Crustless Basque Quiche

With tons of taste but little fat, this light and luscious quiche is the perfect choice when losing a little weight is on your mind. Serve with fresh fruit salad and biscuits.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: low calorie, low carb, low sugar, quiche
Cut: Ham
Cooking Method: Bake
Meal Type: Pork’s 1-2 Punch: Cook Once, Eat Twice
Servings: 1


  • 6 ounces ham (OR Canadian bacon, chopped, about 1 1/4 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup green onions (chopped)
  • 2 Roma tomatoes (medium, juiced and chopped, about 3/4 cup)
  • 3.5 ounces roasted red peppers (drained and chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 cup nonfat half-and-half
  • 1 cup egg substitute
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese (reduced fat, shredded)


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9-inch glass pie pan with nonstick spray. Dust the bottom and sides of the pan with the breadcrumbs and set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onion; sauté 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and sauté until beginning to soften, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the ham and bell pepper. Spoon into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • Place the cornstarch, salt and cayenne in a medium bowl; slowly whisk in the half and half to blend. Whisk in the egg substitute and pour the mixture into the pan. Top with the mozzarella.
  • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes until puffed and set. Let the quiche rest for 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle chopped parsley on top, if desired. Cut in wedges and serve.


Save on time, money and waste. Enjoy more meals, where your prep goes the distance. Tonight, prepareSweet Southern Slow-Cooker Ham then tomorrow, turn the left overs into Crustless Basque Quiche or Ham Jambalaya.
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