Friday, September 16, 2011

Paula Deen's Lean: Hash Brown Quiche

One of my favorite things about the weekend is having enough time to make a "real" breakfast. Yes, I eat breakfast on the week days too, but it doesn't compare to a hot quiche or a beautiful plate of Bananas Foster French Toast. You regular oatmeal-eatin', breakfast bar-grabbin' folks know what I'm talkin' about. Here is one of my new favorite quiche recipes. It is quick, delicious and filling too!

If it looks good (and I promise it is), make two! Save the leftovers for a super-quick breakfast the next morning. A slice in the microwave takes 30 seconds and then you have a hot n' healthy homemade breakfast!

Serves 6

  • 1-1/2 cups shredded frozen hash browns, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter", melted
  • 3/4 cup Egg Beaters
  • 1 cup FAT FREE half-and-half
  • 3/4 cup finely diced ham steak
  • 1/2 cup scallions (green onions), diced
  • 1 cup shredded KRAFT 2% cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Drain hash browns between paper towels to dry them as best as possible.

In a 9-inch pie plate, mix the hash browns with the melted "ICBINB" into the plate.

Press them into the bottom and a little bit up the sides to form a crust.

Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes. The crust should begin to look golden brown and starting to crisp.

While the crust is baking, combine the remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

When the hash brown crust is ready pour the egg mixture over it and return to the oven.

Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F . Bake for about 30 minutes. The quiche will be light golden brown on top and puffed when it is ready.


This is on my "TOP 5" list of favorite breakfast dishes to make. It is wonderful! By substituting reduced fat cheese and Egg Beaters, we were able to save a ton! Plus, reducing the amount of hash brown and butter allowed for just enough to satisfy the craving without going overboard. As you can see, it is an easy recipe to get the little ones involved in too!

NUTRITION FACTS (Per serving):

BEFORE: 321.5 calories;  23.98g fat;  11.98g carbohydrate;  14.94g protein;  1.2g fiber

AFTER: 158.6 calories;  7.12g fat;  9.08g carbohydrate;  14.91g protein;  .72g fiber

SAVES: 162.9 calories /  16.86g fat / 2.9g carbs


Happy Friday!

1 comment:

  1. Yummy! You can't go wrong with potatoes, ham and cheese!



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