Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
Very easy to throw together! We used to travel around the country in a beat up old motorhome, and this was a good dinner for us, as it doesn't take much kitchen space or much cleanup. It's from Secrets of Fat-Free Cooking, but I hate nonfat cheddar cheese and use lowfat instead. The original recipe called for 1 1/2 teaspoons of mustard, but we thought that was totally overpowering, and cut it way back. This one certainly leaves room for some playing around-you could change the vegetable or add your favorite herbs or spices, but we eat it just the way it is. Hope you enjoy!
- 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and squeezed dry
- 1 cup low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 cup fat-free cottage cheese
- 1 cup egg white
- 1⁄4 cup onion, finely chopped
- 1⁄2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1⁄8 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 medium potatoes, scrubbed
- Combine all of the ingredients except for the potatoes in a large bowl, and stir to mix well. Set aside.
- Coat a 9 inch deep-dish pie pan with cooking spray.
- Slice the potatoes 1/4 inch thick, and arrange the slices over the bottom and sides of the pan to form a crust.
- Pour the broccoli mixture over the crust.
- Bake at 375 for about 45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a sharp knife inserted in the middle of the quiche comes out clean. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
I keep trying and can't get it as good as the first time... the second time I made it, I used 10oz of fresh raw broccoli. Big mistake. It ended up VERY starchy and way too much broccoli (10oz steamed includes a lot of water). Made it again today with steamed broccoli florets and it's still a lot starchier than the first time - I don't know if this is the difference between rabe and florets... it was also too wet. Next time I'll make the broccoli early so the water has a chance to seep out. This time I also skipped the crust... I put 1/4 cup of low fat cheese in the bottom and then spooned the mixture on top (if you pour it, all of the cheese goes to the edge). I was counting on the cheese to keep it from sticking - that didn't work - but I felt I could taste the cheese more than when I sprinkled it on top... maybe my imagination. Next time I'll use pam too... I didn't miss the crust - just wish it were a little less starchy overall.
We really enjoyed this quiche, and the fact that it is a low fat recipe was icing on the cake. I was searching for a low fat/low calorie meal that would be allowed on Weight Watchers, and had all these ingredients on hand...lucky day for us! I followed the suggestion of Kitchen Kozy and made the crust of a shredded potato (in my case I used a sweet potato), which I drizzled with one tsp. of olive oil, and prebaked at 375F until lightly browned while I assembled the filling ingredients.
BumblingB's is right, you can easily add different ingredients and veggies. I added some shredded rotisserie chicken and 1/2 cup more of the cheddar cheese and cottage cheese. I did use 2 potatoes for the crust. Next time I think I'll sprinkle some extra salt and pepper over the potatoes for a little extra flavor. My very picky fiance and 3 year old loved it!