Celebrate the Holidays with This Flaky Bacon Leek Party Quiche Recipe9:44 PM
Thanks to Pillsbury for sponsoring this recipe idea I created for holiday guests and family to enjoy!
Did you know…
Leeks are a very popular ingredient for dishes originating from Denmark. As someone treasures their Danish heritage – and loves food – I get especially nostalgic for leeks during the holiday season. While leeks resemble a large green onion, they are much milder in flavor and add a very delicate and savory nature to everything they are cooked in.
This recipe is perfect for holiday brunch or when you need something for a lazy Sunday afternoon meal after all the business of the season. I love that it is full of bacon and leeks; they complement each other nicely and remind me of my grandma’s old world Danish cooking! The addition of Pillsbury crescent rolls adds texture and eliminates the need to mess with complicated quiche crusts.
(We absolutely LOVE how easy using Pillsbury baking products has been for some of my favorite holiday recipe ideas. Anytime I'm stumped on how to make something taste like it requires a lot of preparation -- but don't have the time to make my own pastry -- I turn to the dough for a solution. Everyone is always impressed with the results, and since I'm shopping at Walmart, anyway, I can stop by the refrigerator dough section, usually near the butter, to find an assortment of Pillsbury products to meet my needs!)
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups shredded mild cheddar cheese
- 1 cup sliced leeks
- ½ pound raw bacon, chopped
- ¼ tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 tube Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
Begin by browning the bacon in a medium-high skillet. Once cooked through, add in the leeks and cook an additional 2 minutes, or until the leeks are softened. Set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, mix the eggs, cheddar cheese, and kosher salt with a wire whisk. Add in the bacon and leeks. Stir until just mixed.
Pour the egg mixture into a glass pie dish. Cook in a 375 degree oven for 8 minutes, or until the egg mixture is just starting to puff and is no longer watery in the middle. Remove from the oven.
Unroll the crescent dough, and cut it in half to make two large squares. Use one of the squares to cover the baked egg mixture. Set the other half aside for another recipe. Return the dish to the oven and cook an additional 8 minutes or until the dough is lightly browned.
Remove from the oven. Allow to cool slightly. Cut into squares and serve!
Have company coming over? Make this the night before, and store in the fridge. The morning of your meal, just cover the top lightly in foil and warm in the oven at 300 degrees for 15 minutes, removing the foil for the last 3 minutes or so. It won’t lose moisture, and it will have the same creamy texture as if you prepared it fresh!
What yummy holiday memories do you cherish? And do any of them use Pillsbury Crescent Rolls? You'd be surprised how adding them as an ingredient to a favorite recipe just elevates them to "holiday" status with no additional work!
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