Cheddar Mushroom Quiche and A Giveaway

by jerseygirl on November 25, 2008 · 62 comments

Thanksgiving pies are showing up all over the blogosphere. I wanted to join in the fun however I have a little problem. I cannot make a homemade pie crust to save my life. This is one of my cooking weaknesses. So what did I do? Wholly Wholesome came to the rescue. If you’ve never heard of them before, they make fabulous organic frozen pie crusts, bake at home pies and other baked goodies. They can be purchased at Whole Foods Market. I decided to try the whole wheat crust and make a savory pie. It was perfect to make this mushroom quiche. You could serve this for your Thanksgiving breakfast or any holiday brunch. To cut down on some calories and fat, I also used fat free evaporated milk and low fat cheddar cheese. The extra calories were not missed and I treated myself to an extra piece.

The good news is you could win a Wholly Wholesome gift pack and make your own pies. The gift pack includes measuring cups, a basting brush, spatula and 3 free product coupons. All you have to do is leave me a comment on your favorite type of pie. And it doesn’t have to be a dessert. It could be a savory quiche or tart. Please leave your comment by Friday, November 28th, 11:59 eastern time. I will pick a random winner and announce it over the weekend. If you do not have a blog, please leave an email address with your comment so I can contact you. Sorry, this time the prize can only be shipped to a US address. Thank you to the generous folks at Wholly Wholesome. Good luck!
Tomorrow is our anniversary so my hubby has something special planned. I will be back on Thanksgiving to post a Barefoot Bloggers recipe. You can use your leftover turkey for this one. Happy holiday cooking!
Wholesome Cheddar Mushroom Quiche

1 TBS olive oil
3 green onions, chopped
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
3 large eggs, beaten
1 can (12 oz) fat free evaporated milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/8 tsp black pepper
4 oz low fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
9 inch Wholly Wholesome whole wheat pie crust

Preheat over to 375 degrees. In a large fry pan, heat oil on medium heat and saute onions and mushrooms for 10 minutes or until wilted. In a small bowl, mix together eggs, milk, salt, mustard and pepper. Mix the egg mixture with the mushrooms. Sprinkle the cheese on the bottom of the pie crust. Pour the egg mixture over the cheese. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until top is golden and puffy. Cool before serving.
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kat November 25, 2008 at 11:00 pm

I've only ever used the Pillsbury pie crusts so it would be interesting to try something new. As for my favorite pie, its a hard choice but I think it has to be blueberry.

Have a great anniversary & a Happy Thanksgiving


Kitt November 25, 2008 at 11:09 pm

How fun! I love a nice savory quiche like that. I also love sweet potato pie. That’s just about my favorite.


Barbara November 25, 2008 at 11:14 pm

This quiche looks great, but hubby doesn’t like quiches. I have to wait to try this recipe just for the girls. Isn’t there a saying, “Real Men Eat Quiche”?

By the way, I decided to make your blueberry syrup and pancakes for Thanksgiving morning.

My favorite pie is pecan.

P.S. Happy Anniversary tomorrow!


Bunny November 25, 2008 at 11:44 pm

Happy Anniversary Lisa and Happy Thanksgiving!


HangryPants November 26, 2008 at 12:13 am

pumpkin pie!


priscilla November 26, 2008 at 12:24 am

yummy, Lisa. i can’t make pie crusts either. my favorite pie would have to be apple pie, as long as i can remeber that has been my favorite. you have an award on my blog!


chefdruck November 26, 2008 at 1:37 am

I usually make my own pie dough – although I can’t roll it out for the life of me. You can see my recipe in today’s post. I end up smushing it in the pie mold and it tastes great. I’d love to win this and try these pie crusts. I can’t wait to see your barefoot bloggers post.

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Pam November 26, 2008 at 2:20 am

I’ll take a piece (or two) please. This is my kind of quiche – it looks great. I’ll be looking for those pie crusts. I love that they are whole wheat.

My favorite pie is mixed berry or cherry.

Reply November 26, 2008 at 7:02 am

I don’t usually eat pies. I think my new favorite pie is the Cheddar Mushroom Quiche. That’s my kind of pie.


Rosie November 26, 2008 at 7:02 am

Hi Lisa, your savoury quiche looks gorgeous! As for buying in the pie crust a great idea and everyone has their own nemesis and mine's rice. My favourite pie erm… chicken & mushroom pie 🙂

Happy Anniversary and Happy Thanksgiving Lisa!

Rosie x


Debbie November 26, 2008 at 8:06 am

That pie crust looks great and so does the filling!!!! I love quiche. My favorite pie has to be shoo fly pie! It is hard to find anywhere except Pennsylvania so I make my own….Have a happy anniversary and Thanksgiving!!!


