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Crustless Spinach Quiche Recipe

Crustless Spinach Quiche Recipe

I served this at a church lunch, and I had to laugh when one guy told me how much he doesn’t like vegetables. He, along with many other people, were surprised by how much they loved this veggie-filled quiche! —Melinda Calverley, Janesville, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe Note

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.
  • Nutritional Facts

    1 piece: 255 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 180mg cholesterol, 482mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein.

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    Elena User ID: 9123416 265206
    Reviewed Apr. 26, 2017

    "My family liked it. Simple recipe and easy to follow"

    LauraManning User ID: 968398 264625
    Reviewed Apr. 13, 2017

    "Really tasty! I subbed onion powder for real onion, and added about 1/4 cup half and half."

    kmschilling User ID: 3411997 264504
    Reviewed Apr. 9, 2017

    "Great quiche, we use fresh spinach. Has become a family favorite!"

    Appy_Girl User ID: 1132413 264486
    Reviewed Apr. 9, 2017

    "One more Keeper for the Notebook. This one is very light and airy. Cheesy goodness through and through. bake time was right on. Meat, cheese, egg,mushroom and spinach ratio Perfect * I had no ham so I used some bacon and 2 lone sausage links. I also used fresh Spinach. This is not just for breakfast. This one did double duty as we ate it for breakfast and Lunch. Next time I am thinking Minis * Perfect for Brunch Buffet.

    Taste Of Home Volunteer Field Editor."

    Marian User ID: 9102721 263190
    Reviewed Mar. 7, 2017

    "Very good recipe. I used Canadian bacon for the ham."

    key-ko User ID: 2829787 257558
    Reviewed Dec. 2, 2016

    "New family favorite menu ! We all love it !"

    Robby1 User ID: 1478802 256533
    Reviewed Nov. 8, 2016

    "I wanted to use up fresh spinach and decided to try this. This is very good and no need for a pie crust, it holds together nicely. It was still good when warmed up for lunch the next day."

    StarlightBright User ID: 6530110 253907
    Reviewed Sep. 10, 2016

    "I would like a pie crust, would it be soggy if I used this mixture in one?"

    knollbrookcook User ID: 4057123 252156
    Reviewed Aug. 3, 2016

    "I made this yesterday for the second time. Turned out good. However, my son can't have chicken eggs or cow dairy products so I used goat cheese and duck eggs. Also I used fresh spinach, chopped up and I sauted it with the mushrooms etc. It also freezes well, and he takes it to work for his lunch."

    joycerm53 User ID: 703299 252147
    Reviewed Aug. 2, 2016

    "Great recipe as written and you can add or subtract veggies that your family likes. No need for a crust."

    cpbonham User ID: 2038162 249260
    Reviewed Jun. 9, 2016

    "We make quiche for our church group often and all love the spinach. We use fresh spinach and it works very well. Also, I think it has more flavor. crustless works well for my husband because he watches his carb intake."

    JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 248936
    Reviewed Jun. 1, 2016

    "Delicious and easy. My kids (ages 5 and 9) also loved ! Simple to adapt with different meats or veggies. Will make again soon!"

    hpaisan User ID: 8868400 248626
    Reviewed May. 25, 2016

    "This was delicious! It was so easy to make and cooked in about 35 min for me! Thanks!"

    tonitolni User ID: 7672824 247207
    Reviewed Apr. 17, 2016

    "Recipe tastes great as presented."

    merrywhethers User ID: 8821234 246344
    Reviewed Mar. 31, 2016

    "Everyone one Loves this one in our House you can't go wrong!!! We add cold sliced tomatoes to it just delicious!!! :)"

    ScottsGrace User ID: 2739134 245418
    Reviewed Mar. 14, 2016

    "I improvised using fresh spinach that I cooked down with the onions and ham. No mushrooms in the fridge so they were left out. It was really quite tasty. I used Boar's Head honey ham that I already had in the fridge as well."

    duchess8. User ID: 8569376 244584
    Reviewed Feb. 27, 2016

    "Family loves this dish YUM"

    nantonio4 User ID: 8612566 237153
    Reviewed Nov. 11, 2015

    "Wow! This recipe is super easy and convertible! I did like another post suggested and added 1 egg for 6 total and swapped ingredients to what is available where I'm located (swapped ham = canned tuna, fresh cheese = cheese sauce, and spinach = malungay) the rest was the same except I added garlic. Big hit! As a side note if using a convection oven it cuts the time down to about 25-30 min! We ate it for dinner with rice."

