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Crustless Spinach Quiche

I served this quiche recipe at a church lunch, and I had to laugh when one guy told me how much he disliked vegetables. Many people were surprised by how much they loved this veggie-filled crustless quiche—and he was one of them! —Melinda Calverley, Janesville, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped fully cooked ham
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3 cups shredded Muenster or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute onion and mushrooms in oil until tender. Add spinach and ham; cook and stir until the excess moisture is evaporated. Cool slightly. Beat eggs; add cheese and mix well. Stir in spinach mixture and pepper; blend well. Spread evenly into a greased 9-in. pie plate or quiche dish. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • To ensure perfectly cooked quiche, start checking early to see whether it's done. Baking times are great guidelines, but because every oven heats differently, we recommend taking an early look, especially for cakes, cookies, muffins and delicate egg-based dishes.
  • For cheese that's extra melty, shred or grate it yourself.
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  • Nutrition Facts
    1 piece: 251 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 164mg cholesterol, 480mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 18g protein.

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    • annrms
      Nov 2, 2020

      Excellent recipe. I omitted the ham and added about a cup of leftover sautéed zucchini & onions along with the mushrooms and spinach. I cooked it in a greased 8x8 glass pan. Will have for supper along with cooked sausage and a salad.

    • Appy_Girl
      Oct 28, 2020

      All of the reviews are spot on. Very easy recipe. Perfect for brunch, or a light dinner. Very satisfying and delicious. I used Zucchini and since I had no ham I used sausage. This recipe works with whatever you want to use. Love that it’s so adaptable.

    • Janet
      Oct 11, 2020

      I love this recipe. I have made it twice for dinner. I added some diced green chiles and used egg beaters instead of whole eggs. I will definitely make this again and again. I love that it is low calorie, very filling, but not heavy.

    • EllenKitt
      Aug 15, 2020

      Quick dinner. Eliminated meat and therefore added a little salt, minced garlic, basil pesto and cayenne pepper. Used vegetables on hand - red and green peppers, chopped broccoli, and fresh spinach which I microwaved and drained rather than sautéing. Lots of possibilities. Baked for 40 minutes. Would make again.

    • Patrica390
      Aug 13, 2020

      Eating this right now. Oh my gosh, it is so good!! Made as written, doubled everything for two quiches. Bursts of juicy goodness. My family is loving it.

    • recipehound54
      Aug 1, 2020

      Love this dish! It's a versatile meal; serve for breakfast/brunch or make for supper, add a fruit salad and maybe a small green salad and you're set. I've made it with ham, as called for. I've also made it with cooked, crumbled bacon and we actually like it better with bacon. Leftovers heat well--sometimes egg dishes reheated can get a little watery. This does not. I'll bet you could make it in muffin tins or in mini muffin tins (would be great that way on an appetizer buffet). Just remember to adjust baking time.

    • joann.indrieri
      Jul 13, 2020

      Just made this, it is delicious. Made a couple of changes, substituted Queso Melting Cheese and omitted the ham. Love that you can make this with or without meat, it is economical and can be frozen for future meals. Great recipe!!!!

    • MamaBorella
      Jul 12, 2020

      Always good! Substitute a different cheese, no ham, add sour cream, doesn't matter. Always good!

    • OhYummy!
      Jun 10, 2020

      I have made this numerous times. Always a “go-to” easy recipe. Each time a little different - I add a yellow or red pepper, chopped. And whatever cheese I have in the fridge, and I add 1/2 pound of turkey breakfast sausage with the ham. My sister commented, “Wow, this is a substantial quiche”. Always rave reviews - super easy to freeze leftovers - we’ve taken it on vacation with us for an easy breakfast. Enjoy :)

    • Evie
      May 4, 2020

      I came here to check out the perfect recipe for quiche, as I've never cooked it before in my own kitchen. But then I saw a comment from Melissa. A "crustless quiche" is called a crustless quiche. Frittatas are definitely different so no need for the correction on this amazing recipe page.