This is a fabulous quick and easy tea-time favourite in our house. It is cheap to make and usually does for lunch the next day. One of my favourite things about quiche is that it is a great way to use up any and all spare ingredients I have in the fridge.
You Will Need
250g Shortcrust Pastry (I ALWAYS opt for a shop bought pack of pastry – I bring shame to my family with my severe lack of pastry making skills! The ALDI 375g pack of ready rolled shortcrust pastry is priced at 79p – winner!)
2 Sausages (cooked and sliced)
2 Rashers bacon (cooked and chopped into bitesize pieces)
1 Tomato (diced)
2 Mushrooms (diced)
1 tbsp Tomato Sauce
40g Grated Cheese (whichever strength is preferred)
1 Tin of baked beans (for serving – optional)
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
Line your tin with pastry. Gently prick the bottom with a fork and line with crumpled foil. Blind bake the pastry for 5 minutes. Top tip, if you don’t have baking beans (personally, I don’t know a single person who does) you can use dry rice instead.
After 5 minutes remove the pastry from the oven, take out the foil with the beans/rice and put the pastry back in the oven for a further 2 minutes. Once done, set aside.
Cook the sausages and bacon according to the packets, once cooked, chop into pieces. Chop the tomatoes and mushrooms.
Beat the eggs.
Spread the tomato sauce across the pastry base, scatter on the sausage and bacon pieces, then add the chopped tomato and mushrooms. Sprinkle on the cheese and then pour over the egg mixture. (I always add a little extra sprinkle of cheese at this point.)
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until set and light brown.
Slice and serve with beans for a real all day breakfast feel.
Not everyone is a lover of the mushroom (I personally think they are fun-guys! – SORRY! Had to be done!), you might try adding spring onions or even a cheeky pepper instead of mushrooms.
Everybody will have a preference of all day breakfast features. If you want to add in some extras, try adding fried and chopped black pudding at the same time you add the sausage and bacon.
Another alternative could be to use brown sauce on the base instead of tomato sauce. If you’re a really brave rebel, you might want to add both!