Another crustless quiche!

Yep, I think I am the queen of the crustless quiche!  This one is made with egg beaters, egg whites and cottage cheese!

Broccoli and Turkey Sausage Quiche Recipe

Makes 4 servings (200 calories, 7.7 fat, 5.7 carbs, 1.1 fiber and 27 protein)


1 cup egg substitute
1 cup egg whites
1 cup cottage cheese
3 turkey sausage links
1/4 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese
6 ounce broccoli
1 pinch salt
1 pinch pepper


  1. Mix egg beaters, egg whites, cottage cheese with salt and pepper. Chop broccoli and add to mixture. Dice up breakfast sausage and mix well. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
  2. Pour into pie pan that has been sprayed with Pam. Bake at 375 for 35 to 45 minutes, or until eggs are set.
  3. Let cool before cutting.

oops - I forgot to add 1/2 cup of buttermilk to the ingredient list!

This was so fluffy!  I had delicious cherries on the side.

I went back to the gym yesterday – its amazing how sluggish you can get after not exercising for four days!  But I banged out a sweaty 7 mile bike ride on the bike machine 😀

Lunch was corn chowder and a spinach salad:

And my afternoon snack:

My Aunt gave me a cookbook called Cuistine at Home Weeknight Grilling.  That was the inspiration of last nights dinner:

I always love when cookbooks have the nutritional information – I was shocked that their sandwich alone clocked in at 980 calories!  So mine was definitely modified.  First off, they had a roasted red pepper blue cheese sauce that called for 1 cup of mayonnaise and 1/2 a cup of blue cheese!

My version?  6 oz. plain Greek yogurt, red pepper, 1 oz. blue cheese, basil, parsley, and salt and pepper:

puree in food processor until smooth

I grilled the steak just seasoned with salt and pepper.  The original recipe had you toss the steak in olive oil – I skipped that step.

my steak sammie, including my 1/2 cup potato salad, comes in at 584 calories, 34 grams of fat, 40 carbs, 18 protein and 4.3 fiber

I adapted a Mario Batali recipe for the potato salad – I am not a huge fan of mayo so this was really good – of course I spiked mine with Tabasco!

Italian Potato Salad Recipe

Makes 6 servings (176 calories, 8.7 fat, 19.1 carbs, 2.3 fiber and 5.9 protein)Top of Form


1 1/2 pounds red potatoes, cut in half
2 ounces bacon, crumbled (4 slices), or 2 ounces good salami
2 ounces red pepper, roasted
1/8 cup chopped parsley
1/8 cup fresh chopped basil
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
1/8 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a large saucepan, cover potatoes with cold water by an inch. Bring them to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low, and simmer until the potatoes are just cooked through – about 15 minutes.
  2. Drain well in a colander and let cool. Add the bacon, red peppers, parsley, basil, caraway seeds and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, and mustard. Pour the dressing over the potato mixture and gently toss.

While I still have camera envy because Nicole got a new camera for her birthday, turns out there are a lot of features on my camera I never knew I had!  It helps to read your manual again after you become familiar with your camera!

Case in point – I never knew I had “labels” on my camera!

sorry I didn't notice you were scratching your armpit Hannah!

Stats for Tuesday:

  • 1,473 calories, 147 carbs, 98 protein, 58 fat and 17.1 fiber
  • 7 mile bike ride, 5 minutes of abs on the ball

Happy Hump Day!

33 thoughts on “Another crustless quiche!

  1. I’ve been making your quiche with turkey breakfast sausage and low fat cheddar ever since the first time you posted it. I’ll definitely have to give the cottage cheese a try since you said it was yummy!

    Good job on getting your exercise on. Gotta sweat out some of those holiday calories, huh?

  2. Oh, wow…that steak sandwich looks amazing! I have a recipe for one that is sitting around waiting to be made! YUM!

    I should check out my camera…I wonder what it does that I don’t know about!

  3. I need to get in to quiche. Every now and then I’ll have it at a lunch or breakfast restaurant, but I’ve never made one!

  4. Good job on cutting that steak sandwich down! Wow, looks so good.

    I don’t like mayo either so maybe I should try your recipe (adapted from Batali) for Potato salad!

    Hm…maybe I should read my camera book too! What a cute idea!

  5. I love that you can have messages on your camera! That’s so fun!

    Love the quiche too!

  6. “scratching your armpit” LOL so cute!

    The quiche looks fab!! I’ve only made one and it didn’t come out… cooked enough. I need to try, try again!

  7. The quiche looks fabulous. Isn’t it scary when you find out how many calories are in something that looked mostly healthy? I always try to lighten recipes up a bit when I can (as long as I don’t sacrifice too much on flavor).

