Butternut Squash Quiche
It's time again for a, “Simple Saturday” post. On Saturday’s, we have decided to share a simple and easy cooking, crafting or otherwise post of interest, that really has “nothing to do with coupons”. Hopefully, you’ll find them entertaining and useful.
As many of you know, the Hubs and I have been a quest to live a healthier lifestyle. For those interested in how and why this journey started you can read more about it here.
Today, I'm going to share with you an easy and nutritious recipe that I love making this time of year. This recipe for Butternut Squash is a great one for a late breakfast or early dinner on a cold fall day.
Ingredients for 2 servings:
- 2 Small Butternut Squash (note that you only need the hollow end for these. Which leaves you plenty left over for Butternut Soup or for a side dish)
- 1 cup of asparagus
- 1/3 of a yellow onion, chopped
- 1 teapoon Olive Oil
- 2 Eggs + 2 Egg whites, beaten
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 Tablespoon of asiago/parmesan cheese, grated
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut the round end off of the squash and scoop out the seed. Reserve the seeds for topping. In a baking pan, place flesh facing down and add 1/4 inch of water the pan. Bake for 40 minutes.
Meanwhile, trim the Asparagus into small pieces on an angle and steam them in salted water for about 3 minutes (just until barely tender crisp). Place them immediately into an ice bath to stop the cooking.
Saute the onion Salt and Pepper in the 1/2 teaspoon Olive Oil until the onions are translucent.
Combine Eggs, Asparagus, Onion, and Cheese and fill each Squash with 1/2 of the mixture. The eggs will rise during baking they should not be completely full, about 1 inch from the top.
Place the Squash back on the baking pan (without the water) and return to the oven. Bake for 35 minutes or until the eggs are just set. During the last 15 minutes of baking, mix the rinsed and reserved seeds with ½ tsp of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Spread the seeds out onto a small sheet of aluminum foil, and toast the seeds until the quiches are done.
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Have a great weekend!
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