January 06, 2009

Turkey and Dressing Quiche

Turkey and Dressing Quiche
Submitted by: dcfagan Serves 8
Being a small family, we always have way too much of a traditional Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner left over -- even though I cook a small turkey. This recipe overcame the objections of my husband and son when they would not allow me to serve any more leftover turkey and dressing meals. My husband, son, and now my daughter-in-law request it so I make it often, several times during the year, by using an instant stuffing mix and roasted chicken or turkey. Who says real men don't eat quiche!

2 1/2 cups prepared cornbread dressing
(or you can use instant dressing mix)
3 Tbsp. melted butter or margarine
(omit if using instant dressing mix, just follow directions on the box)
1 1/2 cups chopped cooked turkey meat
(or use any other cooked meat like sausage, ham, chicken, etc.)
1 cup (or more) shredded Swiss (or Gruyere) cheese
5 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup half & half
1 Tbsp. caraway seeds (optional)

Combine dressing and melted butter, mix well. (Or follow directions on box of instant stuffing mix.)

Press into bottom and sides of 10" pie plate or quiche dish. Bake at 400 degrees for 5-7 minutes. Remove from oven.

Sprinkle 1/3 - 1/2 Cup of shredded cheese on dressing crust while still warm, then allow to cool a little while.

Combine turkey meat and cheese and spread in the dressing shell.

Combine eggs and half & half, beat well. If using, add caraway seeds.

Pour egg mixture over turkey/cheese mixture and bake at 325 degrees until set (35-40 minutes.)

Serve warm with cranberry sauce if desired. Yummy!

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