Recipe Makeover: Spinach-Bacon Quiche
Lighter Spinach-Bacon Quiche
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
Quiche Secret #1
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.
Quiche Secret #2
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.
Quiche Secret #3
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.