Recipe #48: Spinach-Artichoke Quiche

I love quiche. It’s the perfect breakfast/brunch item to serve to family or friends and it makes them think that you worked so hard. I usually make crustless quiche (eggs, veggies, cheese) because it’s quicker to throw together and a little healthier. Aside from this current quiche, I’ve only made one other crusted quiche from scratch, and it was delicious.

That recipe was the cauliflower crusted quiche from yum & yummer (link here). So that used riced cauliflower that gets mixed with other ingredients to make a dough and is then pressed into the pan. It had a variety of veggies and cheese and it turned out really well. It was so tasty and held together nicely.

This spinach-artichoke quiche had a different kind of crust. It was made from almond meal. I goofed when grocery shopping because I did not buy enough almond meal for this recipe. I had just over half of the required amount and decided to use whole wheat flour for the rest. I followed everything else as written and I was left with a beautiful dough. I pressed it firmly in the pan and let it bake. I could smell the garlic and thyme while it was cooking, so aromatic. It got a little golden brown and seemed pretty solid.

The filling was a delicious mixture of sauteed spinach, artichoke hearts (I love these) and obviously eggs, milk and seasoning. Spinach and artichoke is such a classic combination, this quiche couldn’t turn out badly. Instead of parmesan cheese, I opted for feta cheese for an equally salty punch. I just crumbled a bit on top of the filling before baking.

It baked up nicely in slightly less time than specified in the recipe. It looked incredible and smelled so good. The only slight issue was that the edges got a little too dark. I let it cool a few minutes before serving and it came out of the pan beautifully. The slices held together perfectly.

Every bite was delicious. The filling was so creamy and it went well with the tender crust. I honestly loved it from the first to the last bites. I ate it the next day for lunch and it was equally good. I will for sure be making this quiche again.

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This is my last post of the year and I am actually taking a little break next week to be with family. So that means my next post will be on January 8! I hope everyone has a happy new year! See you in 2020 🙂

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