Cheesy Spinach Quiche.

This super cheesy spinach quiche is baked in my favorite homemade pie crust. Impress all your brunch guests with this recipe!

This super cheesy spinach quiche is baked in my favorite homemade pie crust. Impress all your brunch guests with this recipe!

Earlier this month, we went over Kerry’s house for brunch. Kerry is Kevin’s sister, also one of my bridesmaids. She’s one helluva cook! She’s the brains behind this chocolate/peanut butter operation. Yes, it was amazing.

For brunch a few weeks ago, she made two quiches (one spinach, one mushroom) and overnight french toast. I have been dreaming about remaking her quiches the whole month! Also that french toast. Heaven in a casserole pan.

This super cheesy spinach quiche is baked in my favorite homemade pie crust. Impress all your brunch guests with this recipe!

I couldn’t decide between her spinach quiche or mushroom quiche, so I combined them into one. One ultra cheesy, ultra savory, peppered, mushroom, spinach fiesta. I baked it all in my homemade flaky pie crust. My favorite pie crust recipe in the world.

This comforting dish will dazzle all of your brunch guests! It was the hit of Kerry’s meal, even taking the attention away from the strawberry chocolate cake she made for dessert.

(All brunch must have dessert.)

This super cheesy spinach quiche is baked in my favorite homemade pie crust. Impress all your brunch guests with this recipe!

So what is quiche?

Quiche is an egg and milk custard filled with all sorts of extras like cheese and veggies. Traditionally, quiches are baked in a pie crust. Any excuse I have to make my buttery, flaky pie crust – I do it.

My version uses eggs, whole milk (for an extra creamy texture), cheddar/mozzarella cheeses, parmesan cheese, frozen spinach, garlic, and mushrooms. Did I mention this quiche is extra cheesy? Just how I like my scrambled eggs.

Cheesy Spinach Quiche with Homemade Pie Crust

A good tip to know:

The key to preventing a soggy quiche is to reduce the moisture in your vegetables.

The mushrooms are cooked down with the minced garlic, salt, and pepper. The garlic gives them a little something extra. I cook the mushrooms down to rid them of their moisture. Those things are like sponges holding on dearly for water! You don’t want that.

I use frozen spinach in my quiche for ease, though fresh would be fine. But my piece of advice? Avoid the hassle and buy a block of frozen! It’s cheaper, less messy, and easier. Make sure you drain your spinach extra well. Thawed frozen spinach is full of water and you’ll want to blot it as much as you can.

When the mushrooms are cooking and the spinach is draining its liquid, whip up your egg mixture: eggs, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and whole milk.

Cheesy Spinach Quiche with Homemade Pie Crust

Creamy and thick, my cheesy egg base will give your quiche the most luxurious texture!

During all this time, your homemade pie crust has been chilling. Do yourself a favor and make it the night ahead of time. That’s exactly what I did on Sunday. Then, all you have to do in the morning is roll it out, pre-bake it for a few minutes and add the veggies, cheeses, and egg mixture on top.

And hey, while you’re at it – thaw the spinach and sauté the mushrooms the night before too. We all have hectic schedules, especially in the morning or while entertaining. Save time where you can!

Homemade Pie Crust by sallysbakingaddiction.com

This super cheesy spinach quiche is baked in my favorite homemade pie crust. Impress all your brunch guests with this recipe!

Bake the quiche until it is golden brown on top and the center is no longer liquid. All ovens are different and this could take anywhere from 45 minutes to 1 hour. Start checking around 40 minutes. As the quiche nears its final minutes in the oven, it will begin to puff up. Once you remove it from the oven, it will slightly deflate.

My cheesy spinach quiche took 50 minutes. I like it extra toasty on top.

Let it cool for a few minutes, then slice  serve  eat  cheesy heaven.

This super cheesy spinach quiche is baked in my favorite homemade pie crust. Impress all your brunch guests with this recipe!

The best part about quiche is that the possibilities are endless!

  • Use your favorite cheeses like feta, goat cheese, mozzarella, swiss.
  • For some smoky flavor, try adding some bacon crumbles.
  • You could even add some chopped onions, red peppers, artichokes, broccoli.
  • Or gasp (!!) make it a low carb meal by baking without the pie crust.

I’ll be a little sad about your crustless quiche, but I’ll get over it. ;)

It also makes wonderful leftovers. We reheated it for a quick dinner the night after. Endless possibilities, a snap to make, easy leftovers. One pan, thank you ma’am!

This super cheesy spinach quiche is baked in my favorite homemade pie crust. Impress all your brunch guests with this recipe!

Enjoy!

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Cheesy Spinach Quiche

This super cheesy spinach quiche is baked in my favorite homemade pie crust. Impress all your brunch guests with this recipe! See more cheese options in the recipe notes. Try adding some bacon crumbles or your favorite mixed veggies.

