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Crustless Spinach Quiche
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Contributed by: Patti BarlittAdded: Feb 12, 2012 at 09:36 PM


Was looking for a recipe for quiche for type 'A'. This seems like a winner.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (4 beneficials)
  • Breakfast
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 10 ounces spinach (frozen, thawed and drained)
  • 1-1/2 cup cheddar cheese (6 ounces) [mozzarella]
  • 6 large egg whites
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup fat-free cottage cheese (or ricotta)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
How to make it:
  1. In a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil.
  2. Add onion and cook, stirring for 5 min, or until translucent.
  3. Add spinach and stir until moisture has evaporated, about 3 minutes longer.
  4. Sprinkle cheese evenly in 9-in. pie plate coated with cooking spray.
  5. Top with spinach mixture.
  6. In medium bowl, whisk together egg whites, egg, cottage cheese, cayenne, salt, nutmeg.
  7. Pour egg mixture evenly over spinach.
  8. Bake at 375 F for 30 to 40 minutes or until set.
  9. Let stand 5 minutes, then cut into wedges and serve.
  10. (courtesy of

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Egg (chicken)1 N N N B N N N N
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Cottage Cheese  A N B B B N A A
Nutmeg1 N N N N N N A N
Spinach/Spinach Juice1 ,2 B B N N N N B B
Cheddar Cheese1 ,2 A A N N N A A A
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N
Egg White (chicken)1 N N B B N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Bean/Legume Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Soy Cheese- B N N A A A N A

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Canola Oil1 ,2 N N N N A A N A

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Ricotta Cheese- N N B B B B A A
Mozzarella Cheese- N N B B B B N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Mar 30, 2013 at 09:44 PM By: ABJoe