Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Crustless 3 Cheese Quiche


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I've been on a breakfast kick lately!  I'm completely obsessed with quick-and-easy/grab-and-go type breakfasts during the week.  But I've got to have something that will fill me up.  As I've mentioned before, I'm more of a savory breakfast eater than sweets.  My absolute favorite is eggs for breakfast and this recipe was a quick one I threw together to make those busy work mornings easier!

It's crustless, so I'm definitely saving on calories there, and it's filled with great veggies and yummy cheese.  Not to mention, lots of protein to keep you filled up until lunch!  Use your favorite veggies to make it your own; the skies the limit!

Ingredients:
5 large eggs
2 T fat free half & half
1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
1/4 cup feta cheese
1/2 cup reduced fat cheese (cheddar, colby jack, pepper jack, Swiss - whatever you like!)
1 package fresh baby spinach
1 small vidalia onion, chopped
1/2 cup bell pepper (red, yellow, green...or all!)
1tsp garlic powder
salt & pepper to taste
dried red pepper flakes if you like a little heat

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium saute pan sprayed with nonstick spray, caramelize your onions.  This will take about 10-12 minutes; you don't want them to burn, just slowly brown them over med/low heat.


When they are about done, add the entire bag of spinach and sprinkle with garlic powder.  Let wilt down and mix with the onions.  Remove from heat and let cool for about 5 minutes.





Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix the eggs and half & half together.  Add the cottage cheese, feta and shredded cheese and stir.




In a pie pan sprayed with non-stick spray, lay the spinach and onion mix covering the bottom of the pan.  Add the bell pepper next (seriously, look at my bell pepper rainbow - pretty right???!)





Now pour the egg/cheese mixture over the veggies and finally, sprinkle with salt & peppers if you adding.



Bake for approximately 30 minutes until the center is set.

Cool for approximately 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.

If you are freezing them or throwing them in the fridge, let cool completely then wrap individually in plastic wrap and then put them in a zipper bag.  Remove one when you are ready to eat, warm it up and enjoy!

Shhhhh...don't tell but I add a 4th kind of cheese when I eat this:  spread a Laughing Cow cheese wedge on top and it'll send it over the edge!

Nutrition:
Makes 4 single servings - yup, 1/4 of the pie is 1 serving!
Calories 229 / Carbs 12g / Fat 11g / Protein 18g / Fiber 2g / Sodium 442mg


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