The Deen Bros. Lighter No-Crust Creamed Spinach Quiche

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By Bobby and Jamie Deen

Lighter No-Crust Creamed Spinach Quiche

178 Fewer Calories
13 g Less Fat

Ingredients:
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

Directions:
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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love the table paula would look good on my new patio. so glad you are back. I hope to get there to see you in person one day.i will start tomorrow to find the patern form the tablecloth.
Gladys Rainesl in Savannah Style: A Spring Table for Two on April 13, 2014 at 7:45 pm

I just want to say this I don't even know if is the right page all I ever wanted to say to Paula Deen welcome back I have missed you. You are my favorite home down girls keep your head up and hang on and feel the love. P.S. from a woman of color.
in Chicken Salad: A Southern Staple on April 13, 2014 at 2:55 pm

I just love love love the table and flowers and am so glad that I can still access all of Paula's recipes, her family life, Bobby's lighter versions and Brandon's beautiful work. Truly thankful to see such beautiful tablescapes. You guys are my heros.
Patricia in Savannah Style: A Spring Table for Two on April 13, 2014 at 9:14 am