Caramelized onion, mushroom and cheese quiche

Suitable for vegetarians


A tasty variation on the usual quiche recipe, this lower fat version is a filling dish suitable for family meals


Ingredients - Serves 8 Adults

For the pastry:

  • 120g / 4 oz. of rolled oats
  • 65g / 2½ oz. of plain flour
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • 3 tablespoons of cold, unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 3 tablespoons of cold, low-fat buttermilk

For the filling:

  • 4 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced thinly into half moons
  • 225g / 8 oz. of sliced mushrooms, try a mixture of edible varieties
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh thyme leaves or 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 6 medium eggs. 3 whole and 3 just whites
  • 255g / 9 oz. of evaporated fat-free milk, not condensed milk
  • 75g / 2½ oz. of low-fat cheddar cheese, grated

Method

For the pastry:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F / Gas Mark 6 and grease the dish
  2. To prepare the pastry put the oats, flour and salt in the bowl and mix together; then add the butter and mix until you get a pebbly course texture
  3. Add the buttermilk and mix to combine
  4. Form the mixture into a ball and place it between 2 large pieces of cling film
  5. Roll out into a circle about 10 inches in diameter
  6. Remove the top sheet of cling film
  7. Transfer the pastry, still on the other piece of cling film to the pie dish; then remove the remaining piece of cling film
  8. Press the pastry gently into the dish
  9. Bake for 9 minutes, then let cool

For the filling:

  1. To prepare the filling, heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a large nonstick pan over a low heat
  2. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and caramelized, about 15 minutes
  3. Transfer the onions to a bowl
  4. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil to the pan and heat over a medium-high heat
  5. Add the mushrooms, stirring occasionally, and cook until they begin to brown, about 6 minutes
  6. Add the onions back to the pan, stir in the salt, pepper, mustard and thyme
  7. In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs, egg whites and evaporated milk
  8. Sprinkle the cheese into the pastry case
  9. Top with the mushroom-onion mixture and pour the egg mixture on top
  10. Reduce oven temperature to 180°C / 350°F / Gas Mark 4
  11. Bake for 40 minutes or until knife inserted in the middle comes out clean

Serving Suggestions

Serve with a light and crispy side salad

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Caramelized onion, mushroom and cheese quiche

Serves

8 Adults

8 Adults

Preparation Time

20 Minutes

20 Minutes

Cooking Time

40 Minutes

40 Minutes

Cost

Low

Low

5-a-day

0.5 Of Your 5 A Day

0.5 Of Your 5 A Day

Utensils Needed

Frying Pan, Mixing Bowl

Frying PanMixing Bowl
1/8 of the recipe contains
Energy
1053kj
252kcal
13%
Fat
12.5g
18%
Saturates
5.7g
29%
Sugars
5.1g
6%
Salt
1g
17%
of an adult's reference intake
Nutrition Information
Typical ValuesPer 100gPer Portion (163g)
Energy646Kj 1053Kj
154Kcal 252Kcal
Fat7.6g 12.5g
(of which saturates)3.5g 5.7g
Carbohydrate12.7g 20.7g
(of which sugars)3.1g 5.1g
Fibre1.4g 2.3g
Protein8g 13.1g
Salt0.6g 1g

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