I gave this recipe to my mother as she and my dad are on the Atkin's diet and I figured that they could make these quiches crustless for something that would be quick and easy to snack on. I haven't tried any but my mother says they're really good- a little salty because of the bacon, so perhaps we should have added a little less- but a great food for busy people on Atkin's!
Thomas, from one quiche eating/making real man to another-----great recipe!
This recipe made an excellent quiche! I substituted the frozen spinach for a handful of fresh (then sauteed) spinach and a sliced zucchini, and it was delicious.
This recipe, while it uses a few lighter ingredients, is not low-cal at ALL! I'm not even sure if the nutritional info factors in the high fat/high carb crusts. I'm sure the recipe turns out delicious, but dieters, beware...
I was attracted to this recipe because of it's modified low-fat items. Not being a big fan of Swiss cheese, I substitued Low moister Part skim mozzarella cheese and saved some to sprinkle over the top prior to baking. And since I like things spicy, I also added chopped tomatoes, onions and green chilies! I found it easier to just buy forzen pie shells but may have contributed to more calories than posted. I found it helpful to put some foil around the pie crust to avoid it burnt edges. Thanks for the low-cal version. I will be able to enjoy it without the guilt!
You can also mix ingredients for variety. bacon only (this is realy quiche lorraine) spinach only bacon and spinach. you can use low fat buttermilk and also fat free half and half.