a sheet pan quiche + october thoughts (and a giveaway!)

sheet pan quiche recipe with kale and goat cheese and a cookbook giveaway!

sheet pan quiche recipe with kale and goat cheese and a cookbook giveaway!

*The giveaway in this post is in partnership with Workman Publishing.

Let’s talk October, shall we?

I’m currently writing this from my favorite corner of Minneapolis – Spyhouse Coffee – and feeling so energized after a crisp fall walk around Lake of the Isles with some of my favorite people in the world. As much that has changed over these last few months, it’s amazing how some things can never change and being in a certain city and a specific place can make it seem like everything is the same as it has always been. I couldn’t even begin to count the number of Sunday’s I spent in this corner of Spyhouse while living in Minneapolis, typing away on this computer, calling my mom and having her tell me couldn’t hear me with the background noise, sipping on lattes, planning blog recipes, and seeing each season in the city from this window. It’s almost comforting to know that as much as some things change, there are certain experiences and places that give you the experience of feeling that everything is right. There is so much that feels wrong in the world right now, and to find my little corner of my coffee shop still giving me the feeling and sense of completeness has me with a giant smile plastered on my face.This is the kind of energy I needed to go into the last quarter of the year (yup, that’s corporate America coming through in me!) and finish out strong. After one more trip up here to Minneapolis in two weeks and then a chance to return to my beloved H-town, these last few months are going to fly by, and I can’t help but feel reminiscent on all that has happened over the last year while sitting in this spot that I spent so much time in. Oh, nostalgia. 

Other life-happenings? I’ve discovered the joys of dry-brushing (blog post to come about my full experience – still experimenting with this habit), I’m spending more time trying to commit to a solid workout routine which is hard for someone who hates workouts other than yoga and spin class, and have started a morning meditation routine. Meditation has always been something that I’m interested in, as I always figured most of my yoga-time is pretty close I was kind of wrong and have discovered how intentional you need to be with meditation. Like, it’s really hard, y’all. I’m about to try the calm app so will update with my thoughts.Other than wellness-focused things, people in my new Northern California home are all coming together to help those who have been affected by the wildfires. If you’re looking for a way to help, there’s a great list here :: How to Help Those Affected by the Northern California Wildfires.

sheet pan quiche recipe with kale and goat cheese and a cookbook giveaway!

sheet pan quiche recipe with kale and goat cheese and a cookbook giveaway!

Alright, now on to the food. It’s a sheet pan quiche and it is pretty freakin’ genius. I got a copy of Raquel Pelzel’s new book – Sheet Pan Suppers Meatless – in the mail a couple weeks ago and was super excited to try out one the recipes. If you didn’t know, my least favorite chore in the whole world is doing dishes. Ironic, because obviously when I shoot food there is a whole sink of dishes waiting for me after, but here I am. I just think it’s the worst task to do at home and would rather do anything else than have my hands in the sink rinsing and scrubbing dishes. UGH. So I get this book and the title alone has me sold. You’re telling me these recipes require the absolute minimum in dishes? Sign me up. There are some amazing recipes in the book like one that shows how to cook pasta in a sheet pan—like No-Boil Mac and Cheese, how to cook soups in a sheet pan, and of course desserts like a Pear Galette and a Sticky Toffee Pudding. Literally so stoked to try out some of these recipes.

So I took a little poll on Instagram about which recipe to share here with y’all first and this quiche won. I’m actually super glad it did because that meant that I had breakfast to eat for the whole week after making it hahaha. I made a few healthier substitutions in the making of this recipe and it tasted amazing, so I’m sure if you kept all as is – it would be even more so. I swapped kale out for the spinach, left out the gruyere and heavy cream, and only used one extra egg yolk. Y’all this dish was still so good and I can’t wait to make it again because it’s so easy. The most genius part of this recipe was the caramelized onions that you make IN THE OVEN. Like you don’t need to keep checking up on a stove top pan and stirring them every so often to get those beautiful sweet onions. Literally obsessed with this new method. 

