Bobby’s Lighter Spinach and Bacon Quiche

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By Bobby Deen

480 Fewer Calories
41g Less Fat

Ingredients: 
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 (7-ounce) container baby spinach
2 large eggs
2 egg whites
1/2 cup low-fat (1%) milk
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
Pinch nutmeg
1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded Swiss cheese
3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (about 2 tablespoons)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a 9-inch glass pie plate with nonstick spray.

Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the spinach and cook, stirring, until the spinach is wilted and any liquid is evaporated, 2 – 3 minutes.
Whisk the eggs and egg whites in a large bowl until lightly beaten. Whisk in the milk, ricotta, salt, cayenne, and nutmeg until blended. Stir in the spinach mixture, cheese, and bacon until well combined.

Pour into the prepared pie plate. Bake until the top is golden and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, 35 – 40 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Difficulty: Easy
Yield: 6 servings

Per Serving: 145 Cal (43% from Fat, 36% from Protein, 20% from Carb); 13 g Protein; 7 g Tot Fat; 3 g Sat Fat; 2 g Mono Fat; 7 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 4 g Sugar; 292 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 422 mg Sodium; 98 mg Cholesterol

Original recipe courtesy Paula Deen: Spinach and Bacon Quiche
Lightened Up recipe courtesy of Bobby Deen and the Paula Deen Test Kitchen

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awesome delicious! Bobbie..Lighter spinach and bacon quiche. Paulas easy quick chicken pot pie is wonderful too.

By nanette saffell on March 17, 2014

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OK folks, I am a huge Paula Deen, the more cheese & butter the better I like it. But, due to needing to lose some weight, I looked at her son's recipes. This is a very delicious quiche and very filling! Didn't really taste lighter to me. Great!

By trailridergirl on February 19, 2011

Reply to Patricia May…please try this

I have found that if you start hi-liting from the end of the recipe up to the work “ingredients” then right click and copy then you can paste to your document, this will only copy the words, no ads. Oh, then you have to go to the top of your document (above the word ingredients) and put the recipe name above.

Hope this helps.

By sandra on June 26, 2010

This sounds yummy! How ‘bout adding a picture of your version to each recipe? And keep ‘em coming!

By Debra Morgan on April 28, 2010

Bobby should write his own cookbook of lightened-up Paula Deen recipes!  It would be a best-seller!

By Allison Lusk on April 12, 2010

Please make you recipes in a format that is printer friendly without advertisements.

By Patricia May on April 02, 2010

Sounds good, will try it soon when the family comes over for brunch.

By kathy carlson on March 29, 2010

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hi! wink i was wondering if you could share the recipe for the chiken/grape salad-the one that is pictured on the croissant above? thanks! wink sandra
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