Quiche Lorraine with Extra Vegetables
- Servings Per Recipe: 16
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 180.3
- Total Fat: 8.8 g
- Cholesterol: 18.1 mg
- Sodium: 333.3 mg
- Total Carbs: 15.6 g
- Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
- Protein: 9.4 g
IntroductionThis recipe has been made healthier by using fat-free half and half and Eggbeaters. It could be even better for you if 2% cheese was used, along with Canadian bacon. Another way to lighten it up would be to play around with other pie shells--make your own lower-fat or lower-carb crust, or leave off the crust entirely. This recipe has been made healthier by using fat-free half and half and Eggbeaters. It could be even better for you if 2% cheese was used, along with Canadian bacon. Another way to lighten it up would be to play around with other pie shells--make your own lower-fat or lower-carb crust, or leave off the crust entirely.
2.5 cups non-fat half & half
2.5 cups Eggbeaters Original (could use Southwest)
2 9" deep dish frozen pie shells, ready-to-bake
1 12 oz. package center cut bacon, 15-16 slices
1 cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese (could use Swiss or a combination of cheeses)
1 large sweet red pepper, raw, coarsely chopped
1/2 large white or yellow onion, raw, diced
1/ cup raw mushrooms, diced
Nutmeg or Cayenne pepper (about 1 teaspoon)
Salt (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)
Quiche can be served hot, warm, or cold. For breakfast or brunch, serve with fresh fruit. For lunch or dinner, serve with a simple green salad.
Quiche can be frozen. To reheat, thaw completely and then heat in a 200 degree oven, checking for desired temperature at the 30-minute mark. Lengthen heating time as desired.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Prick bottom of each shell in an all-over pattern with fork.
Cover each shell with two layers of aluminum foil, making sure that foil curls over and around edges.
Bake 10 minutes in 400 degree oven.
Meanwhile, cook 12 oz. package of bacon in microwave in approximately three batches:
Lay 5-6 strips of bacon on two layers of paper towel on microwaveable plate.
Place two layers of paper towel over bacon.
Microwave for approximately 5 minutes, checking for doneness and adjusting time upward if necessary.
Cool bacon and crumble or cut into small pieces.
Cut up all vegetables.
In large bowl, combine vegetables with bacon and cheese.
In second large bowl, combine half & half with Eggbeaters, whisking briskly for a short time.
Add seasonings if desired.
Divide vegetable-cheese-bacon mixture in half and distribute evenly in each pie shell.
Pour half the egg mixture over each pie shell.
Place quiches on cookie sheet.
Cover crust on each quiche with aluminum foil or use pie shields if you are lucky enough to have them.
Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 1 hour.
Check for doneness by inserting a knife into the middle of each quiche (should come out clean).
Allow quiches to "sit" for at least 10 minutes before cutting into them.
Serving Size: Each quiche makes 8 wedges.