Since you guys have been loving the Brussels Sprouts and Cheddar Cheese Quiche recipe so much, I’ve been wanting to do a new quiche flavor for you. I originally considered making a spinach feta quiche because it’s such a delicious classic. But then I thought…it’s been done so many times. Why not add something extra to spice it up? As I thought about other ways I’ve seen spinach and feta used together, I was reminded of my love of spanakopita. By adding a couple extra ingredients to the spinach and feta, I could give a quiche classic a fun twist. So, here’s my Spanakopita Quiche Recipe!
This is a pretty easy recipe for you to make. Cooking this Spanakopita Quiche recipe may sound fancy, but it’s so easy:
- Gather ingredients
- Cook veggies
- Mix everything together
It’s really that simple!
Time-Saving Tip: I opted to use frozen spinach. Not the kind that comes in blocks, but the kind in bags. The spinach here is a little lighter in texture and I was able to use it straight away. It seems like most cooking shows I’ve seen using the blocks of frozen spinach ask you to defrost and squeeze out the excess liquid. A process I didn’t feel like bothering with since it can take some time and be somewhat messy. This shortcut seemed to work nicely.
Here’s what the veggie mixture looks like when it’s all cooked up. Love all the greenery!
And to help you tell when the quiche is done, here it is in the oven as it’s almost ready. You want the top to be nice and domed. It should puff up with the center at the tallest point. If the center is sunken, it usually needs more time.
And here’s the finished result.
Spanakopita Quiche Recipe Ingredient Note
As the flavors of spanakopita are fairly light, this Spanakopita Quiche Recipe also has a similar taste. You’ll get subtle bites of tender spinach, feta, onion, garlic, green onion, and parsley. Feel free to add more of your favorite ingredient to up the flavor with it.
Looking for a new quiche flavor? Instead of basic spinach-feta, why not try this delicious take on a classic? Spanakopita Quiche is a fun quiche flavor to try!
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 very small onion (or half medium) chopped small
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 cup frozen spinach (the loose kind, not the block)
- 1 green onion, chopped small (cut into thin circles)
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 3/4 cup crumbled feta
- 1 frozen pie crust (I like Wholly Wholesome)
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Heat a large pan over medium heat. When it’s warmed up, add oil and onion. Cooking, stirring occasionally until onions are translucent, about 4-5 minutes. Add garlic and stir, cooking until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add spinach, green onion, parsley, salt, and pepper. Cook until spinach is de-frosted, about 4-5 minutes. Set aside to cool. Note: Be sure to let this cool because it can start cooking the eggs if you add them too soon to the next step.
- In a large bowl, combine eggs and milk and whisk until evenly combined.
- Stir in cooled vegetable mixture. Stir in feta cheese.
- Pour egg mixture into the frozen pie crust and bake for 45-55 minutes, until the center is set.
Cooking tip: when you check the quiche to see if it’s done, if the center is still sunken, you probably need to cook it longer. I wait until the top is nice and rounded up. I also sometimes insert a toothpick in the center to see if the center is runny or solid.
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Hope you enjoy this Spanakopita Quiche Recipe. Thanks for stopping by!