Recipe: The Pastured Quiche (Grain-Free)

Pop Quiz. Are you ready? How many times can one eat scrambled eggs without getting tired of them?

I guess it just depends on who you ask, huh? Since we don’t eat cereal in this house we usually eat eggs, eggs and if you guessed more eggs, you’re right.

But mama has got to change it up sometimes for the sake of everyone’s sanity and taste buds. God forbid Andrew decides he doesn’t like eggs because he ate too many — then I’d really be up shiz creek without a paddle. For real.

The good thing is that eggs are super versatile and you can get really creative with how you use them. If you need more egg recipes, my friend Kristen over at The Earthy Mama has a great egg roundup!

All this talk of eggs and eating eggs in different ways obviously brings me to this quiche. You know, the one you’ve been probably drooling over the past few minutes as I whacked your head off about what seems like non-sense if you’re focused on a delicious looking quiche.

Am I right? Or am I right?

Okay okay, I’ll hurry it up. So, I dubbed this grain-free quiche, “The Pastured Quiche.” It just sounds way more important than just egg and bacon quiche, don’t you think? The Pastured Quiche deserves to feel important because it is loaded with nutrient-dense foods; eggs from pastured hens, bacon from pastured pigs and havarti cheese and cream from grass-fed cows.

Totally heavenly.

You want to know what is even more heavenly? You hardly dirty any dishes in the process of making The Pastured Quiche! *Squuueeeel* Exciting, right? A nutrient-dense meal that can be eaten at any time of the day and doesn’t dirty more than four dishes.

Every person’s dream come true.

Now before you start congratulating me for creating such a great recipe, I can’t take full credit for it. I actually got this recipe from a fellow WAPF member and she was kind enough to let me share it with you. She originally sent it out the recipe in an email because so many people had asked how to make it at the monthly pot-luck dinner. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend the pot-luck but judging by how many people requested the recipe, it must have been good.

The original recipe called for spring onions and fontina cheese but I couldn’t find either of the two. Hence the reason I used chives and havarti cheese instead. I think it makes an excellent substitute because the havarti is just super creamy.

Joy, the sweet lady who let me share this on here, told me I could replace the bacon with crab and use shallots instead of chives. Um, yes. How amazing would THAT be??

Recipe: The Pastured Quiche (Grain-Free)
 
Ingredients
  • 6 pastured eggs
  • 1 pint (16oz) raw, grass-fed cream (if you can’t find raw, use organic grass-fed cream — not ultrapasteurized!)
  • 6 oz grass-fed Havarti cheese, grated
  • 10-12 oz pastured bacon
  • 1 bunch chives, diced
  • ½ tsp unrefined sea salt (my favorite salt)
  • ½ tsp organic thyme (find non-irradiated spices here)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Dice (or cut with kitchen sheers) bacon and cook until desired doneness
  3. Place cooked bacon in a pie pan
  4. Add chives to bacon pan and saute in bacon grease until soft, couple minutes
  5. Place chives with bacon
  6. In a separate bowl whisk together eggs and cream
  7. Add salt and thyme, whisk until incorporated
  8. Add grated cheese to egg mixture, stir well
  9. Pour egg mixture over chives & bacon and put in the oven
  10. Cook for about 30-45 minutes, testing it’s complete by sticking a knife in the center and it coming out clean

 

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Aside from being a wannabe backyard homesteader who wrangles chickens and free-range kids, Loriel is the owner/creator of the professional natural lifestyle blog Naturally Loriel, owner of the organic spice blend business Naturally Free, and freelance professional food photographer.


'Recipe: The Pastured Quiche (Grain-Free)' has 22 comments

  1. March 22, 2013 @ 12:46 pm Diane Balch

    Gorgeous and healthy quiche… you will fit right in at my foodie friday party. Stop by with your recipe today we would love to have you.

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  2. March 24, 2013 @ 4:02 pm Angela@mamarosemary.com

    This looks super yummy! Wishing we could had it for breakfast this morning!
    Thanks for sharing on Natural Living Monday this week.

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  3. March 25, 2013 @ 11:10 pm Adelina Priddis

    Can you buy the pastured stuff at a regular grocer? Or do I need to find it specially somewhere? I just love quiche, in every single form. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday.

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    • March 26, 2013 @ 12:28 am Loriel @ Healthy Roots, Happy Soul

      Hi Adelina! You may be able to find pastured products at your health food store but the only way you can guarantee they are pastured is by finding a farm and going to it. You can go to http://www.eatwild.com and http://www.realmilk.com to find clean, pastured food near you. You can also try to find a local farmers market and scout that out to see if there are any quality farmers there. Raw and pastured is always best but if you can only find organic, grass fed and/or pasteurized that is second best.

      This was my first time making quiche and I simply LOVED it!!!

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  4. March 26, 2013 @ 3:11 am Hannah Hepworth

    Yum, this looks so good, you can’t go wrong with eggs and cheese, I’ll be trying this!

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  5. October 25, 2013 @ 7:03 pm Seanan

    Do you need to grease the pie pan at all? How many servings does one quiche make? 6?

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  9. November 13, 2014 @ 3:09 pm April Emery | Holistic Homemaking

    I love Havarti cheese! And this quiche looks AH-MA-ZING! I am contemplating going grain-free so this is an excellent recipe for me to have on-hand!

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  10. November 13, 2014 @ 4:17 pm The Food Hunter

    beautiful!

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  11. November 14, 2014 @ 1:09 pm Megan Stevens

    This looks like a great, creamy recipe. Love your use of cream and havarti. Delighted that it’s grain-free. Pinning! 🙂

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  12. November 18, 2014 @ 3:09 pm Jessica

    This totally makes me miss eggs. I think I will make this for the family though, they love eggs.

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  13. November 18, 2014 @ 3:11 pm Rama

    First of all, I LOVE your website and logo. Love it. Second, pastured quiche. Um, yes!! Yes, I’m commenting even though I have an egg allergy bc eggs are amazing! Pastured eggs are where it’s at. This looks absolutely divine, I have to make it for my guys. Thanks for sharing.

    -Rama

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  14. November 18, 2014 @ 3:35 pm Rachel @ Day2day joys

    I absolutely love quiche, yours looks amazing! Thanks for this healthy recipe!

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  15. November 20, 2014 @ 10:30 pm Jessica

    Yes! I *LOVE* a good quiche…and this one sounds fantastic! Seriously, I could eat quiche everyday. Bacon AND Havarti!…grass-fed cream AND chives…pastured eggs AND thyme!?? You are speaking my food love language. Thank you for sharing! …and thanks for the amazing pictures, too. *drool*

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  16. November 20, 2014 @ 11:43 pm Alyssa Davis

    Sounds great. I’m definitely bookmarking this to try this soon.

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    • February 22, 2017 @ 1:20 pm Monkey

      Good to see real expertise on display. Your coinrtbution is most welcome.

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