This crustless version slashes fat and calories without sacrificing savory flavor!
The buttery crust traditional quiches flaunt can break your calorie bank. This version of the delectable meal slashes fat and calories without sacrificing savory flavor!
Our Spinach Quiche with Sun-Dried Tomatoes is packed with protein, a dose of essential amino acids, and vitamins like riboflavin and folic acid. Each bite is laden with light and fluffy egg texture. Chewy sun-dried tomatoes and wilted spinach make the dish burst with vibrant flavor and color. It’s the perfect meal to satisfy grumbling tummies!
Whip up these egg-based delights for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. We promise that they will receive a warm welcome any time of day.
Spinach Quiche with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
- 6 eggs
- 6 egg whites
- 2 cups spinach coarsely chopped, loosely packed
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese freshly grated
- 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes with no liquid, chopped (reconstituted according to package directions, if necessary)
- 1/2 cup onion chopped
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 3/4 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
- 1/4 cup oat flour using 1/4 cup rolled oats *see directions
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
- 1/3 cup coconut oil cold and solid but scoopable, refrigerate prior (optional, pure unsalted butter)
- 2 to 3 tablespoons water ice cold
- 2 tablespoons walnut pieces optional
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
For the Crust
- Place rolled oats in a food processor or blender and pulse until a coarse flour is created.
- Mix together the oat flour with the whole wheat flour and salt. Add the coconut oil in small pieces at a time.
- Blend with a pastry cutter or hands or pulse in the food processor until pea-like crumbles are in the crust. Add the water in small amounts until the dough is the right consistency: Dough should be pretty shaggy and dry but come together when pinched between the forefinger and thumb.
- Form the dough into a ball. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes and up to 24 hours. Don't worry if the dough is shaggy, it will come together more after refrigeration. Roll dough out onto a floured work surface. Place the quiche/pie pan on top of the dough, upside down, and cut a circle. Carefully turn over and press the dough into the pie pan and trim the edges.
- Use a fork to crimp the outer edges of the crust or use fingers and fold over edges. Add the quiche mixture (recipe below).
For the Quiche Filling
- Heat onion and garlic in a skillet with olive oil for about 5 minutes, until onion is softened and translucent. Add spinach and cook, just until wilted. Remove from heat. Mix in sun-dried tomatoes.
- Meanwhile, beat/whisk egg whites until very frothy. Whisk whole eggs in a separate bowl. Combine the eggs and whites. Add parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Fold in the spinach tomato mixture and pour into the pie shell. Bake for 25 minutes or until set in the center and golden at the edges.
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are your calories calculated with the rust? How do you cook this if you chose not to use the crust?
The calorie count does not include the optional crust. If you choose to make this dish without the crust, the egg will solidify and hold the quiche together.
How many points does the optional crust add?
Jayne, Per serving, 2 points.
Hi!!!!! What size pie pan did you use?? Regular or deep?? Thank you!!! Love all your recipes!!!!!
Colleen, We typically use a 9-inch pie pan.
You have garlic in the recipe ingredients but not in the directions. Where do you add it?
Thanks for letting us know about the missing ingredient, Mary. We’ve made the correction. The garlic should be added, along with the onion.
Can I make this one day ahead of time then just bake in the morning? I’m making it without the crust… unless it’s ok to use a premade pie crust? ( rolled out from a box)
Angela, Sure that would work. If you use premade pie crust, look for whole grain if possible.
With the crust how many carbs are there per serving?
Joseph, Approximately 15 additional carbs per serving.
Looks delicious! How many additional calories and fat with the crust?
Carole, Approximately 100 calories and 2 grams saturated fat.
this looks excellent. Would it be freezable in individual portions with or without a crust?
Thank you, Jane. And yes, the quiche is freezable either way.
can i use all oat flour?
Hi Stephanie. Unfortunately, oat flour would not be a good substitute in this recipe.