Use your air fryer to make these perfectly fluffy mini quiches with mushrooms, chickpeas and greens.
Air fryer quichequiche
About this recipe
A question we ask almost daily is, “Will it air fry?” For these delicious quiches made with JUST Egg, the answer is yes. Whether you’re addicted to your air fryer, or if it’s been sitting collecting dust and you’ve been meaning to use it more, this recipe is for you.
This JUST Egg quiche recipe includes mushrooms, scallions and chopped greens, plus a handful of chickpeas for a toothsome bite and a pinch of cayenne for spice. But, really, you’re the chef here, so you don’t have to follow orders. Swap in your favorite veggies and toppings and decide whether to go with crust or no crust. Obviously, adding a buttery, flaky crust will make these vegan quiches extra special. But if you’re looking for a low-carb or gluten-free breakfast option, you can skip that pastry crust and make these more like frittata bites in ramekins.
Looking for more excuses to turn on that air fryer? Make sure your freezer is stocked with JUST Egg Folded, a plant-based egg that can be cooked right in the air fryer for a quick and easy breakfast sandwich. And go explore more of our easy-to-make, plant-based recipes with JUST Egg. Now here’s how to make frittatas or quiches in your air fryer.
- 12 ounce pourable JUST Egg
- 6 3-inch or 4 4-inch frozen pastry tart shells (see note)
- ¾ cup cremini mushrooms, chopped
- 2 green onions, minced
- ½ cup dark leafy greens, chopped small (spinach, kale or chard)
- ¼ cup chickpeas
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cayenne
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Parbake the crusts (optional)(optional)
Take the tart shells out of the freezer and let them thaw a bit while you preheat the air fryer to 350°F for five minutes. Prick the bottom of the crust once or twice with a fork to keep from puffing up while baking. Parbake the tart shells in the air fryer at 350°F for three minutes. Remove from the basket and set aside.
Note: Instead of frozen tart shells, you can line individual pie pans, single aluminum muffin tins (available at most grocery stores) or even silicon muffin tin liners with store-bought pastry crust or puff pastry.
Or make these quiches crustless using aluminum muffin tins or 6-ounce ramekins greased liberally with olive oil.
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Add the vegetablesvegetables
Cut the vegetables as directed. Divide the vegetables and chickpeas evenly between the tart shells. Each crust should be about three-fourths of the way full. Sprinkle the fillings with salt, freshly ground black pepper and a touch of cayenne.
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Add the JUST EggEgg
Shake the bottle well and pour JUST Egg into each tart shell until it’s nearly full. You won’t use the full bottle.
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Cook the quichesquiches
Preheat the air fryer for two minutes. Arrange the quiches in the basket and air fry at 350°F for eight to 10 minutes. Each air fryer is different, so check at eight minutes. If a paring knife inserted into the middle comes out with some liquid JUST Egg on it, cook for another two minutes or until the liquid is completely set.
Note: For the crustless variation, bake for 12 to 15 minutes, first checking at 12 minutes.
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Cool and serveserve
Remove the quiches from the air fryer with an oven mitt and let cool for 10 minutes.
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