Monday, November 2, 2009

Spinach, Mushroom, Ham, Feta Quiche

My favorite thing about quiche is that it's hard to mess up. Even though my turkey bacon was moldy and I forgot to get half-and-half at the store, this turned out really well. Feta has such a strong flavor that you don't have to use a ton of it, so this quiche is on the healthier spectrum of quiches but is also hearty enough to satisfy. Don't believe the hype that real men don't eat quiche!

Spinach, Mushroom, Ham, Feta Quiche
adapted from Erin's Food Files

Ingredients
1 frozen pie crust
1 thick slice of ham, diced
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cups chopped spinach
1 cup chopped mushrooms
2 eggs
3 egg whites
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
salt & pepper to taste

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375°.

Heat oil over medium to medium high heat. Add onion, saute 2-3 minutes until tender. Add mushrooms & spinach. Saute 4-5 minutes until spinach is soft. Add ham to the pan and stir to combine well.

In a bowl beat eggs, egg whites, and half & half. Season with salt & pepper. Add in veggie/ham mixture and stir to combine. Add feta, stir to combine, and pour into pie shell.

Bake 40-45 minutes or until completely set, and slightly golden & crispy on top.

4 comments:

Daniel said...

Real men eat quiche--but they shouldn't advertise the fact. :)

Will the quiche still set just as well whether you use whole milk, skim milk or half and half? Or does it come out runnier with leaner milks? Trying to figure out to what extent you can "healthify" this recipe even more than it already is.

Thanks for sharing KMAYS!

Dan
Casual Kitchen

KMAYS said...

Daniel-
I used 1% and was worried it wouldn't set. It took a little longer in the oven and wasn't quite as creamy as other quiches. If anything, it was drier rather than runnier.

That Girl said...

I love feta cheese in my quiche! And I'm glad you didn't use the moldy turkey bacon! If it makes you feel better - I only use skim milk in cooking and my quiches always turn out great.

Erin said...

Real men TOTALLY eat quiche! Nathan was so excited when I made this again a couple weeks ago! Glad to hear you liked it.