I feel the need to be a Debbie downer for a bit.

With the recent turn of events, I have realized that I am going to be living alone again.  For the most part, I really don’t have a problem (I’m not scared of the dark and I am slightly excited that I will only have myself to pick up after) except for the fact that I will be cooking for one.

I swear there is nothing more depressing than having to try and figure out how to scale a recipe down for one.  Sure there are times I will make extras for leftovers or freezing, but there are some days I want to make just the right amount.  When I cook, I cook to at least feed four people (if not more.)  So unless I want to weigh 300 pounds, I need to figure out how to scale down my recipes (and fast!)

Enter in the person quiche.

Sure I could make mini quiche and have just the right amount but there is one thing I usually hate with quiche- making the crust.  It’s not like it is very labor intensive or hard, I just hate having that one extra step (wow, I really am a Debbie downer today….)

So, I cheer up and use a tortilla.  That’s right.  Tortillas make the perfect pre-made shell that I can just toss ingredients in, bake, and ta-da: person quiche under 500 calories (I just love the sound of that!)  I now have no reason to be a Debbie downer when I can make a quiche for one- how perfect!

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Tortilla quiche
Recipe type: Main Dishes
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Serves: 1
  • 1 10" tortilla shell
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon frank's red hot
  • 1/4 cup red onions
  • 1/4 cup olive
  • 1/4 cup black beans
  • 2 tablespoon sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon jalepeno
  • 1/4 cup cheese
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350˚.
  2. (I used a 4 cup Pyrex bowl). Heat tortilla so that it is pliable enough to create a shell inside the bowl. In a separate small bowl whisk together milk, egg, frank's, cilantro, and salt/pepper.
  3. Place vegetables, beans, and cheese in the bottom of the tortilla bowl. Pour egg mixture over ingredients. Bake for 45-50 minutes until egg mixture is set and doesn't jiggle when you shake it.