Italian Butternut Squash Quiche
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Adapted from Simply Potatoes
Serves: 8 slices
  • 16 ounces butternut squash, shredded (about 3 cups packed)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 8 ounces hot Italian turkey sausage, casings removed (I used Jennie-O brand)
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 1 package (8 oz) of mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 cups egg whites
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Grate the butternut squash using a box grater or the grater attachment to a food processor. In a large bowl, combine the butternut squash and the melted butter. Press the grated squash into a pie dish, evenly coating the surface and sides. Bake the squash crust in the oven for 20 minutes.
  3. While the crust is baking, prepare the filling. In a large nonstick pan over medium heat, cook the sausage for about 4 minutes. Then, transfer it to a plate lined with paper towel.
  4. Add the onion, garlic, peppers, and Italian seasoning to the pan. Add a pinch of salt. Cook for about 2 minutes. Add in the mushrooms and cook until soft, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add the vegetable mixture and the sausage to the pie dish, spreading it out so it covers the surface.
  6. In a bowl, whisk the egg whites, egg, salt and pepper. Pour the egg mixture over the sausage and veggies. Place the quiche into the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until the eggs have set in the middle.
  7. Let the quiche rest for a few minutes before cutting into 8 slices.
Serving size: 1 slice
Nutrition Information (per serving) from
Calories: 138 Fat: 5.2g Carb: 10g Fiber: 1.9g Protein: 13.5g Sugar 3.2g Sodium: 463mg
Weight Watchers Points (calculated on member website)
WW: 3 Points Plus
Recipe by Destination Delish at