Gluten Free Spinach Quiche!
Here’s an “Oldie but a goodie” as the saying goes! Don’t panic, thinking that’s too hard for me to make. It isn’t!
I bought a pre-made pie crust, g-f of course, and proceeded from there. You’ll need to bake the pie shell, empty, for about 10 minutes in a 360 degree oven, then add the filling. It’s a terrific lunch, brunch, side dish, etc. Soo delicious, you’ve got to make it!! Intrigued? Read on, my friends…..
1 Pre-made, unbaked gluten free pie shell
1 pkg plain Chopped Spinach, frozen. (The square box,supermarket brand is fine.)
½ cup Minced Onion. Vidalia is fine. NOT a Spanish, red onion.
6 large Eggs, beaten
½ cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 Half Pint. Heavy Cream
1 cup (8 oz.) Milk
Salt & pepper to taste
Directions. Preheat oven to 360 degrees.
First thing to do is to boil the Spinach till soft. Then drain and using a few paper towels, squeeze out as much water as possible. We need it to be dry, or we’ll have a soggy Quiche. You may have to do this twice. Toss out the first couple of wet towels and repeat process of squeezing with 2 new ones.
Place the pie shell on a cookie sheet in the 360 oven, and bake, empty for about 10 minutes.
While the pie shell is in the oven mix the filling.
In a bowl, beat the Eggs, then add the Cream, Milk, and continue beating.
Add the Onion and salt & pepper. Lastly, stir in the Cheese and Spinach.
When the pie shell has been in for 10 minutes, carefully remove and place on stove top. Ladle into it the filling w mixed and then place back in oven.
Bake for anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes, depending on your oven.
I tested it by lightly touching the center surface. It should feel a little hard to your touch. It will look a bit puffy in the oven when it’s ready. Don’t be surprised when that puffiness falls when cooling. That’s fine. The first time I made it, when the puff deflated, I was crushed!! But it’s ok. Taste is terrific anyway! The top will appear golden, as in my photo.
Note: If you’d rather have Broccoli-Cheddar Quiche, Tahdah! Substitute Broccoli for the Spinach and make everything else the same.