Crustless Broccoli Quiche

Hey there!  Remember me?!?

I know, I know it’s been over a month since I posted on here!  Sorry about that… The end of the semester and exams and life sorta got in the way… But I’m back!  And I have a month and a half of NO classes and then just two summer classes so get ready to get sick of me over the next few months.  But seriously, I have some seriously great recipes to share with you.  I’ve had to make the most of my time with this busy schedule so today I’m going to share my first breakfast recipe with you!  It’s an easy easy easyyyyy broccoli cheese quiche and it’s so delicious.  My mom is especially a fan of this on-the-go meal!

Ok, so maybe you all aren’t night owls like me, but personally I’d rather but in a little work in the evening so as to maximize my snooze resets on the morning alarm..  This dish takes about 10 minutes to throw together and then 45 to cook- just enough time to put my PJs on and wind down for the night.  Eliminating the crust makes this an ideal low-carb, high-protein breakfast for all day sustained energy!

Here’s what you’ll need:

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Seriously, that’s it.  About a cup and a half each of chopped broccoli florets and red pepper (one pepper), or whatever veggie you love!  You can get creative and add whatever fillings you love in an omelette. Then 2 cups of egg whites (or real eggs if you choose), half cup of cottage cheese and shredded cheddar, and salt and pepper!  Couldn’t get easier.

I like to steam my veggies just for a minute or two before I cook them in the eggs.  Otherwise, they don’t cook all the way and are too crunchy.  This time, I used a microwave steamer and steamed the broccoli for two minutes, added the peppers, and steamed it all for another minute.

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Just enough to keep them bright and not totally mushy!

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I used my large frying pan, coated it with a little non-stick spray and dumped everything in.  Easy as pie!  Or.. Quiche… Then pop it in the 375 degree oven for 45 minutes.  Don’t even open it up, it’ll be perfect I promise.  When it’s done, wait a few minutes and slide it off onto a cookie rack to cool.  Once it’s cool, quarter it, bag it up, and try not to eat it all before breakfast!

Fits quite perfectly in a sandwich bag for maximum out-the-door grabability!

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A minute in the microwave or under the broiler and you’ve got a scrumptious breakfast!

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Next time you have a daunting busy day, make this the night before and start your day with the easiest, most delicious warm breakfast!  I can’t think of a better start to any day!  Let me know what you think!

Crustless Broccoli Quiche
Recipe Type: Breakfast
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Serves: 4
An easy make-ahead breakfast for those mornings on the go!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups liquid egg whites (or regular eggs)
  • 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-2 cups broccoli florets, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F degrees
  2. Steam veggies in a steamer for 2-3 minutes, until just softened
  3. Mix veggies, eggs, cheeses, and salt and pepper in a large bowl
  4. Grease a large frying pan and pour in egg mixture
  5. Bake for 45 minutes, until firm in the middle
  6. Cool completely and slice into quarters
Serving size: 1/4 of recipe Calories: 170 Fat: 4.3g Saturated fat: 2.5g Carbohydrates: 7g Sugar: 4g Sodium: 500mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 23g Cholesterol: 17.5mg