Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Spinach and Mushroom Pita-crust Quiche

I had a few friends over and looked in my fridge to decide what to prepare. 

In my fridge, I had delicious low-carb pita bread, spinach, shredded cheese, shiitake mushrooms, white button mushrooms, onions, and egg whites. 

After looking through my recipe book, where I keep print-outs of all previously used recipes, I came across my favorite quiche recipe. If you want a hearty, quick, and easy recipe, go for quiche. You can combine almost anything with eggs and make a great quiche. Since I needed to be really fast and didn't have time to return to the store, I used this pita bread to make it. 

Adapted from

Spinach and Mushroom Pita-crust quiche


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 (10 ounce) package baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, white button, diced
  • 1/8 cup shiitake mushrooms, finely diced
  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 pita, separated
  • 12 tbsp egg whites or 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Layer separated pita pieces over quiche pan (I love the one my fiancé gave me for Christmas).
  3. In a medium skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Saute garlic and onion in butter until lightly browned, about 7 minutes. Stir in spinach, mushrooms, feta and 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon mixture into pie crust.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg whites (eggs) and milk. Season with salt and pepper. Pour into the pastry shell, allowing egg mixture to thoroughly combine with spinach mixture.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Sprinkle top with remaining Cheddar cheese, and bake an additional 35 to 40 minutes, until set in center. Allow to stand 10 minutes before serving.

Enjoy....I might have to make that tonight. 
This pita bread is amazing. You don't miss the carbs one bit. Look out for Middle Eastern Baking Co. "Carb-Watch" whole wheat pita bread in your grocery or local market.

1 comment:

  1. This quiche looks amazing. I can't wait to try out this recipe...Your blog is very practical and you are so creative with your recipes. Keep it up!