Spinach Quiche

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Looking for filling egg breakfast ideas to kick off your mornings with? Add this easy Spinach Quiche to the list! Make it with your favorite pie crust, and enjoy it as a special breakfast or brunch.

Slice of spinach quiche on a plate.

Easy Homemade Spinach Quiche 

Pie for breakfast is the way to go. But, quiche isn’t pie, you say? Tomato tomahto! Whatever you want to call this homemade Spinach Quiche is fine. At the end of the day, it’s a super quick breakfast dish that the whole family will adore.

This flaky, buttery quiche came into existence because of a very glamorous reason: After making Stuffed Cannelloni the other day, I was left with a couple of cups of spinach and a bit of crumbled feta. I was also running low on whipping cream and the eggs were two days from expiration. Since I can’t bear to throw away food, I had to use them up. And, when I have a few leftover ingredients, I almost always blend them together and make a savory pie – meat, spinach, chicken, veggie, etc… add a few eggs, make a crust, and voila! A spinach and feta quiche is born.

Spinach quiche slice with a fork.

What is a Quiche?

Quiche is basically a breakfast pie. It has its origins in France, and consists of a pastry crust that is filled with custard made from eggs and milk/whipping cream. Bacon, spinach, chicken, onions, and more, are all welcome add-ins to this yummy breakfast!

Ingredients for spinach quiche.

Recipe Ingredients

So, what do you need in order to make a quiche? Round up the following ingredients:

  • Pie Crust: You can use a pre-made crust from the store, or a Homemade Pie Crust.
  • Spinach: I used 1 bag (8-ounces) fresh baby spinach, cooked.
  • Cheese: I used shredded mozzarella and feta (crumbled), but gruyere or cheddar cheese can also be used.
  • Eggs: To bind the custard/filling of the quiche together.
  • Cream: I used heavy whipping cream for rich flavor.
  • Seasoning: Salt and pepper to taste.

How to Make Spinach Quiche

I think quiche makes a great weekend breakfast/brunch option, because it does take about an hour and a half total to complete. But, it will be the bright spot of your weekend, and something to look forward to during the week!

  • Preheat Oven to 375: You will need to make your pie crust first (store-bought or homemade, it’s up to you). Take the chilled pie dough, roll it out and press it into the bottom of a 10-inch flan dish. Prick it with a fork all around, and put it in the oven for 10 minutes.
Pie crust with fork indentations.
  • Beat the Eggs and Cream: Lightly whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl and add in the whipping cream, beat well.
Spinach and cheese with whisked eggs and heavy whipping cream.
  • Combine Spinach & Cheese: In a separate bowl blend together the spinach and your cheeses. Stir the spinach mixture into the eggs, season with salt and pepper, and pour the egg mixture into the prepared crust.
Spinach quiche mixture in a bowl.
  • Bake the Quiche: Put the pie in the oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until the filling is set. Allow it to cool for a bit before serving.
Baked quiche in a baking dish.

Tips for Success

Pretty straightforward, no? Here are some extra tips that will help you bake the perfect spinach-feta quiche:

  • Don’t Skip Pre-Baking the Crust: Baking the crust twice will ensure that you get a flaky and slightly crispy crust. If you skip baking it for the first 10 minutes, the quiche may turn out soggy.
  • Make Sure to Spread Out the Spinach: It may clump together within the custard if you don’t, so make sure to evenly distribute it throughout the crust.
  • Let the Quiche Cool Before Serving: This will allow for it to set a little bit more, which makes for easier serving and fewer burned tongues.

Serving Suggestions

Wondering what to serve with your freshly baked quiche? I’ve got a few suggestions:

  • Yogurt: I served this quiche with plain yogurt (you can use sour cream) and the flan dish was emptied within minutes.
  • Muffins: Pick your favorite kind – personally, I like to make Blueberry Lemon Muffins.
  • Salad: Quiche can be enjoyed for lunch too! Keep your meal healthy and hearty with an easy green salad.
Plate of spinach quiche.

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

  • Leftover quiche can be refrigerated in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
  • Reheat it in the oven until it is warmed through (anywhere from 5-15 minutes, you’ll want to keep an eye on it so it doesn’t get burned).

Can I Freeze Spinach Quiche?

  • You can freeze quiche in slices in an airtight container for 2 to 3 months.
Slice of spinach quiche on a plate.
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Slice of spinach quiche on a plate.
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Spinach Quiche

9 9 9
WW Freestyle: 8
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Cooling Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Make this easy Spinach and Feta Cheese Quiche with your favorite pie crust and serve it for a special breakfast or brunch!
Course: Brunch
Cuisine: French
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 302

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375˚F
  • You will need to make your pie crust first. Please see how to make the perfect pie crust HERE.
    You can also use store-bought pie crust.
  • Take the chilled dough, roll it out and press it into the bottom of a 10-inch flan dish.
  • Prick it with a fork all around, and put it in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Lightly whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl and add in the whipping cream, beat well.
  • In a separate bowl blend together the cooked spinach and your cheeses.
  • Stir the spinach mixture into the eggs; season with salt, pepper and nutmeg, and pour the egg mixture into the prepared crust.
  • Put the pie in the oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until the filling is set.
  • Allow it to cool for about 10 to 15 minutes before serving. You can also serve it cold.
Nutrition Facts
Spinach Quiche
Amount Per Serving (1 Slice)
Calories 302 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 156mg52%
Sodium 583mg24%
Potassium 257mg7%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 3181IU64%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 179mg18%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: spinach feta quiche, spinach pie, spinach quiche

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63 Responses
  1. Beth

    This is such a great breakfast and so yummy! Everyone loved this quiche! Huge hit and I’ll definitely make this again!