Robin Sue November 26, 2008 at 8:54 am

I hate making pie crust. Well no, worse I hate rolling out pie crust, so this is good to know that Whole Foods has a nice one just for me and my lame disfunction of not being able to roll dough! My favorite pie is good old fashioned apple!!


Kirsten November 26, 2008 at 9:13 am

Yum, I love quiche. I think my favorite kind of pie has to be pumpkin with apple close behind. Hope you have a nice Thanksgiving!


EAT! November 26, 2008 at 9:46 am

I will have to pick a savory pie and a sweet pie.

And french silk pie – I have yet to post that recipe!!

Happy Thanksgiving and Anniversary!!!


Maria November 26, 2008 at 10:32 am

I love the looks of your quiche! Glad you lightened it up too!!
Pies aren’t my favorite. I prefer tarts or galettes. Dorie’s lemon cream tart is my favorite!!
Happy Anniversary and Happy Thanksgiving too!


Never thought I'd be a soccer mom! November 26, 2008 at 10:36 am

Thanks! My favorite pie hands down is pecan pie. I have to make two this year for Thanksgiving at my dad’s request because the first one will be gone too soon!

Happy Thanksgiving!


alexandra's kitchen November 26, 2008 at 11:09 am

What a great idea. I’m definitely a homemade-pie crust kind of girl, but these types of things are so nice to have on hand. I just discovered that my favorite little Italian market sells their pizza dough, and I’m not sure I’ll ever make homemade again. OK, that’s a lie, but you know what I mean.

Have a happy anniversary and a happy Thanksgiving!


Mary November 26, 2008 at 11:20 am

Lisa, this is a recipe I’ll be using very soon. Thanks for sharing.


Jingle November 26, 2008 at 11:50 am

My favorite pie is most definitely a good Chicken Pot Pie! WITH Potatoes! (Can you believe some people skip them???) I love it! It makes me happy!

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Laurie L November 26, 2008 at 12:07 pm

Hey Lisa! If you didn’t live so far away I would give you pie crust making lessons. Here are two clues–Frozen fat and a Cuisinart! I made 7 double crusts in about an hour over the weekend and they are ready to go for today! And my favorite pie? Chicken Pot Pie with just chicken and gravy–NO VEGGIES! Happy Thanksgiving! Laurie


Tiffany November 26, 2008 at 12:19 pm

Pecan Pie…I can’t wait for Christmas so I can make it!!
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mikky November 26, 2008 at 12:19 pm

wow, it looks so tasty… i love mushrooms… 🙂


Janine November 26, 2008 at 12:28 pm

My favorite is definately pecan, although chocolate cream is good as well:)

Crusts don’t go well with me either.

Happy Anniversary


Nancy November 26, 2008 at 12:53 pm

My favorite pie has to be cherry pie. If you have hand-picked cherries to make it, so much the better! Pecan pie runs a close second! Happy anniversary and happy Thanksgiving!

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jean November 26, 2008 at 1:09 pm

The quiche sounds yummy – but my favorite pie is PUMPKIN.


That Girl November 26, 2008 at 1:16 pm

I’m doing Thanksgiving pies and tarts this year!


Patsyk November 26, 2008 at 1:38 pm

Favorite pie? Well, it’s a cross between a frozen peanut butter banana pie I make in the summer and the black bottom banana cream pie that gets requested in the winter… can’t decide because they are both so delicious!


Jenna November 26, 2008 at 2:05 pm

My favorite is a chicken and mushroom pie. Thanks for the giveaway!


Angie November 26, 2008 at 2:06 pm

Favorite kind of pie is pecan.

Just found you today, great blog.



Yasmeen November 26, 2008 at 2:29 pm

Organic Whole wheat crust are so hard to find ,which is why I often make my pie from scratch.Mushroom Quiche looks YUM-O:).Thanks for the healthy give away!

Hope you have a wonderful anniversary and appetizing Thanksgiving:)

And my favorite kind of pie is Pumpkin Pie:)


Wehaf November 26, 2008 at 2:31 pm

I love asparagus and crab meat quiches!

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Birdie November 26, 2008 at 2:39 pm

The quiche looks great. And your Amish Friendship Bread is a real treat. I love the stuff!

Have a great Thanksgiving and Happy Anniversary


Peter M November 26, 2008 at 3:31 pm

No one will argue with taking this kind of shortcut…perfectly acceptable.

Who would know..Shhh, I won’t tell and the quice looks mucho tasty.


