Recipe Makeover: Spinach-Bacon Quiche
Flaky olive oil pastry and cheesy, veggie-filled custard for only 317 calories
We've never quite understood how a cream, bacon, and cheese-filled custard surrounded by rich, buttery pastry found its way to the "lighter side" of the brunch menu. Quiche is certainly delicious, but it's far from dainty: That little wedge hovers around 600 calories and a day's worth of sat fat. With spring being the season of Easter and brunch, we felt it our duty to deliver a deliciously lighter French pastry.
594 calories per serving
22.6 grams saturated fat
803 milligrams sodium
317 calories per serving
5.6 grams saturated fat
435 milligrams sodium
A splash of half-and-half adds richness to a base of low-fat milk, replacing heavy cream to save 129 calories and 15g sat fat per serving.
Heart-healthy oil stands in for butter and shortening, slashing 56 calories and 5g sat fat per serving. Salt and black pepper season the crust for more savory flavor.
Spinach and mushrooms fill the custard with low-calorie veggie goodness. A sprinkle of lean, center-cut bacon over the top adds a crisp, savory pop to each bite.