Monday, April 22, 2013

Make It Monday: Green and Clean Crustless Quiche



I desperately was craving quiche, but I was not craving the amount of regular cheese and cream that is in a quiche or the buttery crust (as good as it sounds). A quiche by definition is a pie-like dish with a crust that is filled with an custard made of egg, cream, cheese and some other savory ingredient. I started looking up other quiche recipes that are clean eating type ones and could not find one that allowed for much in the way of cheese or cream. In a regular version of a quiche, traditionally heavy cream, cheddar and Parmesan cheese is used. I opted to use low fat cottage cheese and a much smaller portion of cheddar in place of the up to 2 cups of cheese in a regular quiche and a combination of skim milk and fat free sour cream in place of a full cup of heavy cream. And I also increased the amount vegetables in the recipe.

Green and Clean Crustless Quiche
8 oz. low fat cottage cheese
2 oz. shredded cheddar
1/2 C fat free sour cream or Greek yogurt
1/2 C skim milk
2 whole eggs
2 eggs whites
1 C cooked spinach
1 C broccoli, steamed
3 green onions, chopped
1 lg. Roma tomato, chopped
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
sea salt, to taste

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a blender, blend cottage cheese, cheddar, sour cream and milk until smooth
  • Next add in eggs and seasonings and blend again
  • Spray a 9" pie plate with cooking spray 
  • Place all veggies in the bottom of the pie plate
  • Top with cheese mixture
  • Bake at 350 degrees for one hour

2 comments:

cassandra sudduth said...

This sounds good! I'm going to have to try it!

Birdie Bee said...

What a wonderful recipe. I love that this quiche is crustless. Thanks for sharing.