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Spring Greens Quiche

Leafy greens brighten this savory pie—the ideal comfort food for spring. Add a side of healthy vegetables, a salad or fruit and you have a light and satisfying lunch.—Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches), see below
  • 6 center-cut bacon strips, chopped
  • 5 cups julienned dandelion greens or Swiss chard
  • 5 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 1/2 cup shredded Jarlsberg cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Dash pepper


  • Preheat oven to 375°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/8-in. thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge. Line unpricked pastry with a double thickness of foil. Fill with pie weights, dried beans or uncooked rice.
  • Bake 13 minutes. Remove foil and weights; bake 3 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings, reserving 1 tablespoon. Cook and stir greens, spinach and green onions in drippings until wilted and liquid is evaporated.
  • Brush prepared crust with egg white; layer with wilted greens, cheese and cooked bacon. In a large bowl, whisk remaining ingredients; pour over top.
  • Bake 35-40 minutes longer or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 465 calories, 35g fat (17g saturated fat), 219mg cholesterol, 515mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 14g protein.

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  • pinkbuddy
    Mar 28, 2018

    Everyone loved this. I'm making it again!

  • Ceege
    Mar 6, 2015

    Looks so good. Would this work if I doubled the recipe and made in a 9 x 11 oblong pan? Would like to try this for Easter brunch but need more than 6 servings.

  • CookingUSA
    Apr 24, 2014

    I didn't have all the listed greens on hand, so I substituted spinach and red peppers instead. My family loved the dough and the quiche in general. The only comments were that the filling was a bit soft: I had forgotten to put in the cheese. Also, I actually used all the bacon grease to sauté the vegetables. This made the filling succulent. Even with my changes, the recipe was delicious and I would definitely make it again.

  • Ms Tric
    Apr 9, 2014

    this is an absolutely wonderful recipes. I made it exactly as printed it turned out time I think I will add all half and half instead of cream and 2 percent milk.