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Quiche done!Healthy Version of Quiche - Quiche Lorraine, Mushroom and/or Broccoli Quiche

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Quiche tastes great... but with heavy cream, egg yolks and bacon, it can be a fat, calorie and cholesterol bomb. Here's how to make quiche that is actually a healthy dish, which would be approved by your doc, dietician or cardiologist.  And surprise: it tastes as good as the original!

And it a time of ever-increasing food prices, this quiche is a great value, see the cost summary at the bottom of the page.

Prep time: 20 to 30 minutes

Cook time: 4 0- 45 minutes

Total time: about 1 hour, 20 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 1 pint container of Egg Beaters, egg or whites (about 12 eggs)
  • 3/4 cup fat free half and half
  • 1 tablespoons butter or olive oil (to sauté the onions and mushrooms)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/2 lb mushrooms, stemmed, thinly sliced
  • 8 pieces of cooked bacon (it's optional... it's the one unhealthy ingredient,; you could use ham, or cooked crab)
  •  1/2 pound - about a half crown of broccoli, chopped, instead!)swiss or jarlsberg cheese
  • 1/4 grated Gruyere, Swiss or Jarlsberg cheese - Costco has low-fat versions!
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 medium sweet onion, diced (1/8 to 1/4 sized pieces)
  • 1 pie crust (9 inch),

Equipment

  • Large (9 or 10 inch) pie dish
  • Cutting board, knife
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups

Directions

 

Step 1 - Preheat the oven

 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  

Step 2 - Sautee the onions and mushroomsAdd the brocollionions and mushrooms

 

Sautee the onions and slice mushrooms with the butter or oil until lightly golden.

 

Add any diced broccoli for the last minute.

  

Step 3 - Grease the pie plate, add the crust.Pie crust

 

Grease the pie plate and put the dough in the pie plate.

 

You can make a pie crust, or if you are in a hurry, use a ready made crust.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Step 4 - Add the dry ingredients to the pie crust

Spread the crumbled, cooked bacon over the crust.

 

Next add the sautéed onions, mushrooms and/or broccoli.

 

Finally, put the Swiss cheese on top.

 

 

 

 

  

Step 5 - Whisk the eggs, half and half and remaining spices

Whisk together Egg Beaters, 

half and half salt (if desired),

pepper, and nutmeg.

 

 

 

 

 

  

Step 6 - Pour the egg mixture into the pie crust

Pour egg mixture into crust.

As a garnish, sprinkle any remaining cheese on top.

  Quiche in the oven

Step 7 - Bake

Bake at 350 F for 40 - 45 minutes or until lightly browned

nd a clean knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.

 

Step 8 - Cool a bit and enjoy!

 

That's all there is to it.  Let cool for about 10 minutes, it is VERY hot!


Quiche slice

 

 

Cost Summary

Prices from November 2022

 

  • Pie crust $2
  • Egg whites - Costco - $2
  • Mushrooms $2
  • Bacon, 3 slices, cooked - $1.50
  • Swiss cheese, 1/2 lbs - $2.50
  • Half and half, 3/4 cup $1.00
  • Other ingredients, $2.00

 

Total, $13 or $2.17 per serving