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Posted on 04-30-2014

Do you ever look in your fridge and realize you have a ton of things that need to be cooked and eaten like, right away? I'm terrible when it comes to using food in a timely manner, and so this happens a lot in my household. As a result, I have a lot of experience when it comes to trying to make something out of nothing. This dish is not only Ideal Protein friendly - it is good enough that non-dieters will come back for seconds. Which is great, because this recipe makes a lot of food. I call it my Crustless Party Quiche because it is big enough to feed a group of ladies for brunch, and it makes an excellent addition to any potluck.

Crustless Party Quiche
You need:
1 dozen large eggs
1 lb. ground turkey or chicken
1 lb. turkey bacon, roughly chopped
2 cups fresh mushrooms, roughly chopped
2 cups Brussels sprouts, quartered and steamed

Do this:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line a 13x9" pan with foil*.
  2. Brown your ground meat and turkey bacon in a large pan. Drain juices, and return to the pan.
  3. Add the mushrooms to the pan with the meat, continue to cook until mushrooms are softened.
  4. In a large bowl, combine meat/mushroom mix and Brussels sprouts and toss until well mixed.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs until well combined.
  6. Stir egg mixture into the bowl until well mixed.
  7. Pour the quiche into the 13x9 pan and shake until the mixture levels out.
  8. Bake at 350 for about 35-40 minutes, until eggs are set.

Serve warm! This is a protein packed meal for sure, so weigh out your slice and make sure it's 6oz to stay within your daily limit - remember, the 8oz. guideline a pre-cooked weight.

If you are in a later phase (Phase 3 or Phase 4), you can sprinkle finely shredded Parmesan on top of the quiche before baking to get your fat allotment.

*Learn from my mistake! I thought spraying the pan with an olive oil cooking spray would be sufficient to keep the quiche from sticking. After soaking the empty pan for three days in three batches of hot soapy water AND scrubbing, I finally gave up and tossed the pan out in a rage because I couldn't get the baked-on egg off the surface. A foil lining will make for much easier clean up and keep you from getting into a fight with inanimate baking dishes. Enjoy!

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