Thursday, July 24, 2014

Summer Squash, Bacon, and Mozzarella Quiche

Summer squash is ripening in the garden, so I thought I would put it to use in this recipe!

Serves 8 ( 7 points +)


  • 1-1/2 c. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 T. chilled butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 T. shortening
  • 1/4 c. ice water


  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 2 c. sliced yellow squash
  • 2 c. sliced zucchini
  • 1/4 c. chopped onion
  • 1T. fresh thyme
  • 1c. 2% milk
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 4 slices center-cut bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 c. shredded, part-skim mozzarella

For crust, combine flour 1/2 tsp. salt, butter and shortening in a food processor until mixture resembles coarse meal. Gradually add water through food chute, processing just until the mixture is combined. Press into a 4 inch circle and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 400.
Place dough between 2 sheets of plastic wrap. Roll into a 12 inch circle. Press into a 9 inch deep-dish pie plate and flute edges. Pierce bottom and sides of dough with a fork. Bake 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Reduce oven temperature to 350.

For filling, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan. Add squash, zucchini, onions and thyme. Saute for 5 minutes or until squash and zucchini are tender. Cool slightly.

Combine 1 c. milk and next five ingredients ( through eggs) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Arrange squash mixture over crust and sprinkle with mozzarella. Pour egg mixture over cheese. Bake 45 minutes or until filling is set. Cool 15 minutes before slicing. 

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