Friday, March 11, 2011

Crustless Smoked Turkey and Spinach Quiche

This quiche is great because you can make it as healthy or unhealthy as you desire.  Sometimes, I use black forest deli ham. Sometimes, I use turkey meat or turkey sausage. Sometimes, I use both. Because it doesn't have a pie crust, I feel that it is a little healthier. And as I said, you can change this for any cheese or meat that you have.  You could even add other vegetables.  It is a great recipe to have in your file.

Printable Recipe:
Cooking spray
3/4 (4 oz) cubed smoked turkey ham
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup (3 oz.) shredded Swiss cheese, divided
1 cup baby spinach leaves
1 cup cottage cheese
1/2 cup evaporated fat-free miklk
1/4 cup (1 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
2 large eggs
2 large egg whites
(I usually just use 3 eggs)
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray.Since my pan is non-stick, I don't use cooking spray. I just add 1 T. extra virgin olive oil. Add ham, onion, and pepper to pan; saute' 4 minutes. Sprinkle 1/3 cup shredded Swiss cheese in a 9" pie pan coated with cooking spray. Top with ham mixture. Combine remaining 1/2 cup swiss cheese, spinach, and next 5 ingredients through egg whites in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and baking powder in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add flour mixture to egg mixture, stirring with a whisk until blended. Pour egg mixture over ham mixture. Bake 350 degrees for 45 minutes until knife inserted in the center of quiche comes out clean.

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