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Vandal Sunrise Quiche

By Katie Dunn and Steffanie Sandoval

Our “Vandal Sunrise Quiche” is a perfect way to utilize your leftovers without experiencing Thanksgiving déjà vu. Excess mashed potatoes are transformed into a soft and tender crust. Traditional turkey is paired with side vegetables and cheese that is then covered with a rich and creamy egg mixture. It is baked golden-brown to a light and fluffy texture. By using your Thanksgiving leftovers and common household staples in this way, you will avoid a trip to the store and another year of reheating last night’s dinner. This simple, golden breakfast dish will brighten your morning and chase away your leftover blues.

  • Yield: one 13x9 casserole dish 
  • Portion: 10- 12 servings 
  • Oven: Pre-heat to 375F 
  • Bake: 50 – 60 minutes 


  • 12 large eggs
  • 1 cup of half and half*
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. of sodium free seasoning of choice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups of leftover mashed potatoes
  • 2 cup of leftover turkey**
  • 2 cups of leftover asparagus***
  • 2 cups of grape tomatoes, sliced in half***
  • 2 cups of shredded cheese


  1. Evenly spread leftover mashed potatoes into lightly greased baking dish. Bake in oven until lightly golden around the edges or approximately 25 minutes.
  2. Cut turkey and asparagus into bite sized pieces. Evenly distribute turkey, asparagus, tomatoes, and cheese over the potato crust.
  3. Mix together eggs, half and half, flour, baking powder, seasoning mix, and salt until well combined. Pour into the baking dish.
  4. Bake until the center is set or reaches internal temperature of 160F, approximately 25-30 minutes.

* Half and half can be substituted for either milk or cream. 
** Turkey can be omitted or substituted for ham or etc. 
*** Vegetables can be substituted with any other vegetable; leftover, fresh, or frozen.

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