This is a great quiche recipe - high in protein, which we need every day, especially as vegetarians. It is quick and relatively easy to make. All good cooks can adapt this recipe to their own requirements and availability of certain ingredients - but it tastes the best using the ones I have suggested here. If the ingredients are organic, they will be that much better.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add cauliflower; cover and steam until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Cool to room temperature.

  • Blend cauliflower, mushrooms, and green onions in a blender under chopped, yet still chunky.

  • Separate egg yolks and egg whites into 2 separate bowls. Beat egg whites in a bowl using an electric mixer until medium peaks form.

  • Combine half-and-half, butter, and flour together in a saucepan over low heat; cook and stir until white sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes. Cool slightly.

  • Stir white sauce, Parmesan cheese, cauliflower mixture, egg yolks, turmeric, salt, pepper, and curry powder together in a bowl; gently fold in egg whites using a spatula or wide knife. Pour egg mixture into a glass baking dish. Sprinkle paprika over egg mixture.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and set in the middle, 30 to 35 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Any variety of cheese can be substituted for the Parmesan cheese.

Tips

Cayenne pepper can be substituted for paprika.

Nutrition Facts

213.7 calories; 11.5 g protein; 10.5 g carbohydrates; 186 mg cholesterol; 234.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2015
We really enjoyed this. The way the recipe is written makes it seem more complicated than it needs to be. Here is what I did to stream line this and eliminate the blender and a couple of bowls. Put the cauliflower on to steam. While the cauliflower was steaming melt the 2 Tablespoons butter in a skillet add the finely chopped mushrooms (next time I would add some finely chopped onion too) Add the flour and cook for a few minutes add the half & half (I use low fat milk instead) stir to create a thick sauce. Mine was about the consistency of Condensed Cream of Mushroom soup. Separate the eggs putting the yolks into a large bowl and the whites into the mixer bowl. Add the green onions Parmesan cheese & seasoning to the yolks and stir well. Add the steamed and slightly cooled cauliflower and using a fork mash and stir until well mixed and the cauliflower is slightly mashed. Add the mushroom / white sauce & stir well. Beat the egg whites and fold in. This fit nicely into a 9" deep dish pie pan. Grease the pie pan well or this will stick! It baked perfectly in 35 minutes. I omitted the curry powder and next time I would definitely add it. Thanks for a healthy low carb breakfast. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/10/2015
I followed it to the T well except I had to leave it in for much longer than the suggested time since the middle wouldn't set. It was so bland there was a lot of liquid at the bottom of the pan and I can't even think of what to compare the texture to. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2015
We really enjoyed this. The way the recipe is written makes it seem more complicated than it needs to be. Here is what I did to stream line this and eliminate the blender and a couple of bowls. Put the cauliflower on to steam. While the cauliflower was steaming melt the 2 Tablespoons butter in a skillet add the finely chopped mushrooms (next time I would add some finely chopped onion too) Add the flour and cook for a few minutes add the half & half (I use low fat milk instead) stir to create a thick sauce. Mine was about the consistency of Condensed Cream of Mushroom soup. Separate the eggs putting the yolks into a large bowl and the whites into the mixer bowl. Add the green onions Parmesan cheese & seasoning to the yolks and stir well. Add the steamed and slightly cooled cauliflower and using a fork mash and stir until well mixed and the cauliflower is slightly mashed. Add the mushroom / white sauce & stir well. Beat the egg whites and fold in. This fit nicely into a 9" deep dish pie pan. Grease the pie pan well or this will stick! It baked perfectly in 35 minutes. I omitted the curry powder and next time I would definitely add it. Thanks for a healthy low carb breakfast. Read More
(13)
Rating: 1 stars
03/10/2015
I followed it to the T well except I had to leave it in for much longer than the suggested time since the middle wouldn't set. It was so bland there was a lot of liquid at the bottom of the pan and I can't even think of what to compare the texture to. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2016
Followed Baking Nana's suggestions and adjusted recipe to call for 1/2 the cauliflower head 3 eggs and added grated cheese before baking to the top. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2018
This recipe turned out great! I did use Soymilk which didn t make a taste difference for my family and the sauce was plenty thick enough. I put it in a deep 10 pie plate and used a homemade crust and it took about twice as long to cook. But overall I will make this again when I have cauliflower that needs used in the fridge! It was easy to make and all 4 of my kids and the hubby approved! Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2017
This was awesome i made it and it turned out really well. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2019
I used red peppers in addition to the cauliflower and onion. Mild flavors go well together. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/29/2016
It was bland except for a little bit of the curry taste and the texture was much too mushy. This was the first time I'd peaked the egg whites for a quiche and maybe that's why it was less Also filled a 9x13 dish...lots of wasted ingredients. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2016
One of my first quiche dishes. As a kid my mom used to always make them with onions & peppers which totally turned me off so I never thought to make one. A hit with my husband and also my son who does not like cauliflower. I hand-cut all the veges and steamed them. I think that was the cause of the extra water which I ended up draining by tipping the pan slightly 1/2 through baking. I also did not whip the eggs--just mixed them in the cream sauce (made with whole milk) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2018
I made it and my family loved it and I was asked to do it again. Absolutely delicious. Read More