Butternut Squash Crustless Quiche

 I cook up a crustless quiche for myself most weeks. I love having a quick, easy breakfast ready to go on busy mornings but I like to swap out the vegetables I put in my quiche each week so I don't get sick of eating the same thing over and over. 

Eggs are not my favorite food but I do find that by adding flavorful veggie and even healthy meat combinations in I can fuel up for the day without adding in lots of fats and carbs. 

My latest "experiment" was adding some roasted butternut squash to my quiche and I just loved it!  I fully admit that I was not real sure this combination of eggs and squash would taste good but I thought it added a nice flavor and texture to my quiche. 



Ingredients:

Non-stick cooking spray

9 eggs

1 cup fat free cottage cheese

1 cup almond milk

(all vegetable amounts are approximates!):

1/2 cup cubed roasted butternut squash

1/3 cup cooked broccoli

1/2 a roasted onion

4 mushrooms; sliced and roasted

Salt and pepper; to taste

First I spray my pie plate liberally with non-stick spray and set it aside.  I preheat the oven to 375.  In a medium bowl I whisk together the eggs, cottage cheese, and almond milk; then set it aside as well. 


I take the cooked and cooled vegetables and sprinkle them into my pie plate; making sure to cover the bottom and mix them up well.


Pour my egg mixture over the top, 


and pop the whole thing into the oven for 30-45 minutes.  When a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean and my eggs have lightly browned I know it's done cooking.


The quiche will deflate as it cools and I usually wait until it has deflated to cut it into 8 slices. 

I tend to eat 2 slices and on my personal points plan for Weight Watchers it's still zero points! 



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Comments

  1. That looks amazing! I do my once monthly/every other week egg bake with 6 eggs, 1/2 cup ff cottage cheese, diced green chiles and spices. I know that is pretty plain, but sometimes I have mushrooms and onions on the side. I just love it so much. I bake it in a small rectangular pan, but I could put it in a pie dish, too. I don't even miss the crust, you know? I absolutley love eggs, though! Thanks for sharing your fall quiche combo!

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    1. I definitely do miss my crust.. but I know I need that protein more than I need any more carbs in my diet.

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  2. Looks good! I love eggs but don't like cottage cheese at all- I could probably sub ricotta? The veggies look healthy and so pretty in the pie plate ;). It is awesome that two pieces are zero points. Can't beat that! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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    1. Definitely! You could use shredded cheese too; cheddar usually goes well with eggs. I honestly don't even taste (or see!) the cheese. It just gives it a creaminess that's missing without it.

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  3. I would have never have thought of adding butternut squash to a quiche. It does look so good.

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    1. Thanks! I was relieved that it worked so well. I would have hated to have to throw out a whole quiche otherwise.

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  4. This looks and sounds amazing- definitely going to try it- thanks for sharing!

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  5. Quiche is always a lunchtime favourite in our house - I've never added pumpkin/squash to it before, but now I'm tempted to try. Yours looks really delicious.

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    1. I had never had pumpkin or squash in mine before either and I really was hesitant to try it but I liked it a lot.

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  6. It looks very pretty, and very tasty! Will have to try this one!

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  7. That looks yummy! Is there a reason why you use almond milk? I make something like this and call it a frittata...wonder if they're the same.

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    1. Yeah, dairy products tend to aggravate my eczema so I try to sub out non-dairy options when I can (I haven't found a decent non-dairy "cheese" product yet) plus Almond milk is zero points on WW compared to regular milk.

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  8. This quiche looks so good Joanne. I used to make them all the time and now I will have to start making them again. Thanks for this recipe using squash.

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  9. This is such a good way to get those veggies into your diet! Thanks for the recipe.

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  10. This looks delicious, Joanne! I love butternut squash and this is a different way to serve it as a complete meal.

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  11. I would have never thought of that! Sounds delicious. #MMBC

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  12. I’m in love, I’m making this this week!

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  13. That looks so delicious, Joanne! I love all those ingredients and quiche but never thought of putting them together that way. Thanks!

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  14. Oh, we will have to try this one. I always like having breakfast already prepared!!!
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  15. I love quiches and this one looks so delicious!

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  16. That looks yummy! I have never cooked with butternut squash. I need to give this a try.

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    1. Thank you! If you do end up trying it; I hope you like it.

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  17. That looks so good! I haven't made a quiche in many years, and this one looks wonderful.

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  18. Your quiche with veggies looks delicious and healthy.
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