Crustless Spinach Quiche

Serve with sliced tomatoes

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 cup thinly sliced onions
1 cup thinly sliced mushrooms
6 cups fresh spinach or one 10-ounce package frozen spinach, well drained
2 large eggs plus 4 egg whites
1 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
½ teaspoon each: dried dill weed, oregano, thyme, and black pepper
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon shredded parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Lightly spray a large skillet with canola oil and sauté onions with mushrooms until translucent. Set aside.
  3. Wash, dry, and coarsely chop spinach. Add 1 tablespoon water and spinach to skillet, sauté until just wilted (about 2-3 minutes). Press any liquid out of spinach using strainer. Set aside.
  4. Beat eggs and whites until frothy. Gently mix in ricotta, herbs, and spices. Fold in wilted spinach, onions, and mushrooms. Stir until everything is well coated with egg mixture. 
  5. Lightly spray canola oil into an 8" x 8" ovenproof dish or deep pie pan, pour in mixture, sprinkle parmesan cheese on top and bake until browned and quiche is set in center (25-35 minutes).
  6. Let quiche cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Information

Per serving: 180 calories, 17 gm protein, 11 gm carbohydrate, 8 gm fat, 4 gm sat fat, 3 gm mono fat, 126 mg cholesterol, 2 gm fiber, 224 mg sodium