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Posted on: January 16, 2019 at 8:34 pm
Last updated: March 6, 2019 at 10:37 am

Quiche is a classic dish that originated in Europe during the Middle Ages. Although it is considered French, it actually was first made in Germany. The word ‘quiche’ actually comes from the German word ‘kuchen’, which means cake.

History of Quiche

Europeans began cooking it regularly after WW2, and it rose to popularity in the United States in the 1950’s. It can be served either hot or cold. Although commonly eaten as a breakfast food, you can enjoy quiche any time of day.

National Quiche Lorraine day is May 20. Maybe consider making this recipe in celebration. Whether you’re a beginning cook or a seasoned pro, this homemade quiche recipe will definitely get you nods of approval at the kitchen table. You probably already have the ingredients in your refrigerator, as it is a classic recipe that is simple and quick to throw together. Feel free to modify it to suit your tastes or supplies

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This Crustless Vegetable Quiche will be a hit at any party or get together. It takes about 25 minutes of prep time, 40 minutes of baking and can serve up to 8 people. You might want to make two, it will be that delicious!

How to Make

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ⅔ cup fully cooked naturally cured ham, finely chopped
  • 1 ¼ cup freshly steamed spinach
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3 cups shredded Monterey Jack or Muenster cheese
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

How to Prepare

Preheat oven to 350°. Start by sautéing the onion and mushrooms in the oil until they are tender. Next, add the ham and spinach. Cook the mixture and stir until the moisture is evaporated. Let this cook slightly. Crack the eggs and beat them, then add the cheese and mix it well. Stir in the vegetable mixture, add the pepper and blend it well. Take this and spread evenly into a quiche dish or greased 9 in pie plate. Bake it for 40-45 minutes. Check to see if it is finished by sticking a knife in it, and see if it comes out clean. Let cool and then enjoy

Tips to Cook the Quiche

To make sure that it is properly cooked, check on the quiche early. Because each oven heats differently,  cooking times can vary.

For cheese that melts better, finely grate it or shred it yourself.

Quiche can have plenty of health benefits. The high protein content makes it satisfying and filling. Each egg adds about 6.5 grams of protein, and the ham adds protein as well. The eggs are also mineral-rich, including iron, zinc, and calcium.

If you’re eating a low carb or gluten-free diet, this crustless variation makes it ideal for those dietary requirements.

It is also rich in iron and vitamin B 12. The vegetables add fiber as well. Save the extra, if it is any, for an easy snack or breakfast.

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Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 251 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 164mg cholesterol, 480mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 18g protein.

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“A History of Quiche.” A History of Eclairs | Puckles, www.puckles.com.au/pages/a-history-of-quiche.

Calverley, Melinda. “Crustless Spinach Quiche.” Taste of Home, Taste of Home, 1 Jan. 2018, www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/crustless-spinach-quiche/

Tremblay, Sylvie. “How Healthy Is Quiche.” Healthy Eating | SF Gate, 6 Dec. 2018, healthyeating.sfgate.com/healthy-quiche-2155.html.

 

 

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Megan O’Neill
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Megan is a lifelong writer and is currently studying nutrition. Megan studies yoga and wants everyone to be living their best lives.

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