Spinach Quiche

Source: Mom cir. 1980’s

The rebirth of the spinach quiche is long overdue. It’s such a fantastic option during warm summer months, or really during any time of year when you want do serve a light, wholesome meal.

I grew up with spinach quiche. These were the “real men do eat quiche’ days. My mom would quite often have a quiche in the works normally in the summer months when cooking in general was a push because the weather was so warm in California. But, quiche for me usually comes during the late summer to early fall months, when I need to move through my veg.

This time of year, (fall) is well suited for the spinach quiche. I happened to have left-over dough from making pizza the night before, I had cheese, eggs, and milk. I thought it was quite apropos.

Spinach Quiche

 Serve sliced, or squared, and top with a dollop of creme fraiche.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, French
Keyword Cheese, Savory, Vegetables
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10 people


  • 1 pack dough or use dough from previous nights’ pizza. Not too much, but just enough to fill my quiche tart pan
  • 1 medium onion diced and sauteed
  • 1 cup spinach washed and cut up or sliced
  • 1 cup cheese select a mild cheese such as Tillsiter, or a mild Swiss Berg cheese, it’s not the main flavor.
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 to 2 tsp flour this is to act as a water absorber, the spinach looses a lot of moisture in the cooking process.


  • Pre-heat oven to 200° C. Dice onions
  • Sauté onions until translucent, and season with salt and pepper. Add your sliced spinach to the warm pan, cook for 1 min. then put the lid on and turn off the heat.
  • Shred your cheese and beat milk and eggs together, eventually adding cheese and flour to mixture
  • Prepare quiche pan or tart pan. Sprinkle with flour, then line with the left-over dough. Add sautéed onions together with spinach
  • Now pour milk, egg mixture with cheese over.
  • Bake for 30 min. or until center is set.
  • Cut, and serve. suggestion: add a dollop of creme fraiche to top.
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