Well hello hello! The official countdown is on to Christmas and I’m making you a Christmas Morning Herb Mushroom & Onion Quiche with a Sweet Potato Crust! I still am in disbelief that it is that time of year again… I feel like it snuck up on me as M and I just got back from Kauai last week! It was my big 3 0 birthday trip filled with sunshine, beaches, humid hikes and more tropical fruit than I have had in a year stuffed into a week. I have to say, there was something so odd about a palm tree speckled with Christmas ornaments and Christmas lights strung across bushes with beautiful Hawaiian flowers peaking through lush greens, I just feel like without the fluffy snowy peaks, a hot cup of cocoa in front of a fireplace and decorated tree it doesn’t quite feel like the Christmas I know! None the less, it was an incredible way to spend my birthday and when I returned I was spoiled rotten by my family & friends! My parents seriously went over the top on my gift and got me a stunning cherry Le Creuset French Oven that I could only dream about before and a perfect Le Creuset pie dish for a quiche, I still don’t know what I’ve done to deserve such a gift, I’m in LOVE (they sit out on my counter so I can admire them :)! Since returning I’ve been running around like a mad woman getting gifts together and planning my contributions to the many feasts that bring us all together with the ones we love during this special holiday.
One of my favorite meals, hands down, is breakfast! There is something about waking up, having a hot coffee with a nutritious breakfast to fuel my day, so I thought, why not create a scrumptious Christmas breakfast recipe for Christmas morning to start such a beautiful day off right! I created a Christmas Morning Herb Mushroom & Onion Kale with a Sweet Potato Crust. Now that’s what I’m talking about, relishing a bite of your slice of savory layered quiche, having sips of hot coffee (spiked with your fav happy juice), your loved ones surrounding you and perhaps a gift or two under the tree calling your name 😊 The best part, you don’t have to do an ounce of cooking Christmas morning, quiche warms up very well the next day and usually tastes even better! So make it the day before, pop her in the oven Christmas morning and absorb all the holiday love, whatever that may be for you!
There is something to say for Christmas traditions, we all have them and have our own unique customs that we grew up with and they continue to live on as we grow older and maybe even pass them on. My family has always celebrated on Christmas Eve, starting with an ornate delicious feast that my mom works so hard all day on, then as children we would get a story read to us by my mom as we all anxiously awaited the gifts to magically appear under that real Christmas tree… I never clued in that my dad was never part of story time… :O Then my dad always passed our gifts to us one after another, he now tries to pawn this duty off to my brother these days! I love how traditions live on! Then when I met my husband I took on his families traditions as well, celebrating Christmas morning with a bountiful breakfast and gift opening! This year perhaps we can all start a new quiche tradition by bringing over my Christmas Morning Herb Mushroom & Onion Quiche with a Sweet Potato Crust!
I have to say, this quiche is so delectable, you may not want to open gifts until this quiche pan is licked clean! The sweet potato crust has hints of sweet creaminess and crunch on the outside, your caramelized onions and mushrooms infused with rosemary are layered between egg and kale, then its all topped off with a little salty feta to seal the quiche! Make it the day before then re-heat in the oven Christmas morning for all to enjoy! More time to sit back, relax and take Christmas in.
Here is my recipe!
1 small sweet potato – washed & sliced into thick circles to layer for the crust
1/2 sweet yellow onion – finely chopped
2 cloves garlic – crushed
6-8 brown mushrooms – washed & finely chopped
2 tbsp fresh rosemary – diced (1 tbsp dried)
1 tsp onion powder
3 whole eggs
3 egg whites
1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
Large handful of kale chopped
2 tbsp fresh feta crumbled
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
Optional: pinch of red chili flakes for a slight heat if you want
Heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Spray pie/quiche dish (mine is 9″) with non stick spray then layer your sweet potato rounds on the bottom and up the sides, spray with non stick spray again and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp each salt, pepper & rosemary, put in oven for 15-20 minutes.
While your sweet potato crust is baking, add your onions, garlic and rosemary into a saute pan over medium heat, saute for 5-8 minutes until onions soften, add mushrooms, onion powder, 1/2 tsp salt and pepper, saute until mushrooms soft. Add in your red chili flakes here if wanted!
Whisk 3 eggs, 3 egg whites and 1/3 cup almond milk in a bowl with your remaining 1/4 tsp salt and pepper.
When your crust is done baking, layer your kale, onion mushroom mixture on the bottom then pour your eggs over top, finish with sprinkling your feta on top!
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until set, allow it to cool slightly then dig in!
If you are making it the day before, allow it to cool completely then store it in fridge, re-heat in oven on 350 for 10 minutes or so and enjoy your Christmas morning!
I have to show off my gifts… aren’t they beautiful! They are a dream come true!
I hope I’ve inspired your Christmas morning breakfast menu this year, may the holidays be filled with love, laughter, yummy food, great company, gratitude and a gift here or there. Stay warm and I’m sending you all so much love! I’ll leave you with a heart warming Christmas picture of our sweet pup Nara opening her Christmas Bark Box, XOXO! Merry Christmas!