Savory Spinach Quiche (Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Cottage Cheese)

This versatile and tasty spinach quiche recipe makes a lovely party entree, a simple lunch, and a nutritious family dinner!

A Spinach Quiche with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and cottage cheese on a plate.

Learn how to make this savory spinach quiche with sun-dried tomatoes and cottage cheese. It is a powerhouse of flavor and nutrition.

This versatile and tasty spinach quiche recipe makes a lovely lunch party entree, a simple lunch, and a healthy family dinner!

What is a Quiche

A quiche is a French tart made of pastry crust that is filled with savory egg filling and flavor add-ins, such as cheese, meat, seafood, or vegetables.

The best-known quiche variety is Lorraine, most commonly made with heavy cream, bacon, Swiss, gruyere cheeses, and traditional French and German ingredients.

Other popular quiche flavors include veggies, cheese, and proteins like ham or sausage.

Why I Love this Recipe

This quiche is comforting and creamy. It is also an excellent addition to healthy meal planning for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

You can quickly change up the flavors easily based on your tastes or the ingredients you have in the fridge.

Choose to go without a crust or use a homemade or frozen pie crust. No judgment here.

Lastly, a wonderful advantage for you (and your guests) is that quiche can be served hot or cold.

You can attend to other things and not be tied to your oven!

Quiche Ingredients

Here’s a quick rundown of the healthy ingredients involved.

See footnotes for links to nutrition information and reference sources.

Eggs

Eggs are abundant in nutrients, including proteins, vitamins, and minerals.

This recipe contains more eggs than most traditional quiche recipes.

You get higher amounts of protein without sacrificing the delicious custard texture of a good quiche.

Full Fat Cottage Cheese

If you are not sensitive to dairy, cottage cheese is a wonderful addition to your diet.

It is bone-building, according to Nutritional Weight and Wellness.

It’s high in protein and low in sugar. Buy the full-fat cottage cheese for the best nutritional value.

Stir it first, and if it is super runny, drain a little liquid out before you incorporate it into the mix.

Spinach

You probably already know that Spinach is on the shortlist of superfoods, their cousins, and other dark green leafy vegetables.

They provide an excellent source of nutrients, including folic acid, calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin C, zinc, and fiber.

Spinach also contains high amounts of anti-inflammatory compounds known as carotenoids, which may protect against certain types of cancer.

Avocado Oil

Avocados are part of a group known as the “good fats” because they are wonderful for your heart, your cholesterol, and your overall health.

These fats can help lower the risk of heart disease and stroke.

They lower blood pressure and bad LDL cholesterol levels, all while increasing good HDL, lower triglycerides, and fighting inflammation.

Heavy Cream

Heavy whipping cream is also rich in healthy fat and many vitamins and minerals.

Add-in Ingredients Ideas for Quiche 

This recipe is a blank canvas for you to flavor any way you want, and one way is your choice of cheese!

It’s a good idea to precook some of the quiche add-ins.

Precook the meats and drain any excess moisture from them or pat them dry. Extra juices might make your quiche runny.

Many veggies can be added fresh, but you can also tenderize them a bit by sautéing them first.

You can add up to approximately 1/2 to 1 cup of cheese and 2 cups of vegetables and/or meat ingredients.

What meats are good in a quiche?

Quiche Meat Ideas:

Bacon
Diced Ham
Sweet Italian Sausage
Ground Beef
Salami

What cheeses can be used in quiche?

Cheese Ideas for Quiche include:

Goat Cheese
White or Yellow Cheddar
Mozzarella
Gruyere
Feta
Swiss
Comté
Emmental

Which vegetables are best in quiche?

Veggie Quiche Ideas you will love!

Broccoli
Sautéed Mushrooms
Spinach
Arugula
Artichoke
Caramelized onions
Sautéed Asparagus
Fresh parsley

Quiche Variations

Here are a few options for your egg pie. Besides changing up the meats and veggie add-ins, make it with or without a crust. Either way, it’s delicious!

Premade Frozen Pie Crust

Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust is easy to use and tastes great. Just unroll, add fillings, bake, and enjoy!

Make a Pie Crust from Scratch

I have not tried this buttery pastry shell crust recipe from award-winning chef, cookbook author, and restaurateur Thomas Keller. BUT. I trust it’s amazing. 😁 Buttery Pastry Shell recipe

Crustless Quiche

For the healthiest choice, skip the crust.