Yield: one 9-inch quiche

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 recipe homemade pie crust(step-by-step photos included)
  • 1 (10 oz) box frozen spinach
  • 8 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (or chopped roasted)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk*
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (I used cheddar + mozzarella)*
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Directions:

Prepare the pie crust the night before to save yourself some time.

Preheat oven to 350F degrees. If your frozen spinach is not already thawed, thaw it in the microwave per box directions. Drain the spinach in a colander while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

Place sliced mushrooms in a skillet coated with 1 teaspoon olive oil or nonstick spray, add the garlic, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Turn the heat on to medium-high and sauté the mushrooms until they release all of their moisture and no more water remains on the bottom of the skillet, about 6-7 minutes.

On a floured work surface, roll out the chilled pie dough. Turn the pie crust dough about a quarter turn after every few rolls until you have a circle 12 inches in diameter. Carefully place the dough into a 9-inch pie dish. Tuck it in with your fingers, making sure it is smooth. With a small and sharp knife, trim the extra overhang of crust and discard. Pre-bake the pie crust for 8 minutes.

While the pie crust is pre-baking, whisk together the eggs, milk, and parmesan cheese until combined. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Blot and squeeze the rest of the water out of the thawed spinach. After 8 minutes, remove the pie crust from the oven and spread spinach on top. Add the cooked mushrooms and shredded cheeses. Pour the egg mixture on top. If desired, sprinkle the top lightly with more parmesan cheese and/or salt and pepper.

Bake the quiche until it is golden brown on top and the center is no longer jiggly. Depending on your oven, this will take anywhere between 45 minutes - 1 hour. Mine took 50 minutes. Use a pie shield to prevent the pie crust from over browning, if desired. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving. This quiche makes great leftovers! Store tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Baked quiche freezes very well, up to 2 months.

Additional Notes:

*My pie crust recipe makes enough dough for two quiches. You can make half of the recipe as suggested in the ingredient list, or make the entire recipe and freeze half of the dough for another quiche, or bake two quiches. The dough may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 2 weeks. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before using. 

*Whole milk is heavily preferred for creamiest texture, though your favorite milk may be used instead - keeping in mind the creamy texture will be compromised.

*Use 1 cup total of your favorite cheeses. Try to avoid using 1 whole cup of a strong tasting cheese like feta. You could do 1/2 cup cheddar, 1/2 cup feta. Or 1/3 cup goat cheese, 2/3 cup mozzarella. Or 1/2 cup swiss, 1/2 cup cheddar. Get creative!

 

 

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This super cheesy spinach quiche is baked in my favorite homemade pie crust. Impress all your brunch guests with this recipe!

 

 

 

 

   

114 Responses to “Cheesy Spinach Quiche.”

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    Natalieposted January 22, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Hello Sally! I found this recipe a few days ago and couldn’t wait to test it. Today I finally made it and.. wow! It was amazing.. We ate half already :) Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. This is going to be one of our family favorites.

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    Tappyposted February 27, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Hi Sally….thanks for all the great quiche recipes. My husband are I try to eat low carb and this is perfect for us! I would love to have a quiche pan like you use here……would you share where I may purchase one?
    Many thanks!
    Tappy

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    Claireposted March 13, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Trying this out for a meatless dinner tonight! Made the entire batch of crust and will be baking a pie on the weekend! Why not?! Got to love a recipe that goes for a meal and desert!

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    • Sallyreplied on March 13th, 2015 at 6:24 pm

      Perfect!

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    Jill L.posted March 21, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Sally I make a green chile pie with and without the crust and I could eat it EVERY DAY for any meal! Green chilies, spinach, plenty of cheese, cottage cheese, eggs of course. Give it a whirl. I cheat when I make it with a crust and use a store bought pie crust sheet. ;)

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    • Sallyreplied on March 21st, 2015 at 10:24 am

      That sounds so good. Thanks for sharing Jill!

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    Erinposted March 21, 2015 at 10:25 am

    I made this last night, but instead of mushrooms, added broccoli and shallots along with fresh spinach. My 16 year old son ate 1/3 of it!! Another winner, Sally. So many variations to this quiche too – can’t wait to make more. Everything I’ve made so far from your site has been fantastic! I’m really enjoying your recipes!!!

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    carenposted March 21, 2015 at 11:40 am

    I found this recipe a couple of weeks ago…LOVE IT so easy ,made it twice already

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    Karenposted March 22, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Hi Sally~
    I’d never actually had quiche before, but committed to making one for my small engineering office’s silly celebration of Pi Day 3-14-15. This “breakfast pie” was completely devoured by 8:30am. I prepped everything, including your homemade crust, and got it in the oven at 7am that morning. A week later, I’m making another, just for me! I’m loving your site and am excited to try more of your recipes. Just wanted to say thank you!!
    Karen

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    • Sallyreplied on March 23rd, 2015 at 8:11 am

      That’s so great Karen! Thanks for reporting back. So glad it was a MAJOR hit!

      Reply

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