Budget Bytes is a website where the author has developed and tested recipes for under $10. Original link with step by step picture instructions is here = http://www.budgetbytes.com/2011/11/spinach-mushroom-feta-crustless-quiche/ I am opting to add in other items since the aim of the game is saving money.
- 8 ounces fresh mushrooms
- 1⁄2 teaspoon minced garlic
- nonstick cooking spray, as needed
- 1 (10 ounce) box frozen spinach or 1 (10 ounce) box kale or 1 (10 ounce) box silver beet, shredded
- 1⁄2 leek, sliced
- 1⁄2 capsicum, sliced
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 2 ounces feta cheese
- 1⁄4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1⁄2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- salt & pepper
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. If your frozen spinach is not already thawed, thaw it in the microwave. Empty the box into a colander and let it drain while you begin to prepare the rest.
- Quickly rinse the mushrooms and slice them thinly. Place the sliced mushrooms in a skillet coated with non-stick spray, add the minced garlic, and sprinkle a little salt and pepper. Turn the heat on to medium-high and saute the mushrooms until they release all of their moisture and no more water remains on the bottom of the skillet (5-7 minutes). Add the leek and stir until coloured.
- Spray a pie dish with non-stick spray. Squeeze the rest of the water out of the spinach and spread it (or the kale or the silverbeet) out on the bottom of the pie dish. Next add the cooked mushrooms & leek, capsicum and crumbled feta.
- In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs until fairly smooth. Add the milk, parmesan, and another small sprinkle of pepper. Whisk to combine. (This step can be completed while the mushrooms are cooking) Pour this mixture into the pie dish over the greens, mushrooms, capsicum, leek, and feta.
- Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over top. Place the pie dish on a baking sheet for easy transfer into the oven. Place the quiche into the preheated oven and bake until it is golden brown on top and the center is solid. Every oven is different but this should take between 45 minutes and an hour. Slice and serve!