Spinach quiche is a versatile and delicious dish that combines the richness of eggs and cheese with the earthy flavors of spinach. Whether you’re hosting a brunch, looking for a light lunch option, or planning a picnic, this spinach quiche recipe is a delightful choice.

1. Spinach Quiche Recipe


For the crust

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 3-4 tablespoons ice water

For the filling

  • 5 ounces fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (such as Gruyere, Swiss, or cheddar)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg


Prepare the crust

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Add the cold, cubed butter and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Gradually add the ice water, one tablespoon at a time, and mix until the dough comes together. Form the dough into a disc, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

Roll out the crust

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the chilled dough into a circle that’s slightly larger than your quiche pan. Carefully transfer the rolled dough to the pan, pressing it gently into the bottom and sides. Trim any excess dough hanging over the edges.

Blind bake the crust

Line the crust with parchment paper and fill it with pie weights or dried beans. This will prevent the crust from puffing up during baking. Bake the crust in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes.

Remove the parchment paper and weights, and bake for an additional 5 minutes until the crust is lightly golden. Set aside to cool.

Prepare the filling

In a skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté until they become soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.

Add the fresh spinach leaves to the skillet and cook until wilted, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Make the custard filling

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, shredded cheese, salt, black pepper, and ground nutmeg until well combined.

Assemble the quiche

Spread the sautéed spinach mixture evenly over the pre-baked crust. Pour the custard filling over the spinach, ensuring that it covers the entire surface.

Bake the quiche

Place the quiche in the preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the filling is set and the top is golden brown.

Cool and serve

Remove the quiche from the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving. Serve warm or at room temperature, and enjoy the delicious flavors of the spinach quiche.

For added flavor, you can incorporate other ingredients such as cooked bacon, mushrooms, or sun-dried tomatoes into the filling. Experiment with different types of cheese to customize the taste of your quiche.

Spinach quiche is a delightful and satisfying dish that is perfect for brunch, lunch, or any occasion that calls for a savory treat. With its buttery crust and creamy spinach filling, this recipe offers a balance of flavors and textures that will please your palate.

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