Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Gluten Free Christmas Morning Bacon Quiche

I shared this recipe last year when I was participating in a gluten free blogging event... but it was sadly neglected and didn't get much attention.

And this quiche? It needs attention. It's a really delicious dairy-free quiche with a mouth-watering tangy sauce drizzled over the top!

So I suggest making it.. now. Before Christmas. Enjoy this and make sure you add a BIG drizzle of the wonderful not-one-bit-sinful, savory sauce!

To make a paleo version of this quiche leave off the shredded potato crust (or use shredded sweet potatoes instead). For the tangy white sauce you can use arrowroot starch or you could even try using 2-3 teaspoons of coconut flour instead of the sweet rice flour.

Christmas Morning Bacon Quiche
free of gluten, dairy/casein, and soy
created by Carrie Forbes @ Gingerlemongirl.com
printer-friendly recipe

Tangy white sauce for quiche:
1  1/2 cups hemp milk (or coconut milk or almond milk -- use what you like best! Coconut would be lovely here!)
2 tablespoons sweet rice flour
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon Herbs De Provence (a blend of herbs including rosemary, marjarom, thyme, and savory, often used in dishes from southern France.) 
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Quiche Ingredients:
5 eggs
1 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
5 green olives, finely chopped
½ cup chopped red peppers, or canned pimientos (drained)
½ cup green onions, sliced

10 oz. frozen shredded gluten free hash browns, defrosted and drained of all water
1 egg
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl mix together defrosted and drained shredded hash browns. Mix in egg, salt, and pepper. Press mixture into a crust in a greased 9” deep pie pan or an oven-safe casserole dish.  Place in heated oven for 10 minutes, remove and set aside.  In a small sauce pan whisk together hemp milk, sweet rice flour, olive oil, Herbs De Provence, salt, and pepper. Cook on medium heat whisking constantly until the sauce thickens. Once the sauce has thickened whisk in lemon juice and set aside to cool. Reserve ½ cup of white sauce for serving. Layer cooked crumbled bacon, chopped green olives, and red peppers  in the hashbrown crust. Beat eggs in a bowl. Slowly whisk in 1 cup of white sauce. Pour eggs/white sauce mixture over the vegetables and bacon in the hashbrown crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until quiche is set in the middle. A toothpick inserted in the middle should come out clean. Serve quiche in slices drizzled with warm white sauce.
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  1. This sounds too good to be true. My son has a long list of allergies and I'm shocked that he could eat this and I know he'd love it!

    My 3-year-old son had severe eczema until he was diagnosed with food allergies a few months back. I have a blog that shares our family’s battles with eczema, allergies, and asthma (yes, lucky guy has that too).

    I think the key is to learn from one another, so the more information out there to the masses, the better. With this in mind I’ve started a blog hop for anyone dealing with allergies, eczema, or asthma, either for themselves or as a caregiver. If you’re interested in joining, please add a comment. I’d love to welcome you to the group. http://itchylittleworld.wordpress.com/blog-hop/


  2. Hi Carrie,

    This certainly does deserve attention--its looks delectable and very colorful. I definitely will give it a go. It would be so easy to make up the night before and just pop in the oven for part of your Christmas breakfast.

    Thanks and Merry Christmas Carrie!


  3. That picture is breathtaking!

    Hemp milk...do you think that different brands taste different? I tried it once and about threw up!

    What is Herbs De Provence?

    FYI - As far as rice and potatoes go...there are a lot of primal/paleo people that are okay with those {like http://perfecthealthdiet.com/} White rice as it bypasses your liver (I think that's what I read in a few places)

    You'll definitely see this on my menu plan on Monday!

  4. Oh this looks fantastic! I think I am going to have to opt for this recipe this weekend-can't wait until Christmas!

  5. I think you've done it again, Carrie - this looks fantastic! I can't wait to try it!

  6. this looks yummy! tank you for sharing!

  7. Thank you for clarifying - I was just starting my grocery list!

  8. This looks like the savory side of xmas morning!! Thanks for the inspiration!!