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Quiche Maraîchère: A custard-filled pastry crust filled with a rainbow of sauteed vegetables and Gruyere cheese made a delicious meatless meal.

Quiche Maraîchère AKA Vegetable quiche on a white plate with a red handled fork

Quiche Maraîchère or a Vegetable Quiche

Uh, oh. The “Q” word reappeared in our French Fridays with Dorie queue. The hubby loves pie crust, eggs and cheese, so why was he so opposed to quiche?

A little trickery was in order…so I told him dinner was a “mar-a-share” with my butchered French accent. The word maraîchère, according to Dorie, indicates there is market fresh produce in the recipe. So basically, quiche maraîchère is the classic egg pie with fresh vegetables.

Overhead view of Quiche Maraichere

Meatless Meal

No lima beans or Brussels sprouts, so how could he NOT like this? But, just in case, there was a jar of peanut butter in the cupboard. Quiche Maraîchère was going to be our meatless entree for this Lenten Friday. Or at least it was all I was offering. Eggs, cheese, pastry crust? How could that be bad? We enjoyed this Sun-Dried Tomato and Spinach Quiche, too!

Quiche Maraichere slice removed from serving plate

Tips for Making Quiche Maraîchère 

  • This custard-filled tart started with a partially baked crust, which helps ensure the bottom crust will not be soggy when the egg mixture is added and baked.
  • The diced melange of sauteed leeks, carrots, celery, and red bell pepper are cooked first as the baking time for this quiche will have the eggs rubbery before the vegetables are soft. A mixture of cream and eggs, seasoned with salt and pepper was poured over the vegetables and baked till almost set.
  • A finishing sprinkle of Gruyère cheese was added during the last 5-10 minutes and allowed to brown before removing from the oven. A resting period brought the quiche to room temperature…and made for easier slicing. The picky hubby recognized this as a quiche immediately and begrudgingly heated up a slice for dinner.
  • This quiche Maraîchère disappeared from his plate rather quickly and he sheepishly commented, “I’m going to have to try some more to see if I really like it.” Yup, he will eat quiche even if he believes that real men don’t. And this Quiche Maraîchère made a darned tasty vegetarian entree…even Bill agrees.

If you love quiche, you’ll also be a fan of this Spinach Mushroom Quiche, Sun-dried Tomato and Spinach Quiche and Crustless Spinach Quiche.

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Quiche Maraîchère AKA Vegetable quiche on a white plate with a red handled fork

Quiche Maraîchère

An egg and cheese pie with loads of vegetables and topped with Gruyere!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Yield 6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 celery stalks, small dice
  • 2 slender leeks, white and light green parts only, quartered lengthwise, washed, and thinly sliced
  • 2 slender carrots, peeled, and finely diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, finely diced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 9-inch tart shell, partially baked and cooled
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2/3 cup grated cheese, I used Gruyère


Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Toss in the vegetables and cook, stirring, for about 10 minutes, or until they are tender. Season with salt and pepper, then placee the vegetables into a bowl and let cool.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Put the crust on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Spoon the vegetables into the tart shell and spread them out evenly. Whisk the cream, egg, and egg yolk together, season with salt and pepper, and carefully pour over the vegetables. You may have too much custard, so wait for it to settle and add just enough so your tart shell does not overflow.  Carefully place the baking sheet into the oven.

Bake for 20 minutes. Sprinkle the cheese over the top and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes, or until the cheese is light brown and the center is puffed and set. Let cool on a wire rack before serving.


Dorie recommends serving this quiche at room temperature or warm.

For lunch or a light dinner, serve with a green salad.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 376Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 137mgSodium: 344mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 13g


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57 comments on “Quiche Maraîchère”

  1. That looks goods, but complicated to make for a non-cook.

  2. Hah…hah…Bill is so cute! This vegetarian quiche does sound delicious. I love quiche!

  3. Too funny, glad you had a jar of PB as a back up plan! Your quiche looks delicious, love the veggie melange!

  4. Oh I wish I had some now for breakfast! Bet it’s great:@)

  5. I was a huge fan of this. Again, so simple why didn’t I think of it?

  6. Who can resist this kind of wholesome dish ?! It has eggs , cheese and veggies , a moriesh and delightful treat that even this self-professed meat lover will love 😀

  7. Yay – another Bill hit. This was good.

  8. I adore quiche, but I only buy mine from Delifrance. Wish I’ve a Baking Queen living close to me. Lol!

  9. A perfect dish for the Friday during lent or any time you want a delicious vegetarian meal. The words guys and quiche is not something used in the same sentence but glad the hubby faired well. Have a super weekend! BAM

  10. Heheh, glad to know Bill tried and liked the quiche! Personally, I think it looks delicious 🙂

  11. I’d put the word “melange” out of my vocabulary, Liz, so I thank you for reminding me of this rather exotic-sounding term. May I suggest that while Bill was having his surgery, they also inserted a Love-More-of-Liz’s-Recipes chip. He certainly has racked up more likes than dislikes since he’s been out of the hospital. Your quiche looks too delicious not to like so I am happy it’s on the approval list at your house.

