Low Calorie Spinach Parmesan Quiche Recipe

Low Calorie Spinach Parmesan Quiche
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Ratings (14)
  • Total: 50 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
377 Calories
16g Fat
38g Carbs
20g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 377
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 130mg 43%
Sodium 989mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 20g
Calcium 388mg 30%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A low-calorie spinach Parmesan quiche is just what you might be looking for if you are looking for a fancy but easy dish for a luncheon, or even for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. 

This lower calorie version eliminates a lot of the fat and calories from the dish with some substitutions. Instead of a calorie-laden crust, save yourself time and calories by using a pre-made flour tortilla for the base of the quiche.

Ingredients

  • 1 large, burrito-sized tortilla
  • 1/4 cup onion, minced fine
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, torn
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (4 oz.)
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese (2 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Dash ground black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.

  2. Spray a 9-inch pie plate with non-stick cooking spray.

  3. Place the tortilla in the pie plate, pressing the edges of the tortilla around the sides of the pie plate.

  4. Heat a medium-sized, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray, and cook the onions for 3 to 4 minutes, until they are tender and translucent.

  5. Add the spinach to the pan, and cook just until the spinach wilts while you continue to stir the mixture slowly.

  6. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, cheese, milk, salt, and pepper using a wire whisk until the mixture is well combined and is fluffy.

  7. Add the spinach mixture to the egg mixture and continue to whisk it together.

  8. Pour the egg mixture into the tortilla shell.

  9. Bake the quiche for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the eggs are set and the top is golden brown. Remove it from the oven, and allow it to cool for 3 to 4 minutes before slicing and serving.

Per Serving Calories 177