Crustless Spinach Quiche

March 22nd, 2013 | Posted by Alison Spath in Dinner Time

Taco salad for breakfast yesterday, eggs for dinner today.

Crustless Spinach Quiche

Dinner for breakfast, breakfast for dinner.  Someone must have set the clocks ahead 12 hours.

Tonight was a crustless quiche with spinach, mushrooms, red pepper and onions.  Crustless quiche means no grains or refined carbohydrates, it saves you on calories too.  I was pretty strict with my grain intake for a while after reading Deep Nutrition at the end of last year (i.e., eating very little grain) but I am eating more grains from time to time now.

All of this has very little to do with why this quiche was crustless tonight – a grain free meal was nice, but it was not my primary motivation for skipping the crust.  Crustless quiche is just plain old easier.

(Crustless quiche is basically just an omelet in a pie pan.)

Crust or no crust, I’m still calling this quiche.  Quiche is defined as eggs and cream.  This is eggs and cream!

(Well, eggs and half and half and whole milk.  Close enough.)

Crustless Spinach (and Mushroom and Red Pepper and Onion) Quiche

serves 4 – 6

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2 Tbsp butter
1/3 c diced red pepper
1/3 c diced onion
3 – 4 mushrooms, chopped
2 handfuls fresh baby spinach

5 eggs
2 oz shredded asiago cheese
1/2 c half and half
1/2 c whole milk
salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste

Preheat oven to 350. Saute vegetables in butter until soft, adding spinach last.

In a separate bowl, beat eggs, stir in milk, half and half and spices.

Egg and Cream for Quiche

Grease a 9 inch glass pie pan with butter (or olive oil). Transfer cooked vegetables to pan and spread evenly.

Sauteed Vegetables for Quiche

Top veggies with shredded cheese,

Cheese, Eggs and Sauteed Vegetables Sauteed Vegetables and Asiago Cheese

and slowly pour in egg and cream mixture.  Carefully move unbaked quiche to the middle of the center rack of oven.

Unbaked Quiche

and then start picking up the mess any busy babies might have made while you were making dinner.

The Cost of Making Dinner

Bake for 30- 35 minutes or until eggs are set in center. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Crustless Spinach Quiche

Dinner is served!

Quiche and Salad

Crustless vegetable quiche and a simple tossed salad, Leafy Green Win!  Asiago cheese is also A Salad Win, for the record.

Crustless Spinach Quiche

Set the clocks ahead 12 hours, we’ll probably be having breakfast for dinner for breakfast tomorrow.

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