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Eating during the holidays is one of life’s great pleasures. But for people with food allergies and sensitivities, it can be tricky to navigate all the great food options we see during the holiday season. I gave up dairy completely for a couple years after learning that I was highly sensitive to casein. Now I’m able to enjoy dairy occasionally, and I appreciate it more than ever.
One of the most common food sensitivities is lactose intolerance. Fortunately, people with this condition can still enjoy food that contains milk by using lactose-free milk. The Southeast Dairy Association has challenged Recipe ReDux members to create holiday recipes using lactose-free cow’s milk. This milk isn’t very different from regular cow’s milk. In fact, the only difference is that it tastes a little sweeter. Lactose-free milk is made by adding a lactase enzyme to real milk, which breaks down the lactose into simple sugars.
This colorful quiche is a wonderful entrée for a holiday brunch. No one will ever know it doesn’t include “regular” milk. It can be served warm out of the oven, or you can make it ahead of time and serve it at room temperature. Made without a crust, this is a great gluten-free, lactose-free alternative that will please any crowd.
- 10 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups lactose-free milk
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 4 cups torn Swiss chard leaves
- 4 scallions chopped finely
- 2 cup sliced plum tomatoes
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease 2 8-inch pie pans.
- In a mixing bowl, mix the eggs, milk, and salt on medium speed until well-combined. I use my KitchenAid Stand Mixer rather than mixing by hand because it beats the eggs more evenly.
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat and add the Swiss chard. Cover and cook for 2 or 3 minutes, until just beginning to wilt.
- Divide the scallions, Swiss chard, and tomatoes evenly between the two pie pans. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables, dividing it evenly between the two pans.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the eggs are set.
- Let the quiche sit for at least 10 minutes before cutting. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Swiss Chard Tomato Quiche Price Breakdown
This recipe serves 12 and costs $9.81 to make, or $.82 per serving. It’s a delicious, nutritious dish that will complement any holiday brunch table.
By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the Southeast Dairy Association. I am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.