BLT Quiche: Bacon, Leek & Tomato

bacon, leek & tomato quiche

Yay, it’s one of my favorite days of the month, my Secret Recipe Club reveal day for February!

I’m honored to be a part of this diverse international group of food bloggers.  In case you forgot, everyone in the Secret Recipe Club gets “assigned” a blog from which we are supposed to pick a dish to cook.  But, it’s all done in secrecy.  It isn’t until the ultimate reveal day (today) that everyone showcases the dishes and discovers who’s been their secret foodie link.  This club has provided me valuable exposure to blogs I might not otherwise encounter.

My February assignment is Bobbis Kozy Kitchen.  Before I do anything else I visit the About Me section of the blog to learn about the person behind the recipes.  This is a truly inspirational blog written by Bobbi who transformed her life in the kitchen after undergoing Gastric Bypass Surgery to help lose 160 pounds and after being diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  From fast, processed foods to fresh herbs and bountiful veggies, Bobbi became obsessed with cooking and created the blog to showcase all of her recipe discoveries during her renaissance.

From Cod with Grilled Ratatouille Pasta to Cilantro Rice with Lime and Serano, there’s a plethora of recipes to tempt your palate.

I chose to cook Bobbi’s Tomato, Fennel and Bacon Quiche.  My kids loved our Caramelized Onion Quiche and our Chicken Asparagus Quiche and it’s the perfect meal selection for our lazy Sunday mornings or even our Breakfast for Dinner options on Wednesdays.

I was also intrigued because, believe it or not, I had never cooked with leeks.

So, off the store I went for some evaporated milk, some fresh leeks, and read-made pie dough (no way I was going to make a homemade dough) –the only ingredients I didn’t have on hand in my stocked pantry and fridge.

Like most quiche recipes, this one is super easy to make, and my son helped out in the process.  He cracked the eggs and help roll out the ready-made pie shell in the plate.

alex pie crust

He whisked the eggs and milk and helped me chop up the thick-cut bacon that he claimed is “much greasier than the turkey bacon we eat.”

I decided to cut down on the amount of cherry tomatoes since I’m the only tomato lover in the house. I also switched the cheese variety from swiss to cheddar.  And, make sure to thoroughly clean your leeks.  I couldn’t believe the amount of dirt found in between each leaf.

The quiche was a big hit with everyone in the family. The cherry tomatoes and the crisp bacon create beauttiful red hues against yellowish orange backdrop from the cheese and eggs.

The leeks rendered hints of delicate onion flavor without overpowering the dish.

This dish will be added to our breakfast and breakfast-for-dinner rotation and I’m going to use Bobbi’s cheat sheet for more ideas of veggie and meat variations to this dish.

Don’t forget to check out Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen for more flavorful recipes!


  1. I haven’t tried making quiche with evaporated milk before — sounds great!

  2. Very nice choice of recipe!

    I had to smilie about the comment on the leeks – the other day I roasted some, and was SHOCKED at the amount of dirt in between the layers too. Anyway, labor of love, leeks are so tasty… worth the extra trouble

    Have a great Reveal Day!

  3. What a GREAT choice and I DO love bacon and leeks together! GREAT SRC choice! Karen

  4. Your not alone, I’ve never cooked with leeks either! I love quiches though, so this one is on my try it list. What a great helper you have up there too, he looks like a natural in the kitchen. 🙂

  5. Oh thank you so much for the wonderful write up!! You are a sweetheart! I am really glad you enjoyed the quiche! I love that your son helped out. I miss having the kiddos around to cook with. Much foodie <3

  6. I have never had leeks, but I really want to try them. I love most every veggie I try 🙂
    And quiches are just too good 🙂
    Happy Reveal Day!

  7. Leeks are wonderful! This quiche looks delicious. Great SRC pick.

  8. Such a great choice for SRC! I just adore quiches…especially with leeks and bacon! YUM! 🙂

  9. I love quiche and this sounds really good!!!!

  10. I love quiche. This looks really good. Great SRC choice! 🙂

  11. What a fantastic looking quiche! Great choice for SRC. I’m so glad that I was assigned to your blog this month and had a chance to explore a bit!

  12. Yum, sounds like a great quiche!

  13. ooo this quiche sounds fantastic!

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