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Crustless Quiche Muffins with Spinach and Cheese

This easy crustless quiche recipe is healthy and delicious! Savory, crustless mini quiche muffins made with spinach, cheese and quinoa.

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HELLLLLOOOO FALL! IT’s here. She’s arrived!!!

I know, I’m a day late already, but I’m still celebrating! (I’ll miss you, Summer!!)
I do hate the cold and would love to live in an 80-degree weather year-round type of place, but since I don’t, I choose to make the most of these next few not-so-warm, bitter cold months.

And I’ll start making the most of it with these Quinoa Quiche Muffins with Spinach and Cheese.

You’ve probably already figured out that this is not a muffin-muffin. But, it is the most amazing crustless “muffin”, EVER! Or the most amazing crustless quiche, EVERRR! I even healthified it! Brownie points for me!!

Did someone say brownies?!? WHERE?

Sorry, I’m going off on a tangent now… let’s get back to the story. Or we can just chill around here and talk about Rocky Road Fudge Brownies
Okay, okay, quinoa quiche it is…

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Have I told you how I buy Quinoa in bulk? Yes, I do. Then I throw it into things that I make for my kids and they don’t have a clue! Once again, brownie points for Mama!

How else am I going to get these two little babes of mine to eat something other than pizza, chicken nuggets, mac & cheese, or fries? And before you assume that I introduced them to those foods, allow me to tell you that I did not! It was their grandparents. “How am I going to be a great Baba if I don’t buy them McD’s?! Every Baba gets McD’s for their grandchildren!!”. <—Said their grandma, my Mama. How do you argue with that? She’s Baba – she’s allowed to spoil them. And I’m allowed to throw broccoli into their smoothies. Buahahahaha! And quinoa in their muffins!

I mean, these are exactly like a quiche, but in mini form… and with feta and cheddar cheese! And maybe it’s not that big of a deal, and maybe I have been living under a rock all this time and you already have a recipe like this, but since I don’t, and I didn’t up until two weeks ago when the light bulb in my head went “CLINK!”, I think these are a big deal. I also think that you should try them because they will change your mornings. Even your afternoons. Make them for the week, your belly will thank you.

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Quiche Muffins with Quinoa

Quinoa Quiche Muffins with Spinach and Cheese {Giveaway}

Katerina | Diethood
Delicious, savory, crustless quiche muffins made with spinach, cheese and quinoa.
5 from 1 vote
Servings : 6
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion , thinly sliced
  • 4 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley
  • 4 large eggs , lightly beaten


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Line a muffin tin with 6 liners and spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  • Combine water and quinoa in a small saucepan and bring to a boil; lower to a simmer, cover and continue to cook for 15 minutes.
  • In a large frying pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add onions and cook until translucent, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Stir in spinach leaves and garlic.
  • Season with salt and pepper and continue to cook until spinach is wilted; about 2 more minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine cooked quinoa, spinach mixture, cheeses and parsley.
  • Make sure the quinoa mixture is not warm; if it is, give it a few minutes to cool.
  • Pour in the beaten eggs and mix until well combined.
  • Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and cool on rack.
  • Serve.


Serve with a side of plain yogurt.


Calories: 248 kcal | Carbohydrates: 13 g | Protein: 14 g | Fat: 15 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Cholesterol: 135 mg | Sodium: 456 mg | Potassium: 300 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 2 g | Vitamin A: 2390 IU | Vitamin C: 10.6 mg | Calcium: 254 mg | Iron: 2.1 mg | Net Carbs: 12 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

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39 comments on “Crustless Quiche Muffins with Spinach and Cheese”

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi! You can use goat cheese, but I would suggest to use any cheese that you like. Shredded cheddar, for instance, or mozzarella. I hope that helps. ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Please clarify if the 375 degrees is in Fahrenheit or Celsius. I’m assuming Celcius, as my over doesn’t go above 250 deg C. Not everyone looking at this site is American, and many other countries use Celcius instead.
    Thanks, looks like it’s going to be a good recipe!

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Teresa!

      That’s a great point! Thank you!! I know I have a lot of readers outside of the States so including that will definitely be a benefit.
      In as far as this recipe, the 375 is in Fahrenheit. Have a great Sunday!

  2. Oh I cringe everytime my parents say to my 16 month old- can’t wait to take you to McDonald’s. It’s like oh come on now! lol. They do love spoiling the grandkids ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lately I have been trying to healthify her meals so this one is a good one-love that word btw ! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Just wondering how much cooked quinoa you work add.. 1 1/2 cups? I have a bunch of leftover quinoa in the fridge to use up.

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    Love these savory muffins! (Spinach + cheese is always a winner!) I’d use the gift card for props!

  5. I’m totally intrigued that you throw quinoa in muffins! I have to try that with the kids. I have quinoa coming out the wazoo! These look great. I’ll put these on the list for sure. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I should buy quinoa in bulk, great idea! Then I will go to target and buy a mini purse I’ve been eyeing up recently.

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    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

    Uh these look amazing! I buy my quinoa in bulk as well and my family was sick of it so I had to cut down on buying it but I think i need to make a trip to the store!

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    Love the idea. I am so much like you, I buy wheat germ, quinoa everything healthy in bulk, powder it and add in everything. Love it. My hubby says I buy a little too much at Target, love the store.

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    Laura Dembowski (@piesandplots)

    These look super yummy! So healthy too. And today is actually the first day of fall, so you didn’t miss it! I would buy some new DVDs with my gift card.

  10. Awww… these mini little quiches are too cute!! I would head straight to the kitchen department and buy something fun to play with in the kitchen… you know I love kitchen gadgets! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Emily @ Life on Food

    We just bought a house. I could think of a million things. A rug…drapes, or possibly cute dishes. I never have problems finding things at Target.

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