Rating: 4.53 stars
123 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 84
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

This cheese crusted quiche is great with a salad and crusty bread!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Line a quiche dish or 9 inch pie pan with the 8 ounces of Muenster cheese slices. Carefully press all of the water out of the spinach and place it in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, Parmesan cheese, cream cheese, salt, pepper and garlic powder; stir well. Spoon mixture into pan and top with remaining cheese slices.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes and allow to set up for 10 minutes before serving. Decrease oven temperature by 25 degrees F if using glass pie dish.

Nutrition Facts

311 calories; protein 17.8g; carbohydrates 4.5g; fat 25.4g; cholesterol 121.8mg; sodium 483.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (99)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2004
Low fat, low carbos'and lots of fiber, neat recipie (Around 8 slices is 142 calories a piece). I make all the recipes I review several times before I review them. My final master piece is this: I took 4 bags of organic fresh spinach (don't know the ounces, sorry. Just got the pre-packaged stuff.) Microwaved with some water for about 8 min. Then drained and sautéed to evaporate the water along with one clove of garlic. I like garlic but not for breakfast. Optional-I've added onion and mushrooms and sautéed them along with the spinach. Funny thing is the onion didn't make that much of a difference in taste so I've eliminated it. Then i add only 6 ounces of 1/3 fat cream cheese (I don't think it needs a whole stick) I also only use a 1/4 or less of Parmesan cheese. I don't like one flavor over powering a dish unless it is suppose to. I used 2 egg whites instead of whole eggs. Mix all the above. I lay 5 slices of Muenster or mozz on the bottom, pour in the spinach and don't top it with more cheese-- it doesn't need it. Bake as usual. I found it's sometimes salty so watch which Muenster cheese you add. Read More
(91)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/08/2005
We tried this recipe for Mother's Day and while it was not bad it didn't taste at all like quiche. It had an overwhelming cream cheese taste. Using cheese as a crust is a great idea though and we'll try that with another quiche recipe. Read More
(16)
123 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 84
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2004
Low fat, low carbos'and lots of fiber, neat recipie (Around 8 slices is 142 calories a piece). I make all the recipes I review several times before I review them. My final master piece is this: I took 4 bags of organic fresh spinach (don't know the ounces, sorry. Just got the pre-packaged stuff.) Microwaved with some water for about 8 min. Then drained and sautéed to evaporate the water along with one clove of garlic. I like garlic but not for breakfast. Optional-I've added onion and mushrooms and sautéed them along with the spinach. Funny thing is the onion didn't make that much of a difference in taste so I've eliminated it. Then i add only 6 ounces of 1/3 fat cream cheese (I don't think it needs a whole stick) I also only use a 1/4 or less of Parmesan cheese. I don't like one flavor over powering a dish unless it is suppose to. I used 2 egg whites instead of whole eggs. Mix all the above. I lay 5 slices of Muenster or mozz on the bottom, pour in the spinach and don't top it with more cheese-- it doesn't need it. Bake as usual. I found it's sometimes salty so watch which Muenster cheese you add. Read More
(91)
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2006
This is a favorite recipe at class cafe. We only use 1 pkg. spinach and we use 2 cups shredded mozzarella mixed with a heaping Tb. of flour and pressed into a pie plate for the crust. We also like to make mini quiche in a cupcake pan. I am not a fan of spinach as a rule, but this is a keeper! Read More
(87)
Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2004
This is a great recipe but I did make some changes. I used sliced Colby cheese instead of muenster and a 16 oz. bag of frozen spinach (which was thawed in the frig.) instead of two 10 oz. boxes. The garlic powder was omitted and 4 drops of Tabasco sauce used instead. I added 5 brown and serve "light" sausage that were heated up in the microwave first and then chopped up. I also beat the cream cheese with an electric hand mixer to make it smooth and beat the eggs in the same way. I layed it out as described in a 9 inch pie pan stirring the spinach sausage parmesan and seasonings into the cream cheese mixture. Baking time was 30 minutes. It was just terrific like this and I will be making it often. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2008
This got rave reviews when I made it for a mother's day brunch. I reduced the spinach by a box and reduced the cream cheese to 6 oz. I know I used a good bit less than the 12 oz of muenster the recipe called for as well. I would use more eggs next time to make it more "quiche" like. Very good! Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2008
I thought this was awsome! So easy to make and even better because there is no crust. I did use shreaded mexican blend cheese for the 'crust'. Also sauted fresh spinach in garlic and added 2 turkey sausage I took out of the casing. I will be making this over and over. Fantastic recipe! Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2003
This was such a wonderful dish - I made it the night before then early the next morning just popped it into the microwave to reheat. It was fabulous! I think I might choose a more robust cheese next time like a sharp cheddar but the recipe is also just soooo good the way is. And what better way to eat spinach? Kelli Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2004
This recipe is now a staple in my house. EVERYONE I have served it to has RAVED about it. It looks beautiful and tastes fantastic. No one would guess that it's so simple to prepare. The only thing I've modified is that I cook the spinach in the microwave... i don't just thaw it. It makes it much easier to blend in the cheeses and egg. Read More
(22)
Rating: 3 stars
05/08/2005
We tried this recipe for Mother's Day and while it was not bad it didn't taste at all like quiche. It had an overwhelming cream cheese taste. Using cheese as a crust is a great idea though and we'll try that with another quiche recipe. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2003
Im on a no carb diet and make this once a week! its wonderful! Read More
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