Pumpkin, Silverbeet (Chard) and Chive quiche

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I have been making this for a couple of years, we really enjoy it. I am not quite sure of the quantities of some things, usually everything is just thrown in 🙂 We eat alot of quiches and frittatas to use the vegetables out of the garden but this is a favourite.

Pastry to line a large, deep quiche dish (Shortcrust or flaky-puff)

Around 500g – 600 g of pumpkin, sliced into 1/4 ” think slices

Bunch of silverbeet leaves, stalks removed and torn into pieces

Chives, fresh or dried

1 1/2 cups grated cheese

10 eggs

1/2 cup cream

1 1/2 tsp salt

Black pepper

Preheat oven to 380 deg. Spray dish with oil and line with pastry. Sprinkle 1/2 grated cheese over the pastry. Spread a layer of pumpkin slices, sprinkle with chives and cover with silverbeet leaves. Repeat then make the last layer pumpkin (leaves burn if coming through the egg). Mix together eggs, cream, salt and pepper together and pour over vegetables, sprinkle remainder of cheese over and bake in oven till golden and a skewer poked through easily shows pumpkin is cooked.

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We usually have this with salad but tonight served with baked potatoes, beans and courgettes.

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2 thoughts on “Pumpkin, Silverbeet (Chard) and Chive quiche

  1. How many servings do you get from this? With 10 eggs, that sounds massive! I make a similar one that Ive adapted and use 4 eggs, 100ml milk/cream handful of cheese and 2 tbsp of mustard. The veggies vary, just depends on whats on hand, but usually have the standard onion, garlic carrot base plus other veggies like silverbeet, mushrooms and pumpkin. :0)

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    • Hi 🙂 It’s a bit hard to say because my husband just takes big slabs, but probably 8 good sized pieces. I use less eggs in other quiches but the original recipe I saw for a slightly different one the writer said she always uses 10 for this and I find you do need that to cover the layers properly. I often put mushrooms in as well 🙂
      The original recipe a woman makes for her cafe and didn’t have chives but every layer of pumpkin has brown sugar sprinkled over. Sounds weird but very nice!

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