Quiche

This French savory egg dish is often very fancy, however we keep our version on the simpler side. Baked in a pie crust and filled with classic vegetables, cheeses, and spices, quiche is the perfect crowd-pleasing recipe for dinner, lunch, brunch, and more!

STEP ONE – Preparations

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Get out a food processor and 9-inch glass pie pan.
  3. Get out 2 small bowls and a medium bowl.

STEP TWO – Make the Crust

Ingredients:

5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
2-3 tablespoons cold water

Instructions:

  1. Cut the butter into small pieces and blend in the food processor with the flour and salt until incorporated.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until the ingredients form a ball of dough.
  3. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and use a floured rolling pan to roll to a diameter a little larger than the 9-inch pie pan.
  4. Press into the pan and crimp the overhang around the edges.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes.

STEP THREE – Make the Filling

Ingredients:

2 cups chopped fresh spinach
1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
3 large eggs plus 1 egg white
⅔ cup milk
⅓ cup half-and-half
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 teaspoon ground pepper
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon paprika

Instructions:

  1. Separate the spinach and cheeses into the 2 small bowls and set aside.
  2. In the medium bowl, beat the eggs and egg white with a whisk.
  3. Add the milk, half-and-half, salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne, and paprika and whisk to incorporate.

STEP FOUR – Bake the Quiche

  1. Spread half the cheese blend over the crust and top with the spinach.
  2. Add the remaining cheese blend and top with the egg mixture.
  3. Bake for 40 minutes until the crust is lightly browned and the filling is set but still a little jiggly.
  4. Let rest for at least 15 minutes before serving.

Recommended Serving Size: ⅙ of quiche

Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 protein, 1 veg, 4 fat

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