Mini quiches are easy to whip up in a hurry and solve a number of catering dilemmas, from formal entertaining ideas to what's in tomorrow's packed lunch. What's great about them is they look impressive, can be made ahead of time, and store and travel well.
These easy mini quiche recipes show just how versatile these palm sized treats can be. From the pastryless mini quiche with mozzarella, mushrooms and pine nuts to the filo encased broccoli mini quiches, they can all be used as appetizers, lunch or dinner. If you're thinking about dessert you can even try a sweet and savoury quiche with fruit and cheese like pear and roquefort.
What all these easy mini quiche recipes have in common on Meatless Monday is their suitability for vegetarians who enjoy eggs and are also an excellent protein source of protein. Whilst eggs are the common filling, even non vegetarians will be impressed by the intensity of flavour packed into these nifty little quiches. Cep mushrooms, gouda cheese and horseradish all add depth of flavour.
Have a look at these ideas and see which mini quiches you'll be munching on.
Time to test your pastry making skills with this one. Make sure you bake the pastry cases blind before adding the filling to prevent any soggy bottoms. This particular recipe calls for peas, onions, chives and tomatoes but try adding in any seasonal vegetable you have to hand.
Salmon, artichoke and horseradish combine to make this a sophisticated an impressive appetizer. Equally interesting as a main course, serve the mini quiches with buttery new potatoes and a fresh green salad.