Recipe by Brynie Greisman

Onion Cheese Quiche

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Dairy Dairy
Easy Easy
12 Servings

One simple recipe with two equally delicious variations. I love that there is no hard cheese in it whatsoever and no heavy cream. Low fat, healthful, tasty, filling, and easy. Literally, everything you want in a recipe. And it freezes well too.


Main ingredients

  • 2 onions, diced

  • 1/4 cup oil

  • 6 eggs

  • pinch thyme

  • pinch Gefen Basil

  • salt, to taste

  • 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram) low-fat cottage cheese (I used 3%)

  • 2 and 1/2 cups rice crispies, brown rice preferred

  • 1/3 cup Shibolim Spelt Flour


Prepare the Quiche


Sauté onions over medium heat for at least 20 minutes, until golden brown, stirring often. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).


Transfer onions to a large bowl. Add eggs one at a time and mix until well incorporated. Add seasoning and cheese and mix altogether. Adjust seasoning to taste. 


Divide mixture in half. To one half add the rice crispies. To the other half add the spelt flour. This way you have both varieties to sample at the same time. (If you decide to make just one version of the recipe, double either the rice crispies or the spelt flour and omit the other one.)


Place each mixture in a 9-inch round pan sprayed with oil spray. Bake for 55 minutes or until golden and crispy.


You can sub two tablespoons pareve chicken soup powder, MSG-free, for the thyme and basil, and whole wheat pastry flour for the spelt flour. Also, you can sauté your onions in advance and freeze. I do this all the time and it’s a great time-saver. Just label how many onions there are in each bag or container.


I used just two tablespoons oil for sautéing and subbed two tablespoons unsweetened applesauce for the rest of the oil, mixed into the quiche. Creamy and yum.

Prepare the Quiche

Yields 2 quiches, 6–8 servings each


Photography: Hudi Greenberger Styling: Renee Muller and Janine Kalesis

Onion Cheese Quiche

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Rita Landa
Rita Landa
4 years ago

Onion cheese kesh Hi question please. Do they make brown rice rice krispies. U r referring to the cereal i assume. I have not seen it. Which type would b more low carb? Can n u substitute almond flour for spelt flour? Looks amazing

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Reply to  Rita Landa
4 years ago

If you are in Israel, the “Better and Different (B&D) company makes rice krispies from brown rice. While I am not an expert nutritionlist, I imagine that there is not a great deal of difference between white and brown rice. They are both carbs.