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Bacon Mozzarella Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

I have a confession. I only recently started meal planning. Like as of last week. I know this sounds crazy but I just could not wrap my head around meal planning for the week much less the month because like the moody person I am, I am always changing my mind about what to cook. But listen, this wife and mom life is not easy so something had to give. Yes this is a story about this delicious bacon mozzarella quiche with sweet potato crust but I need to start with the meal planning thing. Ok? Ok.

My sweet friend Mimi has long since been a meal planner. I watch her hilarious family stories on IG and when she talks about meal planning, her grocery budget, not buying juice and more, I always fall out laughing and then say, I really should try that meal planning thing. So when Mimi shared her January meal plan (yes the entire month) and mamas from all over started getting on board, I did too. I struggled at first but by the 2 or 3rd day of the month, it happened. I planned our entire month of meals and so far so good, I am sticking to it. Checkout Mimi’s video on making meal planning easy. It’s a winner for sure.

Now of course I’ve made minor substitutions but even that has been good for me in this process. I am one of those people that feels like if I change something in the plan, I might as well through the whole plan away. But nope, change is not a bad thing and slowly but surely I’m realizing that with this meal plan and in life. The life part is a story for another day.

Ok now for the quiche. Listen to me friends, this bacon mozzarella quiche with sweet potato crust is everything and more. Lets be real, bacon makes everything better. It just does. And mozzarella, is so good. One upon a time, I learned how to make fresh mozzarella. Maybe I’ll try that again because it was pretty easy and oh so good. But the star of this quiche is by far the sweet potato crust. I mean come on, sweet potato as a crust might sound to good to be true but it is not. It is swoon worthy, kid approved and delicious. I gave it a try because we are working on some dietary adjustments due to some moderate allergies my daughter has. And this was a big hit with her. She loves quiche and said “the sweet potatoes make it better”. She even asked to take it for lunch the next day. MOM WIN!!! Now the recipe…

Bacon Mozzarella Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

Bacon Mozzarella Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

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Serves: 6 Cooking Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 - 2 Sweet Potatoes
  • 6 slices of center cut bacon
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese (or cheddar)
  • 1/4 cup onions, large diced
  • 1/4 yellow bell peppers, large diced
  • Smoked paprika and black pepper to taste

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 350.

2

Rub a 9-inch pie plate with butter.

3

Peel sweet potatoes then slice into thin even pieces.

4

Layer sweet potatoes into pie plate, overlapping to completely cover the bottom of the pie plate. For the sides, cut slices in half and layer around the sides of the pie plate. Continue this process until the pie plate is completely covered in 3-4 layers on the bottom and 1-2 layers on the sides.

5

Fry bacon pieces in a large skillet over medium heat until crispy. Set aside on a plate lined with paper towel.

6

Reserve 1 tablespoon of bacon fat in pan. Cook the onions and bell pepper in the fat until the onions are translucent.

7

Whisk eggs and milk in a bowl with smoked paprika and black pepper until combined.

8

When crust is pre-baked, remove from oven.

9

Add crumbled bacon to the crust and then top with mozzarella cheese.

10

Pour egg mixture over.

11

Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until eggs are set in the middle.

12

Remove from oven, cool for 5 minutes and then serve.

Notes

I do not add salt to this recipe as we are watching our salt intake. Feel free to add salt to taste particularly if you are using mozzarella cheese. Cheddar cheese tends not to need much salt if any at all added.

Here’s a spinach and tomato quiche recipe from my boo Aaronica. Quiche is all the rage folks. Get into it.

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