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Pepperoni Pizza Quiche

(Family Features) - As a busy mom, I'm too familiar with the frazzled countdown to weeknight dinnertime. Dinner needs to be something my family will enjoy-that doesn't take much time and comes together easily. Honestly, what I look forward to after a long day is savoring time with my family. Too much kitchen busyness doesn't work on a weeknight.

My strategy is having reliable recipes that really work hard with convenient ingredients, like evaporated milk. It makes a dish that's easy to assemble, with minimal prep or measuring. Both  parents and kids enjoy, winning me smiles around the table.

That's why I'm proud to share family-tested and taste-approved recipes created by our kitchen team with the guidance of real moms and their families who helped us test these recipes.

One of my favorite of these Family Favorite recipes is the irresistible Pepperoni Pizza Quiche.  This recipe allows you to enjoy family time while dinner's in the oven. This savory quiche is quick to assemble and it uses on-hand ingredients like a frozen pie shell, shredded cheese, eggs, herbs and convenient evaporated milk. Fragrantly reminiscent of your favorite pizza parlor, this delectable and fun quiche will bring the family to the table in a hurry.

Other Family Favorite recipes we've developed fall into different categories that were created with the family cook in mind, from Easy Bake Meals, Around the World, Simply Done Suppers, Breakfast for Dinner, and Double-Duty Freezer-Friendly.  These recipes are sure-to-please as they have all been kitchen-tested, and tasted, by families just like yours, for easy prep and winning taste.

You'll find Carnation Evaporated Milk in these recipes as Carnation, fondly referred to as "the cooking milk," is often used as a convenient substitute for regular milk because of its rich flavor, creamy consistency and nutritional benefits. It's perfect for creating easy sauces and blending flavors and spices. This pantry staple stars in recipes sure to please your family-from Mexican Meatloaf Muffins to Suppertime Sausage Bake.

I promise these recipes will earn "most requested" status from your family, so check out and try all of the Family Favorite Recipes collection at VeryBestBaking.com/Carnation, where you'll always find great ideas from dinner to dessert.

Jenny Harper is Consumer Test Kitchen Project Manager for the Nestlé Test Kitchens and VeryBestBaking.com.

Pepperoni Pizza Quiche

Try this recipe for irresistable Pepperoni Pizza Quiche.This recipe allows you to enjoy family time while dinner's in the oven.
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  • 1 unbaked 9-inch (4-cup volume) deep-dish frozen pie shell
  • 1 package (8 ounces) shredded Italian blend cheese, divided
  • 2 ounces thinly sliced pepperoni (about 20 to 30, 1 1/2- to 2-inch diameter slices), cut into quarters, divided
  • 1 can (12 fluid ounces) Nestlé Carnation Evaporated Milk
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

    1. PREHEAT oven to 350° F.
    2. SPRINKLE 1 cup cheese and half of pepperoni pieces onto bottom of pie shell.
    3. WHISK evaporated milk, eggs, flour, basil and garlic powder in medium bowl until blended. Pour mixture into pie shell. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Decorate top with remaining pepperoni pieces and any other topping you like. Place quiche on baking sheet (if pie pan is made of aluminum foil).
    4. BAKE for 40 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.
    5. TIP: Choose 1/4 cup of any of your favorite toppings (such as chopped onions, red or green peppers or sliced black olives) and add as topping with the remaining pepperoni pieces.

Calories: 310g     Total Fat: 19g
Cholesterol: 125mg     Protein: 15g
Carbohydrates: 18g     Sodium: 490mg

Makes 8 servings

SOURCE: Nestlé USA, Inc.

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