I had been wanting to make a quiche for sometime, it is a quick, inexpensive dinner – perfect for weeknights! When I saw some whole wheat pie crusts at Whole Foods I knew it was destined to be. (I’ve never taken note of pie crusts before because I wasn’t a baker until Sunday)

For some reason spinach and mushrooms immediately come to mind so I went with it. And since I generally have a drawer of cheese I rolled with gouda leftover from the Barbeclette because I knew it would melt well. I served it with an herb salad with some kale added in for good measure.

It was delicious and I will definitely be adding quiches to my weeknight meal rotation. The combinations are endless!

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Recipe:

1 Whole Grain Pie Crust

2 portobella mushrooms, chopped

3 cups spinach

1 shallot, sliced

4 eggs, beat

1/4 cup Half & Half

1/2 cup gouda, chopped

salt & pepper

*Organic when possible

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray pan with olive oil or cooking spray.

Saute shallot, mushrooms and add spinach at the end until wilted. Cool.

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Beat eggs with half & half and salt & pepper. Pour egg mixture into the pie crust and sprinkle vegetables evenly in pan, followed by cheese.

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Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.

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28 Comments (Reply )

  1. Dan
    Sep 23, 2009 @ 10:09 am

    Interesting transformation (non-baker to baker) in such a short period of time (Sunday). You must have taken the short course.

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  2. Dan
    Sep 23, 2009 @ 10:09 am

    Interesting transformation (non-baker to baker) in such a short period of time (Sunday). You must have taken the short course.

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  3. Dan
    Sep 23, 2009 @ 10:09 am

    Interesting transformation (non-baker to baker) in such a short period of time (Sunday). You must have taken the short course.

    Reply

  4. mary beth
    Sep 23, 2009 @ 10:40 am

    beautiful! i agree, quiches are great meals for a busy week.

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  5. mary beth
    Sep 23, 2009 @ 10:40 am

    beautiful! i agree, quiches are great meals for a busy week.

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  6. mary beth
    Sep 23, 2009 @ 10:40 am

    beautiful! i agree, quiches are great meals for a busy week.

    Reply

  7. Yum Yucky
    Sep 23, 2009 @ 3:35 pm

    Oh.ma.gawsh. I’m bangin’ the print button on this recipe. Can’t wait to devour it.

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  8. Yum Yucky
    Sep 23, 2009 @ 3:35 pm

    Oh.ma.gawsh. I’m bangin’ the print button on this recipe. Can’t wait to devour it.

    Reply

  9. Yum Yucky
    Sep 23, 2009 @ 3:35 pm

    Oh.ma.gawsh. I’m bangin’ the print button on this recipe. Can’t wait to devour it.

    Reply

  10. The Foodie Diaries
    Sep 23, 2009 @ 3:37 pm

    Mmm looks incredible! Can’t wait to try that recipe… Do you think egg whites would work?

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    • anutritionisteats
      Sep 23, 2009 @ 5:54 pm

      Egg whites would be fine to use! I would maybe use 1 egg and then 4 egg whites or 6 egg whites.

      Reply

  11. The Foodie Diaries
    Sep 23, 2009 @ 3:37 pm

    Mmm looks incredible! Can’t wait to try that recipe… Do you think egg whites would work?

    Reply

    • anutritionisteats
      Sep 23, 2009 @ 5:54 pm

      Egg whites would be fine to use! I would maybe use 1 egg and then 4 egg whites or 6 egg whites.

      Reply

  12. The Foodie Diaries
    Sep 23, 2009 @ 3:37 pm

    Mmm looks incredible! Can’t wait to try that recipe… Do you think egg whites would work?

    Reply

    • anutritionisteats
      Sep 23, 2009 @ 5:54 pm

      Egg whites would be fine to use! I would maybe use 1 egg and then 4 egg whites or 6 egg whites.

      Reply

  13. Molly
    Sep 23, 2009 @ 5:57 pm

    welcome to wordpress! I love the new update :) Im still learning about all this crazy stuff too..it gets easier with every post!
    Your main picture looks a.ma.zing! Please tell me thats a picture you took and I can get that somewhere in the general Minneapolis area!?

    and that quiche looks delish as well! Kudos girl :)
    Hope you’re enjoying the sunshine!

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    • anutritionisteats
      Sep 23, 2009 @ 6:24 pm

      Thanks Girl!!! Ughh, I’m still kind of frustrated and I have a whole list of things that still need to be done…hoping to cross them off ASAP! :)
      The picture is from Sea Change restaurant, the new seafood place in the Guthrie – we just had some apps there, but I highly recommend it!

      Reply

  14. Molly
    Sep 23, 2009 @ 5:57 pm

    welcome to wordpress! I love the new update :) Im still learning about all this crazy stuff too..it gets easier with every post!
    Your main picture looks a.ma.zing! Please tell me thats a picture you took and I can get that somewhere in the general Minneapolis area!?

    and that quiche looks delish as well! Kudos girl :)
    Hope you’re enjoying the sunshine!

    Reply

    • anutritionisteats
      Sep 23, 2009 @ 6:24 pm

      Thanks Girl!!! Ughh, I’m still kind of frustrated and I have a whole list of things that still need to be done…hoping to cross them off ASAP! :)
      The picture is from Sea Change restaurant, the new seafood place in the Guthrie – we just had some apps there, but I highly recommend it!

      Reply

  15. Molly
    Sep 23, 2009 @ 5:57 pm

    welcome to wordpress! I love the new update :) Im still learning about all this crazy stuff too..it gets easier with every post!
    Your main picture looks a.ma.zing! Please tell me thats a picture you took and I can get that somewhere in the general Minneapolis area!?

    and that quiche looks delish as well! Kudos girl :)
    Hope you’re enjoying the sunshine!

    Reply

    • anutritionisteats
      Sep 23, 2009 @ 6:24 pm

      Thanks Girl!!! Ughh, I’m still kind of frustrated and I have a whole list of things that still need to be done…hoping to cross them off ASAP! :)
      The picture is from Sea Change restaurant, the new seafood place in the Guthrie – we just had some apps there, but I highly recommend it!

      Reply

  16. Mo
    Oct 07, 2009 @ 4:36 pm

    Your quiche looks absolutely divine! What a great idea for an easy, elegant and nutritious weeknight meal.

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  17. Mo
    Oct 07, 2009 @ 4:36 pm

    Your quiche looks absolutely divine! What a great idea for an easy, elegant and nutritious weeknight meal.

    Reply

  18. Mo
    Oct 07, 2009 @ 4:36 pm

    Your quiche looks absolutely divine! What a great idea for an easy, elegant and nutritious weeknight meal.

    Reply

  19. Crystal
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 11:40 am

    Want this now!

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  20. Crystal
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 11:40 am

    Want this now!

    Reply

  21. Crystal
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 11:40 am

    Want this now!

    Reply

  22. Jackie
    May 13, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

    I know you posted this a long time ago, but you are my “go to” for recipe ideas. I made this for my sister’s baby shower this past weekend, because we did a brunch…it turned out great! I used this recipe for inspiration and then changed out the ingredients and did an all cheese and ham one. The spinach and mushroom was the first to go…it was a huge success!

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