Be careful! Once you present these mini quiches featuring Village Farms® Cabernet Estate Reserve® tomatoes to holiday guests, they’ll disappear fast. The sweet, earthiness of the tomatoes paired with flavorful caramelized onions and the creaminess of goat cheese is an unbeatable combination.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Village Farms. All opinions are our own.
What we love about these Tomato Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Mini Quiche
Our Tomato Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Mini Quiche Recipe is a delicious, healthy breakfast or brunch treat. This recipe can be easily prepared using frozen mini phyllo shells. You can buy these in your local supermarket, and they don’t take up much freezer space. You will also need a baking sheet. This recipe also uses caramelized onions, which can be made by heating up butter in a skillet.
Check out all the ways to make caramelized onions!
While our Tomato Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Mini Quiche Recipe is made with Village Farms® Cabernet Estate Reserve® tomatoes, you could also add in some cooked spinach if you want to increase your veggie content without changing the flavor too much.
The tomatoes in these mini quiches are a delicious way to use up the tomato harvest. The tomatoes practically burst with flavor and almost taste like roasted veggies after baking in the dish giving them a smoky flavor and yet having sweet undertones.
The Village Farms® Cabernet Estate Reserve® tomatoes we used contain vitamins A and C, lycopene, fiber, potassium, vitamin B6, and a bunch of other nutrients.
Goat cheese is often associated with being a healthier alternative to cow’s milk cheese. While all cheese contains high levels of saturated fat, goat’s cheese has less than cow’s milk cheese. Goat cheese is also a good source of protein and calcium.
In addition to being lower in fat and calories, goat’s cheese has a number of other health benefits. Goat’s milk is easier to digest than cow’s milk, making it a good option for people who are lactose intolerant. Goat’s milk is also rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, which is essential for vision and immune function.
There are several ways to make it, including using a baked pastry shell or several mini phyllo shells like we did.
How to make this mini quiche recipe
To make a mini-quiche, first prepare the filling. It can be made up to a day ahead and kept in the refrigerator. If you choose to wait on baking them, they will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months, but thaw overnight before serving.
As we mentioned, you can also add baby spinach, which is a nutritious addition to the quiche. It is high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
For plating and serving, you can serve these delicious mini quiches alongside a delicious arugula salad, roasted potatoes, and/or some fresh fruit. If you’re hosting a brunch, however, you may want to make two batches of these Tomato Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Mini Quiche. Why? Because these little tarts of heaven are going to go fast!
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Tomato, Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Mini Quiche
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1/2 large sweet onion sliced
- 24 mini phyllo shells
- 1/2 cup chopped Village Farms® Cabernet Estate Reserve® tomatoes
- 4 ounces crumbled goat cheese
- 3 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Heat butter in skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until onions are softened. Reduce heat to low and cook additional 20-30 minutes, stirring often, until onions are caramelized. Remove from heat, transfer to cutting board and finely chop.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Place phyllo shells on parchment-lined baking sheet. Add onions, tomatoes and goat cheese.
- Whisk eggs, cream, salt and pepper in bowl. Pour into phyllo shells.
- Bake 10-12 minutes, or until eggs are set.