Le Gruyère Quiche with Caramelized Peppers, Onions and Spinach

Le Gruyère Quiche with Caramelized Peppers, Onions and Spinach

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Recipe Rating: 3.68017
Serves 8
For the best results, be sure to cool the quiche before cutting into slices. Substitute other grated cheeses like sharp Cheddar or mozzarella for the Le Gruyère, if you like.
Ingredients: 
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, divided
  • 1/4 pound baby spinach
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat (2%) milk
  • 3/4 cup grated Le Gruyère cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 (9-inch) frozen whole wheat pie crust, in pie pan
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
Method: 
Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add pepper, onion, 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 onion and pepper 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 carbohydrates, (3 g dietary fiber, 2g sugar), 9g protein.
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