Quiche is a savory egg pie from the French cuisine. A popular item for brunch, and something that can be served cold or hot. With many variations from veggies, to meats, this brunch classic is always a hit at parties.
I shared my breakfast prep one morning in my Instagram stories and received so many messages asking for the recipe. One of my favorite combos is spinach and mushroom with cheese. A good friend and amazing cook, Inass and her mother who's an amazing pastry chef in Lebanon, introduced me to their Swiss and feta variation a couple years ago. Since then I’ve been hooked! The combination of the cheese to egg ratio really made it over the top for me, as I'm not a fan of super eggy quiches (if that makes sense). A versatile recipe that works with any combination.
Here’s my take on a French classic that’s not only a favorite in our home for brunch but also for dinner, year round!
1 tbsp butter or oil
1 clove garlic mashed
10 oz frozen chopped spinach or 1/4 lb fresh chopped
1 bunch green onions or 1/4 lg onion
4.5 oz mushrooms
1/2 c. swiss cheese
1 cup feta
3/4 cup milk
1/4 tsp or more red crushed flakes
frozen pie crust (optional)
Sauté garlic, onions, spinach and mushrooms in butter or oil.
Cook until liquid from veggies evaporate and veggies shrink.
On the side whisk 4 eggs, milk, salt/pepper, red pepper and the cheeses.
Let the veggies cool a little then mix with egg mixture.
Spray a pie dish or pan of choice and add the quiche mixture.
Bake on 350'F for about 30 mins.
If you choose to use a frozen pie crust: bake the pie crust for 5 to 7 mins then pull out.
Pour the batter in and stick back into oven for 30 to 45 mins to bake.
You may use your choice of cheese and veggies.
Pepper jack cheese or goat cheese is also delicious with spinach and mushrooms
sundries tomatoes and roasted peppers are a great veggie option.
Cheddar, broccoli and shredded chicken is a great combo as well.
You may sauté your veggies and whisk your egg mixture the night before, storing them separately in airtight containers for a quick mix and bake in the morning.
This mixture works well in cupcake form for individual bites or for meal prep!
Whole Foods has a vegan frozen pie crust, Marie Callendars also has a frozen pastry pie shell that is animal product free in the frozen section of most grocery stores.