  2. Candy Rowson

    After I originally commented I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on every time a comment is added I get four emails with the exact same comment. Is there an easy method you are able to remove me from that service? Thanks a lot!

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      There hasn’t been a comment on that post since January of 2011… are the comments that you are receiving from the Spinach Quiche post?

  3. The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time

    This does look fantastic. I think I need to make one. I was trying to figure out what to do for dinner tonight and type of thing looks perfect. Thanks!

  4. Green Girl

    Christ is born and Happy New Year Kate.
    Your spinach – cheese pie sounds delicious. simply to make and gone in seconds 🙂 thanks for sharing
    congrats on top 9 also

    hope you’re having a wonderful day

  5. Elin

    Kate…that is a wonderful spinach quiche. Simply yummy looking. Thanks for sharing a simple to make quiche..full of goodness and healthy too 🙂

  6. GourmetGetaways

    Congratulations on making the top 9, your spinach pie looks delicious! How long are you fasting!!! I would struggle to miss one meal!

  7. Chef Dennis

    your spinach pie looks delicious!! I do love feta and it goes so well with spinach and that wonderful flaky crust!
    Congrats on your top 9 today!!
    Dennis

  8. Sortachef

    Very nice, Kate. I can’t wait to see what you have up in 2 days… Merry Christmas. Or shall I say: Καλά Χριστούγεννα!

  9. happywhennothungry

    This looks amazing! I love how you utilized the leftover spinach and feta from your cannelloni too. Great thinking!

  10. Kristi Rimkus

    I hate to waste food too. Even the littlest scrap of leftovers finds a new home in some dish I’m making.

    Love the combination of spinach and feta!

    Kristi

  11. Rich

    Do you really say tomahto? Because I’m guessing that was pooetic license you were using, but I can’t tell inflection over the internet, and really, I’ve never met anyone who says tomahto! It ruins the whole basis for the song, you know? Same with potahto. I mean, I suppose it’s enough that everyone understands what it means, but to a literalist, well, I’ve just got some issues with that song.
    But I have no issues with this pie. Wow; that is a genius use of leftovers, by all means.

    1. Kate @ Diethood.com

      hehehe I don’t say tomahto 🙂 I had an English professor in college, he was 73 years old, he said tomahto, potahto, and ab-dough-men for abdomen. 🙂 Apart from him, no, I’ve never met anyone else that talks that way.

      I’m glad you like my pie!

  12. Frank

    I’m a great fan of spinach and ricotta cannelloni, as well as Greek spanakopita (?) so I’d be sure to love this. Thanks for the recipe!

  13. Mina @ Angellove's Cooking

    Great idea!! I’ve never have thought of making Spinach Pie like that up to now 🙂 I usualy make that as Banitsa :))… Thanks for sharing, Kate!!!!

  14. Lori

    I love leftovers a la quiche!! (AKA empty the fridge quiche!) Great photos, well done on using up what is in the fridge. This looks fantastic!

  15. Amanda @ BakingWithoutABox

    Oh I love this! It’s got a bit of everything. Good pie crust with the fork trick. Crafty delicious use of leftovers. Ooey goey cheese. And green stuff to make it healthy. Wonderful creation!

  16. therealnutritionist

    This looks like a mix between pizza and quiche. Very clever. I am also a HUGE spinach nut. I eat creamed spinach for lunch, just by it self. I know, I’m nuts.

    1. Kate @ Diethood.com

      I, too love spinach – I ran track in HS and I would load up on this stuff before a run…it worked…I was popeye for a few minutes. 🙂

  17. Amy Bakes Everything

    I’m totally making this – for myself, my husband would never eat anything that was green…even if I called it pie! Gorgeous recipe, can’t wait to try it!

  18. Tiffany

    This looks great! I’m like you … I HATE throwing away food … so getting creative is a must when you have leftover ingredients from a dish you’ve made. I love this quiche idea! AND I can’t WAIT to see your recipes from your Eastern Orthodox Christmas. I spent Christmas with an old friend from Serbia a few years back and had some of the best food of my life! 😀

  19. freshandfoodie

    YUM! This is one of my favorite things to get at Greek restaurants, but have never tried making it myself. I totally should! Great recipe.

  20. Kori

    Yummy! I haven’t made quiche in ages, but now I’m inspired to throw one together again. Such a great meal! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  21. claudia lamascolo

    this absolutely looks outstanding! Great start to the new year!
    ★•.¸¸.•*¨*❤•.¸¸.•*¨*☆•.¸¸.•*¨*❤
    HAPPY NEW 2011 YEAR!!!
    ❤•.¸¸.•*¨*☆•.¸¸.•*¨*❤•.¸¸.•*¨*★

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