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Crustless Breakfast Quiche

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Crustless Breakfast Quiche

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A few years ago, I decided to make a quiche but didn’t want the added calories from the crust. I thought to myself, what would a quiche be without a crust? Fabulous of course! Now when I opt for a second slice, I don’t even feel bad about it!

Yield: 4 – 6 servings

Oven: 350ºF

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

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1 tablespoon olive oil

1 pound ground pork sausage

1/2 onion roughly chopped (approximately 1 cup)

1 red pepper, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (approximately 1 cup)

2 whole eggs, lightly whisked to break yolks

3 egg whites

1 cup low-fat sour cream, plus more for garnish

2 cups grated sharp cheddar

1 teaspoon kosher salt

freshly ground black pepper, as desired

Method:

1.   Preheat oven to 350ºF.

2.   Lightly grease a 9-inch pie dish with cooking spray or melted butter.

3.   In a medium size sauté pan over medium heat, add oil and allow to heat, approximately 1 minute. Add pork sausage in bite size pieces, and cook until brown and cooked through, approximately 4 minutes. Transfer meat to a plate and return pan to medium heat.

4.   Add oil if additional oil is needed. Add onions and allow to cook until translucent, approximately 2 minutes. Add bell peppers, and allow to cook until soft and slightly cooked through, approximately 4 minutes. Remove from heat and set to the side.

5.   In a medium size bowl, add eggs and sour cream whisking until just combined. Add cheese and using a spatula, stir until incorporated being careful to not over-mix. Add cooked pork sausage and onion mixture and stir again until just combined. Season with salt and pepper and place in preheated 350ºF oven. Allow to bake until set in the middle and light golden in color, approximately 35 – 40 minutes.

6.   Remove from oven and allow to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Consider serving with a dollop of sour cream to finish.

 

Kitchen Note:  Consider adding crisp bacon or other vegetables but make sure you cook / sauté them first.