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Monday, March 17, 2014

{Broccoli Quiche with Onions and Red Pepper}


Happy St. Patricks Day everyone!  I hope you are all wearing green today, so you don't get pinched!


I have been sitting on these pictures, and this quiche recipe for about a week now, or maybe even two!  I made this delicious quiche the night of the Academy Awards for Derek, my sister and I.  We all loved it, but I have to say I was not in love with any of the pictures I took!  But hey, I am not going to let a few mediocre pictures keep me from sharing this delicious, and lightened up broccoli quiche with you all!


Quiche - it is kind of a funny word, one that makes me laugh when I say it.  In fact when Derek and I were heading to my sisters to watch the Academy Awards, we talked about how weird of a name it was, and even said the word "quiche" a bunch of different ways.  It was pretty amusing, in fact I am laughing to myself right now as I type this!  This quiche is lightened up by using skim milk, and egg whites, and is chalk full of veggies.  Serve this quiche for brunch with fruit or for dinner with a side salad.  This quiche is sure to please a crowd.  


Broccoli Quiche with Onions and Red Pepper
Brunch N'Cupcakes 
Serves 8 

Ingredients:
1 Pie Crust (Whole Wheat is best) 
3 Egg Whites 
3/4 Cup Skim Milk 
1 Onion - Chopped
1 Head Broccoli - Chopped
1/2 Cup Red Pepper - Chopped
1/2 Cup Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar 
1/3 Cup Swiss Cheese 
1 Teaspoon Salt 
1 Teaspoon Pepper

Directions:
1- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
2- In a skillet coated with cooking spray sauteé onion until tender.  Add broccoli, and pepper to the skillet and continue to sauteé until veggies are tender. 
3- Pour veggies into pie crust.  In a measuring cup combine egg whites, and skim milk.  Stir cheddar cheese into milk and egg mixture.  Pour over vegetables in pie curst.  Sprinkle top of quiche with swiss cheese and place quiche in the oven. 
4- Bake quiche for 45-50 min until quiche is set, and top of quiche is browned. 

Enjoy! 

Check out these other delicious quiche recipes from around the web!