Recipes from farmers’ market vendors are a great way to use the fresh items you purchase from local farmers. This quiche recipe lets you use a variety of meats and vegetables. It is sure to please. And it also makes a great dish for any meal of the day.

Photo by Harry Katz


Courtesy of Farmers Market of the Ozarks

Recipe prepared by Harry Katz

9-inch pre-baked pie crust
1 to 2 cups meat of choice, ground, chopped or diced
1⁄3 cup diced onion
1 to 2 cups fresh vegetables of choice
1 cup of grated cheddar cheese
3 eggs
1 1⁄2 cups milk

Pie Crust Ingredients
1 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 cup cold butter, diced
1⁄4 cup ice water


To Make Crust:

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt.
  2. Cut in the diced butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Add ice water a tablespoon at a time, mixing until dough clings together. For best results, wrap in  plastic and chill before rolling on a floured surface. 
  4. Once rolled, pre-bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes.
  5. Cook meat in a skillet until done.

To Make Quiche:

  1. Sauté onions in about 3 tablespoons of reserved meat drippings or butter or oil if you are omitting the meat.
  2. Place meat, onion, and vegetables in pie crust.
  3. Top with grated cheese.
  4. Mix eggs and milk well and pour into the pie crust.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes or until a fork comes out clean.

Serves 6.

Article originally published in the April 2016 issue of Missouri Life.