Baby Spinach and Cheddar Quiche
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Baby Spinach and Cheddar Quiche

This easy baby spinach and cheddar quiche recipe is an incredibly fluffy and delicious way to have breakfast in pie form!

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I’ve been buying pie crusts in packs of two from the grocery store whenever I need one, that way I always have one hanging out in case I feel like making a quiche or pie on a whim.

The mood just so happened to strike on Labor Day, when I was up early with my son and saw a half-used bag of baby spinach in the fridge. I put this quiche together pretty quickly, and let me tell you – it ROCKED!

2 plates with slices of baby spinach and cheddar quiche

The texture was just perfect, and everyone loved it. Fresh nutmeg is a great flavor with greens, and the garlic and shallot were just enough to amp up the flavor while still keeping it simple.

And, of course, you know I had to throw in a bunch of cheese. It was light and fluffy and delicious, and I can definitely see mixing up the filling ingredients to include other veggies or meat, too.

Overhead view of a full baby spinach and cheddar quiche

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2 plates with slices of baby spinach and cheddar quiche

Baby Spinach and Cheddar Quiche

  • Author: Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen - Ashley Covelli
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 Servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This easy baby spinach and cheddar quiche recipe is an incredibly fluffy and delicious way to have breakfast in pie form!


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Ingredients

  • Store-bought frozen deep-dish pie shell
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon shallot, minced
  • 4 ounces baby spinach
  • Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place frozen pie crust on a baking sheet and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large, non-stick skillet over moderate heat. Add garlic and shallot and sauté until soft. Add spinach, season with nutmeg, salt and pepper, and cook until the spinach wilts down, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  3. While the spinach mixture is cooling, beat eggs and milk in a large bowl. Stir in cheese.
  4. Place spinach mixture in the bottom of the pie crust, spreading it out in an even layer. Pour egg mixture on top and bake for 45-50 minutes, until eggs are set. Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before diving in. Enjoy!

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