Microwave Leek and Mushroom Flan

Serves: 2
Time to prepare: 15 min
Time to cook: 13 min

This leek and mushroom flan is a delicious and healthy dinner. The mild onion flavours of leeks are combined with mushrooms, eggs and just a pinch of paprika. Cooked in the microwave, it’s a quick and simple recipe that’s ready in under 30 minutes.
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1 cup (250 mL)thinly sliced leek (white and some light green parts)
1 tsp (5 mL)canola or vegetable oil
8 oz (230 g)mushrooms, coarsely chopped (about 3 cups/750 mL)
eggs, lightly beaten
egg whites, lightly beaten
2 tbsp (30 mL)low-fat milk
Pinch paprika
1/4 tsp (1.25 mL)(or less) salt and freshly ground pepper


STEP 1 In 8 x 4-inch (1.5 L) microwaveable dish (e.g. glass loaf pan), toss leeks with oil. Cover with waved or parchment paper and microwave on High (100% power) for 1 minute. Add mushrooms; cover and microwave on High (100% power) until mushrooms are nearly tender, about 4 minutes.

STEP 2 Stir in eggs, egg whites, milk, paprika, and salt and pepper. Microwave, uncovered, on Medium (50% power) until mixture is set, 6 to 8 minutes.