Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Cozy Recipe ~ Mushroom Bacon Quiche

This was the very first quiche I ever made.  For some reason, I always thought they were hard to make. Wrong!  This is a super yummy, super filling recipe.  And the best part...?  It's only 6 Weight Watchers points!  6!  That's less than most of the lunches I eat!

Please ignore the *terrible* picture.  I know I've said it before, but I am NOT a photographer.  I was using my iphone to take a quick picture, and my camera lens has gotten scratched, so it came out blurry.  I tried to use the framing feature to hide it, but it didn't work.  I'll use my regular camera from now on.  Note to self, phones without cases should not be dropped (repeatedly).  Also, holding them in my lap while driving tends to lead to phones falling out when I stand up and forget it's there.  :(

Anyway, food talk....  When I originally found this recipe, it called for canned mushrooms and bottled bacon bits.  I love the smell of pretty much anything sautéing on the stove.  Mushrooms are no exception!  I tried the recipe straight from the book when I first made it, but then I made a few adaptations to make it more "me."  

Mushroom Bacon Quiche
serves 6

1 9-inch frozen pie crust
1/3 cup evaporated milk
3 eggs (using egg white equivalent)
1 cup shredded low-fat cheddar
6 slices turkey bacon (cooked and crumbled)
3.8 oz can sliced black olives
8-10 oz sliced baby bellas (chopped into small pieces)

Preheat the oven to 325.  Saute the chopped mushrooms in olive oil until thoroughly cooked (almost carmelized).  I used the microwave to cook the bacon and I did that at the same time.  When cool enough to handle, mix all ingredients (except for the pie crust) in a large bowl.  Stir until well-combined.  Pour into the pie crust and bake for 35 minutes.  

The beauty of this recipe is that ingredients could easily be swapped, added, or left out.  As is, this recipe completely fills the pie crust to the point that it almost looks like it will overflow.  Next time, I want to try adding spinach instead of the bacon... with maybe some feta???

Nutrition Facts
Healthy recipe fail.  I completely didn't think about writing out all the individual facts.  However, I did calculate it enough to determine the points plus value.  If you cut the quiche into six equal slices, then each slice is worth 6 points.  I served it with mixed fresh fruit and a baby spinach salad with fat-free French dressing, which made the whole meal only worth 7 points.  

If you try this recipe, I'd love to know what you think!

Happy eating!

1 comment:

  1. This sounds wonderful! Anything with bacon is always a winner in my book!


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