Turkey Quiche

Breakfast! Lunch! Dinner!

Quiche is the kind of dish that can be served at any meal.  It is versatile enough to also be served at any function or holiday.  The downside is that you have to make more than one quiche to serve a lot of people.

Turkey quiche is lower in calories and fat, but just as yummy as bacon/ground beef quiche.  And this recipe does not call for a pie-crust, which saves even more calories.

This recipe is not for vegetarians, so meat-lovers, this is for you!

Ingredients:

¼ cup unseasoned bread crumbs

½ lb. ground turkey

½ cup chopped onion (I use dried minced onion to save time and to fool those onion-haters)

1- 3 oz. pkg. cream cheese, diced fine

½-1 cup grated cheese –  Cheddar, jack or my personal favorite – smoked mozzarella

3 eggs

1 cup milk

¼ tsp salt and pepper

¼ tsp nutmeg (yes, you read that right)

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 1.5 quart baking pan.  Evenly sprinkle bread crumbs on bottom of pan.  Saute turkey and onion over moderate heat until turkey is no longer pink and onion is soft.  Put meat mixture into baking dish and sprinkle with cheese. 

Beat the rest of ingredients in a bowl until smooth, and then pour over the turkey mixture. 

Bake for 35 minutes until filling is set.  To test if set, insert a clean knife into the filling about one inch from the edge of the pan.  Knife will come out clean if quiche is done.  Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. 

If you crave more calories and flavor, add 1 cup of pre-cooked crumbled bacon to turkey and onion. (Please note: this version will make the quiche taste saltier, so avoid the ¼ tsp of salt).  

Depending on how hungry everyone is, this dish will serve about four people.