Springtime Quiche

As demonstrated in the “Easy as Pie” episode of Live It – May 2017

Watch the episode here.

Related recipe: Easy Oil Pie Crust

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Ingredients

  • ½ Easy Oil Pie Crust recipe
  • ½  Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 leek, halved, washed and thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
  • ½ bunch of asparagus, washed and cut into bite size pieces (about 1½ cups)
  • 6 large eggs
  • ¾ cup milk (2% or whole is best)
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg (less than 1/16 tsp), optional
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack or Swiss cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Follow step #2 from Easy Oil Pie Crust recipe to make a one-crust pie. Chill until ready to use.
  3. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add leek and asparagus. Cook, stirring occasionally for 6–8 minutes or until asparagus is tender. Set aside to cool.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
  5. Place pie crust on a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle bottom of the crust with cheese, then layer the vegetables on top. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables. Bake for 50–60 minutes, or until set. Wait 15 minutes before serving.

Note: Once quiche is baked, it can be frozen. Let it cool completely, cover with a layer of plastic wrap and tin foil and store in freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, reheat quiche in a 350° oven for 30–40 minutes or until heated through – no need to thaw first! Get creative and experiment with your own blend of vegetables such as spinach, peppers, broccoli and onions.    

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving
Serving size: ⅙ quiche

Calories  341.2

Total Fat  20.9 g

Saturated Fat  6.0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat  4.0 g

Monounsaturated Fat  9.3 g

Cholesterol  205.3 mg

Sodium  289.2 mg

Potassium  292.2 mg

Total Carbohydrate  23.0 g

Dietary Fiber  2.8 g

Sugars  2.7 g

Protein  16.6 g

Vitamin A  19.5%

Vitamin B-12  13.7%

Vitamin B-6  8.9%

Vitamin C  10.6%

Vitamin D  16.1%

Vitamin E  14.6%

Calcium  25.7%

Live It is a cooking demonstration presented by the Nutrition Food Services and Wellness Departments at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers (CHWC). Episodes are hosted by registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Andrea Miller, and each features a different special guest sous chef. The goal of Live It is to showcase nutrient-dense foods and teach viewers doable ways to use them in order to promote wellness in our community. Held once a month at Bryan Hospital, the show is recorded by Bryan Municipal Utilities in front of a live all-staff audience. For more recipes and to watch past episodes of Live It, visit www.chwchospital.org/live-it.