  12. My Bill also agrees! This was one was really good and made a wonderful meatless meal…I added some crabmeat to mine! Yours looks lovely! Happy weekend Liz!l

  13. I love quiche! This looks like a fantastic recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Sounds like a victory – although a little bacon or something wouldn’t be remiss (when meat is back in season, that is…) Glad to hear no lima beans were invovled 🙂

  15. A closeted quiche eater comes out. So glad you both enjoyed it.

  16. Your quiche looks beautiful Liz…and I can only image how delicious it is…
    Have a wonderful weekend 😀

  17. A wonderful meatless meat that I can follow! Looks beautiful…

  18. Oh what a lovely and flavorful quiche. And I do like my Gruyère. So cool you are breaking down on food barrier with the hubby 🙂

  19. A perfect lenten Friday dish really. With or without peanut butter! Savory Pie has a nice ring to it too. Who doesn’t like pie?

  20. How interesting, Liz. And love the way you have convinced the hubby that it’s good! : )

  21. How long have you been trying to convince him to try quiche? 🙂 This must be really good for that result.

  22. Glad your hubby liked it. That was cute that he went back for seconds.

  23. What a wonderful quiche my friend 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  24. Wasn’t this delightful? I will definitely make it again.

    Have a lovely weekend!

  25. I love quiches Lizzy and this look stunning!

  26. It was a good one and I was really surprised about how well all the veggies worked together!

  27. My wife and I love quiche, your recipe looks delicious! 🙂 This would be so good right now!

    We are suppose to have clear weather this weekend with temperature at 80 degrees! Have a great weekend 😉

  28. I am glad Bill enjoyed this dish. I thought it was delicious:)

  29. Lizzy,
    What a lovely quiche. I don’t know that I could get my hubby to eat it as an entrée though.

  30. Oh my! This quiche looks absolutely delicious!

  31. It was darn tasty! I don’t think it is butchering the language as much as it is our mid-west accents get in the way!

  32. The quiche looks amazing, Liz. A perfect vegetarian meal for the weekend.

  33. I need to break some eggs and make a quiche! Thanks for the inspiration, Liz! 🙂 ela

  34. If this meets with my DH’s approval later today, it will be a repeat!

  35. If this meets with my DH’s approval later today, it will be a repeat! A great presentation as usual!

  36. This seems to have been a surprise hit for everyone, Doristas and husbands alike. Mine is not normally opposed to quiche, but he wasn’t very impressed with the ingredient list on this one. But we both loved it in the end.

  37. Hehe … it really made me chuckle that you told your hubby that you were making a ‘maraichere’ … hilarious! Glad the trick worked!!
    I love quiche but actually don’t make it that much. I think I remember my husband saying he wasn’t that keen so maybe that’s why. I will have to try the same trick as you and see if that works!
    The combination of ingredients you added to this sounds great!

  38. Hi Liz,
    I like quiches and tarts! Your look delicious. An your french is so goog!
    I usually cook my quiche with a combination of tuna, surimi sticks and fresh herbs such a parsley.
    Have a nice week end,

  39. I love these Dorie French Friday posts, especially because I know “Lizzy” is going to hit it out of the park, and that you did. I adore quiche loaded with vegetables, like confetti, and I’d give a lot for a slice or three..yes, THREE. Thank you so much for your always sweet sentiments and well wishes. You’re an amazing lady. xo

  40. Liz, what an absolutely fabulous and colorful looking quiche you made! And how nice that it was “Bill-approved” as well – we enjoyed this recipe too but I did make a few changes to the veg to make sure all would eat this!
    Have a great weekend!

  41. Wow, Bill has had quite the streak of liking all the French Friday recipes. Maybe his surgery completely retrained his taste buds! This does make a satisfying meatless meal, all year round.

  42. My French is also butchered. I love the look of this quiche and what a great vegetarian meal. Your pie crust is perfect! I swear that ever since the surgery, Bill’s tastebuds have been improving xx

  43. Yay! Success! You got Bill to eat quiche!

  44. I LOVE quiche! Such a gorgeous photo too. Looks delicious!

  45. Little did I know when I started following your blog that I’d learn about French cuisine. J’adore c’est quiche!

  46. This quiche looks fantastic! I haven’t made a quiche in FOREVER, and I’m craving some right now!

  47. if there is something we can bake every single day with happiness…it is a quiche…and your version looks so stunning with bits of color everywhere….it is a pleasure learning so much from your posts…thanks for inspiring…Have A Beautiful Day!!! 🙂

  48. Bill is so cute… this quiche was indeed a winner.

  49. Everyone in my family would eat this. Well, except for Gabbi. She’s into cake in a cup and nachos these days.

  50. We are on the same wavelength…quiche wavelength! I made one recently too.

  51. What a great looking quiche! The leeks and gruyere sound phenomenal in this!

  52. I’m so glad Bill liked this one, and I love the story of your trickery!

  53. My B is not big on quiche either, but that’s okay. I LOVED IT!!

  54. I love the sound of this quiche – it looks amazing – and hehe Bill is too cute 🙂

  55. The best part for me was how much flavour it had, with just a few simple ingredients. This is a favourite in our house and we both already love quiche!

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