Talking about breakfast quiche recipe, did you know that early quiche recipes called for bacon and cream, and then gradually cheese was added?
After that, sautéed onion was included and the dish was called “Alsacienne”, a style of cooking of Alsace a province in northeastern France.
This healthy satisfying quiche recipe makes a hefty brunch dish as well as a great breakfast dish.
The recipe is low in fat and calories and can be enjoyed warm or lukewarm and for lunch as well.
You can use this dish for a party as a hors doeuvre baked in tiny tarts that are not larger than the lining of muffin tins. Of course you can make these tarts without a crust
We are sure that you, your family and your friends will rave over this delicious, healthy, satisfying, low fat, low calorie quiche recipe.
You’ll want to make it one of the dishes you make over and over again. Enjoy and Happy Cooking!
Total Time: 60 minutes
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Set Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
4 large eggs
2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
1½ cups reduced fat shredded swiss cheese
1½ cups 2% fat free organic milk
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 stalks of green onion or scallion finely chopped
1 garlic clove finely minced
1 (9 inch) pastry shell or pie crust
1. Preheat your oven to 350° F
2. Beat the eggs in a large glass bowl and add the fat free organic milk, sea salt, black pepper and crushed red pepper.
3. Stir in the minced garlic and chopped green onion or scallion stalks.
4. Layer the pastry shell with 1 cup of the baby spinach leaves.
5. Next, spread 1 cup of the reduced fat shredded swiss cheese on top of the spinach leaves.
6. Layer the last cup of baby spinach leaves on top of the swiss cheese.
7. Pour the egg milk mixture over the spinach and cheese layers.
8. Sprinkle the remaining ½ cup of swiss cheese on the top.
9. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes or until done. When a toothpick or knife inserted in the center of the quiche comes out clean, it is done.
10. Let the quiche rest for 5 minutes before cutting or serving.
Tips: You can substitute swiss cheese with low-fat cheddar, muenster or any other low-fat cheese.
You can use a variety of vegetables like asparagus, swiss chard or broccoli as a healthy substitute.
For even less calories and fat, make this dish crust-less.