What Does Having Pumpkin Mean To You?
What does having Pumpkin mean to you? Maybe it means Halloween, Thanks Giving or maybe like me having Pumpkin used to mean Pumpkin Pie. For the past month, I have been trying to stick to a No Sugar No Flour Bright Line way of eating, where traditional Pumpkin Pie just does not fit.
Why Not Make It Savory?
Near the time that I began to think eating sugar and flour was not something that I wanted to keep doing, I had purchased a Pie Pumpkin. When I realized that I would not be making Pumpkin Pie, the idea came to me to try and use it to make something that does not need to be sweetened.
Why not make something savory? Who says Pumpkin has to be sweetened? What I came up with was the idea to make Pumpkin Soup, a search proved that there are many recipes for making Pumpkin soup, but today instead of Pumpkin Soup I got another idea and came up with a recipe for Savory Pumpkin Quiche.
Keeping in harmony with the No Flour rule, the Quiche would be crustless and not have a thickener, so it would be No Flour as well as No Sugar.
What I Used To Make Savory Pumpkin Quiche
I started with oven roasted Pumpkin, then I added a soft cheese that I got from making Buttermilk, the closest thing I can think of is Ricotta cheese.
It had to have Parmesan cheese, so I added that, along with granulated garlic and onion powders, Italian seasonings (ground fine), salt, and pepper….
Don’t Judge A Book or Quiche By Its Appearance
For a Quiche, it looks a little bland, and if you wanted you could add some sauteed vegetables (spinach, kale, mushrooms or onion) with excess water squeezed out, but it didn’t need it… It was delicious just the way that it was.
We had it with a Green salad, Asparagus, Beets & Potato boiled in a little vinegar, did I say that it was delicious? We loved it.
Savory Pumpkin Quiche No Flour
- 4 Eggs
- 1 cup Roasted Pumpkin
- 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
- 1 tsp granulated Garlic powder
- 1 tsp granulated Onion powder
- 1 cup Ricotta or Buttermilk Cheese
- 1/4 tsp Italian Seasonings (ground fine)
- Salt & Pepper to Taste
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Puree pumpkin, buttermilk cheese or ricotta together.
- Add all ingredients and mix well
- Pour everything into a 9×9 casserole
- Bake till quiche becomes solid, it is firm to the touch, start with 30 minutes and increase by 10 till it is done
Serves: 4 Calories: 215 Fat: 13 Carbohydrates: 10 Fiber: 1.5 Protein: 17
Author: Karen Coghlan – No Flour No Sugar – Bright Line Eating
Let Me Know What You Think
If you try this please let me know what you think by leaving a comment below…