to mix.

5. Place the pie crust ( which normally comes in a tin) on a flat baking sheet in case of spillage – and pour the mixture into it – until very full.

6. Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Serve with a fresh arugula and mint salad. YUM!



About Grandma

I have reinvented myself many times during my life -teacher, lawyer, business woman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board member, Professor, Mom, Wife, Farmer, Chef, Musician, Author and now my best role of all – Grandma to multiple grandchildren, grandnephews and nieces worldwide.

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