Erica November 26, 2008 at 3:34 pm

Hey girl! Thank you for the pine nut suggestions! What a fun post and giveaway! My favorite pie hmmmm- key lime pie? Not very thanksgiving-y but ya know 🙂 I hope you have a great thanksgiving!!


Baba November 26, 2008 at 5:38 pm

That quiche looks delicious! I think pumpkin pie is one of my favorites!


Sara November 26, 2008 at 6:10 pm

This quiche looks awesome! As for my favorite pie… I think it’d have to be dutch apple pie – yum!


Dawn November 26, 2008 at 6:11 pm

oh my gosh I saw those at whole foods and was debating, and of course I did not get them. So now I have to get them. It sounds like you really loved them?
Favorite pie? Hmmm probably my spicy pecan pie with a cheddar crust or a good old quiche lorraine.
happy turkey day!


biz319 November 26, 2008 at 6:33 pm

I love spinach and goat cheese quiche – yum!


piece of me November 26, 2008 at 6:40 pm

Mine is simply No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie. Yummy!
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Jennifer Lynch November 26, 2008 at 7:38 pm

I love pumpkin pie!


The Blonde Duck November 26, 2008 at 8:12 pm

That looks really good. I feel like such a failure! I just overbrowned the top of my pecan pie!


Erin November 26, 2008 at 8:31 pm

i am making this mushroom quiche recipe ASAP!!! my mouth is watering just looking at the picture!

about the pie…my very favorite would have to be pumpkin! with a nice glob of homemade whipped cream 🙂


doggybloggy November 26, 2008 at 9:37 pm

my favorite pie – the one in front of me when I am ready to eat – your quiche looks really good


Anne November 26, 2008 at 9:38 pm

Happy anniversary (and thanksgiving!)

That pie looks wonderful- I’m a huge quiche fan, although the men in my life don’t count it is as real food! My favorite pie is apple. Boring but delicious!


Ginny November 26, 2008 at 11:28 pm

Mine is french silk


Mandy November 27, 2008 at 10:58 am

My favorite pie is…warm with ice cream on it…any variety.:)
Happy Thanksgiving! All the best to and your loved ones.


princess210 November 27, 2008 at 11:33 am

I love apple pie, with apples from my uncle’s orchard and made with my nana’s recipe! Thanks for a great giveaway!


HoneyB November 27, 2008 at 12:30 pm

I just started making my own again, but the Pillsbury premade crusts are very good and easy to use when in a pinch! My favorite pie as a child was Cherry, but now I would have to say its a toss up between Pumpkin and Blueberry.


Angie November 27, 2008 at 1:56 pm

Those pie crusts look good and healthy too! My favorite pie is a good old fashioned pecan pie!
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!


Sharon November 27, 2008 at 8:22 pm

Happy Thanksgiving, Lisa! I’m just waiting for my turkey to finish roasting! My favorite type of pie is definitely warm apple pie, followed closely by key lime pie.


Aggie November 27, 2008 at 10:49 pm

Your quiche looks great!!

I’m not much of a pie crust maker either! These crusts look really good…

My favorite type of pie is any type of fruit pie…especially apple or blueberry!!


nicole November 28, 2008 at 12:49 pm

My favorite pie would have to be pumpkin pie.


Megan November 28, 2008 at 1:00 pm

I love pumpkin pie but if I won these, I would make a quiche. Onion quiche! 🙂


dh November 28, 2008 at 2:30 pm

Apple Cranberry Pie


Grateful Gramma November 28, 2008 at 4:56 pm

That would have to be chocolate but the apple cranberry in the comment above sounds yummy!


Misty November 28, 2008 at 8:19 pm

pumpkin. can never go wrong with a pumpkin pie! YUMM-O


Leslie November 28, 2008 at 8:53 pm

Whole wheat pie crust?? FInally!!!
My favorite pie is the classic Cherry!


Deane November 28, 2008 at 9:34 pm

My favorite is pecan pie, in fact it is the only kind of pie I eat. deane_williams at sbcglobal dot net


jancd November 29, 2008 at 1:05 pm

I have trouble making pie crusts also. I attempted once again this Thanksgiving making a “fool-proof” crust and it fell apart just as always. I use Pillsbury, too. My favorite pie is a chocolate cream pie that my mom taught me how to make. It’s very simple, but delicious. Jancd


dolls123 November 29, 2008 at 5:34 pm

Would like to try this



Jan November 29, 2008 at 8:41 pm

I’m glad I’m not the only one who can’t make pastry. 🙂

Your quiche looks great.


Jennifer December 1, 2008 at 3:11 pm

wow, that looks awesome!


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