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Bacon and Cheddar Cheese Quiche

Note: This high-calorie recipe is especially for kids with cystic fibrosis (CF), who often need to consume additional calories to help meet their nutritional needs.

This dish can be eaten for any meal of the day. And it freezes well!

Prep time: 60 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 9" pie crust
  • 12 eggs
  • ½ c. heavy cream
  • 1 c. cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz. broiled/pan-fried bacon

Utensils:

  • oven
  • measuring cup

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (218°C).
  2. Whisk eggs and cream in a medium mixing bowl until well blended.
  3. Stir cheese into egg mixture.
  4. Sprinkle bacon over pie crust.
  5. Pour egg mixture over bacon.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 325° F (162° C) and bake for approximately 35 minutes longer. Quiche is finished cooking when a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  7. Let the quiche cool for a few minutes before cutting.

Serves: 6

Serving size: 1/6 of pie

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
577 calories
23 g protein
48 g fat
723 mg sodium
209 mg calcium

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:
You can use a variety of different cheeses. Try adding some vegetables, such as onions or spinach.

Reviewed by: Allison Brinkley, RD, CNSC, LD/N
Date reviewed: July 2012