Sunday, August 28, 2016

Mock Quiche (Frittata)

This is what I call quiche around my house, but it’s much healthier since it has no crust. This no-crust option also makes it cheaper and quicker to make.

You’ll need:
8 eggs
1 ½ cups chopped or diced ham, turkey or chicken (I often just use cheap deli meat)
1 cup chopped veggie of your choice that your kid will eat (broccoli or asparagus are good choices at my house)
1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese (throw in some mozzarella or Swiss if you love it)
A dash of garlic salt

1. Preheat oven at 300 degrees.
2. Spray a pie pan (metal, glass or stoneware) with cooking spray.
3. Crack eggs into a bowl and mix them up with a fork until blended.
4. Add garlic salt.
5. Add meat, veggie and cheese.
6. Stir ingredients together.
7. Pour egg mixture into pie pan.
8. Bake uncovered for about 30 minutes at 300 degrees.

*My oven is 43 years old, so the cooking time may vary in your oven!

Lazy Shepherd's Pie

This one’s “lazy” because it has no crust (which also means less preparation time AND fewer calories).

Boxed mashed potatoes, made according to directions
1 can of peas
1 can of corn
2 pounds ground beef or turkey, drained of fat
Minced garlic, onion salt, thyme, white pepper
2 packages brown gravy mix
Cheddar cheese

1. Make the potatoes as directed and throw in a dash of white pepper. Set aside.
2. Brown ground beef in 1 T. minced garlic. Drain the fat and put the beef in a 10” x 8” pan. Add some onion salt and thyme and mix.
3. Cook one of the brown gravy mixes according to the directions. Dump the gravy over the ground beef and stir it around.
4. Add peas and corn to beef mixture.
5. Spoon potatoes over beef mixture.
6. Cook at 350 degrees for ½ hour.
7. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top and cook another couple of minutes.
8. Prepare the other brown gravy mix and serve some over each individual piece of “pie”.