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Healthy Recipe: Broccoli Mushroom Leek Quiche

Quiche is one of the easiest dishes to make. Made with eggs, it's a great source of protein and vitamins. You can also pack it with a variety of veggies making it a healthy dinner, hopefully with leftovers for lunch. Quiche is normally made with cream, which is high in saturated fat, so I've used skim milk instead. To make my life easier, instead of making my own pie shell, I used a Wholly Wholesome Frozen Pie Shell. You can find it in the freezer section in packs of two. Not only does it help make your quiche recipe a cinch, but it's also cholesterol free.

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Lowfat Broccoli Mushroom Leek Quiche

Lowfat Broccoli Mushroom Leek Quiche

Lowfat Broccoli Mushroom Leek Quiche

Ingredients

1 pie shell (store-bought or homemade)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 leek
8 mushrooms
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 broccoli crown
2 stems of fresh rosemary
3 eggs
1 1/4 cups skim milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Shredded Swiss, cheddar, and Monterrey Jack cheese (optional)

Directions

  1. If you're using a frozen pie shell, remove it from the freezer. I used one made by Wholly Wholesome. Preheat the oven to 350° F.

  2. Place a pan on medium heat and add the olive oil. While that's heating up, slice the leeks and add them to the pan.

  3. Slice the mushrooms and mix them in with the leeks. Add the garlic and stir often. Don't cover the pan because you want the water to evaporate. Allow to cook for five minutes.

  4. Cut up the broccoli crown in small pieces and add that to the pan. Cook for another five minutes, then add the fresh rosemary. Mix well and cook for one more minute and then remove from the heat.

  5. In a separate bowl, crack the three eggs and scramble them slightly. Add the milk, salt, and pepper and stir well.

  6. Pour the vegetable mixture into the pie shell.

  7. Place the pie shell on a foil covered cookie sheet. Then carefully pour in the egg mixture. If you want to, sprinkle some cheese on the top. Since this quiche contains no cream, it takes longer to cook, so bake for 40 minutes. You'll know it's ready when you poke a knife in the quiche and it comes out clean.

  8. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting. It tastes great out of the oven, but even better the next day, just warm it up in the microwave.

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supercharger5150 supercharger5150 7 years
I'm doing the low carb thing right now so I made this without crust. It's perfect for that diet. I also used cauliflower and grilled onions instead of leeks.
brilliance13 brilliance13 7 years
Just tried it and added a bit of Ham. It was great! though the egg yolks do add some cholesterol to the recipe--the healthy crust is a good idea. overall it was yummy!!
Wild-Magelet Wild-Magelet 7 years
This looks so good! :) I wish we had healthier pie crusts like that here; but if anyone would like to make a similar meal, but with a lighter crust, I recommend this recipe which uses wholemeal bread slice. Looks a bit weird, but tastes great.
Wild-Magelet Wild-Magelet 7 years
This looks so good! :) I wish we had healthier pie crusts like that here; but if anyone would like to make a similar meal, but with a lighter crust, I recommend <a href= "http://bakingbites.com/2008/08/spinach-and-feta-pie/#more-2306">this recipe which uses wholemeal bread slice</a>. Looks a bit weird, but tastes great.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i love that you've shared this recipe with us. it's really funny - i've always been a big fan of quiche yet i thought that it was hard to make. i don't know why to be honest. but now that you're sharing this and giving me an alternative to cream and all that - i think that i'm going to make it more often. i love to put spinach and brocolli in mine - but this mix sounds great as well.
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