Wednesday, June 4, 2008

broccoli cheddar quiche...

6 oz pie crust, 9-inch, refrigerated
1 Tbsp dried onion or 1/2 onion; finely chopped

1 1/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 large eggs
2 large egg whites
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt, or more to taste
1/4 tsp black pepper, or more to taste
10 oz frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and well-drained
1 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Press pie crust into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie pan; refrigerate until ready to use.
Place onion to a large bowl and add ricotta cheese, cheddar cheese, egg, egg whites, mustard, oregano, salt and pepper; mix well and fold in broccoli. Spoon mixture into prepared crust and level surface with a wooden spoon; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake until a knife inserted near center comes out clean, about 35 to 40 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing into 8 pieces.

Looking for something really delicious for dinner?? (or breakfast, or a light lunch) This wasn't even cooking, it was assembling. If your family doesn't like broccoli, make them something else & enjoy this for yourself (it makes fabulous leftovers). If you don't like broccoli (shame on you) substitute for frozen (well drained) spinach, or any combination of veggies. If you are not a fan of Dijon mustard you can cetainly leave it out, it just adds a little zip to the finished product.And guess what? Even with the pie crust, if you limit yourself to one is low cal & low fat. YAY!!


Sarah said...

That looks like a great summer meal. I will have to try it soon!

David & Taryn said...

I hope you don't mind me looking at your blog since you don't know me. I just found your blog through a friend of mine (Nicole Kemp) and love checking out your recipes! I can't wait to try some of them.

Annemarie said...

Taryn, I don't mind at all! The more the merrier. I'm glad you like it!

diane said...

I love quiche! Esspecially when my sister makes it. Maybe I'll give it a try.

Annie Miller said...

You're killing me here. I will definately like this one too much. MMMMMmm.

carin davis said...

one serving....? how could you!?!?
i am making this too!!!!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!

Barbara said...

I am soooo proud of you. You are an awsome cook. Love ya.