Makeover Mini Bacon Quiches Recipe
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Makeover Mini Bacon Quiches Recipe

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I asked the Taste of Home Test kitchen to help lighten up the Mini Bacon Quiches recipe my friends and family love—but not to touch the bacon! Calories, fat and sodium were slashed—but not one lick of real bacon flavor! —Julie Hieggelke, Grayslake, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:30 servings
Healthy Quick Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 packages (1.9 ounces each) frozen miniature phyllo tart shells

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer equals 54 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 77 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Place tart shells on an ungreased baking sheet; fill each with 2 teaspoons mixture.
  2. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until filling is set and shells are lightly browned. Serve warm. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Makeover Mini Bacon Quiches in Healthy Cooking June/July 2008, p12

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Reviewed Feb. 27, 2013

"Wonder if they freeze. Sounds good but I would have to freeze makes to many for one person."

Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"Is there something I can use instead of ricotta cheese???"

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2012


Reviewed Apr. 27, 2012

"They were so easy and quick to make. Everyone loved them."

Reviewed Jun. 9, 2008

"As a busy woman on the go, I'm always looking for a quick, tasty breakfast that doesn't take forever. These Mini Bacon Quiches definitely fit the bill! They're light, delicious, bite- and travel-sized, and can be made with whatever's on hand. What's more, I'm on Weight Watchers and these delicious treats are only 1 point! Excellent!"

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