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CRUST-LESS SPINACH QUICHE

Posted by Dina-Marie Oswald on

Spinach Quiche – without a crust?

I know that a quiche by definition has a crust. But, the crust, if it is homemade is the most time consuming part of a quiche! So if you are like me and are in need of a quick, easy yet nutritious meal…

Say hello to Crust-less Spinach Quiche! It is just the type of meal you have been looking for!

Don’t let the fact that Crust-less Spinach Quiche contains spinach throw you off! I have had numerous self-professed spinach haters comment that they cannot believe this is spinach!

Yes, I consider myself guilty of converting those spinach haters into spinach lovers!

Whether you need a quick meal for your family, something to take to a pot-luck dinner or just a meal to share with someone, Crust-less Spinach Quiche is sure to be a hit. This is a meal that is on my monthly menu plan and the whole family enjoys it.

I am getting ready to fly to Georgia where my sister is having surgery and will be gone for almost two weeks. So, I have been planning meals to freeze or ones that can be made with minimal preparation. This is one meal that can easily be made ahead – just cook it, allow to cool and freeze. When you are ready to eat it, allow the Crust-less Spinach Quiche to thaw, heat and enjoy. It doesn’t get much easier and I know John and the children will have a nutritious meal while I am gone!

I am sure you remember Popeye the sailor man who loved spinach and when he ate it, his arms became swollen with muscles? Well, your arms may not swell with muscles but it turns out that Popeye was right – spinach is considered one of the healthiest foods you can eat.

Not only is spinach low in fat and cholesterol, but take look at this list of nutrients that spinach is high in:

  • niacin
  • zinc
  • protein
  • fiber
  • vitamins A, C, E and K
  • thiamin
  • vitamin B6
  • folate (good for a healthy cardiovascular system)
  • calcium
  • iron
  • magnesium (helps lower blood pressure)
  • phosphorus
  • potassium
  • copper
  • manganese
  • antioxidants in the form of flavonoids

What a list!

So, all you Popeye fans, eat your spinach!

Crust-less Spinach Quiche

Crustless Spinach Quiche

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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds small curd cottage cheese (make your own)
  • 2, 10 oz pkg. chopped spinach
  • 6 beaten eggs
  • 6 Tbsp flour
  • 12 oz grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 tsp nutme
  • 1 tsp dill weed
  • salt and pepper (dash of each)

    I buy my real salt, herbs and spices from my affiliate, Starwest Botanicals - because of their superior quality. Their herbs & spices are organic, non-irradiated plus, I think they are more aromatic and full flavored than any others.

Instructions

  1. Prepare a 9x13 pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large bow.
  3. Pour into pan.
  4. Bake at 350 F for 1 hour.
  5. Serve and Enjoy!

Notes

May be frozen and reheated.This recipe doubles, triples and quadruples well!