Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Low Cal Mushroom Quichelettes

There's a theme over the past few days. That's what happens when Giz goes to Costco and buys a box of 180 tart shells. Now I'm at the stage where I'm saying "what the hell was I thinking?" I'm not sure how many tarts a person can make but my freezer now has Bulging Baked Goods Syndrome and needs many hungry people visiting over the holidays.

This recipe comes from Norene Gilletz's "The Pleasure of Your Processor" and what was particularly interesting is how low cal it is. When made into a pie, it serves 8and each serving is only 125 calories. It's pretty obvious that I'm feeling pretty guilty for my overindulgences.


1/2 lb. Swiss, Mozzerella or Cheddar cheese (2 cups grated)
1/2 medium onion
1 pint mushroom (I used cremini)
3 eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
dash pepper
dash nutmeg
3 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese (I used alot more)


Grater: Grate cheese and onion, using medium pressure. Empty bowl

Pastic knife: Process mushrooms until coarsely chopped, about 5 or 6 seconds. Add remaining ingredients except for Parmesan cheese and process with 3 or 4 quick on/off turns, just until mixed.

Place in prepared tart containers. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 F for 35 to 40 minutes, until set and golden.


Note: I didn't change knives in the food processor since the mix was going into small tart containers. The yield was 24 tarts. If you're making one quiche use a 9" pie plate or cermaic quiche dish. This freezes well.

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Patsyk said...

Those mini quiches look wonderful!

Have a wonderful holiday!

Julia said...

Those look terrific, but I don't understand... "Low Cal" ?? What does that mean? Is that English? ;)

Dewi said...

Sure one does need a low cal treat, you know what I mean.
I've been eating too much sweet, this savory low-cal quichelettes sound perfect to me.

Ivy said...

These sound great. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

PG said...

Step away from the kitchen.

Peter M said...

Ahh, now I know why you're on a tart kick...the Costco syndrome of army-sized goods.

All the best, Happy Hannukah.

What's Cookin Chicago said...

A low calorie treat is greatly appreciated these days! How I would *love* that many tart shells to play with!!

Bunny said...

The little tarts look good Giz, I very nice use of the tarts. I'm still laughing about Psychgrad's comment! LOL!!! Yes I have guilt about eating all these goodies, I'm not doing anything about till the New Year, I can live with it till then.

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

We have to indulge a little over the holidays..it is a prerequisite. Have a wonderful holiday season with your family.

Anonymous said...

A lovely dish, and a great way to use up an excess of pre-made tart shells. Be careful though; pastic knives are not as useful as Plastic knives.

I would not have thought to do something like this, and you have inspired me to make something else for this season. Yah!

All the best to you, your family, loved ones this holiday season!


OhioMom said...

I love these, would definitely be doing one large one for us.

Happy Holidays to you :)

Sara said...

Yum, these look great, and very versatile. Happy holidays!

shambo said...

My goodness! 180 tart shells! But this filling looks absolutely delicious.

I hope you & your family have a wonderful Christmas.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know you could buy all those tart shells! Wow, I love these!

sunita said...

Those quichelettes look so cute :-)

happy holidays to you and yours :-)

Anonymous said...

Mmmm! This looks super-tasty & perfect for my new toy (mini-tartlette pan). I can't wait to try it out.

Happy Holidays to you & your fun family. I hope you are enjoying some rest and, of course, some good food!

xoxox Amy

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Nice little quiches and very well done with good visual impact.
I would also like to wish you Merry Christmas and wonderful ushering into new year 2009.

alexandra's kitchen said...

Oh how I love quiche. And oh how I would love even more my own miniature quiche! sounds fabulous.

Vera said...

Giz, Very Merry Christmas to you and your family! And the best holidays!

The mini-quiches look wonderful! I can imagine how great they tasted!

KJ said...

These tarts sound perfect after the excesses of Christmas.

Nic said...

I'd love to eat these after the excesses of Xmas.
Happy holidays to you all hope you had a wonderful day!

grace said...

quichelette is a word i'm going to incorporate into my daily speech--fun to say, fun to eat.
hope your holidays have been wonderful!

Lori Lynn said...

The photo of all the cooked quichelettes is great! I make a lot of quiche but haven't used the food processor, excellent ideas here.

Hope you are all having happy holidays - Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy New Year too!


Gloria Chadwick said...

I love the word quichelettes. Is it a real word or did you make it up? They look really good and sound delicious.

Anonymous said...

These look so delicious! I love mushrooms in anything.

test it comm said...

These look good and sound really tasty!

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