sweet potato and goat cheese quiche

We had a neighborhood party this weekend and I wanted to serve a vegetarian option. Sweet potato quiche is something I’ve been thinking about for a while and this fit the bill for the party. This quiche was a hit at the party with several people although I think the goat cheese scared some people off.  My 83-year-old neighbor came back for seconds.

Roasted Sweet Potato and Goat Cheese Quiche

  • 2-3 large sweet potatoes, peeled, cubed and oven-roasted (20 minutes drizzled with oil at 375° F)
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried sage leaves, crumbled
  • 1 large shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup of heavy cream or milk
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated romano or parmesan cheese (or a blend of both)
  • 2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 uncooked pie crust

Line a 9-inch pie plate or tart pan with the pie crust and sprinkled the Romano/parmesan cheese over the bottom. Spread the roasted sweet potatoes and goat cheese evenly in the crust. Set aside.

sweet potato and goat cheese quiche 1

In a non-stick frying pan, heat the olive oil at a medium temperature then sauté the shallots and the sage leaves until fragrant (about 3-4 minutes). Spread the cooked shallots over the sweet potatoes. In a medium bowl whisk together the cream, eggs, and pepper. Pour into the pie plate and bake at 350° F for 35-40 minutes or until fully set. Serve warm.

sweet potato and goat cheese quiche 2

Lucky for me that I had an extra slice that I enjoyed for lunch at work today.

 

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