Enjoy this quiche for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! For breakfast, serve with a side of bacon and some fruit or juice; for lunch, present with a salad and iced tea; or for dinner, plate it with a side of steamed broccoli or carrots and some crusty French bread.

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1 9-inch quiche


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Cut a 9-inch circle of parchment paper.

  • Place pastry crust in a 9-inch quiche or pie pan, gently shaping and stretching to fit. Prick crust with a fork several times and place parchment circle over top. Add pie weights or dried beans on top of parchment paper.

  • Set the pan on a baking sheet and place in the center of the preheated oven. Reduce heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and bake about 10 minutes. Remove to a wire rack and cool for about 5 minutes. Carefully remove pie weights or beans and parchment paper. Leave oven on.

  • While the crust is cooling, squeeze thawed spinach between several layers of paper towels, to remove most of the moisture. Set aside.

  • Add thawed potatoes to the cooled crust. Sprinkle 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese on top.

  • Stir beaten eggs, cream, bagel seasoning, and hot pepper sauce in a large bowl until ingredients are fully incorporated. Stir in spinach, breaking up any clumps. Pour mixture over the cheese and potatoes. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup Gruyere on top.

  • Place in the center of the oven and bake until eggs are set and a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool on a rack for 10 minutes. Serve warm.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute Swiss cheese for Gruyere cheese.

Nutrition Facts

301 calories; protein 9.3g; carbohydrates 19.4g; fat 22.7g; cholesterol 42.7mg; sodium 309.1mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (1)

Rating: 5 stars
This was SO good - and pretty straight forward. DEFINITELY splurge for the gruyere cheese. I absolutely think it made a difference. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
The quiche stayed in the layers when cooked. If I make this again, I will mix the hash browns, spinach, and 1 cup of cheese together and put in the shell. Then pour the egg and cream mixture. Broccoli could be substituted for the spinach. Read More