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Zucchini and Caramelized Onion Quiche

Principles 10 & 24: Silky caramelized onions, which you can cook on the weekend, flavor this beautifully simple dish. Use a mandoline to quickly turn zucchini into a pile of superthin slices.

Cooking Light AUGUST 2012

  • Yield: Serves 6 (serving size: 1 wedge)
  • Hands-on:20 Minutes
  • Total:55 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 (14.1-ounce) package refrigerated pie dough (such as Pillsbury)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cups (1/8-inch-thick) slices zucchini
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped Basic Caramelized Onions
  • 1 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 ounces Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated (about 1/2 cup)

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 425°.

2. Roll dough into a 12-inch circle. Fit dough into a 10-inch deep-dish pie plate. Fold edges under; flute. Line dough with foil; arrange pie weights or dried beans on foil. Bake at 425° for 12 minutes or until edges are golden. Remove weights and foil; bake an additional 2 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

3. Reduce oven temperature to 375°.

4. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl. Add zucchini and garlic; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Sauté 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Cool slightly.

5. Arrange Basic Caramelized Onions over bottom of crust; top with zucchini mixture. Combine remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, milk, flour, pepper, eggs, and cheese in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Pour milk mixture over zucchini mixture. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes or until set. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 314
  • Fat: 18.1g
  • Saturated fat: 6.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 7.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3.1g
  • Protein: 9.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 28.5g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Cholesterol: 119mg
  • Iron: 1.1mg
  • Sodium: 564mg
  • Calcium: 164mg
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