When I make up my weekly menu, I look at what I have on hand and look for recipes that use those items. Last week I had fresh broccoli in the fridge and I had some ham slices in the freezer. When I was looking at my Pinterest boards for healthy recipes, I came across a pin for a Ham and Cheese Crustless Quiche on Skinny Taste’s site. She has such delicious, healthy recipes! This one joined the ranks of favorites!
I used Swiss cheese as my cheese option and it was so good with that ham! Steaming the broccoli just a couple of minutes gave it tenderness without being super limp or soggy. This whole recipe is just delicious! I also prepped the ingredients ahead of time because I was working outside on my back porch and wanted supper to be easy to complete.
To make ahead, I chopped the broccoli and ham and grated the cheese and then set all that in the fridge. I mixed up the custard ingredients and set that bowl in the fridge. All I had to do 45 minutes before suppertime was assemble it in my pie plate.
Here’s Skinny Taste’s recipe:
Ham and Cheese Crustless Quiche
1 3/4 cups diced ham steak or leftover ham, 9 oz
1 cup chopped steamed broccoli, fresh or frozen
1 cup fresh grated Swiss cheese
2/3 cup 2% milk
1/4 cup half & half cream
5 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
pinch of nutmeg
Preheat the to 350F degrees. Spray a pie dish with oil.
Evenly spread the broccoli in the dish and top it evenly with the ham.
Make the custard mixture by whisking together the milk, half and half, eggs, salt, black pepper, and the nutmeg.
Pour the custard into the dish and top with Swiss Cheese.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes, until the center is set.
Cut the quiche into 6 pieces and serve.
I served this at supper with a side salad, toasted bread and fresh fruit. It would also be perfect menu item for brunch!
This recipe is 5 points on the Blue WW plan and 6 on the Green Plan.
When morning rolls around I’m not ready for food. Just hand over a nice cup of coffee with flavored cream and I’m good for a couple of hours. But I know I need to eat, so I eventually do. But what to eat? Scrambled eggs…not my favorite. French Toast? Only once a month…too fattening. Pancakes? I like them but it’s too much trouble and not enough protein. However, I’ve recently been making an egg dish once a week that my husband and I both really enjoy. I call it Hash Brown Egg Skillet. It’s so delicious and is done in about 15 minutes.
You could tweak this recipe to add what you like, but for our tastes I use onions, shredded hash browns, Canadian Bacon and eggs. As the recipe name says, it’s all done in a skillet on the stove. One pan – one great recipe! Here’s how you make it:
Hash Brown Egg Skillet
1 -2 Tbl. Olive oil
1 1/2 Cups Frozen Hash Browns
2 Tbl. chopped onion
3 slices Canadian Bacon
2 or 3 Eggs
Salt and Pepper
Place Olive oil in a skillet. Add chopped onion and frozen hash browns. Season with salt and pepper. Over medium high heat, brown potatoes on one side, then flip over and brown other side. This is when I add my Canadian bacon, just to warm it up. Before they get completely brown, make small wells in the potatoes. Crack egg and pour into the wells. Lower heat to low temp and cover with a lid. Let eggs cook until they are they way you like them. I go for sunny side up because we love the yolk runny. I check to be sure the yolk still jiggles after the white is cooked. Using a spatula, divide the portion for each plate and serve!
I served it with sour dough toast and fresh fruit sprinkled with Chocolate-raspberry granola. (The granola is Love Crunch) Yum!
This is a great Sunday breakfast when dinner usually comes later than normal. It’s also a healthy meal and fits into my WW menu plan nicely! I hope you’ll try this! It’s so good…even for non-breakfast lovers!
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