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Makeover Real-Man Quiche Recipe

Makeover Real-Man Quiche Recipe

This quiche is one of my husband's favorites, probably because it has bacon. Sometimes I add sliced fresh white or baby portobello mushrooms and saute them with the onions for more "meatiness." The makeover version looks wonderful! — Ruby Hochstetler, Holland, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep:15 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 package (14.1 ounces) refrigerated pie pastry
  • 8 bacon strips
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 8 large egg whites
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 cups fat-free milk
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. On a lightly floured surface, unroll pastries. Transfer to two 9-in. pie plates. Trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond edge of plate; flute edges.
  • 2. In a large nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain and crumble. In the same skillet, saute onions until tender.
  • 3. In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites, eggs, milk, cheese, spinach, onions, tomatoes, cornstarch, basil and pepper. Divide between pastries. Sprinkle with bacon.
  • 4. Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 2 quiches (8 servings each).

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 248 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 378 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 13 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.