Learn how to make this savory spinach quiche with sun-dried tomatoes and cottage cheese. It is a powerhouse of flavor and nutrition.
It’s also comforting and creamy. You will love it!
Change up the flavors easily based on your tastes or the ingredients you already have in the fridge!
Choose to go without a crust or use a homemade or frozen pie crust. No judgment here!
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 quiche Lorraine, which is most commonly made with heavy cream, bacon, swiss, and gruyere cheeses, which are traditional French and German ingredients.
Other popular quiche flavors include veggies, cheese, and proteins like ham or sausage.
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!
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.
Pair your spinach quiche with fancy mimosas or simple juices.
Serve it at a delicious lunch or brunch party with friends.
Make with a Pie Crust or as a Crustless Quiche
With or without a crust, either way, it’s delicious! Here are a few options.
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
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.
Is Quiche Healthy?
Yes! Here’s a quick rundown of just a few of the healthy ingredients.
See footnotes for links to nutrition information and reference sources.
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.
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.
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 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:
Sweet Italian Sausage
What cheeses can be used in quiche?
Cheese Ideas for Quiche include:
White or Yellow Cheddar
Which vegetables are best in quiche?
Veggie Quiche Ideas you will love!
How do you make a quiche from scratch?
Finally, here is a delicious and healthy quiche recipe from scratch. I will walk you through it!
This recipe is adapted from the incredible minds at Nutritional Weight and Wellness, my go-to source for nutrition advice and counseling located in the Twin Cities of Minnesota.
If you are struggling or just want nutrition help, I cannot recommend them enough!Print
Nutrition Label. The nutritional values listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card. Actual amounts may vary.
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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Is a quiche in a pie plate impressive? Let’s be honest. No. Is it practical? Totally!
To achieve the high-sided, dramatic quiche of your dreams, use a springform 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 allow you to remove your masterpiece without damage easily.
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.
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