Green Bean Quiche
This easy quiche is made with just 8 ingredients! Plus, it’s a relatively healthy quiche, made using milk rather than half and half or cream, and loaded with nutrient-rich green beans.
- 1 pie crust (store bought or homemade)
- 5 slices bacon
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 1 1/2 cups green beans, ends removed and chopped into 1 inch pieces
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 5 eggs
- 3/4 cup 1% milk
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 400F. Place pie crust in glass pie plate and set aside for now.
Place the bacon in skillet. Turn heat to medium-high and cook bacon through, then remove from heat. (I recommend cooking to more on the well done side as you want to be able to chop/crumble this into the egg mixture). Set bacon aside on a paper towel lined plate to cool. When cool, chop or crumble into small pieces.
Remove all but about 1-2 tbsp of bacon grease from the skillet. Place skillet with reserved bacon grease back on a burner and turn heat to medium. Add onion and green beans. Cook for approximately 3-4 minutes, or until vegetables start to get a bit tender. Add garlic and cook for another minute. Remove from heat.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Stir in the crumbled bacon as well as the green bean, onion, and garlic mixture. Finally, stir in the cheddar cheese.
Pour this into the prepared pie crust. Bake at 400F for approximately 30-35 minutes, or until eggs are cooked through.
If you have leftover green beans that have already been cooked, you can skip adding them in to sauté with the onion. Instead, just sauté the onion and garlic, and then add the green beans into the egg mixture directly. You can also use canned green beans if you like in this way.
Nutrition analysis (approximate per serving):
275 calories, 17 g fat, 7 g sat fat, 375 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1.5 g fiber, 11.5 g protein, Vitamin A: 10%, Vitamin C: 7%, Calcium: 16%, Iron: 7%