This Garden Fresh Spinach Tomato Quiche creates a fabulous way to start the day, or to make a stunning presentation for Brunch.
It’s an easy dish to make, comes together quickly, and is simply flat-out delicious. You can make this ahead of time, and re-heat just before serving, or serve it right out of the oven. Your guests are sure to love this one!
I love making quiche for not only a beautiful breakfast on a Sunday morning, but it is fun to make for an easy weeknight dinner or when you have a couple of girlfriends over for lunch.
The flexibility is key with making quiche as you can swap out so many of the ingredients to make it your own. Mix it up! It’s the same principle as the overnight oats we make a lot on the blog. Use one or two main ingredients and then change out a couple ingredients to make it a completely different recipe.
🍳 What is Quiche?
Don’t let the word QUICHE scare you! It is just a simple dough on the bottom of the pan like a traditional pie. It is filled with an egg based custard with savory ingredients.
Don’t let the word CUSTARD scare you either! Custard is just milk or cream mixed with eggs. It will harden as it is cooked.
Making this Garden Fresh Spinach Tomato Quiche is a snap! The steps broken down into easy steps to follow allows you to make an elegant meal that is a show stopper.
Step One: In a one cup measuring cup, break the egg for the pie crust and whip it until it’s a light lemon yellow. Add one tablespoon of vinegar, stir, and then fill the cup with water, and set aside.
Step Two: In a large bowl, add the flour, salt, and shortening. Cut the shortening into the flour with a pastry blender until it resembles small pea size particles. Add the egg/water mixture, and fold into the flour mixture, until all the liquid is absorbed.
Step Three: With your hands, form the dough into a ball, and place on parchment paper. Roll dough out to fit a 12 inch cast iron skillet, and place the dough in the skillet bottom and up the sides. Pinch the top forming a decorative edge. Set aside.
🍲 For the Custard Filling
Step Four: In a food processor, add 8 eggs, cream, and Parmesan cheese, and blend the mixture until it is a light lemon color. Add the spinach, Feta cheese, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, flour, and baking powder, and blend until mixture is well blended.
Step Five: Remove the bowl from the food processor, and gently fold in the tomatoes. Pour the egg filling into the crust, and top with a little more Parmesan cheese.
Step Six: Place the Iron skillet in the oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to one hour, or until the quiche is golden brown, and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Enjoy!
🍴 Can I Substitute Frozen or Refrigerated Pie Crust
Absolutely! Go for it. If it takes a bit of stress off of you, then by all means do it! Using a premade crust will make this recipe go even faster.
🍅 Can I Use Other Tomatoes
Absolutely! Sliced tomatoes of any kind will work beautifully! Just make sure to remove as much moisture as you can!
🍽️ Freezer Instructions
Quiche can easily be frozen and reheated to enjoy later for meal prep lunches or special weekend breakfasts.
To Freeze Leftovers: Freeze leftover slices of quiche by wrapping each slice up in foil or Press n Seal. I like to then place the slices in a freezer safe Ziplock bag and label. When you are ready to eat, remove from the freezer and microwave for 2- 2 ½ minutes.
How to Make this Crustless
You can make this Garden Fresh Spinach Tomato Quiche crustless by spraying the bottom of the pie pan with non stick spray and pouring the egg mixture on top. Check the quiche in the oven earlier to make sure it is not burning since there is no crust but that is it!
How to Make this into Quiche Cups
You can make these crustless Spinach Tomato Quiche Cups using a muffin tin. Prepare the egg mixture in the recipe box and then divide and pour into 12 muffin cups that are sprayed with non stick spray. Cook at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until done in the center that is tested with a toothpick.
🥘 If you like this savory breakfast, make sure to check out the others on our blog!
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Spinach Tomato Quiche
- Cast Iron Skillet
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 cup shortening
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp vinegar
- 1 cup water
- 8 eggs
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup parmesan
- 2 cups fresh spinach chopped
- 1 1/2 cups Feta cheese crumbled
- 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
- 2 tbps flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- In a one cup measuring cup, break the egg for the pie crust, and beat the egg until it's light lemon yellow. Add 1 Tablespoon of vinegar, stir, and then fill rest of the cup with water, and set aside.
- In a large bowl, add the 2 1/2 cups of flour, salt, and shortening.
- Cut the shortening into the flour with a pastry blender until it resembles small pea size particles.
- Add the egg/water mixture, and blend into the flour mixture, until all the liquid is absorbed.
- With your hands, form the dough into a ball, and place on parchment paper.
- Roll dough out to fit a 12 inch iron skillet, and place the dough in the skillet bottom and up the sides, and pinch the top forming a decorative edge. Set aside.
- In a food processor, add the 8 eggs, cream, and Parmesan cheese, and blend the mixture until it's light lemon color.
- Add the spinach, Feta cheese, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, flour, and baking powder, and blend until mixture is well blended.
- Remove the bowl from the food processor, and gently fold in the tomatoes.
- Pour the egg filling into the crust, and top with a little more Parmesan cheese.
- Place the Cast Iron skillet in the oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the Quiche is golden brown, and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve immediately.