The Deen Bros. Lighter No-Crust Creamed Spinach Quiche

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The Deen Bros. Lighter No-Crust Creamed Spinach Quiche

By Bobby and Jamie Deen

Lighter No-Crust Creamed Spinach Quiche

178 Fewer Calories
13 g Less Fat

2 teaspoons olive oil
2 shallots, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 (3-ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel)
1 cup reduced fat (1%) milk
1/2 cup half-and-half
4 egg whites
2 large eggs
2/3 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
Pinch ground red pepper

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a 9 x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and garlic and cook, stirring often, until softened, 2 – 3 minutes. Add the spinach and cook, stirring, until the spinach is tender and any liquid is completely evaporated, about 5 minutes. Stir in the cream cheese until blended. Remove from the heat; let cool 5 minutes. 

Meanwhile, whisk together the milk, half-and-half, egg whites, eggs, Cheddar, Parmesan, salt, and ground red pepper until blended. Stir in the spinach mixture until well combined. Pour into the baking dish.

Bake until the filling is set and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes; then cut into 8 squares.

Servings: 8
Prep Time:  15 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Difficulty:  easy

Per Serving: 136 Cal; 8 g Protein; 10 g Tot Fat; 5 g Sat Fat; 3 g Mono Fat; 5 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 2 g Sugar; 215 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 269 mg Sodium; 27 mg Cholesterol
Original recipe courtesy Paula Deen:  Crustless Spinach Quiche
Lightened Up recipe courtesy of the Deen Brothers and the Paula Deen Test Kitchen

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that no crust quiche looks so good. less cal. I will be fixin this. have you got a cook book with less calories recipes??

By JETTA A GREEK on April 26, 2013


I enjoyed this lighter version! I added more red pepper and salt b/c I like alot of flavor and kick! Thanks so much for the yummy recipe!

By Bridgett Johns on April 19, 2013


For BOBBY & JAMIE on your crustless quiche.....I make a crustless one also...I use Bisquick in the mixture..makes it firm along the bottom but doesn't have to have a separate crust. I have really enjoyed this recipe and have shared it with so many people...great if you don't have time to go to the store for a crust and I like this one better because you don't get all the crust taste. You can also make this in a mini muffin tin because there is no crust. Thanks for all your good tv...Jamie..I miss your show...will it be coming back on?

By Ms Bobbye Wiley on April 12, 2013


Love all you'll.

By Brenda Sheridan on April 12, 2013

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