A great quiche that doesn't go straight to your hips or take you off your diet.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr 5 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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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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  • Pierce squash several times with a fork, and place in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave on high for 10 minutes, turn over, and continue cooking 10 minutes more. Squash flesh should be very tender inside. Set aside to cool.

  • Cut squash in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Shred 1/2 cup of squash and place in a mixing bowl. Stir in egg, egg whites, evaporated milk, mozzarella cheese, and spinach until well combined. Spray a 9 inch pie place or quiche dish with cooking spray. Spread bread crumbs in the bottom and around the sides to coat. Pour egg mixture into prepared dish.

  • Bake quiche in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

145 calories; protein 13g 26% DV; carbohydrates 12.9g 4% DV; fat 4.5g 7% DV; cholesterol 37.5mg 13% DV; sodium 279.1mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2007
It could be bland but I gave this recipe more kick by adding sauteed mushrooms scallions and red onion to the mix with crushed garlic. I also replaced the cup of mozzerella cheese with a cup of jack and half a cup of parmesean. I took out the bread crumbs for a real low carb recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/11/2006
This tasted like nothing. That's what my husband said anyway. It's very nutritious but it was really bland. I even added quite a bit of salt. Read More
(10)
68 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2007
It could be bland but I gave this recipe more kick by adding sauteed mushrooms scallions and red onion to the mix with crushed garlic. I also replaced the cup of mozzerella cheese with a cup of jack and half a cup of parmesean. I took out the bread crumbs for a real low carb recipe! Read More
(46)
Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2009
I'm having a hard time reviewing this recipe because I didn't make as-is. I think as-is would be very bland. But this has to be one of the most awesome base recipes ever. With any add-ins you could change this to Bbq Thai Mexican Indian - whatever you feel that night! I threw in literally most of our leftovers and it came out great!! About a 1/4 cup diced each: leftover chicken mushrooms onion cilantro bleu cheese and green pepper. It was fan-tastic and was all gone by the end of the evening! I will go to this recipe over and over again to refresh my leftovers!!! Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2005
Delicious and Delightful the bread crumbs make a perfect light crust (I used italian style) and the squash makes for a nice texture and firmness to the quiche. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2007
Wonderful recipe! I added some carmelized onions with mushrooms and bacon and it was great! I didn't tell the kid what was in the quiche and they all ate it for lunch licking their fingers! Don't forget to add some salt and pepper. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2007
I changed a couple of things with this recipe and it came out very well. I used a shredded Italian cheese blend instead of plain mozzarella used whole eggs rather than mostly egg whites and 2% evaporated milk instead of skim. I also added a little seasoning salt white pepper and nutmeg. It smelled terrific and had a nice creamy comfort food kind of flavor. My boyfriend and I both really enjoyed it. I'll definitely make it again! Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2010
Decided to use the whole squash so I doubled the recipe except kept it a just 3 whole eggs and 1 can (12 oz.) plus just a splash more reg. (skim) milk as the mixture seemed kind of runny. For extra flavor I added onion and garlic powder Mrs. Dash some parmesan cheese and a bit of nutmeg. Two deeelish. quiches! Will make again possibly in just one casserole dish... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2010
I think this recipe made an excellent base to really be creative with! I used shredded zucchini instead of spaghetti squash because I did not have any and it turned out great! I also used fresh instead of frozen spinach threw in a little onion some fresh tomatoes portabella mushrooms oregano marjoram and topped each serving with a fresh basil and oregano leaf. I really liked the bread crumb idea...it made for a nice texture. I didn't have evaporated skim milk so I used one can of regular evaporated milk and 12 oz of 2% milk (I doubled the original recipe) however that made it quite moist and I think next time I will reduce the amount of liquid a bit. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/10/2006
This tasted like nothing. That's what my husband said anyway. It's very nutritious but it was really bland. I even added quite a bit of salt. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2006
I really enjoyed this. I added some dried onion and garlic powder. Next time I will added minced garlic and some hot sauce or cayenne pepper. I will be making this often. It is also delicious topped with salsa Read More
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