Breakfasts: Cheese, Eggs, Protein Substitutes: Turkey Ham Quiche in a Grits Crust

Quiche with a Southern and a Southwestern flare.

Author: National Turkey Federation, adapted by CalorieKing
Date: February 19, 2013

Serves: 6 person(s)
Yield: 6 x slices

Preparation Time: 25 mins
Cooking Time: 1 hrs 10 mins


    2 cup water
    1 dash of white pepper (for crust)
    1 tsp dried onion
    3/4 cup quick cooking grits, dry
    1 large egg, beaten (for crust)
    1 1/2 cup cubed lean turkey ham
    1 can (4 oz) green chilies, drained and chopped
    1 cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese
    1 cup skim milk
    4 large eggs (for filling)
    2 tsp prepared mustard
    1/4 tsp white pepper (for filling)


    CRUST: Preheat oven to 400ºF. In a 2-quart saucepan, over high heat, bring water, salt, dried onions, and a dash of white pepper to a boil. Slowly stir in grits. Return to boil; stirring constantly, cook 5 minutes or until very thick.

    Remove pan from heat. In small bowl combine small amount of cooked grits with beaten egg; add back into saucepan with cooked grits, blending thoroughly.

    In lightly greased 10-inch pie plate, spread grits mixture in bottom and up sides of pie plate. Bake in a preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and crust is firm (note: recipe may be prepared to this point, cooked, covered and refrigerated until ready to serve).

    FILLING: Layer turkey ham, chilies and cheese over bottom of cooked grits crust. In small bowl combine milk, 4 eggs, mustard and 1/4 teaspoon white pepper. Pour over ham mixture.

    Bake in a preheated 350ºF oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.

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Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:262 cals
Kilojoules:1,097 kJ
Fat:12.0 g
Carbohydrates:19.0 g
Protein:18.0 g
Cholesterol:246.0 mg
Sodium:590 mg
Saturated Fat:5.0 g
Fiber:0.7 g
Calcium:274.0 mg
Total Sugars:4.0 g

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