For a winning breakfast or brunch, serve this Easy Vegan Quiche to a hungry crowd. The filling is packed with flavor from sautéed onions, garlic, and browned mushrooms. It calls for a pre-made pie crust to make it easier!
We're having Easter brunch at our house this year and I'm already planning on easy recipes to serve. I like to serve food that is satisfying but won't keep me in the kitchen for hours.
YES, Vegan Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is on the menu too and I'll be sharing that recipe soon!
I've made quiche with tofu before I but wasn't impressed with the flavor and thought it was dry. I decided to give it another go when I saw this recipe from Genius Kitchen. It's packed with veggies that provide flavor and subtle moisture.
I reduced the non-dairy milk, added tomatoes and more seasoning along with Black Salt (Kala Namak) for that 'eggy' flavor! It's SO GOOD!
CAN YOU BUY VEGAN PIE CRUST?
YES! Many are vegan by default and some are labeled vegan. Just check the ingredients before you buy. I really like the Pre-Made Vegan Pie Shells from Wholly Wholesome. They are certified vegan and they sell a Gluten-Free version too. You can find them in the freezer section at many mainstream supermarkets.
If you can't find a pre-made pie shell, you can use store-bought rolled pie crust. Many are also vegan by default and usually found in the freezer section. Just follow package instructions for preparation. If you go with the rolled crust, you will need a 9-inch Pie Pan or Tart Pan. You can also make a homemade pie crust if you'd like.
HOW TO MAKE VEGAN QUICHE?
(full ingredient amounts in recipe card below)
- Sauté onions until softened and lightly browned. Add garlic and sauté until lightly golden and fragrant.
- Now add mushrooms and sauté until softened and browned.
- Add spinach and cook until just wilted. Sprinkle with salt & pepper if desired and remove from heat.
- Break up tofu and add it to a Food Processor along with the seasonings, 1 tablespoon of milk, and flour. Process until the mixture is smooth. It will be very thick, but if it won't smooth out, you can add 1 more tablespoon of milk - just enough to get in moving.
- Place quiche filling into a medium mixing bowl and fold in the mushroom/spinach mixture. Add the filling to the pie crust and spread out evenly with a spatula. Place the cut tomatoes on top and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes until the filling firms up and is golden on top. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before cutting.
CAN I MAKE THIS VEGAN QUICHE IN ADVANCE?
Yes! You can fully bake the quiche and refrigerate after it has cooled (keep it covered). Then you can reheat in the oven at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes.
Also, if you want to make it fresh that day, just prepare it up until the baking step and refrigerate until ready to bake. Then follow baking instructions in the recipe.
DO I NEED TO PRESS THE TOFU FOR VEGAN QUICHE?
I suggest pressing the tofu for at least 20 minutes because I felt the filling was a little too soft and not as flavorful when it wasn't pressed. You can press it while you're prepping and sautéing the vegetables to save time.
HOW DO I PRESS TOFU?
It's easy! Just wrap a block of tofu in a few paper towels and place it on a rimmed plate. Add a cast iron skillet on top (or something equally heavy) and let it drain for 20-30 minutes. I have a Tofu Press which makes the whole process even easier, but it's not necessary.
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Easy Vegan Quiche
- 1 9-inch vegan frozen pie shell (GF if preferred), see package for thawing instructions
- 1 14-oz block extra-firm tofu , drained and pressed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small onion , diced
- 8 ounces cremini mushroom , sliced
- 3 cloves garlic , minced
- 3 cups fresh spinach
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- ¾ teaspoon granulated garlic
- ½ teaspoon granulated onion
- ½ teaspoon salt , more to taste
- ½ teaspoon kala namak (black salt) (*optional - see note)
- 2 tablespoons gluten-free flour (or all purpose)
- 1-2 tablespoons non-dairy milk , unsweetened
- ⅓ cup cherry tomatoes , cut in half
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 C)
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and sauté for 3-5 minutes until softened and lightly browned.
- Add garlic and sauté for 30-60 seconds until lightly golden and fragrant.
- Now add mushrooms and sauté until softened and browned. About 5-7 minutes.
- Add spinach and cook until just wilted, about 1-3 minutes. Sprinkle with salt & pepper if desired. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Break up the tofu and add it to a food processor along with the seasonings, 1 tablespoon of milk, and flour. Process until the mixture is smooth, about 2 minutes. It will be very thick, but if it's too thick and won't smooth out, you can add 1 more tablespoon of milk. Just enough to get in moving.
- Using a spatula, scrape the mixture out of the container into a medium mixing bowl. Fold in the mushrooms/spinach mixture and combine well.
- Place the mixture in the pie crust and spread evenly. Add the cut tomatoes on top and gently press down so they are slightly in the mixture. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes until the quiche firms up and is golden on top. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before cutting.