Hey, gang! Our guest blogger today is Stephanie Heseltine from the Sales Administration Team. Stephanie and her three kids are very involved in a lot of activities, so they are always looking for unique fundraising ideas. And of course, Tastefully Simple can help! Check out this easy way to make breakfast for a crowd.
I’m excited to share a fun twist on the ever-popular Perfectly Potato Cheddar Quiche recipe from our website. Every year, our church’s senior high youth group serves an Easter breakfast to raise money for their summer trip. Last year we started serving Perfectly Potato Cheddar Quiche because it is easy and delicious – and it was such a hit, we made it again this year!
This year 18 youth gathered on Saturday morning (not too early since they like to sleep late on the weekends) to prep for the Sunday morning breakfast. Everyone divided into small teams and got to work. We made 40 quiches assembly-line style.
- Assemble the dry ingredients in a gallon-size plastic bag.
- 1 cup dry Perfectly Potato Cheddar Soup Mix
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 3 strips chopped precooked bacon
- Zip the bag and store it in the refrigerator overnight.
- Add the wet ingredients.
- 1¼ cups hot water
- ½ cup + 1 Tbsp. egg substitute
- Seal the bag and combine all the ingredients; let sit for 15 minutes.
- Pour the quiche mixture into a premade pie crust.
- Bake for 45 minutes at 400 (or 20-25 minutes in a convection oven).
- Quiche is done when it puffs up, is a light golden brown color and is firm to the touch.
- Let sit for at least five minutes before slicing and serving.
- Since we make so many quiches, we have found it easiest to buy premade pie crusts already in a disposable aluminum pan.
- The assembly process works really well using the big bags of shredded cheese and a large package of precooked bacon. The egg substitute also works really well for these quiches.
- On Sunday morning we bake 8-16 quiches at one time in the convection oven. We stagger the baking times so the quiche is always hot and set.
- Last year we cut the quiche into eight pieces. This year we decided to try six; we decided partway through to go back to eight. We had a yummy fruit salad and mini muffins to accompany the quiche and there was more than enough for everyone.
- Whenever you’re preparing for an event, be sure to write down your lessons learned so that you have them at your fingertips.
- This recipe is one of our family favorites! When I make this recipe at home I add onions. This is a great base recipe that can be tweaked to your liking by adding additional veggies, etc.
Working with our youth is always enjoyable and I was once again impressed with how they jumped right in and made the Easter breakfast the very best! Next time your group is looking for a fundraiser I’d recommend giving the Perfectly Potato Cheddar Quiche a try … less mess than spaghetti and more original than your traditional egg bake. Pair the quiche with mini Cinnamon Muffin Melts, fresh fruit or salad and you’re good to go!