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Hearty Vegetable, Bacon, and Quinoa Quiche

Makes: 6 servings
Prep 25 mins Bake 350°F 55 mins
Hearty Vegetable, Bacon, and Quinoa Quiche
Ingredients
  •  Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2  cup  quinoa
  • 8  ounces  sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1  cup  loosely packed, coarsely chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/2  cup  sliced, halved leeks
  • 4  1/2-ounce slices  applewood smoked bacon, crisp cooked and coarsely crumbled (32 slices per pound)
  • 4  eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1  cup  refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
  • 1 12  ounce can  evaporated fat-free milk
  • 2  ounces  Gruyere or Havarti cheese, shredded (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/8  teaspoon  ground black pepper
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a deep 10-inch pie plate with cooking spray.

2. Rinse quinoa. Using a rubber spatula, spread quinoa as evenly as possible over the bottom of the prepared pie plate.

3. In a medium bowl stir together mushrooms, spinach, leeks, and bacon. Spread mushroom mixture evenly over the quinoa.

4. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, egg product, evaporated milk, shredded cheese, salt, and pepper. Pour into the pie plate (it will be full).

5. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until set in the center and browned on top.

Nutrition Facts (Hearty Vegetable, Bacon, and Quinoa Quiche)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 288,
  • Fat, total (g) 12,
  • chol. (mg) 163,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 15,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 4,
  • pro. (g) 20,
  • vit. A (IU) 1215,
  • vit. C (mg) 2,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 1,
  • Niacin (mg) 3,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 69,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 571,
  • Potassium (mg) 583,
  • calcium (mg) 313,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Starch () 1,
  • Lean Meat () 3,
  • Carb Choice () 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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