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Super-Simple Spinach & Jarlsberg Quiche

Posted by Peggy on September 6, 2013

Recipe: Super-Simple Spinach & Cheese Quiche

Ingredients

  • 1 (10-ounce) box frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 & 3/4 cups of half-and-half
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 whole wheat frozen pie shell (keep frozen until ready to assemble the
  • quiche)
  • 1 plus 1/2 cup of shredded Jarlsberg or Cheddar cheese (cannot be low fat)
  • 1/2 small red or yellow onion, sautéed and cooled, optional
  • Three thin slices of ham, shredded in bite-sized pieces, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cook the spinach in a microwave with a small bit of water; drain in colander. When cool, in small batches and with your hands, squeeze spinach to get as much water out of it as possible; reserve.
  3. Whisk together half-and-half, eggs, salt and pepper; reserve.
  4. To assemble, remove the frozen pie shell from the freezer, and quickly
  5. cover the bottom of the shell with 1 cup shredded cheese. Layer in the cooled,
  6. sautéed onion and shredded ham, if using. Evenly spread chopped spinach
  7. on top of the cheese, onions and ham. Pour the egg and cream mixture over
  8. all, then cover the top with remaining cheese.
  9. Bake on middle rack of oven for 40-50 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a knife comes out fairly dry. Delicious hot from the oven, or at room temperature.

Number of servings (yield): 6

Active Time: 20 minutes Bake Time: 40-50 minutes

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