This is a tasty, protein-filled vegetarian meal. The recipe is really quite quick. Get the onions in, put the lentils on, then prep the rest of the ingredients. Once you've got the quiche in the oven, you've got 45 minutes of spare time!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place the onion and olive oil into a 9 inch deep-dish pie plate. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until onion is tender.

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  • Place the lentils and water into a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Cook for about 20 minutes, or until lentils are tender. Drain most of the water off, then place the broccoli florets on top of the lentils. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes. This will dry the lentils, and cook the broccoli.

  • Transfer the lentils, broccoli and tomatoes to the pie plate with the onions, and stir to evenly distribute each item. Stir in cheese at this time if using. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Pour over the ingredients in the pie plate.

  • Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the center is firm when the quiche is jiggled. Cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Nutrition Facts

165.5 calories; 9.7 g protein; 12.4 g carbohydrates; 102.9 mg cholesterol; 392 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2007
As written I'm not overly impressed with the taste/results of this recipe but I can tell that with very little adjustment and change it will be an excellent addition to my standard collection. Many other people said they neglected to add the tomatoes to the recipe and after trying mine I wished I had not added them as well. I had to sprinkle more salt over top of the result and I wish I'd included some minced garlic when cooking up the onions... just a few things I will be sure to do the next time I make this! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2012
It was between a three and a four. I really wanted to love this as all of the ingredients are in my faves. I doubled it and put it in a casserole dish and it was very quick and easy so it does have that going for it. Read More
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187 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 90
  • 4 star values: 55
  • 3 star values: 27
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2007
As written I'm not overly impressed with the taste/results of this recipe but I can tell that with very little adjustment and change it will be an excellent addition to my standard collection. Many other people said they neglected to add the tomatoes to the recipe and after trying mine I wished I had not added them as well. I had to sprinkle more salt over top of the result and I wish I'd included some minced garlic when cooking up the onions... just a few things I will be sure to do the next time I make this! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2007
As written I'm not overly impressed with the taste/results of this recipe but I can tell that with very little adjustment and change it will be an excellent addition to my standard collection. Many other people said they neglected to add the tomatoes to the recipe and after trying mine I wished I had not added them as well. I had to sprinkle more salt over top of the result and I wish I'd included some minced garlic when cooking up the onions... just a few things I will be sure to do the next time I make this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2007
This quiche was delicious and easy and quick to make. I put it in two deep dish pie crusts and cooked/fried the onions in oil and seasoned with granulated garlic and salt before adding to quiche to speed things up a bit and give it a good flavor. I left out the tomato. I used 1 cup of cheese instead of 1/2 c and sprinkled parmesan cheese on top. The italian seasoning was good but next time I will use just garlic basil and oregano individually as I don't care for italian seasoning very much. Basically you can add and leave out so many things as long as you stick to the base items and it will turn out incredible. Great taste and texture esp. if you don't like the egginess of regular quiche! 5 STARS!!! THANKS!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2007
I love quiche and had never tried Lentil's so I gave this a try. I used egg beaters liquid egg for the eggs skim milk for the milk and low fat chedder cheese. The quiche came out nicely and I have added this recipe to my vegetarian recipe folder. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2010
This is by far one of the best quiche recipes I've every had...I love that there is no pastry!! After reading the other reviews I also increased the spices....Using fresh herbs - parsley coriander basil - and dried oregano and sage....I also added a little nutmeg and think I will put even more nutmeg next time. I also only cooked the lentils for about 15 min. and stir-fried my onion to save time. This was just a fabulous dish!! Thanks so much for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2007
I really liked this quiche. I omitted the onion and tomato cut the salt in half and added a dash of garlic powder. I used 2 cups of frozen cut broccoli since thats what I had on hand. I also just mixed the lentils cheese (shredded cheddar and monterrey jack blend) and broccoli together in the pot I cooked the lentils in and then poured it into the dish. I also added a sprinkling of cheese on top. I only cooked my lentils for 10 minutes and I used a 9x11" baking dish baked it for just under 35 minutes. Came out beautifully I think it would also be really good with cauliflower. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2007
I love this recipe because I have all the things in my pantry or fridge. I did not put the broccoli on top of the lentils to steam and I only cooked the lentils for ten minutes. That really cut down on time. I think I like this recipe best of all because it taste great the next day. Be sure too add the cheese! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2006
Good....I substituted brocolli for corn and it tasted fabulous! Used a bit of blue cheese feta and no cheddar and it was great....Remember to let it cool! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2007
this may be the best quiche i've ever had. the vegetables filled 2 9-inch crusts (not deep dish) but i needed a little extra egg and milk. i just threw tons of spices in there like oregano basil parsley rosemary thyme and sage. the lentils filled out the taste well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2004
took at least 15 more minutes to bake then stated Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2012
It was between a three and a four. I really wanted to love this as all of the ingredients are in my faves. I doubled it and put it in a casserole dish and it was very quick and easy so it does have that going for it. Read More
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