Crustless Quiche

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My family is not big on traditional St. Patrick’s Day fare, but we thought it would be fun to have something green to be festive. We love breakfast for dinner and often do a vegetarian quiche for Meatless Monday. Since St. Patrick’s Day is on a Tuesday this year, the girls requested one of their favorite flavor combinations: spinach, sausage and cheese. This recipe is easily adaptable to any flavor combination that you enjoy. Think of your favorite omelette and go from there! My preference is all veggies, which significantly cuts calories and fat in this dish. Not having a crust keeps calories low, as well, but we mainly leave out the crust for convenience. This also leaves room for some yummy carbs on the side!

Crustless Quiche
 
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Recipe type: Spinach, Sausage and Cheese
Serves: 8 slices
Ingredients
  • ½ pound pork sausage, removed from casing
  • 10 large eggs
  • 1 large shallot, sliced
  • 3 cups of baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 T grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup of milk
  • ¼ cup mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ tsp mustard powder (optional)
  • salt and pepper to your preference
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cook sausage in a medium-sized frying pan set to medium-high heat. Stir sausage frequently to ensure even cooking. When cooked through, drain any remaining oil away from sausage, and remove sausage to a medium bowl.
  3. Wipe out pan, if needed, and use the same pan to saute veggies. Add olive oil to pan and turn medium heat. Add sliced shallots and saute for 1-2 minutes. Next add spinach and cook for 2-3 minutes more, until wilted and reduced in size. Let veggies cool in pan, then transfer to bowl with sausage.
  4. Meanwhile, crack all eggs into a medium bowl and use a whisk to lightly scramble. Add milk, salt, pepper, and mustard powder, if using.
  5. Spray a pie pan with non-stick spray and add the sausage and veggies. Sprinkle with cheeses, then slowly add the egg/milk mixture.
  6. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 45 minutes, or until nicely browned and no longer fluid in the center.
Notes
Substituting 2 cups of mushrooms for the pork sausage will reduce the calories to 151 per slice, with only 9.5 grams of fat. Just saute the mushrooms in a little olive oil until they release their moisture, or you will end up with a soggy quiche.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Slice Calories: 233 Fat: 16.9 grams Saturated fat: 5.6 grams Carbohydrates: 3.6 grams Sugar: 0 Sodium: 342 mg Protein: 15.7 Cholesterol: 284