Microwave Leek and Mushroom Flan

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.

Prep Time:
15 min
Cook Time:
13 min


  • 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)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp ( 30 mL ) low-fat milk
  • Pinch paprika
  • ¼ tsp ( 1.25 mL ) (or less) salt and freshly ground pepper


  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.
  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.


Chopped onion can be used instead of leeks.

Reprinted by permission of the publisher, John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd., from Lighthearted at Home: The Very Best of Anne Lindsay, by Anne Lindsay. Copyright © 2010 by Anne Lindsay and Associates Ltd.

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