Pantry Cooking Month: Garlicky Spinach Quiche

Looking around at my pantry, I see I’ve got a couple store-bought refrigerated pie crusts and a one-pound bag of frozen spinach, along with plenty of eggs and cheese. No milk or sour cream, one or the other of which I usually use in quiche, but there’s a little cottage cheese, as well, so hey, why not.

garlicky spinach quiche

Quiche is one of those things that comes out well almost no matter what you do to it. This is fortunate for me, because I accidentally used dried chopped garlic from the spice rack, thinking it was onion. Oh, well, I tossed the onion in, too. Heated the spinach in a pan with a little bacon grease, the garlic/onion, and some salt and pepper. Let it cool while mixing the rest of the filling: 8 eggs; about a half pound of cheddar cheese, grated; about a 1/4 cup of cottage cheese. Added the cooled veggies. Poured into two prepared pie crusts (I couldn’t find my other round pie tin, so I did one as a square). Baked at 425°F for around a half-hour, a little longer for the one in the glass pan, until everything looked browned and the egg center didn’t jiggle.

garlicky spinach quiche

I probably wouldn’t make it quite that garlicky in the future, but it’s savory and good, the texture is right, and the teenager loves it, so I’ll call it a success.

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  1. Penelope wrote on March 9th, 2011 at 12:00 pm Uhr1

    Yummy! It doesn’t seem too hard either, I can attempt it (maybe, lol- I have a baby). But yeah, I think my hubby would love it.

    ~Penelope (I love to write about beauty tips!)

  2. Serene wrote on March 9th, 2011 at 3:50 pm Uhr2

    :-) I gotta say, when I had small kids running around, I would’ve been much more likely to just scramble some eggs than make a quiche. :-)

  3. yummychunklet wrote on March 9th, 2011 at 5:33 pm Uhr3

    I like this! And, I don’t mind a lot of garlic!
    yummychunklet recently posted..I Can Be Healthy!

  4. Serene wrote on March 9th, 2011 at 6:21 pm Uhr4

    Thanks! I love garlic, but I don’t usually put it in eggs. But the others in the house LOVED it, so it’s a win. :-)

  5. Scary Mommy wrote on March 9th, 2011 at 6:48 pm Uhr5

    Quiche is one of the only ways that I can get my kids to eat their veggies. And, you’re so right, it’s almost impossible to mess up. Gotta love it!

  6. Serene wrote on March 9th, 2011 at 7:40 pm Uhr6

    My mom will only eat spinach in quiche. Otherwise, keep it away from her. Fine with me; more for me.

  7. Mary at Deep South Dish wrote on March 10th, 2011 at 7:30 pm Uhr7

    It looks beautiful! I adore quiche – especially a good seafood one. I think you did a great job “using it up” too!
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