Quiche Me Quick!

Len…I said QUICHE me quick!

At Under Southern Skies, my friend Sandi periodically writes about The Chicken Ladies. As the keeper of several beautiful laying hens, she shares her bounty of fresh eggs with kith and kin, but every now and then ends up with more eggs than she can use in one fell swoop. With that in mind, I recently shared my mom’s Crustless Quiche recipe with her, and thought you might enjoy it as well:

– Bake these in advance and freeze; they thaw out beautifully.
– Fantastic for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.
– Perfect for gatherings: baby showers, bridge, bunco, or pot luck functions.

Crustless Quiche with Spinach

1/2 cup flour
10 eggs – beat until lemon colored
10oz. carton of cottage cheese (or a bit more if you can’t find that size)
16 oz. package of shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup melted butter

Optional—to make it more of a garden quiche, we often add spinach, green onion, green chilies, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, or garlic. Some people add a bit of bacon, ham, or crab.

Mix all of the ingredients together and pour into two large round glass pie or quiche pans that have been treated with a non-stick cooking spray. Bake at 350-degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour — keep checking for “doneness” with a knife during the last 15 minutes. When it comes out clean, they’re done. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving—enjoy!

Who was the last person you quiched?

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Laurie Buchanan

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50 thoughts on “Quiche Me Quick!

  1. looks scrumptious! a Sunday morning brunch comes to mind…
    Thank you for sharing Laurie….!
    Take Care,…

  2. I must try this recipe. I make quiches often and I do a brunch before my Thanksgiving visitors leave for the airport. I usually make a crabmeat one and a crustless spinach one from a 1980s Bon Appetite recipe. I now have a new favorite “tart” from the TV show, French Cooking At Home, which is a Swiss Chard, raisin and pinenut one. If anyone wants to try it, here is the link.


    Happy Quiching.

  3. That sounds perfectly wonderful – and a great cook ahead recipe for when I’m up at the lake in the summer with company to feed! Thanks so much! The last person I quiched? I’ll never tell! 🙂

  4. Thanks everyone for all these quiche recipes. I too love quiche I use a recipe from my 1972 version of The Vegitarian Epicure. I’m not a vegetarian and I love to have veggie options for meals.This recipe is simple! One pie crust. 6-8 oz of Swiss or Gruyere cheese (cubed); 3 eggs (beaten of course); 1 1/2 cups cream (or your preference here); nutmeg; S&P … 15 min. @ 450 then turn oven down to 350 for another 10-15 minutes … 6 servings.
    I also appreciate the other message of your postings … how to use our bounty effectively (and without waste). In these economic times, we might continue to take lessons from our ancestors especially from the depression: gardens; home cooking; use of fillers (like beans … maybe even from the bag vs. the can); repurposing (or now called upcycling); and so much more.

  5. Yummy, yummy! Looks delicious, Laurie. The last person I quiched was definitely Sara–as you might have guessed. She’s the only quiche for me.
    Hope you have an egg-cellent day, my friend.

  6. : ) Oh, Laurie, you are so much fun. I just quiched my husband before he walked onto the ferry. A few people think it’s sweet that I walk with him down to the ferry so that I can quiche him good-bye every Tuesday and Wednesday. But I’ll let you in on a secret. It’s all part of an exercise routine. After the quiche I go for an hour walk. A quiche is the best way to start exercising, I think.
    I found my favourite quiche recipe in Enchanted Broccoli Forest by Mollie Katzen. It’s a vegetarian cookbook.

    • Leanne – Your Tue/Wed day starter sounds downright chipper to me 🙂 An hour-long walk afterwards is icing on the cake. Thank you for pointing us to Mollie Katzen’s vegetarian cookbook.

  7. Looks scrumptious! Tim was the last person I quiched! Laurie, your post made me think of my grandmother – when we were little every time my sister or I said, “excuse me,” my grandmother would say, “squeeze you?” and give us a big hug.

  8. Hum, I am not really a quicheing kinda gal unless it has to do with eggs, cheese, spinach and unions. Unfortunately, I never lost my eight-year-old aversion to being slobbered on. Let’s just say, often, a-little-smooching-goes-a-wrong-way with me. I avoid going out on New Years Eve for this very reason. Yuck! Well maybe not quiet that bad but close. On the other hand, shall tuck this recipe in my collection 🙂

  9. What are the chances of my having that scruptuous quiche dish for lunch TODAY Laurie? Ah, even by plane Crystal Lake is hours away! Ah well, I’ll take a rain check, but I’ll do my investigation from this end to see what I can find. And for the most part that’s healthy dish as well, and the recipe is here for a culinary venture!

    Ah, who did I last “quiche?” The answer is clear enough, though the kids and the animals in this house must be acknowledged too!

    Lovely photo of you and Len!

  10. Hi Laurie, This sounds so wonderful to have quiche made from fresh eggs. However, I am very allergic to eggs and this is something that I will never be able to eat. It doesn’t bother me at all because there are so many other healthy delicious foods to eat but egg dishes certainly do look very tasty. Oh well. Thea

  11. You shared a most lovely recipe with us~~thank you, Laurie! (I’ve missed you and some other dear folks, but am happy to be back and reading at least a tiny bit.) Who have I quiched? Barry, probably. there was a joke going on at the wedding reception about my daughter’s boyfriend making omelettes at 3 a.m. That’s kind of like quiching, don’t you think?

    • KathyWelcome back! I can hardly wait to receive an email notifying me that you’ve posted about your Grand Adventure to your Son’s Wedding in beautiful San Diego.

      And yes, I would definitely say that making omelets at 3am is a version of quiching 🙂

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  15. Yummyy! This looks really delicious Laurie! I will have to try it! My aunt keeps a recipe book and I like to add some recipes to it so I will definitely add this one! My dog Penny was the last one I quiched before I left home to go to work. I miss her right now 🙂

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