Sometimes I get a day off from work, not that often but every now and then it happens…… On this day I said I feel like a really big breakfast! Then I thought of just how many calories I would consume eating said “really big breakfast”. I knew that I have a recipe somewhere that offers a “really big breakfast” taste and would not cause me to lie around the house all day and bemoan my caloric mistake. Lo and behold I did have such a recipe. I love my Cuisine Lite cookbooks!! This is an adaptation of their Lite Quiche!
The recipe said to pre-bake my pie shell, then the directions on the pie shell package said not to. So please read your directions on the package of your pie shell and follow those for your first step.
In a hot pan with a drizzle of oil saute the onions until translucent. Add the spinach and just flash cook for a couple of mins.
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In either a food blender or with an immersion blender blend the cottage cheese and all eggs. Slice the turkey sausage and add to the egg mixture, and fold in the sautéed spinach and onions. Carefully pour into the pie shell.
Sprinkle the cheese on top and bake at 400 for 55-60 min or until eggs are set. When it comes out of the oven it is all hot and brown and yummy!!! Let it sit for about 5 min before slicing (if you can control yourself). This will make for prettier slices.
Now you can have that “really big breakfast” meal without the guilt!!!
- 1 frozen deep-dish pie crust 9″
- 3/4 cup cottage cheese
- 9 egg whites
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup diced onion
- 3 cups baby spinach
- 1 pkg frozen turkey sausage links thawed
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/4 cup shredded 2% milk cheddar cheese