More kale, please. That’s what my doctor told me earlier this year. Kale is packed with iron (as are spinach, broccoli, and beans). So, I’m on the lookout for ways to sneak kale by me, and the kids, of course. This spinach and kale quiche, c’est bon!
A quiche is really just a pie, and not even a very fancy one, at that. And you know that pie is kind of my thing.
But this holiday, for some reason, I couldn’t quite get myself off the dime with that pie crust. I can’t bring myself to buy a pie crust; I bake them. Except I just. Couldn’t. Get. Started.
So, I did what we do in the internet age, I Googled “crustless quiche,” and hit the jackpot! I started with this recipe from GimmeSomeOven, and made just a couple of changes.
Ma cherie, I cannot tell you how wonderful this sneaky little quiche is. Oh la la! It was even better than the spinach quiche I had this year a Paris. I also happen to love quiche because it pairs well with fruit and bacon for breakfast, soup for lunch, or a panini for dinner. I’m telling you, this little dish can help you overhaul your meals and tilt the scales towards healthy eating this New Year. Getting organized in the kitchen is more than just putting pots and pans away. It’s about having easy to fix foods on hand so you make good choices with meals that you love to eat.
If you are looking for a healthy start to your year, start here. It’s oh, so easy with the pre-washed packs of spinach/kale greens that are in the stores these days. You could also use frozen spinach, if you have it on hand.
One last tip. If your kids ask you about the green stuff, just tell them it’s Quiche Florentine. They’ll never know.
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 small white onion, chopped
- 3 cups fresh spinach and kale, mixed and chopped
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup 1% or 2% milk
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup Swiss cheese, shredded
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Sautee the onion in a hot pan with olive oil, along with the spinach and kale until wilted and soft.
- In a large bowl, combine the eggs, heavy cream, milk, and salt and pepper.
- Add the shredded cheeses to the egg mixture.
- Add the cooked onion, spinack and kale mixture and mix well.
- Pour egg mixture into a greased 9" pie dish.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
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