As all of the beautiful summer veggies start to make their way into the supermarkets and farmer’s markets, keep this Veggie Quiche with Spaghetti Squash Crust in mind! We’ve loaded it with fresh summer veggies and put it in a spaghetti squash crust to keep it low carb. We used coconut milk for richness instead of heavy cream and basil for a pop of flavor. Feel free to add cheese or bacon or experiment with different veggies and herbs to make it your own!
This veggie quiche would be a lovely addition to any brunch menu. One note though; it does not freeze well, so it is best eaten the same or next day.
Yields: 6 servings | Calories: 173 | Total Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 413mg | Carbohydrates: 8g | Fiber; 2g | Sugar: 3g | Protein: 6g | SmartPoints: 7
- 3 cups cooked spaghetti squash
- salt and pepper to taste
- coconut oil for greasing
- 1 cup small fresh tomatoes, any colors
- 1 small zucchini, sliced into thin rounds
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1/4 red onion, sliced thin
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 5 eggs
- 2/3 cup canned coconut milk, full-fat
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp dry mustard
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 2 Tbsp fresh basil, finely sliced
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Season the cooked spaghetti squash with salt and pepper. If you have made it ahead of time and stored it in the fridge, make sure to bring it to room temperature before cooking.
Grease a pie plate with coconut oil, then press the spaghetti squash into the plate and up the sides to form a crust.
Slice the tomatoes into thin slices and drain on paper towels.
Saute the zucchini, bell pepper, and red onion in the olive oil until tender. Remove from heat and set aside.
Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, salt, dry mustard, pepper, garlic powder, and half of the basil. Whisk in one spoonful of the cooked veggie mixture at a time to avoid scrambling the eggs by adding all the hot veggies at once.
Place half of the sliced tomatoes in the bottom of the crust. Pour in the egg and veggie mixture, then arrange the remaining tomato slices on top.
Bake the quiche until the center is set when the plate is tapped and the spaghetti squash crust gets crispy (around 30-45 minutes).
Garnish with the remaining basil and enjoy!
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