A tasty Christmas noodle casserole, wonderfulfor serving on Christmas eve or morning.
Recipe: Noodle-Crusted QuicheNoel
Evenly coat 12 x 7 1/2 x 2-inch bakingdish with spray. Set aside.
In medium bowl, beat 1 of the eggs. Stirin noodles until well combined.
To form crust, spread noodle mixture overbottom and up sides of baking dish.
Drain mushroom liquid into medium saucepan.
Set mushrooms aside.
Stir peppers and onion into mushroom liquid.
Cover and cook over medium heat untilpeppers are tender, about 5 minutes.
Stir in reserved mushrooms and ham.
Sprinkle over with noodle crust.
In medium bowl or covered blender container,beat together or blend at medium speed remaining 7 eggs, cheese,basil and salt, if desired, until smooth.
Pour over vegetable-ham mixture.
Bake in preheated 375° F (190°C)oven until puffed in center and knife inserted near center comesout clean, about 25 to 35 minutes.
Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Garnish with spinach leaves, if desired.
8 large eggs – divided use
2 1/2 cups cooked egg or spinach noodles (about 5 ounces uncooked)
1 (2-ounce) jar sliced mushrooms, undrained
2 1/4 cups chopped sweet red and green peppers
3 tablespoons instant minced onion
1 cup chopped cooked lean ham
1/2 cups low-fat (1%) cottage cheese
3/4 teaspoon basil leaves, crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
Spinach leaves, optional
Makes 8 servings.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof the American Egg Board (AEB) and Egg Nutrition Center (ENC).
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