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For Me Blog: Spinach Quiche! Great Vegetarian Dish!!

Friday, December 07, 2012

I don't mean to over blog, but I was asked for this recipe, so I figured I'd type it out here so I don't lose it and can share!

Edit: AND I just found the broccoli that I was going to use in this in the fridge! I cannot believe I forgot. Anyway, next time I'm going to add a bit of broccoli and I'll probably pre-cook that in the pan too. Darn it!!!

I made this quiche the other day using a recipe I found on SP, but I changed it up a bit and I like what I did. Sorry about the measurements, but I use a food scale, so this is how I would reproduce it!!

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
280 grams raw onion, cubed (This is about two small onions)
170 grams fresh sliced mushrooms (6oz container)
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
170 grams frozen cut spinach (about 6 oz)
2 large or extra large eggs
3 egg substitute eggs (180 grams or about 3/4 cp)
60 grams flour (1/2 cup)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
pinch of cayenne pepper
1 and 1/3 cp 1% milk
56 grams feta cheese (2 oz) (I skimped on cheese for calorie savings - more would definitely be much tastier, but to a caloric detriment!)

Preheat oven to 400F.
Lightly coat small rectangular glass baking dish with oil or cooking spray (I think mine was 7" x 11"). I'm sure any shape around this size would work.
In a medium frying pan, cook diced onion, mushrooms, and garlic with olive oil over medium-high heat until tender. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.
Warm frozen spinach (just until it's room temperature) in the microwave. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, flour, baking powder, salt, and cayenne pepper. Whisk in milk, then stir in spinach and onion/mushroom mixture.
Pour quiche base into prepared pan. Top with feta cheese.
Bake for 30-45 minutes, or until center is set and the outside edge is golden brown.
Let set for 10 minutes, then slice and serve.

I give this recipe 8 out of 10 stars. It is definitely spinach LOADED, so if you don't like spinach, skip this one or reduce the amount in the quiche. I added more salt than listed in this recipe, because I just like salt!

I ate a piece for dinner and put the rest in the fridge. The next day, I heated up another piece, then threw the other two in freezer containers and placed in the freezer for a quick microwave dinner!!

Makes 4 large servings. Approximately 285 calories, 32 carbs, 9 fat, 22 protein, 4 fiber

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    Oh yeah, I found one like this on SP too. I think it was called "Crustless Spinach Quiche" or something. I still have it all the time ... LOVE IT.
    1865 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/15/2012 5:56:02 AM
  • ANNE1123
    Love spinach, love feta, love this recipe!! Thanks for the post!! emoticon
    1873 days ago
    Looks and sounds fantastic! emoticon

    And, by the way, so do you! emoticon

    1873 days ago
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