Potato Spinach and Cheddar Quiche
The best part of about quiche is that they are great hot or cold and can be made ahead of time, so they are great for the holidays! This potato spinach and cheddar quiche is quick and easy for a fabulous brunch!
Call me crazy, but if there is a perfect way to repurpose leftovers, the quiche is it! Strata is, too! I know I’m in the minority, but I love leftover pizza, and Chinese food. Making pulled pork into breakfast burritos, and throwing any leftover veggies you have into a eggy quiche is just too good to resist. I remember my stepdad making quiches for the holidays growing up. They always sounded overwhelmingly fancy, but now I realize that they can be the perfect vehicle for any number of flavor combinations, and served at any event. The best part, no one really needs to know if you are repurposing leftovers.
Moment of truth, because it’s just Ben and me in the house, and I am a food blogger, I have a tendency to overbuy groceries thinking that I will be able to use them up in time before they turn. This is particularly true of all the veggies. The best of intentions and all that… I want to eat that giant bag of spinach I overbought, because of course this week will be the week I eat nothing but salads… LOL. Lies I tell myself.
And those little potatoes are just waiting to be repurposed. And is there anyone else who buys all the different cheeses and has a few too many little parts and pieces from that Thursday cheese plate you made when you literally couldn’t bring yourself to make a ‘real’ dinner? No? Just me? Damn.
This quiche was born out of necessity to use those things up, and not feel like a total wasteful first worlder, so in they all went into this quiche and it was the happiest of all things to come out of my week. Sharp white cheddar, lots of spinach, roasted potatoes, and lots of eggs in a tasty crust. Happiest dance.
What is a quiche?
A quiche is an egg and dairy based pie, typically filled with vegetables, protein, and cheese. Classic combinations can be with mushrooms or asparagus and swiss cheese, or tomato quiche, or Quiche Lorraine.
What is the difference between a frittata and a quiche?
A frittata is made in a pan, like a fried egg, and does not have a crust. It has egg and other filling ingredients similar to a quiche, and is whisked to make it fluffy. It can also be started over the stove and baked off. But a quiche is baked entirely in a pie pan within a crust shell.
This was breakfast for me for a week and it is delicious and filling to start the day. We know of my abhorrence with making my own pie crust, so I used one of the crusts that had been languishing in my freezer stash. There is no shame in a roll and bake crust people! So if you’re trying to find a way to use up those leftovers, make something that looks way fancier than it really is, and be impressive all at the same time – make this now. Like, right now. That sad bag of spinach is just waiting for a purpose in life.
If you need more quiche ideas, look below for some of my other favorites!
Ingredients to Make Quiche
- 1 Pie Crust, I used Pillsbury Roll and Bake
- Half and Half – or Heavy Cream if you have it
- Shredded White Cheddar
- Spinach, squeezed dry and chopped
- Garlic, minced
- Ground Pepper
- Roasted potatoes, best to use cooled or cold leftover.
How to Make a Quiche
Roll out Pie Crust – I’m not a fan of pie crust making, so I do cheat and use roll and go store bought crust, like Pillsbury. No shame! Prepare your pie pan, and crimp the edges of the pie crust.
Mix together your Ingredients – Prepare your filling ingredients, shred the cheese, or gather whatever leftovers you want to include in the quiche filling! Using leftovers is a great way to find fun combinations outside of the standard quiche combos.
Whisk Together – Whisk eggs, dairy, and filling together and pour into the prepared pie crust. Using a pastry brush, dip it into the quiche and brush the crust with the egg mixture as an egg wash. No need to crack a separate egg for that!
Bake – Bake until the pie is cooked through, and just slightly jiggly in the middle. It will continue to bake through while cooling.
Serve – Serve warm or cold. Either way is delightful!
There are more from your other favorite foodies here!Print
This potato spinach and cheddar quiche is quick and easy for a fabulous brunch using leftover ingredients to boot!
- 1 Pie Crust, I used Pillsbury Roll and Bake
- 6 Eggs
- 1/2 cup Half and Half, or Heavy Cream if you have it
- 1 cup Shredded White Cheddar
- 1/4 cup Parmesan
- 1 cup wilted Spinach, squeezed dry and chopped
- 2 cloves Garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp minced rosemary
- 2–3 Tbsp minced fresh Chives
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Ground Pepper
- 2 cups quartered roasted potatoes, best to use cooled or cold leftover.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Roll out pie crust and place into deep dish pie plate, crimping the edges. Set aside in the fridge or freezer until ready to use.
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, and cream until combined. Stir in cheeses, spinach, garlic, rosemary, chilves, salt, and pepper. Once that is mixed, fold in the roasted potatoes. Pour the mixture into the pie plate.
Place pie plate onto a foil lined baking sheet to avoid any bubbling over. Bake on the middle rack for 40-50 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack until warm. Or cool completely and chill. Can be eaten hot or cold.
Keywords: Eggs, Holiday, Pie, Brunch, Quiche, Potato, Veggies, Vegetarian