And lucky for you I’m giving away a copy of the book – Sheet Pan Suppers Meatless – and a Zwilling Pro Vegetable Knife!!! **This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks for participating!**

sheet pan quiche recipe with kale and goat cheese and a cookbook giveaway!

Sheet Pan Suppers Cookbook Giveaway | This Brown Kitchen

You can also purchase a copy of Sheet Pan Suppers Meatless on Amazon!

slab quiche with spinach, goat cheese, and caramelized onions

serves 4 to 6

ingredients ::

1 medium-size red onion, halved and thinly sliced
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon kosher salt
All-purpose flour, for rolling
1 sheet thawed frozen puff pastry
2 large eggs plus 2 large egg yolks
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups freshly grated Guyére cheese
2 cups roughly chopped fresh spinach
4 oz fresh goat cheese, crumbled

directions ::

  1. Adjust an oven rack to the lower-middle position and preheat the oven to 300 degrees G.
  2. Place the red onion on a rimmed 10 x 16 inch pan and drizzle with olive oil. Toss with the thyme and spread into an even layer. Cover the sheet pan with aluminum foil (you may need 2 sheets), crimping it tightly around the edges to seal, and roast the onions until they are soft, about 20 minutes. Uncover the pan, stir, and continue to cook until the onions are very soft, sticky, and golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes more. Remove the sheet pan from the oven, sprinkle the onions with 1/2 teaspoon salt, and transfer them to a plate to cool completely (reserve the sheet pan and any grease or seasonings left in it for step 4.)
  3. Increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees F.
  4. Lightly flour your work surface and put the puff pastry on top. Lightly roll out the pastry to between 1/8 and 1/4 inch thick. Transfer the pastry to the reserved sheet pan – it should just cover the bottom. With a fork, prick the dough all over, then place the sheet pan in the refrigerator while you make the filling.
  5. Whisk the whole eggs and egg yolks to combine in a large bowl. Whisk in the milk and cream, and add the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the pepper. Remove the crust from the refrigerator and sprinkle half the Gruyére over it. Add the onions in an even layer and then the spinach followed by the remaining Gruyére. Pour the egg filling over and crumble the goat cheese over the top.
  6. Bake the quiche for 10 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees F and continue to bake until the filling is set around the edges and bounces back to light pressure in the center, 20 – 25 minutes.
  7. Turn the broiler on to high and adjust the oven rack to the top position. Move the quiche to the top rack and broil until browned, about 1 minute (watch the quiche closely as broiler intensities vary). Remove from the oven, slice, and serve warm or at room temperature.

Excerpted from Sheet Pan Suppers Meatless by Raquel Pelzel (Workman Publishing). Copyright © 2017.

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  • Reply Latanya

    I like roasting veggies like carrots, broccoli, and squash on a sheet pan.

    October 20, 2017 at 6:13 pm
    • Reply suruchiavasthi

      Honestly that’s my favorite way to use my sheet pan – such a classic!

      October 26, 2017 at 11:39 pm
  • Reply Dawn C

    Cinnamon rolls! Mmmm

    October 22, 2017 at 1:56 am
    • Reply suruchiavasthi

      Cinnamon rolls all day!

      October 26, 2017 at 11:39 pm
    • Reply suruchiavasthi

      Also – congrats on being the winner of this giveaway! Thanks for reading!

      October 26, 2017 at 11:45 pm
  • Reply Terry

    I have never made a recipe/meal using a sheet pan before but would love to try the quiche.

    October 22, 2017 at 4:56 am
    • Reply suruchiavasthi

      Would highly recommend! Sheet pans are such a staple in the kitchen – definitely worth it to try this quiche!

      October 26, 2017 at 11:40 pm
  • Reply Tim

    I like homemade pan pizza. The best part is that our kids can “decorate” the pizza, making that one of the few times when they are “helping” in the kitchen that they are actually helping!!

