I HAVE BEEN ENJOYING YOUR RECIPE POST FOR QUITE A WHILE NOW AND NEVER MISS CHECKING EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM. YOUR LETTERS WITH THE INFORMATION AND STORIES ARE AS IMPORTANT AS THE RECIPES IN MY BOOK. YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL THING GOING HERE AND I HOPE YOU KEEP IT UP FOR A LONGTIME TO COME. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING ALL OF THESE WONDERFUL STORIES WITH THE RECIPES. IT MAKES THEM ALL THE MORE ENJOYABLE TO MAKE AND SAVOR.
Can ricotta be used in place of goat cheese? Always love your site.
Hello Brooklyn Girl, I don’t see why not. Goat cheese is a bit tangy-er though. You might want to add a little lemon juice or vinegar.
I had such high hopes for this recipe but unfortunately nobody in my family liked it. For me I think maybe it was just too salty. People who are not accustomed to heavily salted food might be more satisfied by reducing the salt by at least half. I see so many good reviews, so maybe the main issue for us is that I’m usually pretty light-handed with the salt.
I have made this 2 times with Swiss Chard and I have received so many compliments a must try for any skeptic… It’s definitely my New favorite.
Oh my goodness! This is the best quiche recipe I have ever tried. I made no changes, other than using fresh spinach because it is available right now where I live. Yum!!
Made this today and it was excellent. I made a couple minor tweaks though. I used feta cheese instead of goat cheese, and I left out the lemon zest and added a dash of nutmeg instead. It came out a little watery, so next time I will try frying a little flour with the shallots to prevent that.
You have to press the liquid out of sauted fresh spinach ALOT. I use a strainer and a spoon.
I made this tonight and it was delicious. I may blind bake the crust if I make this again as the center was a bit soggy, still more than edible. I used 10 ounces of fresh greens cooked down to 6 ounces. Thanks for the recipe!
I made this for breakfast today and my husband and I’m almost…almost embarrassed to say we’ve almost finished it! It was pure perfection. Your recipes never disappoint. I’m SO glad I found your name in my other favorite blogger, Vanilla Garlic. OK, I’m off to finish the quiche!! ;-)
I’m sog glad you like the quiche Daria!
This was tonight’s dinner with a simple side salad. Delicious! Thank you :)
I’m so glad you liked it Heather!
I made this dish for our Thursday morning family breakfast, it was great. Once all the prep work is done, so easy to put together. I did use pre-made pie crust my Aunt had donated to the cause. It was great.
Awesome Michelle, I’m so glad you liked it!
I am a big fan of your site. I just made this recipe, and it is delicious. So much better than those sold in delis.
It was just right for two small frozen pie crusts. I put the batter, which is quite liquid, in the frozen crust right off the freezer, and popped into a 375F oven for about 10min, lowered to 350F, and then left there until golden for about 40-50min more.
Thanks for sharing your adaptation to two smaller frozen crusts Marcio!
Perfect meal for spring—I agree. But it also reminds me how long it has been since I have made a quiche. They microwave soooooo well.
Elise, have you tried this crust recipe with whole wheat flour instead of AP flour? Thanks for yet another great recipe.
Hi Helaine, no I haven’t, but if you do, please let us know how it turns out for you!
Is there any way you can think of to make this for 2 ?? I large quiche would just go to waste for us…THanks so much!
You can halve the ingredients, all of them, make mini crusts and put them in a muffin tin, fill with quiche filling, bake for much less time (no idea how long, you would have to experiment. Or you can just bake it, and freeze what you don’t eat!
I wonder if this would work with goat milk….looks divine.
Oh this looks lovely! I will give this a go. I’m making a lot of flans at the moment and I think the kids will love this one too. I’m still getting to grips with making pastry though. It’s always a bit hit and miss. I love a cheese pastry too. What are your top pastry tips? My hands are usually freezing cold, so surely I should be a pastry queen! Thanks for the recipe!
Hi Holly, for this pastry crust you don’t have to have anything cold, in fact, if the butter is too chilled it will make it harder to work with. My tips are to use your hands to make the crust, use enough butter (ratio in the ingredient list), and to work with butter that has had a chance to sit at room temp for a few minutes so that it’s easier to manipulate with your hands. Good luck!
Great! I will try your tips and see if my pastry turns out better next time! Thank you so much!
Hi Elise – another great recipe, thank you. If I’m not able to get artichokes, could you suggest what else I could use that would taste good?
Hi Malar, I would just add a couple more ounces of cooked spinach instead then and call it a spinach quiche. Mushrooms are good with spinach, if you use them, you have to cook them first and get out as much of their moisture as you can.
It’s in the oven cooking right now. Can’t wait to try it! Just wanted to mention that you need to add the lemon zest in step 3 (at least that’s what I’m assuming). Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Rebecca, good catch! Fixed it. :-)
My gandmother always used a bit of freshly ground nutmeg with cooked spinach dishes. Do you think this wold enhance these flavors or interfere with the artichokes?
Hi Brigitte, I thought about adding nutmeg to the quiche but in the end I was happy that I did not, because I loved the flavoring just as it was. But that said, I don’t see any harm in adding nutmeg, if you try it, please let us know how it works out for you.
This looks beautiful. Have you tried freezing it? Unbaked/baked?
I have not tried freezing this particular quiche, but if it behaves like other quiches, it should freeze fine, cooked.
Looks great but can I use an alternative for cream, on a diet!!
Hi Martine, Just use milk instead.
Hi Elise. I plan to fresh spinach. I want to ensure i have enough spinach. If i weight out 6 ounces of uncooked spinach, will this amount make 6 ounces of cooked spinach?
Hi Kathy, I have no idea how much raw spinach you’ll need to make 6 ounces of cooked spinach, I suggest googling it!
I made this yesterday and used about 18 oz of fresh spinach. Once I squeezed the water out, I split the result between two quiches and there was plenty of spinach in both. I would say a 10 oz package of fresh spinach should do the job for one quiche.
I added a diced ham steak to each quiche–one made with goat cheese, one made with gruyere–and I got raves. Delicious!
Sounds perfect. Can I make ahead and freeze it? Cooked or uncooked?
Hi Bettie, sure! Cook it first, let it cool, wrap tightly with plastic wrap or better yet vacuum seal, and freeze. Put in oven to reheat.
This looks fantastic, however I would like to make this crustless. How would I do that?
Hi Lauren, the filling as written will definitely not support itself without a crust. If I were to attempt to make a crustless version, I would add an egg and reduce the spinach and artichokes by half, and then just bake it in a buttered pie dish until set. That said, I think you’ll have to experiment to see what ratio works best for you. Let us know how it turns out!
Elise’s suggestion sounds like the quiche will be turned into a delicious sort-of fritatta. If the reason you’re objecting to a crust is because of flour and fat, make a grated potato crust.
That sounds great Mary Ann.. how do you do make a grated potato crust?
I do this all the time, by adding cheese instead of cream and adding 2 eggs. It works great. 1 cup of shredded cheese, your choice.
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