Crustless Spinach Quiche

8 Servings
1 hr 15 min

One of my favorite breakfast dishes is quiche. When I make one, it’s usually on the weekend since I’m pressed for time on weekday mornings. This quiche is really easy to make and has no crust, so it’s probably a little lower in calories, which is nice! And you can substitute kale for the spinach if you prefer.

I've made this quiche two different ways—one with just the spinach and green onion; the other with 1/4 cup chopped roasted red peppers added in with the spinach and green onion. I liked it with the roasted red peppers, and I think chopped sun-dried tomatoes would be great in this, too. You can experiment and add in or substitute other veggies that you like…I recommend not adding more than two extra veggies, and keeping the amount to not more than 1/3 cup each…and you’ll probably want to add an extra egg in there if you add those extra veggies.

Recipe details
  • 8  Servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 60 Minutes Total time: 1 hr 15 min
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  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1 bunch green onions, finely chopped (use just the white parts of the onions–depending on the size of your green onions, this should give you about 1/4 to 1/3 cup chopped onions)
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup of an additional veggie or two, optional (try sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, or mushrooms)
  • 4 eggs, beaten (if adding extra veggies, use an additional egg)
  • 1 (16-ounce) container cottage cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup crushed croutons for sprinkling on top (instead of using crushed croutons, Jessica just sprinkles some bread crumbs very lightly on top, about 1/2 Tablespoon)

Preheat oven to 325˚F. Lightly grease a 9″ pie plate or quiche pan.
Place thawed spinach in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until soft. Remove from heat and drain off any remaining liquid.
Stir in green onions, other veggies (if using), eggs, cottage cheese, and Cheddar cheese. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with crushed croutons (or bread crumbs).
Return to oven and bake for an additional 25 to 30 minutes, or until eggs are set (if you are adding extra veggies and an egg, your baking time may be a little longer).
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    I'm going to make this dish for my family.

  • Great recipe! Have a similar recipe and I just call it spinach pie as it can be served as a side dish to accompany any meal or have as a healthy - ish snack.

    Still cook for my bubble buddies and will make as directed and make my version and see what everyone has to say. I know a couple people will ask where the garlic is. This group LOVES garlic. I can never use enough garlic in their opinion.

    When at my local farmers market they have my order set aside. They had a hard time believing that I used that much garlic. So . . . I invited them over for dinner. And were there for prep time. They were speechless and did admit everything was delicious. Gave them several recipes to hand out and it has increased their garlic sales.

    So excited! Will let you know how it goes.