Anytime Vegetable Pie


pie crust (I am no stranger to Pillsbury frozen pie crust, but feel free to make your own if you have the time)
red pepper, chopped (or any other vegetable you feel like!
½ purple onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 tomato, sliced
1 T. fresh basil, roughly chopped
4 eggs
1 c. half & half
2 c. Monterey Jack, shredded
1/3 c. Parmesan, grated, plus more for sprinkling
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350. Prepare pie crust in a 9″ pie dish according to directions.
    2. Saute vegetables and garlic in olive oil until vegetables are softened and fragrant.
    3. In a bowl mix eggs, half & half, monterey jack and parmesan.
    4. Add cooked vegetables to the egg mixture and combine. Then add the chopped basil and combine.
    5. At this point I recommend adding salt & pepper to taste and perhaps seasoning it with any other herb that might be fresh at the time your making it.
    6. Pour mixture into prepared pie crust and place sliced tomatoes on top. Sprinkle lightly with parmesan cheese.
    7. Bake at 350 for 50-55 minutes.
    8. You can tell when the pie is done by making sure the center is set when you lightly jiggle the pan.

    Naptime Notes

    Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

    This recipe is a fast, easy brunch recipe that always delivers. Last weekend our friend Pierre had three pieces in one sitting! You can put it in your “no-fail” file and have fun playing with all the different vegetable flavor combinations you can find.

    Naptime Stopwatch

    This recipe takes about 30 minutes to prepare, which includes pre-baking the pie crust. Once you pop it in the oven you only need to check on it one or two times, so you have plenty of time to do other things.

    Naptime Reviews

    *Naptime husband review: “My favorite! I love it when you make this, and our company always loves it too. I wish you could make it for me every morning.” Wife note: In your dreams I am going to make you a quiche for breakfast every day.
    *Naptime toddler review: “Yum Yum Mom. I love eggs and this pie is so nice and chewy, perfect for eating with my little mouth. I also like the way it sticks to the walls when I fling it across the room!”

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