Quiche

This French savory egg dish is often very rich and fancy, however we keep our version on the lighter and simpler side. Baked in a pie crust and filled with classic vegetables, cheeses, and spices, quiche is the perfect crowd-pleasing recipe for dinner, lunch, brunch, and more!

STEP ONE – Preparations

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Get out a food processor and 9-inch glass pie pan.
  3. Get out 2 small mixing bowls and a medium mixing bowl.

STEP TWO – Make the Crust

Ingredients:

5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
2-3 tablespoons cold water

Instructions:

  1. Cut the butter into small pieces and pulse in the food processor with the flour and salt until the texture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until the ingredients form a ball of dough.
  3. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and use a floured rolling pan to roll to a diameter a little larger than the 9-inch glass pie pan.
  4. Press the dough into the pan and crimp the overhang around the edges.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes.

STEP THREE – Make the Filling

Ingredients:

2 cups chopped fresh spinach
1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese
3 large eggs plus 1 egg white
½ cup milk
½ cup half-and-half
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 teaspoon ground pepper
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon paprika
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese

Instructions:

  1. Separate the spinach and cheese into the 2 small mixing bowls and set aside.
  2. In the medium mixing bowl, beat the eggs and egg white with a whisk.
  3. Add the milk, half-and-half, salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne, paprika, and parmesan cheese and whisk to incorporate.

STEP FOUR – Bake the Quiche

  1. Spread half the cheese blend over the crust and top with the spinach.
  2. Add the remaining cheese blend and top with the egg mixture.
  3. Bake for 30-40 minutes until the crust is lightly browned and the filling is set but still has a little jiggle to it.
  4. Let the quiche cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.

Recommended Serving Size: ⅙ of quiche

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat, 1 protein

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