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Broccoli and Cheese Crustless Quiche

Enjoy this no-crust savory custard pie with a salad for lunch or dinner. For a variation, substitute 5 cups spinach for the broccoli. Serve with warm whole-grain bread.     



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2 tsp. olive oil
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½ cup thinly sliced onion
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1 clove garlic, minced
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5 cups broccoli florets
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1 ¼ cups 1% milk
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1 cup shredded reduced-fat Swiss cheese
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2 tsp. Dijon mustard
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4 large egg whites, lightly beaten
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2 large eggs, lightly beaten
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½ tsp. salt
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¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
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⅛ tsp. ground nutmeg
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1 Tbs. grated fresh Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray.
  2. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, and cook, stirring often, 1 1/2 minutes. Add broccoli, and cook, stirring often, 1 minute. Spread mixture in pie pan.
  3. Combine milk, cheese, mustard, egg whites, eggs, salt, pepper and nutmeg in large bowl. Pour over broccoli mixture; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. 
  4. Bake 40 minutes, or until top is golden and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.    

Nutrition Information: 

14 g
Total Fat: 
9 g
Saturated Fat: 
4 g
8 g
85 mg
370 mg
2 g
3 g
Serves 6

Comments on this Recipe

I chopped a few potatoes and an onion, sautéed them both together and used them as a "crust," before adding the broccoli (one cup chopped) on top. I also omitted the mustard b/c my hubs isn't a huge fan. Then I substituted a "Mexican," cheese blend instead of Swiss cheese and my whole crew was very pleased and all wanted seconds!

I just made this with a few minor changes, due to stock on hand. It is simply amazing! I had leeks, not onions. I also added sauteed mushrooms because, I would put them in every recipe if I could. I also used garlic salt instead of regular. Looking forward to lunches with it later in the week ;)

This tastes good, but for some reason it was very watery on the bottom. I made one spinach, and one with just cheese for the little ones. Both were watery though...