A BIG HIT! Only 5 minutes prep time
Christmas breakfast is always a fun, food extravaganza in my household. It’s a time to indulge a bit and try something new. As a nutritionist – my challenge is to create meals that TASTE indulgent but remain nourishing as well so I was really excited when I found the recipe for a Breakfast Pie on the Wildtree website. It’s loaded with protein, packed with plant nutrition and allowed me to use locally raised and grown products from my community. The pie was a BIG hit but was so filling that we literally set dinner back a couple of hours! So keep this in mind – it stays with you for quite a while.
I’m a big food “prepper” so this is one recipe I will definitely make in the future and when I do – I will bake it in a muffin pan – for individual servings. That way I can freeze them and pull them out at times when I don’t have time to prepare a meal. Winner!
- 1 pound ground pork
- 1 tablespoon Wildtree Italian Sausage Seasoning (or other similar)
- 8 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon Wildtree Gourmet Sea Salt: All Purpose (or other similar)
- 1 pound frozen shredded potatoes
- 2 cups chopped spinach
- 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese, divided
Gruyère cheese is generally known as one of the finest cheeses for baking, having a distinctive but not overpowering taste. In quiche, Gruyère adds savoriness without overshadowing the other ingredients. It is a good melting cheese.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Heat a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add ground pork and Italian Sausage Seasoning. Cook until browned and cooked through.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, Gourmet Sea Salt: Sea Salt All Purpose, and shredded potatoes.
- Fold in the cooked ground pork, spinach, and 2/3 cup Gruyere cheese.
- Transfer to a parchment-lined pie dish.
- Top with remaining 1/3 cup Gruyere cheese.
- Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes.
- Increase heat to 450°F, remove foil, and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until cheese is browned and quiche is set.
Compliments of Donna Hetrick Lifestyle Fitness & Nutrition
Recipe Courtesy of Wildtree
Make it a goal to source locally grown organic produce, organic pastured eggs, raw dairy products, oils, and grass-fed meats as much as possible.