It’s the weekend and the perfect time to give this delicious, easy casserole a try. You’ll start the day off very satisfied. It taste pretty decadent even though it’s low in calories, fat and even gluten-free! Each slice has just 151 calories, 5 grams of fat and only 3 Weight Watchers FreeStyle SmartPoints. It freezes great so you can enjoy a slice even on the busiest weekday mornings.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 50 minutes
Ingredients for Quiche:
2 cups frozen hash brown potatoes (not thawed) diced not shredded, see shopping tips
8 slices bacon or turkey bacon, see shopping tips
¾ cup grape tomatoes or cherry, cut in half, liquid drained
¾ cup onions, diced
3 eggs, see shopping tips
2 egg whites
⅔ cup from a (10 ¾ oz) can Campbell’s Healthy Request cream of mushroom soup (condensed)
¼ cup fat-free milk
Black pepper and salt, to taste
Ingredients for Topping:
½ cup reduced-fat mozzarella cheese, shredded
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a 9 x 9 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
2. To Cook Bacon: Line a plate with several paper towels. Place 4 bacon strips on paper towels. Cover with several paper towels. Cook in microwave for 4-5 minutes until well done and crispy. Repeat with 4 remaining bacon strips. Add all cooked strips to clean paper towels and blot, cool and crumble. Set aside.
3. Cook onions in microwave for 2 minutes, to soften.
4. In a large bowl, mix together frozen diced hash browns, cooked crumbled bacon, tomatoes and soften onions. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, egg whites, condensed soup, milk, black pepper and a little salt. Pour over potato mixture and toss to mix. Add mixture to baking pan. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil, sprinkle with cheese and bake an additional 15-18 minutes until golden brown and cheese is melted.
5. Let sit about 10 minutes to set. Cut into 6 slices. Using a spatula, carefully remove each slice.
6. Once baked, this casserole freezes great. I like to wrap into individual servings and store in the freezer. Great for a quick breakfast any day of the week!
Makes 6 servings (each serving, 1 slice)
Whenever a recipe calls for using eggs, I LOVE Eggland’s Best eggs!!! They have less saturated fat, less cholesterol, more Vitamin D, more Vitamin E and double the Omega 3 than regular eggs. Most supermarkets see them in the egg aisle.
I recently discovered a fantastic bacon. It’s called Applegate Farms Natural Sunday Bacon. It’s low in fat and calories, uncured and contains no nitrites! Many supermarkets carry this brand. I bought it at Vons/Safeway and Whole Foods. Here’s the link to their website:http://www.applegate.com/products/natural-sunday-bacon
Before finding this healthier bacon, I had combed the supermarket shelves looking for one of the leanest regular bacon choices and Oscar Meyer Center Cut Bacon is my favorite, compared to most regular bacon. It’s much lower in fat and calories, 3 slices contain 70 calories and 4.5 grams of fat. Once cooked on paper towels, most of the fat soaks into the paper, not in the bacon, so the fat is further cut down. In my Skinny Facts, I subtracted out the fat that’s left on the paper towels!
Frozen and diced hash brown potatoes can be found in the freezer section of most supermarkets. They come diced and contain no fat, just potatoes. Diced potatoes work much better for this recipe than shredded ones. I used Ore Ida’s frozen diced hash browns.
Cooking bacon on paper towels, in the microwave, is the healthiest way to cook it. Most of the fat soaks into the paper towels and doesn’t end up in the quiche. I did factor this in when doing the Skinny Facts.
Weight Watchers FreeStyle SmartPoints 3
Weight Watchers SmartPoints 4
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 4
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 skinny slice
151 cal, 5g fat, 2g sat.fat, 95mg chol, 12g prot, 14g carbs, 2g fiber, 425mg sod, 1g sugar
|FACTS: for FreeStyle SmartPoints
98 calories, 2g sat. fat, 1g sugar, 7g protein