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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Paula, I love watching you and your family. I miss seeing your show, I watched you everyday. My son lives in Charleston S.C. He took me to the Lady & Sons to eat. Oh my goodness! People are always telling me that I look just like the cooking lady Paula Deen. I always tell them that you are my hero. May God Bless You Mary Ann
Mary Ann Tharp in A Summer of Burgers on August 15, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Add a few spoonfuls of parmesan cheese to the flour and cornmeal breading and it kicks the tomatoes up another notch. Bev
in Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes on August 15, 2014 at 10:33 am

I just bought Paula's Peach Salad Dressing and wondered if anyone has a good recipe that they use it in?
Melissa in Taste Testing 101 on August 13, 2014 at 8:36 am

Congrats Bobby. Loved the family picture miss you Paula on TV will be watching online. Jack is getting big. Looks like his mom but Matt aka moose has your face. Your eyes cheeks hair even falls to his face like yours except to the left. Good luck on your next venture. You give us other 60+ yr women strength to move on. Keep up the good work.
Carol Bryant in Love at Last on August 11, 2014 at 6:12 pm