Mexican Quiche with Spiralized Sweet Potato Crust

Mexican Quiche with Spiralized Sweet Potato Crust

We’re back with another winner of the monthly Inspiralized Cook-Off Challenge in our (free!) private Facebook community for Inspiralized.

The community has grown to over 8,700 people – and all of us are excited about spiralizing and sharing our spiralized meals! It’s the official #inspiralizedsquad.

I love the community. My favorite time of day is now when I go through the community and check to see what members are talking about and making. I’m so impressed by the delicious meals everyone’s creating!

Mexican Quiche with Spiralized Sweet Potato Crust

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It’s just such a fun way to engage with all of you on a much more personal level. This isn’t anything like the main Facebook page (Facebook.com/Inspiralized) where we share announcements, recipes, and Facebook Lives. It’s a more dedicated, intimate community where people can interact with one another!

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Mexican Quiche with Spiralized Sweet Potato Crust

The “Inspiralized Cook-off Challenge” happens every other month. In these challenges, we post a theme (this theme was “your go-to healthy spiralized meal”) and members have a full month to submit their recipe images and full-length recipes. The winner gets their recipe re-created on this blog, each time!

We got so many submissions, members voted, we narrowed it down to three finalists, and then finally, the winner was chosen! Congratulations to Cristina, who won the May contest with her Mexican Quiche with Spiralized Sweet Potato Crust!

And now, let’s get to know Cristina, our winner! And don’t forget to join the community, if you’re interested!

Mexican Quiche with Spiralized Sweet Potato Crust

Meet Cristina: Community Cook-off Challenge Winner

Cook-off month: May
Cook-off theme: Mexican-inspired recipes
Cook-off recipe: Mexican Quiche with Spiralized Sweet Potato Crust

What is your name and where do you live?

Cristina Wardrip I live in Atlanta, GA

How did you come up with this recipe?

I absolutely love the chorizo and sweet potato combo. It’s a meal that we often make at home.  When the May challenge was announced I thought that if we could make buns out of sweet potatoes why not quiche crust?!?! So I decided to make my favorite combo into a quiche. The rest of the stuff I added were veggies and spices that I already had at home.

When did you first start spiralizing/when did you discover spiralizing?

I had heard about zoodles for years but didn’t try them until September 2016. I borrowed a friend’s handheld spirilizer and fell in love with zoodles. Right away I put a countertop spirilizer on my Christmas list and as soon as I received it I have been spirilizing any veggie that will cooperate  non stop. When I received my spirilizer I discovered inspiralized and eventually upgraded to the inspiralizer too!!

How often do you spiralize?

Since receiving my spiralizer I spiralize at least once a week but more often 2 to 3 times a week.

How has spiralizing helped you be healthier?

I have not eaten pasta since I tried my first spiralized noodle. This has really helped me cut down on calories. Also, I notice that I eat a lot less because spiralized veggies go a long way.

Why did you join the Inspiralized community?

I wanted to get ideas for new spiralized recipes.

What do you love most about the Inspiralized community?

I absolutely love the inspiration and encouragement to eat healthy from all the gorgeous photos that are posted daily. These pictures intice me to try out new healthy delicious recipes every day.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first Inspiralized Cook-off Challenge, and we can’t wait for your submissions in our next contest:

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Nutritional Information & Recipe

Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 10 points

*These points were calculated using the official Weight Watchers SmartPoints calculator. We are in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers, we are providing this information based on popular demand.

