Goat Cheese Sweet Potato Quiche – Need I Say More?

I was sold when I read the name of this recipe so you’re not alone if that just happened to you, too.

It was a busy and fun weekend with equal parts cooking and exploring. More on the exploring in a later post. The cooking comes first!

I adapted this recipe from farmgirl gourmet. Her recipe seemed intended for a much larger gathering (party of two over here!) plus I like to have a lot of stuff in my quiches. Here you go!

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potatoes, peeled and grated on a large holed box grater
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • salt
  • pepper
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • 6 eggs, divided
  • 1/2 cups greek yogurt (original recipe called for sour cream)
  • 4 ounces goat cheese (I know they come in 5 oz packages but that seemed like overkill)
  • 1 cooked pork sausage, chopped into bite size pieces (I used Lowes Foods Greek God sausage- delish!)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup red pepper chopped (let’s not get too specific here- technically I had two small sweet mini red/orange peppers that really needed to go so I just chopped and threw them in)
  • 2-3 handfuls chopped spinach

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Butter the sides and bottom of a pie pan with melted butter.
  3. Add the grated sweet potatoes to a large piece of cheesecloth or a clean kitchen towel. Gather corners together and squeeze out excess water over the sink. This step is a pain. If you can, find a helper. I did!
  4. In another small bowl whisk together 1 egg, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper & a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes. Add in sweet potatoes and mix to coat. Press into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

    Crust before baking- I probably could have come up higher with the crust. Also, my leftover grated sweet potato? Hash browns in the morning!

    Crust before baking- I probably could have come up higher with the crust. Also, my leftover grated sweet potato? Hash browns in the morning!

  5. Turn oven down to 375 degrees.
  6. Melt butter in a pan. Add garlic and sauté for a minute or two. Add the chopped bell peppers and sauté for about 3 minutes, until starting to soften. Add chopped spinach and cook until wilty. Stir in the chopped sausage.
  7. In a large bowl, add 5 eggs, greek yogurt, goat cheese,  1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Whisk well to combine.
  8. Pour and spread the your sausage veggie mix onto of your crust. Try and spread it all throughout the pie.

    I'm not kidding when this housemade sausage is awesome. No, I wasn't paid to say that. Do you think I get paid for this!?

    I’m not kidding when this housemade sausage is awesome. No, I wasn’t paid to say that. Do you think I get paid for this!?

  9. Add the egg mixture without overfilling beyond the crust. Bake 15 minutes. Rotate the pan and continue cooking 10-15 minutes more. (Keep your eye on the pie! Mine cracked.) The center may still be giggle a little, but will set as it cools. Allow to rest 20 minutes (minimum 10, I got impatient) before serving.
I went back for seconds on this and my husband declared "dinner club/party quality".

I went back for seconds on this and my husband declared “dinner club/party quality”.

Keeping in the theme of food, loved seeing Yepindeed’s post on her favorite food blogs today! Some I knew, some I’ll have to check out. After eating this weekend’s success, I’m going to be adding the Kitchn and farmgirl gourmet to my faves list.

Indulgent and Frivolous Christmas List

I’m getting so behind on blogging! Here is my completely indulgent Christmas list per Yepindeed. Obviously I got every idea from Pinterest…

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So pretty!

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I am a sucker for vintage swimsuits. If you are too check out Rey Swimwear.

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I would gladly accept a vacation to Croatia if it was to be offered.

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Yarn! Soft, beautiful yarn! Lots of it, all the time, please!

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I am an absolute sucker for soft unnecessarily tall socks.

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I can’t go anywhere without my watch. This one is much prettier than mine.

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Specifically I would like my own library full of books.

I’ll be happy to provide my information to those people who want to buy me all of these things. Particularly the trip to Croatia. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Tweet, tweet

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I am not a huge Twitter person. I got into it halfheartedly until the hashtag #YesAllWomen came out and I realized what a social force Twitter could be. Now I’ve picked up a few favorite people that I follow:

@JoyceCarolOates

I don’t think I need to explain this. If you don’t get it, you don’t know me and you’ve never read my blog before.

@rgay

My crush on Roxanne Gay is mainly through her other works, not her tweets but she seems to be on Twitter constantly. She tweets a lot about Barefoot Contessa which is so silly and adorable. Gotta enjoy someone like that.

@Sherman_Alexie

Yes, my top three favorite Twitter accounts are all authors. Surely that’s not unusual..? Sherman Alexie is hilarious in both his writing and his tweets. I recommend following him if you like your humor heavy on the sarcasm.

Itchin’ to Cook!

I’m always wanting to cook something so Yepindeed’s challenge of three recipes I want to cook right now is easy peasy.

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Death Metal Pad Thai

I’ve made this one before but it’s fantastic and I want to do it again. The great thing about this recipe is that you watch this awesome video to learn the steps.

The terrible thing about this recipe is you watch this incredibly long video to learn the steps.

Cooking Light Sloppy Turkey Joes

We had turkey sloppy joes for dinner this week! Cooking Light has some great options on recipes for those. We opted for the one with capers!

Steak & Tomatillo Chili

This cold front and rainy weather automatically puts me in the mood for chili. But I’m not as big a fan of traditional chili. This one is more my style.

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Delish.

I’m Back!!

It’s almost a month since I last posted anything. I thought about blogging alot but I’m sure you can understand when I say, weddings come first. Especially when it’s your own. The event pretty much took over… everything. I’m planning on blogging about it when I get a little more distance from it. But in the meantime the first 15 days of marriage are going great!

To get myself back in the mode of blogging regularly I’ve accepted Yepindeed’s November blogging challenge. So expect to hear a lot from me this month! Obviously November started yesterday so I’m already a little behind. Yesterday’s topic was my November goals:

1. Finish wedding thank you notes.

2. Create an acceptable level of chaos in the apartment. 500 square foot apartment + 2 people + no closets + wedding gifts = a lot everywhere all the time.

3. Start job hunting. I’ve already started training my replacement at work (Kat 2.0) so it’s time for me to start putting my feelers out. The husband (upgraded from Alaskan boy) has already started his hunt. Scary!!

4. Successfully complete this November blogging challenge.

The last eight months of being engaged have been pretty hectic so I don’t want any more goals than that. I’d also like to start cooking more but I’m not prepared to make that a goal.

Let the blogging begin!