If I am making this just for me, myself, and I (for lunches), I actually prefer it without the crust because I know it is a very clean, nutrient-rich, and lean meal but does not sacrifice flavor. 

Note: You do not have to change a thing in the recipe if you are not using a crust. Just pour the filling directly into the glass pie plate. No greasing is needed.

What is the best pan for a quiche?

You may be wondering what I can use instead of a quiche dish. 

Spoiler alert: You can make a quiche in almost any pan!

Are you looking to make a dinner party statement or an easy weeknight meal? It all depends on your plans for this quiche. 

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Pie Plate

Is a quiche in a pie plate impressive? Let’s be honest. No. Is it practical? Totally!

A pie plate works perfectly for a family meal or a week of lunches. It is easy to use and clean and does the job beautifully. Pie plate and Pan

Springform Pan

Use a springform pan to achieve the high-sided, dramatic quiche of your dreams.

This type of pan allows you to make a beautiful tall quiche easily because of the removable side panel. Ideas Springform Pan and Another great pan.

Quiche or Tart Pan

If you favor a low-profile quiche with scalloped edges, quiche or tart pans may be perfect for you.

Most have detachable bottoms to remove your masterpiece easily without damage.

Quiche and Tart Pans Tart Pan and Quiche Pan

Cake Pan

A cake pan offers the desirable straight side surface for a beautiful towering quiche but may be trickier to remove from the pan. Cake Pan

For another delicious solution to breakfast or dinner, try this hearty Bisquick breakfast casserole.

What to serve with Quiche?

Quiche pairs well with so many things! Serve it alongside a green salad, fruit salad, muffins (like these yummy orange cranberry muffins), rolls, roasted potatoes, or meats like ham or bacon.

Prepare a breakfast buffet and pair your spinach quiche with fancy mimosas, simple juices, marshmallow cream cheese fruit dip, and assorted fruits.

Serve it at a delicious lunch or brunch party with friends.

Finally, here is the delicious and healthy quiche recipe. I will walk you through it!

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This recipe is adapted from Nutritional Weight and Wellness.

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A Spinach Quiche with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and cottage cheese on a plate.

Spinach Quiche with Sun-Dried Tomatoes


  • Author: Cindy Munson
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 68 Servings 1x

Description

This is a flavorful, delicious, yet healthy entree; perfect for any meal or snack!


Ingredients

Scale

1 tablespoon oil

35 oz fresh spinach or 10 oz frozen spinach (thaw, squeeze to remove water)

1 teaspoon minced garlic

6 eggs, beaten

1 cup full-fat cottage cheese (stir then drain a bit, if really runny)

2 tablespoons heavy cream

1/4 cup goat, cheddar, feta, or mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained & chopped

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. If using a purchased crust, follow the directions on the package. Blind bake (pre-bake) at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until the bottom is beginning to brown.
  2. Sauté spinach in oil just until wilted. Add garlic until fragrant for about 30 seconds. Set aside.
  3. Whisk the eggs together in a bowl. Add the cottage cheese, heavy cream, and your choice of other cheese. Add spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Stir gently to combine. Pour mixture into pre-baked crust. (If going crustless, pour in an ungreased 9” pie pan.) Adjust the position of the ingredients with a fork, if necessary. 
  4. Bake in a 350-degree oven until quiche is just set in the center, about 35-40 minutes. Watch closely so you don’t over-bake. Use a pie crust shield or aluminum foil strips to stop the crust edges from getting overdone. Serve warm, letting it set from the oven for 15 minutes, or serve at room temperature.

Notes

Quiche makes fabulous and healthy leftovers! I love to have it for breakfast or lunch all week. Wrap tightly and store in the fridge for 4-5 days. Microwave to heat up.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: quiche, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, eggs, cottage cheese, goat cheese, breakfast, brunch

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xo,
Cindy

5 comments on “Savory Spinach Quiche (Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Cottage Cheese)

  1. This is delicious and I love that it’s healthy. I make it on the weekends and eat it for lunch all week long.😋

  2. I tried this and it’s yummy! Made a great dinner with a side salad, and looked so elegant. Will make it again for a brunch.

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