    October 23, 2017 at 5:50 pm
    • Reply suruchiavasthi

      Oh that sounds like such a fun way to get the kids involved in the kitchen! And who doesn’t love pizza!

      October 26, 2017 at 11:40 pm
  • Reply Breanna Pollard


    October 23, 2017 at 8:07 pm
    • Reply suruchiavasthi

      Oh yummy! Such an easy weeknight meal!

      October 26, 2017 at 11:40 pm
  • Reply Elle

    I love making pan roasted chicken with vegetables with a balsamic glaze.

    October 23, 2017 at 10:35 pm
    • Reply suruchiavasthi

      Oh that sounds delicious – veggies in balsamic sound soooo good!

      October 26, 2017 at 11:40 pm
  • Reply HS

    My favorite recipe to make on a sheet pan is lemon chicken with garlic roasted broccoli.

    October 23, 2017 at 11:15 pm
    • Reply suruchiavasthi

      Garlic broccoli is so yummy!

      October 26, 2017 at 11:41 pm
  • Reply Imani Parker

    My favorite sheet pan recipe is an chicken apple autumn bake! I brine chicken thighs for 10-15 minutes. I love pairing the chicken with apples and sweet potatoes lightly covered with brown sugar and cinnamon for a little flavor. To make sure I’m getting all of my fruits and veggies, I toss brussle sprouts in olive oil, salt and pepper. I roast everything in the pan at 450 for 20-25 minutes, turning over the veggies and apples halfway through.

    October 23, 2017 at 11:40 pm
  • Reply Jillian Too

    I like making roasted chickpeas and vegetables.

    October 24, 2017 at 12:43 am
    • Reply suruchiavasthi

      Oh that sounds delicious – I don’t roast chickpeas that often so I’ll have to try!

      October 26, 2017 at 11:41 pm
  • Reply elicia p

    I usually roast veggies on a sheet pan. I want to do more which is why I think I am drawn to this cookbook (I saw the post and was like… I HAVE to read this”).

    October 24, 2017 at 3:25 am
    • Reply suruchiavasthi

      It’s a classic way to use a sheet pan for sure!

      October 26, 2017 at 11:42 pm
  • Reply amanda whitley

    i like to make roasted cauliflower on a sheet pan

    October 24, 2017 at 8:18 pm
    • Reply suruchiavasthi

      Yummy – roasted cauliflower is so delicious!

      October 26, 2017 at 11:42 pm
  • Reply Michelle Catallo

    Cauliflower pizza! The sides are just deep enough and it heats evenly so the “crust” is crispy 🙂 oh, and jelly roll cakes 😉

    October 25, 2017 at 3:24 am
    • Reply suruchiavasthi

      I haven’t jumped on the cauliflower pizza train yet but I’ll have to give it a try! and who could turn down a roll cake??

      October 26, 2017 at 11:42 pm
  • Reply Irene Lirette

    My favorite sheet pan recipe is cauliflower pizza! Been doing low carbs since January and this pizza is awesome and tasty!!

    October 25, 2017 at 6:47 pm
    • Reply suruchiavasthi

      I definitely need to try the cauliflower pizza trend – and way to go lady! Love that commitment!

      October 26, 2017 at 11:43 pm
  • Reply Amber Hensley

    Love making homemade pizza on a sheet pan!! This would be great.Thanks for the chance 🙂 🙂

    October 25, 2017 at 8:18 pm
    • Reply suruchiavasthi

      Homemade pizza is seriously the best! I always love tossing one together with leftovers in the fridge!

      October 26, 2017 at 11:43 pm
  • Reply Amanda G

    I love baked veggies and nachos..yum. I’ve tried cauliflower nachos to, and they are pretty good. would love to get some more ideas to try

    October 25, 2017 at 11:31 pm
    • Reply suruchiavasthi

      Cauliflower nachos?? That sounds amazing!

      October 26, 2017 at 11:44 pm

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