More With Less: Cooking Adventure: Meat-Potato Quiche

Recipe for Meat-Potato Quiche below. My adapted recipe here.

My newest adventure begins!!

I have only a few cookbooks I still use and love. Mostly looking online for recipes now. This cookbook, More With Less Cookbook by Doris Longacre (affiliate link), has been a favorite for many years and my daughter even asked for one when she got married this past summer. Guess she likes it as much as I do.


My plan is to cook through the More With Less Cookbook by Doris Longacre (affiliate link). Just so you know ahead of time, I don’t think I really ever follow a recipe exactly but I use what I have on hand and adapt a recipe to it. That’s just me. I am using the 25th Anniversary Edition of the cookbook.

  • I will be numbering the recipes to keep track of how many I actually make 🙂
  • I will post how I actually made the recipe on this blog including my adaptations.
  • I will list the page numbers and recipes names from the cookbook so you can easily look up and try the recipes yourself.
  • I will try and rate each recipe based on how our family of 8 likes each one.
  • Lastly, I will try and remember to take pictures of the completed recipes.

I love this cookbook for many reasons but mainly because it is a compilation of so many different individuals. It is based on trying to use less protein by stretching it and remembering that the amount of protein on a plate does not have to be the largest serving on the plate 🙂 This reduces our out of pocket expense buying the protein but also helps with reducing our consumption of protein. Hope that makes sense.

Quote from the front cover: “Recipes and suggestions by Mennonites on how to eat better and consume less of the world’s limited food resources”

Saturday I made the Potato – Meat Quiche from the book. It was amazing. My 5yo had 3 servings of it. I made two large 10″ deep dish quiches and only used 1/4 pound of hamburger total and 6 eggs. I also made blueberry muffins to go with the quiche in case there wasn’t enough to fill everyone up. I was wrong. There was plenty. I feed 8 people (including 3 teenagers) with just these 2 recipes and they were full. Really hard to keep that 13yo boys belly full but it actually happened. His comment was, “Quiche is very filling. Can we have it for breakfast tomorrow?”

The night before I decided to make that quiche I was just looking and reading through the cookbook. I enjoy the way it is written and the helpful tips throughout. It shows how others have adapted the recipes and when they have used the recipe for a party or a large group meeting. It explains the origin of some of the recipes and why the recipes are named after a certain person. I just love reading through it.

One of my favorite parts of the book is the equivalents / substitutions chart. I love learning what can be used instead of the ingredient I am missing from a recipe.

So, onto my adventure. Here is the recipe I used on Saturday:

1. Meat-Potato Quiche, pg. 158

I decided to make a quiche because the chickens have started laying again and I had lots of eggs. I figured a quiche would use a bunch of them up. This recipe doesn’t use many actually.

This recipe came out awesome. Everyone loved it and wanted me to make it again for breakfast. Rating? 8 of 8

The recipe serves 4-5 so I doubled it using 2 10″ deep dish pie pans. We used the entire potato and did not skin it. When browning the potato in the pie pan it was hard to tell when the potato was browned because the skin was still on the potato. I just cooked it for the 15 minutes and removed it from the oven.

I had hamburger on hand so I used that instead of the other options listed (chicken, ham or browned sausage). I will most likely try this recipe again with other meats added and see how the family likes it. I used 1/4 pound of hamburger for the entire recipe.I browned the onion with the hamburger instead of adding the onion raw. I also added a 1 teaspoon of garlic to the meat mixed while it was cooking.

I did not have any evaporated milk so I added 1/2 cup powdered milk to 1 cup of milk for each cup of evap. milk the recipe called for. When the potato was in and the meat mixer was on I poured the egg mixer onto it and it seemed to be a bit non-quichelike. It needed more eggs. I scrambled up 4 more eggs and added 2 each right on top of the quiches. So total for the recipe we added 8 eggs. (4 for each quiche)

Before baking I added seasoned bread crumbs and a little cheese to the top. I did not add the parsley flakes that it calls for.

It took an extra 10 minutes to cook and I did have to cover the quiches with aluminum foil about halfway through so that the tops did not get too browned.

Have fun with the recipes!! This one came out great. Enjoy 🙂

Recipe use law: “Mere listings of ingredients as in recipes, formulas, compounds, or prescriptions are not subject to copyright protection. However, when a recipe or formula is accompanied by substantial literary expression in the form of an explanation or directions, or when there is a combination of recipes, as in a cookbook, there may be a basis for copyright protection.” obtained here.


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