leftover stuffing quiche

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I’m back for more Thanksgiving chat. But this time around it’s all about leftovers.

How do you feel about them? Love them? Too soon to talk about them?

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Personally, I have a lot more fun with the leftovers than the actual meal. Last year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, we picked up a whole turkey just so I could play with leftovers (Curried Lentil Turkey Soup!). Who knows if we’ll end up doing the same this year, but I’ve already gotten to play with stuffing leftovers so we’re off to a good start.

leftover stuffing quiche

Let’s rewind. Last week I made brown-butter challah stuffing for our work potluck. Not to brag or anything (I’m from the midwest after all, we don’t do that!) but it was really good. Like so good my husband said it was the best he’d ever had. It could have been the challah or it could have been the brown butter… I went all out. #worthit

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And I made extra to ensure there would be leftovers. Then I combined some of the world’s best foods – bread, butter, eggs and cheese – in one perfect quiche. (Technically, quiche has a custard base, but I didn’t need to add anymore cream to this dish, so I left it out.)

I don’t want to tell you what to eat on Friday, but….this would be a perfect choice. Just sayin’.

Leftover Stuffing Quiche

by Emily Dingmann

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Keywords: bake bread breakfast entree eggs cheese Thanksgiving fall

 

Ingredients (4-6 servings)

  • 5 eggs
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups stuffing, crumbled
  • 1 cup shredded cheese like cheddar

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Whisk together eggs and season with salt & pepper.

Layer the stuffing in a greased 8×8″ pan.

Sprinkle cheese on top of stuffing.

Pour egg mixture over stuffing and cheese and bake for about 30 minutes or until eggs have set.

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PS: I’ll be back next time with something healthy!

Comments

  1. says

    Um brown butter challah stuffing what??? Amazing! Stuffing is easily my favorite Thanksgiving side and I love the way you used the leftovers in this quiche!

    • says

      I’ve sent it to a few people already, so here it is! :)

      Brown-Butter Challah Stuffing
      (serves about 10)

      Ingredients:
      1 large loaf of challah, torn into small pieces and allowed to sit out to dry (or you could bake for a few minutes)
      2 cups diced leeks
      1 1/2 cups diced celery
      3/4 cup butter
      1/2 cup chopped sage (fresh)
      Poultry seasoning
      2-3 cups chicken broth

      Directions:
      Heat 1/8 cup (large pat) of butter in large pan over medium heat. Add leeks and celery and sauté for about 5-7 minutes.
      Season liberally with poultry seasoning (or your own similar blend).
      Set aside in large bowl.

      Prepare brown butter: (taken from theKitchn http://www.thekitchn.com/basic-techniques-how-to-brown-77018)
      Add remaining butter to pan over medium heat and swirl the pan to make sure it is cooking evenly.
      The color progresses from yellow to golden brown, add chopped sage. When the butter turns toasty brown, remove from heat and pour into a heat-proof bowl. Set aside.

      Add brown butter and 1-2 cups of broth to the celery and leek bowl. Toss with bread, adding in more broth if necessary.

      Bake in a greased pan at 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes with foil. Remove foil and bake another 20 minutes, until golden brown.

  2. says

    This is so smart! It’s too bad that Thanksgiving has already passed in Canada, because I needed this about a month ago.

    We always have so much leftover of everything after Thanksgiving.

    Turkey is a little easier, because I can just make turkey sandwiches or turkey casserole.

    I was pretty lost on what to do with the stuffing. I’m going to bookmark this and save it for next year!

  3. says

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  4. says

    Wow this looks amazing! I’m sort of kicking myself for leaving all the left overs at my mom’s house. After thanksgiving and vacation I was feeling so stuffed that I wanted nothing to do with it all. Now that dinner time is coming up, I wish I had some…

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