  8. Everything looks delicious!

    I love buying cook books- but from now on I always tell myself ONLY IF THEY HAVE THE NI! lol Great job on making changes in the recipe to make it healthier- I love when we can do that and still enjoy what we eat! Whoohoo! 🙂

    Oh and that cookbook was PERFECT for you guys- GRILL MASTERS! 🙂

  9. We love quiche and this one sounds delicious, not to mention healthy. That steak sandwich looks devine! I’m into salad mode the past few days but the grill needs to be heated up for this one.


  10. Everything looks awesome! Your photos are really good! I love crustless quiche, haven’t used cottage cheese in it though. Nice on cutting the sandwich down. For about double the calories do you really think that theirs was TWICE as good? I doubt it!

  11. fitandfortysomething

    your quiches alwasy look fab! i need to see if i have labels on my camera….hmmmm have a great day beth!

  12. My mom used to make quiche all the time but we haven’t had it in a while. Maybe I’ll forward her your recipe as a little hint-hint 😉 That looks fabulous!!

  13. That bread on your sandwich looks so good!

    I have bought xantham gum at Super Walmart, Sunflower, and Whole Foods. It is made by Bob’s Red Mill and comes in a bag. It is around 10ish dollars but it lasts FOREVER so it is totally worth it. It gives my smoothies that creaminess factor.

  14. i ❤ quiche!! Yum – all your eats look so delicious! And i have to say i love that pic of your daughter. What a fun camera feature! I owe you a 101 update – coming soon! 🙂

  15. Haha, I am a very lucky girl 🙂 Makes up for the fact that I didn’t even get a CARD on my wedding anniversary!!! And it was only year #1. It could be a long life. Tony needs to give HUSBAND LESSONS!!! 😉 But I do love my DSLR, but I’m afraid to take it anywhere!! I want it to never get hurt 🙂

    The quiche looks amazing! As does the tater salad, but I’m a mayo fan so potato salad and I are always getting into trouble together 🙂

    P.S. I am ROCKIN’ my running 101 days of summer challenge! I did 5 in a row, took last night off, and I’m back at it tonight!!!

    P.P.S. The Hannah picture. If my mom had a blog, it would be so similar to yours 🙂

  16. Why must you make your eats look so amazing! yums woman.

    Awww I love that picture of hannah even IF she is scratching her pit lol

  17. I always think of you when I make crustless quiche….seriously one of my favorite (and EASIEST) things to make!

    Yowsa….that is a lot of calories for one sandwich! It always amazes me when my guesses are so off like that. I try to do subs when/if I can!

    I, uh…probably need to read my camera manual, too. That picture is so neat! I have NO idea how to use most of the features on it! I am like that with all things technology – just tell me what I need to know, please. 😉

  18. HAHAHAHA, you are so funny…Hannah is so lucky to have you for her mom! And now I want to check to see if my camera has messages!

  19. Hi again!

    I had a computer emergency last week: my motherboard crashed and I had to buy a new computer PLUS have my data rescued from the old hard drive. I was so upset with the unexpected stress (and the extra expenses) that I stuffed myself with junk food and candy for days. I was very morose.

    Thank god I’m back to normal now.

    Glad to see that Hannah is back. And like always, your pictures are delicious. 🙂

  20. mmm, i need to get back into my crustless quiches, love them so quick easy and delicious! i just don’t want to turn on my oven…

    Let me know when you want to go to italy, i’ll come, too, and we can open our own trattoria 🙂

  21. Aren’t quiches the BEST!!! Throw anything in there and they make the best meals. I enjoy them for breakfast, lunch AND dinner.

  22. My best friend in the whole world used to work for August Publishing in Des Moines, who publishes Cuisine at Home! She gets me their mag subscription every year:) That steak sandwich looks heavenly…

  23. mmm that sounds SO easy and delicious! there are also so many variations you could do! i am thinking in my head right now!

  24. Whoa! 980 calories for a steak sandwich? Great job getting those calories down.

  25. I love coming here reading your recipes. It is so nice that you are finding recipes you enjoy and tweaking them to make them healthier for you. Congrats on the great work and keep up the good effort.

  26. Your pictures always make me hungry of course I see them right before breakfast usually:)
    Good job getting back into your workout groove. I have been a cardio queen this week alternating between easy and hard workout days no weight training so far this week. Today is day 5 of my workout week so I may take this week off from it:)

    What cookbook would you recommend to teach a beginer cook? My oldest step daughter is trying to learn to cook and I’ve been cooking so long now I don’t remember how I started “learning”..

  27. I think I need to make a crustless quiche. Way easier than trying to make my own dough although I did buy a pastry dough blender thing after the last attempt without one.

    Thanks for reading about my travels.

  28. That quiche looks awesome!!!! I need to bookmark this ASAP!

  29. Was she scratching her armpit or was she making armpit music? 🙂

  30. ha ha ha – i love that she’s scratching her armpit….

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