Serves 4-8

Mexican Quiche with Spiralized Sweet Potato Crust

20 minPrep Time

35 minCook Time

55 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 chorizo links, decased, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled, Blade D
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 10 cherry tomatoes cut in half 
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 5 eggs + 3 egg whites
  • 2/3 cup black beans
  • 1/3 cup shredded Mexican cheese 
  • salt & pepper to taste 
  • jalapeño & cilantro for garnish 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Heat a 10" skillet over medium-high heat. Once heated, add the chorizo and cook until browned, 5-7 minutes. Set aside on a plate and immediately add the oil. Once oil is shimmering, add the sweet potato noodles and season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Toss and cook for about 7 minutes or until cooked through. When done, add back in the chorizo and spread the noodles out like a “crust” and carefully transfer the skillet into the refrigerator and let cool for 10-15 minutes.
  3. While the crust is cooling cook the chorizo in the same pan that you used for the potatoes. Once it's done set to the side and leave the chorizo grease in the pan and cook the spinach. Once the spinach is wilted set aside with chorizo. 
  4. Crack the eggs into a bowl and add the spices. Whisk to combine eggs and spices. Once it is well blended add the chorizo, spinach, tomatoes and black beans to the bowl and mix well. 
  5. Remove crust from the fridge and pour egg mixture on top of the crust. Cook for 20 minutes, top with cheese and cook another 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  6. Garnish with jalapeño and cilantro and let it stand for 10 minutes before serving. 

Notes

Per serving (1 out of 4) - Calories: 350, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Carbs: 18g, Fiber: 4g, Sugars: 4g, Protein: 26g, Sodium: 539mg

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Comments

  1. so you use 2 different skillets?
    • I was wondering the same thing! It says to put the skillet in the fridge but also to cook chorizo in it. I'm wondering if you cook it all in the skillet or if it's easier to transfer to a another pan. Looks delicious though!
      • Yup. I am totally thinking that if you cook the chorizo and the spinach first in the pan and set aside, you can then move on to the sweet potato crust portion while the "filling is ready to be blended. That would mean only one pan was necessary.
    • The recipe has been updated!
  2. Do you know the SmartPoints per serving for Weight Watchers? Looks so yummy!
  3. Oh, I see. It is ten points!
  4. Cathy Jimenez :
    Looks delicious. The WW smartpoints are listed as 10 and the recipe says serves 4-8. Can you advise if 10 pts are for 1/4 or 1/8 of a serving. Thank you
  5. Still looks like you cook the chorizo twice.
    • I agree. It says to add the cooked chorizo to the sweet potatoes then cool in refrigerator. Then it says to cook the chorizo and add the spinach. I believe the second part is correct.
  6. The recipe does not appear to be updated. It says as the crust is cooling use the same skillet to cook. That would make me think that you transfer the sweet potato crust to another dish or use the second skillet to cook. Could you please clarify thank you
  7. I would appreciate clarification also
  8. This recipe does not make sense as it is. It's directing you to cook the chourizo, put it on a plate, cook the sporalized sweet potato and then mix the cooked chourizo back in to form the crust which is then put in the refrigerator to cool. The recipe then instructs you to cook the chourizo, leaving the chourizo grease in the pan so you can then sautee the Spinach. How can this be done when the COOKED chourizo is already mixed into the sweet potato crust in the refrigerator? Please clarify.
  9. It sounds yummy but the recipe needs to be updated as others have mentioned it doesn't make sense as posted. Please correct!
  10. Please proof read the recipes before you publish them. There is obviously a lot of confusion on the preparation of a dish that looks great. I hope you publish a clarification so that I can prepare it.
  11. This recipe doesn't make any sense. I agree with the other comments but also it never tells you when to add the chorizo and the rest back into the shell.
  12. Sorry, but a quiche is a savory custard, made with eggs and dairy. It has a very different texture than a dish made with just eggs. This is basically a frittata.
  13. the chorizo part is confusing for sure , looks good though :)
  14. Pat Armbruster :
    I just made the potatoes in one pan with some olive oil and finished up in another pan while it was cooling. We had it for dinner and it was a winner....when my husband asked what the crust was, I just said a vegetable. (He doesn't like sweet potatoes). He loved it! We will have it again.
  15. This is so confusing. I guess we will all have to wing it based on the ingredients list since the recipes as it is written makes no sense.

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