Ploughman’s Quiche

  • 10MINS
  • 30MINS
  • Serves 8
  • 195KCAL

We’ve borrowed all the best bits of a Ploughman’s lunch to make this cheesy, tangy, satisfying quiche. It’s the perfect lunchtime bite on a warmer day with a fresh, crisp salad, or it’ll taste just as good on the go (hot or cold!).

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories195
  • Carbs5.7g
  • Protein13g
  • Fat14g
  • Saturates8.2g
  • Sugars4.5g

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It’s no secret that we love a good crustless quiche! You can pack them with flavour, keep them low on calories and enjoy them hot or cold… Enter, Ploughman’s Quiche! 

This one combines all the best bits of a Ploughman’s lunch to make our egg, cheese and ham-filled crustless dish a light yet oh-so-satisfying meal. Whether you enjoy it fresh from the oven, reheated a few days later or chilled with a fresh, crispy salad, it’ll never disappoint.

We’ve used Branston smooth sandwich pickle to give our fluffy, cheesy dish just the right amount of tang in every slice. It’s also freezer-friendly, so you can stock up and make sure you’re always one step ahead of picnic basket season!

What diets is this Ploughman’s Quiche suitable for?

Ploughman’s Quiche can be enjoyed on gluten-free diets, as long as you ensure the pickles are gluten free.

If you’re cooking for people with allergies, be extra careful when checking ingredients and preparing food!

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Ploughman’s Quiche?

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The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Ploughman’s Quiche?

We’ve kept our ingredients list nice and simple for this recipe, so you don’t have to pop to the shops for anything special. 

Our recipe uses Branston Smooth Pickle to give our quiche a satisfying tang, but any jarred pickle you’d prefer will work.

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You’ll need a 24cm flan dish like this one from Amazon.

Use a balloon whisk to get a really smooth cheese and egg mixture.

How many calories are in this Ploughman’s Quiche?

There are 195 calories per portion in this Ploughman’s Quiche, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment!

This Ploughman’s Quiche is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 170°C.

Step 2

Break the eggs into a large bowl and whisk. Add the double cream alternative, quark and Dijon mustard. Continue to whisk until fully combined. Season well with salt and pepper.

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Step 3

Stir through the cheese, ham and chives. Pour the egg mixture into a 24cm flan dish. Using a small spoon, dot the pickle onto the surface of the quiche and swirl it lightly into the quiche mixture using a knife.

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Step 4

Place the dish onto a baking tray and pop into the oven for 25-30 minutes, until the quiche is golden brown. The quiche should be set around the edge with a very slight wobble in the centre. The heat from the quiche will finish cooking the centre, so that it has a light creamy quiche texture when slicing.

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What could I serve with this Ploughman’s Quiche?

This Ploughman’s Quiche will make a lovely, light meal with any of the following sides…

How do you know when Ploughman’s Quiche is cooked?

You should cook this Ploughman’s Quiche until the quiche looks golden brown. It should be set around the edge with a very slight wobble in the centre. This will take around 25-30 minutes.

To keep your family safe, the advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes.

How long can you keep Ploughman’s Quiche in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Ploughman’s Quiche in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so. 

Can I freeze Ploughman’s Quiche?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer! 

How do I reheat Ploughman’s Quiche?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loose fitting lid and heat for around 3 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and reheat as above.

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Ploughman’s Quiche

We’ve borrowed all the best bits of a Ploughman’s lunch to make this cheesy, tangy, satisfying quiche. It's just as good hot or cold!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    30 MINS
  • KCals 195
  • Carbs 5.7G

Ingredients

  • 6 medium eggs
  • 200 ml light double cream alternative
  • 120 g reduced fat Cheddar cheese grated
  • 70 g quark
  • 50 g sliced honey roast ham diced
  • 2 tbsp small chunk sandwich pickle
  • 2 tbsp chives finely sliced
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

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24m flan dish

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C.
  2. Break the eggs into a large bowl and whisk. Add the double cream alternative, quark and Dijon mustard. Continue to whisk until fully combined. Season well with salt and pepper.
  3. Stir through the cheese, ham and chives. Pour the egg mixture into a 24cm flan dish. Using a small spoon, dot the pickle onto the surface of the quiche and swirl it lightly into the quiche mixture using a knife.
  4. Place the dish onto a baking tray and pop into the oven for 25-30 minutes, until the quiche is golden brown. The quiche should be set around the edge with a very slight wobble in the centre. The heat from the quiche will finish cooking the centre, so that it has a light creamy quiche texture when slicing.

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Recipe notes

Tip: The quiche should be set around the edge, with a very slight wobble in the centre. The heat from the quiche will finish cooking the centre, so that it has a light creamy quiche texture when slicing.

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BrenSunday 15th May 2022

I served this quiche to friends for lunch and it was delicious. Serving 8 people with it would provide a very skinny slice.

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    HollyMonday 16th May 2022

    Hey Bren, you can change the serving size and alter the nutritional information if you would like a larger portion of the quiche. Hope that helps!

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Mary WesleyTuesday 10th May 2022

Hi I would use Quark but haven’t been able to find it for a while, is there any other alternatives other than cottage cheese please.

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Mary

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    HollyThursday 12th May 2022

    Hey Mary, you can use cream cheese or ricotta in place of the quark and adjust the calories accordingly, hope that helps!

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Lin NewtonMonday 9th May 2022

Could you please tell me what Light double cream alternative is.
Thanks
Lin

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    HollyTuesday 10th May 2022

    Hey Lin, we used Elmlea Double Light Alternative to Cream, hope that helps!

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AprilMonday 9th May 2022

Can you use cottage cheese instead of quark?

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    HollyTuesday 10th May 2022

    Hi April, yes you could swap to cottage cheese you may will need to whiz it up in a food processor to make it smooth before adding to the rest of the ingredients. Hope that helps!

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Anita KitchingMonday 9th May 2022

Can you tell me what light double cream alternative you use please

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    HollyTuesday 10th May 2022

    Hi Anita, we used Elmlea Double Light Alternative to Cream, hope that helps!

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