over the years i have tried many gooseberry patch recipes. every one seems to be a great reliable recipe. this one is from the 101 cozy casseroles spiral cookbook, and was offered as an online sample for my e-reader. it was easy and quite tasty. i changed a few ingredients and the quiche baked as suggested.
to make the recipe: use 1/2 cup of turkey pepperoni and one 8 ounce can of sliced mushrooms, drained, and place in a 9 inch ceramic pie plate that has been sprayed with Pam. next, in a bowl, whisk together 3 eggs and 2 egg whites egg beaters, 3/4 cup of skim milk, and 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano, and some fresh basil to taste. pour over the pepperoni and mushrooms in the baking dish. sliced green pepper and onion could be also added for additional flavor.
top with 8 ounces of shredded mozzarella cheese. i topped with some fresh basil from my garden as a garnish. bake uncovered in a 400 degree oven for at least 30 minutes until golden and heated through.
i usually insert a knife into the quiche to make certain the center is not runny prior to serving. if still soft, bake another 5 to7 minutes until done.
served with a side salad or soup, this is a wonderful entree for lunch or dinner.