Spinach Quiche Recipe

Spinach Quiche

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Ingredients

  1. 4 eggs
  2. 2 cups cheese (cheddar, swiss, jack - whatever), shredded
  3. 1 3/4 cups half-and-half, or milk, or butter milk*, or any combination of the above.  The more half and half you use the creamier your quiche will be.
  4. 2 pie crusts
  5. 5 cups fresh spinach
  6. 2/3 cup onion
  7. 4 cloves garlic
  8. 1/4 tsp dill**
  9. 1/2 tsp white pepper**
  10. 1/4 tsp paprika**
  11. 1/4 tsp tarragon**
  12. 1/2 tsp salt

* Also known as sour milk - it tastes just fine for cooking and I hate seeing things go to waste...
**In the interest of truth, let me just say those numbers are all estimates, I just shake spices on 'till I'm satisfied... 

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How to make Spinach Quiche


  1. Do whatever you have to do to your box o' pie crusts...  I buy Marie Calendar's and pre-cook them only a few minutes.  When you're done preheat the oven to 450 F.
  2. Chop the onions and mince or crush the garlic. Saute them in a tiny bit of oil 'till the onions are a touch translucent and the garlic is brown on the edges.
  3. Chop the spinach into chunks 'roundabout an inch square and add it to the garlic/onion saute.  Cook until wilty and limp.
  4. While sauteing the veggies, whisk the eggs and half-and-half and add in the spices.  Don't forget the salt!
  5. Mix the spinach/garlic/onion and cheese with the creme/eggs/spices (you might want to let the sauted vegetables cool for a bit so they don't prematurely cook the egg...)
  6. Pour half into each pie crust, the filling should come up to less than 1/3 of an inch from the top, as it will rise a bit, but brimming is okay too.  Put them in the oven.
  7. Turn the temperature on the oven down to 350 F, so the oven will cool to this temperature while the quiche is cooking. 
  8. Cook for 35ish minutes, they're done when the middles don't giggle if you shake them and should be a bit brown around the edges.
Makes two quiche, they keep fairly well after they are cooked.  Also good with mushrooms, broccoli, asparagus, bacon, and all the other things people put in quiche.


Photo Credit: Sleepyneko

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