Ham, Spinach, & Goat Cheese Quiche

I love quiche. And I honestly don’t see the point of putting a crust on a quiche. Don’t get me wrong, I love pie crust, but I just think it gets in the way of a great quiche. Plus, by skipping the pie crust, a quiche becomes as easy to make as making scrambled eggs.

Ham, Spinach, Goat Cheese, and Bell Pepper Quiche

This is the third quiche that I’ve posted on here. And I think it’s my favorite. In all honesty, it’s no surprise since it’s really a combination of the previous two recipes. Hubby was extremely excited that the recipe made two quiches so he could eat the leftovers all week long.

Ham, Spinach, Goat Cheese, and Bell Pepper Quiche

You could really use any combination of meat, vegetables, and cheese that you like or have on hand. I love using red bell peppers in quich (or anything, really). They’re full of flavor and brighten up any dish.

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Ham, Spinach, Goat Cheese, and Bell Pepper Quiche

Yield: Two 9" Quiches

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp butter
1 medium onion, diced
4 cloves garlic
1 10 oz package chopped frozen spinach, defrosted and drained
Two 8 oz packages diced ham (or 16 oz leftover ham, diced)
2 bell peppers
6 eggs
3/4 cup milk
6 oz plain greek yogurt
1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup shredded cheese (such as Gruyere)
1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese (or other cheese of your preference)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly grease two pie plates.

Melt the butter over medium heat in a large skillet or dutch oven. Add onion and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add the ham and spinach. Cook until heated through, another 5 minutes. Add the bell peppers and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, yogurt, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Stir in the cheeses.

Add the vegetable mixture to the egg mixture and stir to combine.

Divide into two pie plates. Bake for 40 minutes or until set.

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5 Responses to “Ham, Spinach, & Goat Cheese Quiche”

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    Erica @ In and Around Town — February 13, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I am also a big fan of quiche but never think to make it because the crust is usually a few too many calories for lunch. Love this recipe – definitely will have to attempt this at home!

    • beantownbaker — February 13th, 2013 @ 11:51 am

      The crust def isn’t worth the calories or the effort in my book.

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    ErinsFoodFiles — February 14, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    We love quiche, and eat it quite often! I think it’s a great “clean out the fridge” meal that is suitable for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! I will say though, I usually make mine with a crust, but NEVER a homemade crust. I just don’t have time, nor skill, for that. I love using whole wheat crusts, or the deep-dish crusts. I’m a carboholic, so the crust is a must! (if I don’t have a crust, I just make frittata.)

    • beantownbaker — February 14th, 2013 @ 2:28 pm

      Crust is a must! Love it.

      I guess there’s really no difference between a frittata and a crust-less quiche… just how they’re cooked? I agree though – they’re great for cleaning out the fridge.

      We don’t eat many carbs in our house. I don’t want to go as far as saying gluten intolerant, but I’ve never been able to digest starches that well…

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    Shannon — February 15, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    goat cheese, yes please! i’m with you on not needing a crust with quiche :)

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