I love quiche, I really do but you see I rarely make real quiche. You know, the kind with a real pie crust. (And by real pie crust by no means do I mean home made. I mean real crust from the store ;) ) I almost always make my quiches crustless, which while it is the healthy choice, isn’t always the right choice.

Friends, let me tell you know that while the crust may add a few more calories, grams of fat and carbs, what it adds in terms of decadence…let’s just say I’m enamored.

Goat Cheese, Leek & Spinach Quiche

  • 1 medium-sized leek, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups spinach, thinly sliced
  • 4 oz goat cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-12 oz can 2% evaporated milk
  • 1 pre-made pie shell (I used Wholly Wholesome Organic)

Pre-heat oven to 350°.

Heat small pan over medium heat and coat with cooking spray. Add leeks to pan and sauté until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Add spinach and cook an additional minute. Set aside.

Crumble goat cheese on bottom of pie crust. Top with leeks and spinach mixture.

Whisk together eggs, evaporated milk and salt & pepper. Pour egg mixture over cheese and veggies.

Bake for about 60 minutes, until top is golden brown and eggs are cooked through. *If the top is getting too brown, top with tin foil.

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17 Comments (Reply )

  1. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 8:25 am

    LOVE quiche!!!! This looks amazing!!!


  2. Angela
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 8:59 am

    Well you got my attention. That quiche looks amazing! Do you think this could be made crustless? Both as you mentioned for health, but also because I’m cheap and I know that my BF won’t eat quiche.


    • Emily
      Aug 23, 2010 @ 11:02 am

      You could definitely make it without a crust! I like to use cupcake or mini cupcake tins too for individual quiches!


  3. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 9:01 am

    Ooh, wow. That looks so flavorful. It makes me feel a little better that your crust is not homemade. Glad I’m not the only one… :)


  4. Mo@MommyRD
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 9:39 am

    I enjoy quiche too, but it HAS to have the crust. (It’s just so integral in the blend of flavors/texture with the eggs.) This looks like a winner!


  5. Holly @ couchpotatoathlete
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 10:02 am

    I love quiche and this looks so good with the goat cheese. Wow.

    I found you on HLB, I am another MN blogger just stopping by to say hello!


  6. Angharad
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 11:46 am

    I love quiche! Love, love, love it! I’ve been trying to make homemade pie crust when I make tarts and quiches this summer but it’s such a mean feat that sometimes I just avoid making them altogether! I need to reembrace the store bought crust!


  7. mary beth hughes
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 1:48 pm

    is this the one you made for the dells weekend? it was sooo good. i cannot wait until the weather cools down so that i can use my oven!


  8. Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat)
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 4:29 pm

    I love quiche. The crust is often the best part. I think it’s a worthwhile splurge every now and again. Yum, it’s been almost a year since I had quiche!


  9. Nicole @ Making Good Choices
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 7:51 pm

    I agree with you on every level. The healthy choice is certainly not always the right choice :)


  10. Katie@Cozydelicious
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 8:29 pm

    This quiche looks awesome. I love that you use evaporated milk instead of cream.


    • Emily
      Aug 23, 2010 @ 9:11 pm

      My mom always uses evaporated milk!


  11. Kristy
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 7:13 am

    That looks amazing! :)


  12. catherine (FOOD SNOB)
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 9:02 am

    I love the Wholly Wholesome whole-wheat piecrust for superfast pumpkin pies . . . yum! I’ve used it on a quiche before with great results, too! (I do make my own crusts most of the time, but sometimes, you just gotta use the convenience products!)


  13. Holly
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 3:30 pm

    i love leeks, and i love goat cheese, and i love spinach. this looks fantastic – carbs make everything better, so i am totally with you on the addition of that pie crust :)


  14. erica
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 8:56 pm

    Wow! That quiche looks great! Saving this one. I need to get over my fear to cook with leeks…they can’t be that hard ha!


  15. Lori
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 8:18 pm

    I agree about a good quiche crust. It can be so delicious! I haven’t had one like that in forever. I usually do a modified version which is good, but not the same. This one looks so great. Love all those greens!


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