Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sunshine Quiche

For once in my life I have no words to describe this..... quiche with a butternut squash crust. It may sound a little weird to you but give it a chance, it is like eating sunshine.

I found the recipe from a link at Mark's Daily Apple. The link takes you here to a blog called Health, Home and Happiness. How beautiful is that? They use this crust for a jalepeno cheddar quiche that looks divine but I just took the crust and used my own favorite quiche recipe.

Sunshine Quiche

1 butternut squash
2 T. coconut oil, melted
4 strips bacon, fried crispy then crumbled
3 T. chopped bell pepper
1/4 c. diced sun dried tomatoes
2 scallions, chopped
1/2 avocado, sliced
6 eggs
1/2 c. SCD whipping cream
pinch of nutmeg
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Begin by removing the neck of the squash and peeling it. Using a mandolin, slice the neck into several pieces. My mandolin has a thick and thin blade, I used the thick.
2. Oil a large pie plate using 1 T. of the coconut oil. Arrange squash pieces to fit the best you can. Use 1/2 circles for the edges. (see picture below)
3. Evenly place bacon, tomatoes, onion, and bell peppers over squash.
4. In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, cream, salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
5. Pour into pie plate. Gently push any ingredients floating on top under egg. Arrange avocado pieces in a circular pattern in the middle of the quiche.
6. Brush any pieces of squash that are not covered with the remaining coconut oil
7. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until a fork inserted in the center comes out clean.
8. Serve either hot or cold.


  1. What a pretty dish! I love that website too, she has several SCD/GAPS recipes.

  2. Karen - how pretty! Sounds mighty tasty too. Tried the link, but the server was not found? Must try again - this looks really good. Ina

  3. Beautiful pictures. Almost too pretty to eat!

  4. I LOVE this Quiche! I follow Health Home & Happiness too, such a great idea with the squash crust.

    Just wanted to let you know that I am paying it forward by awarding your blog with the Liebster Blog Award and some link-love. Check it out if you'd like :)
    ~ Emily @ Recipes to Nourish