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Bread Crust Zucchini Quiche

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Ingredients

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3 slices whole wheat bread
1 tbsp butter – softened
2 cups zucchini – sliced
1 large tomato – chopped
1 tsp dried oregano
2 tbsp whole wheat flour
1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
2 eggs – beaten
3/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese – grated

Nutritional information

172 kcal
calories
14.5 g
carbohydrates
14.2 g
protein
6.6 g
fat
371 mg
sodium
76 mg
cholesterol

Bread Crust Zucchini Quiche

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
  • 45 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

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Breadcrust zucchini quiche is a fun take on the traditional quiche. A typical quiche is made of pastry crust filled with eggs, cream, cheese, and meat or vegetables. It’s a versatile dish because you can change the filling to suit your tastes and it can be served hot or cold, making it a  great dish to take to work or eat on the go. The breadcrust used in this recipe makes for a bit more of a crunchy eating experience than typical.

Health Benefits

The primary ingredient in this quiche is of course zucchini. Zucchini is the perfect vegetable if you are looking to focus on weight loss while boosting the nutrient value of your diet. It also helps to improve your vision and curtail vitamin C based diseases like sclerosis, scurvy, or bruising. Zucchini is also great for asthmatics and has a number of vitamins and minerals like potassium, vitamin A, and folate. This miracle vegetable can also help lower your homocysteine levels

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How to make Bread Crust Zucchini Quiche

  • Preheat the oven to 375°
  • Cut the bread slices diagonally in halves.
    • Arrange around the edge of a 9 in pie plate.
  • Melt butter and sauté zucchini in a medium skillet until the zucchini turns tender.
    • Note: About 3-5 mins.
  • Add tomato and oregano and cook for 3 mins.
  • Add the flour and spoon mixture into thebread-lined pie plate to the center.
  • Mix the cottage cheese, eggs, yogurt, and 1/2 the Parmesan cheese into a bowl.
  • Spoon this mixture over the vegetables in the pie plate, and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for 30 mins in the preheated oven, until the quiche becomes firm in center.

Trivia

One zucchini is called a zucchina in Italian.

Camelia Smith

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