Yogurt Crusted Mini Quiches

Over the weekend I stumbled across a recipe for a zucchini tart that had a crust with Greek yogurt in it.  I was immediately intrigued!  This does take a bit of planning because like most crusts, you need to refrigerate it for at least an hour.

I ended up making the dough on Sunday, and yesterday morning I put the quiche together.  I was planning on using my tart pan, but Lordy if I could find it.  You see, I NEVER put anything back in the same place twice!  So I decided to use my mini pie pans.  I was planning on making this 4 servings anyway, so I got four mini quiches out of this recipe.

Yogurt Crusted Mini Quiches

  • each mini quiche: 247 calories, 9.3 fat, 16 carbs, 1.5 fiber and 22 protein

Ingredients for the pie crust:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons cold water

Combine ingredients in a food processor through the cheese, then add up to 3 tablespoons of cold water.  I used 3.  I was worried because the dough was really crumbly, but it was moist and came together nicely.

Ingredients for the filling:

  • 1 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any milk)
  • 1 large grated zucchini
  • 4 slices deli ham, shredded
  • 2 ounces of cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mix the egg whites and milk together.  I divided the dough into four sections.  Rolled each one out and put it in the mini pie pan.  Heat your oven to 350.   On the bottom of each pie I put one slice of the ham, then divided the shredded zucchini among the pie plates, then divided the egg mixture.  Then put 1/2 an ounce of cheddar cheese over the top and baked for 30 minutes.

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These were still warm when I got to the office, but I put them under the toaster oven broiler for about 5 minutes.  Delicious!  The crust was flakey, the filling was so tasty – next time I’ll add a bit of crushed red pepper to this, but I will definitely be making these again.

I ended up doing the Monday portion of this workout:

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And then did 111 flights of the Stairmaster – my legs were screaming by the end of this and I was schweaty.

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Remember the 50% off rotisserie chicken I got last week?  Well, I picked off all the meat, saved the carcass for chicken noodle soup later on and then made this chicken tortilla soup.  So good!  I had ranch dressing mix too and it adds a nice zing to this soup. 

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And for dinner, I was going to make Cuban burgers, but we ate the ham already!  So it was just a swiss cheese burger with some potato rounds – easy peasy.

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Did you guys read Shelley’s blog post yesterday??  I loved it – it is the analogy of how losing weight is like knitting –  it’s hard in the beginning because you aren’t sure of what to do.  You make mistakes, you have to pull out your stitches, and sometimes, you just want to throw the whole project away.  But you know what?  Shelley stuck with it (she’s lost over 100 pounds and has kept it off!) and even though there are mistakes, and some projects are harder than others, she’s happy with the final product.  You continue to inspire me Shelley!

Alright, I have been super multi-tasking this morning – I made cilantro rice and tacos for my one bosses lunch, and right now I have Chobani cinnamon apple pancakes going for my bosses breakfast, and I still haven’t taken a shower, and I need to leave in 20 minutes – good thing I am low maintenance!

Make it a great day!

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40 thoughts on “Yogurt Crusted Mini Quiches

  1. Low maintenance is a blessing. I have found as I get older, it takes me less time to get ready…maybe I just don’t give a shit what ppl think anymore! haha
    Def going to make those mini quiches. Yum, yum.

  2. Maybe you should quit your job and just become a personal chef! Everything looks awesome, as usual.

  3. I’m not surprised that crust came out so good. I actually have a biscuit recipe where you sub sour cream for most of the fast – so delicious. How big is your mini pie pan?

    • It’s probably about 4 inches across? I was surprised how flavorful the crust was too – and I’ve also never put pepper in my crust, I loved it!

  4. the quiche looks fantastic! YUM!

  5. You’re a cooking machine! I’m always blown away by all of the awesome ways you can use Greek yogurt! The quiche looks delicious, as does the soup.

  6. That quiche looks delicious! Thanks for the comment on my FB about my due-in-September 1st grandchild! I’m so excited!

