Real-Man Quiche

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We've loaded this meaty pie with a whole pound of turkey sausage and given it a fabulous, flaky phyllo crust. Real men do eat quiche!

Real-Man Quiche
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

  • Canola oil cooking spray

  • 1 pound sweet Italian turkey sausage links, removed from casings

  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms

  • 4 cups baby spinach

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 egg whites

  • 1/2 cup 1% milk

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 6 sheets phyllo dough, defrosted according to package directions

  • 1/4 cup plain dry breadcrumbs

  • 1/4 cup shredded Gruyere cheese

Directions
  1. Timing tip: Thaw frozen phyllo in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours or overnight before preparing the recipe.

  2. 8 servings

  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-inch deep-dish glass pie pan with cooking spray.

  4. Cook sausage in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, breaking it up into small pieces with a wooden spoon, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl lined with paper towels. Coat the pan with cooking spray, add onion and mushrooms and cook, stirring, until beginning to brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Add spinach and stir until just wilted, about 1 minute. Transfer the vegetables to the bowl with the sausage; set aside.

  5. Whisk eggs, egg whites, milk and pepper in a medium bowl.

  6. Unroll phyllo onto a clean, dry surface. Cover with a sheet of wax paper and then a damp kitchen towel. Place one sheet of dough into the prepared pie pan, spray with cooking spray and sprinkle lightly with breadcrumbs. Repeat with the remaining phyllo, spraying and sprinkling between each layer, turning each sheet at a 45° angle to cover the entire pan. Trim the phyllo edge with kitchen shears to be level with the rim of the pan. Spread the sausage mixture in an even layer on top of the phyllo; pour in the egg mixture and top with cheese.

  7. Bake the quiche until the top is browned and the phyllo is crispy, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before cutting into wedges.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
8
Per serving
Calories
235
Carbohydrates
18g
Fat
9g
Saturated Fat
3g
Monounsaturated Fat
3g
Protein
19g
Cholesterol
153mg
Dietary Fiber
2g
Potassium
290mg
Sodium
543mg
Added Sugars
Exchanges
1 starch
1 vegetable
2 medium-fat meats
Carbohydrate Servings
1
Vitamin A (15% daily value)
Zinc (15% dv).

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1 reply

hagar2935
hagar2935 2013-09-29 11:14:38 -0500 Report

This sounds good except for the turkey sausage. Turkey sausage is the most God-awful tasting stuff on the planet!!! I would rather use some regular, low-fat sausage!