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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Spinach, Feta and Tomato Quiche

Ready for another one of my stand-by recipe?
I often make quiche when I don't know what to have for dinner and I haven't gone grocery shopping. I always have a bag of organic chopped spinach in the freezer. This comes in handy when I need something quick for dinner, whether I use it in a stir fry, fried rice, pasta or like today...quiche! You can use fresh tomatoes, I happened to have one on hand, or in a pinch I have used canned tomatoes. Actually you can use fresh spinach too if you have it. I always use my basic recipe for quiche 4 eggs, 1 cup of half and half (or milk) 1-1/2 cup cheese...and build from there, and I usually eyeball it with the rest of ingredients...well the cheese too I don't think I've ever measured it. If I have an extra tomato I love to add the tomato slices on top, it makes it look nice, I didn't have an extra one today.

1 Pastry for Single-Crust Pie or refrigerator pie crust
4 beaten eggs
1/4 cup dairy sour cream
1 cup half-and-half, light cream, or milk
1/4 teaspoon tarragon
1 teaspoon chives
Dash ground nutmeg
2/3 cup feta cheese (about 3 ounces)
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella or monterey jack cheese (2 ounces) actually whatever cheese you have
3/4 cups chopped spinach frozen or thawed (or just eyeball it) You can use fresh
1 tomato, cut up
salt and pepper
You could freshen it up if using canned tomatoes with fresh parsley, cilantro or dill.

Preheat oven to 425°F.
In a large batter bowl beat the eggs, then whisk in the cream and seasoning. Stir in the cheese.

Place the tomatoes and spinach in the prepared pie crust. I used the spinach still frozen and it turns out fine. Pour in the egg, milk and cheese mixture into the pie crust, using the rubber scraper make sure everything is pretty much distributed evenly.

Bake at 425°F for 10 - 15 minutes then turn it down to 350°F and bake for another 20 - 30 minutes until knife comes out clean and it doesn't jiggle any more. Let set for 10 minutes. If the crust is getting too brown I cover it with some foil or use foil crust covers designed just for that.

Ahhh....just the way I like it. See how easy that was?

Of course you can add more ingredients to your liking...

Serve it with a green salad, or some fresh fruit.

I saved you a piece!

The leftovers are great for breakfast, lunch or brunch!

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  1. Quiche looks delicious! This is what you call a standby recipe? Lol. Looks great I want a piece! :D

  2. Okay, did you do something different? I can comment today?! Awesome! I'm a sucker for anything with feta!

  3. Mmm, I love quiche!! This one looks so good. I will have to try it soon. And yes, that's a pretty fancy standby recipe by my standards. :)

  4. Lyndsey I adore quiches and this look awesome and delicious!! xx gloria

  5. I do a similar recipe using chard because that is what I grow in the garden; it is delicious. Diane

  6. I do a similar quiche using chard because that is what I grow in my garden. It is delicious. Diane

  7. Sharon, thanks, it's always things I have in the house! It's easy peasy!

    TKW, Good to have you back! I don't know what I did, but I'm happy to hear from you. Feta is good in so many things, good to have on hand!

    Betty Ray, nothing fancy, just good food. Hope you like it!

    Gloria, thanks, I saved a piece for you.

  8. This is the second quiche I've seen today. Now, I am craving one!

  9. I haven't had quiche in sooooo long! My husband won't eat it and my daughter is allergic to dairy. :( But I think I'll have to make myself a mini-quiche... your picture is so tempting!

  10. Thank you for that piece;it's lovely and so is your recipe. I've discovered it's pretty handy to have refrigerated dough waiting for my next project.Will be trying this easy tasty recipe very soon.

  11. Looks delish! I wish I could get hubby to eat quiche for dinner sometime. I think he classifies it as "breakfast only" and he won't do anything remotely breakfast any other time of day but morning.

  12. Hi Linds! Isn't quiche the BEST? I love it because it is such a satisfying and filling dish that seems difficult but if you know your pie crust you can throw it together so quickly. I love egg dishes like this, and I love anything with dark green leafies in it! Thanks for sharing this on the hearth and soul hop this week! all the best! Alex

  13. I've only recently developed a taste for feta and this looks great! Thanks!

  14. For some weird reason, I never think to make quiche! I love the combination of flavors and ingredients in this though. Spinach and feta are classics!

  15. I love quiches and your quiche is so perfect for breakfast. Look so delicious, Lindsey :)

  16. Thanks for saving me a piece--looks so awesome, just love the spinach/feta combo! Thanks for such a yummy quick and delish dinner notion. Happy weekend Lyndsey!!

  17. i so need to make quiche wish my hubby liked it send me a slice

  18. This sounds delicious Lyndsey. Whenever I make quiche I always think that I should do it more often but I never do. Now I think I will have to make one!

  19. Your quiche looks perfect! I have never attempted making quiche before but have always been curious about the taste! I'll give it a try someday! Happy Valentine's Day!

  20. You make one beautiful quiche! Looking at the comments, Looks like I'm not the only one you've inspired to log off and put one together. Thanks for sharing at the Decidedly Healthy or Horridly Decadent hop.

  21. Lyndz, your quiche looks so neat! The next time I'll use a glass baking plate for the quiche. Less hassle and easy to wash! Sounds exactly what a housewife supposed to be. haha... You know, sometimes we just too tired of all those washing & cleaning. Ehh...! Have a fun day!
    Cheers, Kristy

  22. I can't believe how easy it is ... your quiche looks amazing!

  23. I can't believe how easy it is ... your quiche looks amazing!

  24. we made almost the same thing!!!!! delicious!! :)


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