  7. Thanks for the shout-out! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  8. Your food always looks so scrumptious. 😀

    🙂 Marion

  9. Those quiche look incredible!! And the cinnamon apple pancakes???! OMG, will you cook for me????????

  10. Love those quiches! They look really delicious…a great crust!

  11. Roz@weightingfor50

    Please send quiche. That is all….

  12. That quiche looks gorgeous. The crust looks perfectly thin!

    Man, if one thing is askew in my kitchen cupboards it gets fixed immediately and i hunt out the person who did it so it doesn’t happen again. I’m a kitchen cupboard nazi!

    My legs still hurt from my workout last Saturday!!!

  13. GO SHELLY! I will have to pop over and give her an atta’ girl. Very amazing and inspiring.
    Just like you my friend. And DANG! I haven’t seen you in so long – LOOK AT YOU! Hot damn.
    You are looking amazing. I must say. Well, you know me, I always thought you looked good, but this? So fit, so healthy, so kicking diabetes ass. GO BIZZY! I love you.

    Now, since I talk about you to all my friends here in the pond [irl] one of them asked if you had a diabetic type recipe for Bread pudding. I told them if anyone would, it would be you.

    So are you going to make me go through your deep, cavernous archives to find it – ’cause you know I know you have made this at some time. Seriously tho’ – if you have an idea or something, I have a really special friend here that can’t eat the stuff I make for the crew [they work at my pharmacy, I know them all too well and they’re very good to me] so I wanted to make him yummy bread pudding. It’s his favorite.

    Love ya’ girlie. Hugs, xox Skip

  14. The quiche looks so perfect! Ah I love cute little things like that! haha!

    And good job on those stairs! You are doing so well, Biz!

  15. You get more done before you leave the house than anyone I know, I am such a slackass in the AM. Have a great Tuesday!

    • Rhonda, I never used to be – I had it timed to the last second I could stay in bed and still make it to work on time, but now I love the hour and a half I have before work. 😀

  16. Ranch dressing mix in tortilla soup? Call me intrigued!

  17. Your quiches look amazing! I use ranch mix in taco soup…I love the added flavor! Delish!

  18. Your quiche looks so good. I won’t be making it any time soon though unless my hotels have a kitchen. At least it’s not because I’ve been too lazy to in the past 😦

    • I was going to ask how you planned on eating now that your job is taking you out on the road! Could be challenging and you are doing so well not eating fast food!

      • They say a lot of guys buy groceries and cook on the trucks. So far in class it’s been breakfast at the hotel(free) fast food for lunch and dinner as we don’t have a truck to cook. Hopefully it gets better next week,

  19. The quiche looks like perfection! They sound terrific too. I will have to check out the soup it sounds good. I like the addition of the ranch. Way to go to your friend Shelley!! wow!!

  20. I hate quiche and all it represents. With that said I really love Biz and feel lucky that she allows me into her kitchen!

    Lyle the squirrel wants to jump on your face.

    • OMG, I just saw this comment this morning – too funny Tony! Tony bought Lyle a big bag of shelled peanuts and Lyle and his friends are enjoying them. 😀

  21. The quiche looks amazing!! You can cook for me any day 🙂

  22. I love all the little random workouts you find and share. I am so not into pinterest, but seems like there are actually useful things on there. Who knew?!

    • I love, love, love pinterest! So much to see and not enough time to do it all! Just put “workout” in the search bar and you will find tons of new things to do.

  23. I can’t believe you do a lot of cooking in the morning before work. I need to prepare the night before otherwise it isn’t going to happen 🙂 The quiches look delicious though.

    Yes I’ve read Shelley’s post. Like yours, I love her blog.

  24. You look great and yummy on the chicken tortilla soup. One of my favs.

  25. […] remember the mini yogurt quiches I made earlier in the week?  I ended up only baking two of them and had half the dough left, […]

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