Gruyère Quiche with Caramelized Peppers, Onions and Spinach

Gruyère Quiche with Caramelized Peppers, Onions and Spinach

Serves 8

For the best results, be sure to cool the quiche before cutting into slices. Substitute other grated cheeses like sharp cheddar or swiss for the Gruyère, if you like.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  • 1/4 pound baby spinach
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat (2%) milk
  • 3/4 cup grated Gruyère cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 (9-inch) frozen whole wheat pie crust, in pie pan
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Method: 

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add peppers, onions, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until deep golden brown and caramelized, 10 to 12 minutes; transfer to a large bowl. Return skillet to heat, add remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil and spinach and cook, tossing often, until completely wilted and liquid is evaporated, 2 to 3 minutes; transfer to bowl with onions and peppers and set aside to cool.

Add eggs, milk, 1/2 cup of the cheese, thyme and remaining salt and pepper to the bowl with onion mixture and stir to combine. Transfer mixture to pie crust, top with remaining 1/4 cup cheese and bake until deep golden brown and cooked through, about 45 minutes. Set aside to let cool until just warm then cut into slices and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: 1 slice, 270 calories (170 from fat), 19g total fat, 10g saturated fat, 145mg cholesterol, 280mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 2g sugar), 9g protein
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