    kookery433 User ID: 8608936 236956
    Reviewed Nov. 8, 2015

    "This is a good recipe to use as a base to build your own favorite. You can line the greased pan with (opt) sliced muenster4-5 and it will not stick . I always have added at least 1/4 a cup of 1/2 n 1/2 to my quiche. Definitely add spices as so much spinach is tasteless and cut back on the amt spinach or it's too strong. Used an 8 oz block and shredded jack plus mixed in a sm amt of parmesan. Google and compare quiche ingred's til you find one you like best then just swap out what you prefer. Used 6 eggs since mine seemed smaller than usual. 3.5 stars"

    235gbt User ID: 8485749 236928
    Reviewed Nov. 8, 2015

    "I don't like cooked spinach (I like raw spinach in salads) - so I used the broccoli and it came out really good!"

    daberdo57 User ID: 7142209 215466
    Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

    "When I see some other the other recipes for this has a blue ribbon. It makes me wonder why this recipe does not. This one has the most 5 star ratings. I just made this for breakfast. Just love this! The man I take care of raved over it. It usually takes a bit for him to rave over something. I didn't have either one of these cheeses. Nor did I have enough of any one cheese. So I actually used a combo of 4 cheeses ( Smoked Gouda, Goat, Provolone, and Velveeta.) He doesn't like mushrooms, so I omitted them. Other than that I made it the same. Loved it. I will be making this again."

    missdc User ID: 5915326 44540
    Reviewed Aug. 19, 2013

    "This is a very good recipe...made it without the ham completely vegetarian....smelled so good baking...added a dash of nutmeg to egg"

    [email protected] User ID: 1202636 48362
    Reviewed Jun. 30, 2013 Edited Mar. 22, 2014

    "I've made this several times and it is delicious."

    MrsOwens User ID: 7095603 22094
    Reviewed Jun. 17, 2013

    "This is a pretty good recipe but needed a bit of spice/seasoning for my family. I made it twice, altering ONLY the addition of mushrooms the first time (husband is allergic). It went over "ok" but with a few complaints about seasoning. I made it again altering it a bit. I used fresh spinach, used green chile instead of mushrooms, added salt, pepper and garlic-to taste. I used Monterey Jack cheese but only used about 1/2 to 2/3 the amount. This time, family loved it! When I make it for breakfast, I use cooked bacon and/or sausage!"

    lurky27 User ID: 1251896 24647
    Reviewed Jun. 14, 2013

    "Yummy! Fine without the ham if you want to go vegetarian. Olive oil is a great substitute.

    ~ Theresa"

    becky66 User ID: 1915904 20643
    Reviewed Jan. 27, 2013

    "<p>I have been a spinach lover all my life, and love dishes that can be served for any meal. I really liked how easily this dish comes together, and without the extra fat and calories of a crust. I did drain and press the spinach well to make sure that most of the moisture was removed.</p>"

    lizs88m User ID: 6420089 43889
    Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

    "This was so easy and delicious! It was the first time I made a quiche and all the kids loved it."

    Bama14 User ID: 5947989 44538
    Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

    "This was my first time making quiche. It was easy to put together and was delicious. I used fresh spinach and sliced zucchini for the veg because that is what I had on hand. This recipe is a keeper."

    SharonDetweiler User ID: 2604437 20642
    Reviewed Aug. 24, 2012

    "I made this tonight with a few changes. I used fresh spinach which I sauteed with the onion. Instead of ham I used fresh tomatoes. This was delicious! A new favorite in our house!"

    rellmac User ID: 3519421 24641
    Reviewed Jul. 15, 2012

    "Absolutely delish! I sub low fat cheeses (anything I have on hand) and any veggie when I don't have spinach. I used turkey bacon instead of ham once and the family loved it. The best thing about this recipe is that it's so versatile and so good! Leftovers are unheard of!!"

    deedubb User ID: 5845630 51322
    Reviewed Mar. 24, 2012

    "I made this with a 3 cheese blend of mozzarella, provolone and chedder. It turned out amazing. Highly recommend."

    mamamission User ID: 1491512 51321
    Reviewed Feb. 22, 2012

    "Loved this!"

    yohokm User ID: 5914289 49506
    Reviewed Apr. 16, 2011

    "Can substitute lots of veggies & meats with this. I make a vegetarian version without ham and it is great."

    kenzie44 User ID: 2561351 44536
    Reviewed Dec. 9, 2010

    "I made this for a ladies brunch. It turned out BEAUTIFULLY and everyone loved it and asked for the recipe. I would highly recommend using the Muenster cheese (as opposed to the Pepper Jack, that they say could be substituted) b/c it made it so nice and creamy. This recipe was easy to make, the prep time only took 10-15 minutes and it was absolutely delicious! A few people commented that they don't like spinach, but in this casserole it was great.

    *I didn't grate or shred my Muenster cheese (it was too soft) but I just cut it up into small cubes and it worked just fine... also much easier than grating it."

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