Have you ever had one of Bisquick's Impossible Pies? If not, than I am happy to introduce you to them! And if you don't eat gluten, there are GF baking mixes out there you can substitute for the Bisquick, store brand or homemade baking mix of your choice. I know what your thinking - what is an "impossible" pie?! It's crustless. You are making a "pie", or more accurately a quiche, without a bottom crust. You put your pie "filling" into your dish and then pour over it a mixture of beaten egg, milk and Bisquick. It's the addition of the Bisquick that allows your pie to stay together.
And the filling options for these pies are as endless as your imagination! Bacon & Swiss; ham & cheddar; turkey and broccoli; spinach and parmesan; chicken club; taco; Italian chicken (not the one with the peas, the other one) are just some of the ones I've made and love, but there are many, many more. They were called Impossible Pies when I was growing up, but if you go to Betty Crocker's website (the maker of Bisquick), they are now called Impossibly Easy Pies. In the recipe search just type in "impossibly" or "impossible" and all the options that Betty has come up with will appear. And when you have leftovers in your fridge to use up, or you're just trying to use up the rest of your groceries before your next shopping trip, toss together flavors you like and make your own Impossible Pie!
So, let me tell you what I found in my fridge tonight:
- leftover bacon from last night's breakfast dinner of bacon and French toast
- leftover romaine, black beans, grape tomatoes and corn from the Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad I served at our America's Funniest Videos party Sunday night (our video aired on the show!)
- 1/4 of a sweet onion
Here's what I did:
|On top of the bacon, I shredded a layer of Swiss cheese and then tossed in the 1/4 of an onion. The onion I diced and sautéed in the drippings released into the pan when I cooked the bacon.|
|This is what it looks like when it's done. Notice the different dish? Yeaaaah...when I picked up my springform pan to put it in the oven, I discovered the hard way that I'd not sealed it properly and it was leaking. Had to switch dishes.|
It was deelish! Lessons learned: when using Costco's Thick-Cut Applewood Smoked Bacon, I only need to cover half the bottom of the pan with it, it's that flavorful. If you decide to make an Impossible Pie, I'd love to hear what you use as your filling!