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Green Chile Spinach Quiche Recipe
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Green Chile Spinach Quiche

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"You can add other meats or veggies to suite your taste, and this quiche can be baked with or without pie shells. My whole family (ages 65 to 1) love this quiche! Sometimes I add a small package of chopped ham to the recipe."

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Original recipe makes 2 9-inch quiches Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl until smooth. Whisk in the flour mixture until no lumps remain. Stir in the Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, cottage cheese, spinach, green chiles, and melted butter until evenly blended. Divide the mixture between the pie crusts.
  3. Bake the quiches in the preheated oven for 15 minutes at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C), then reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking until the quiches are lightly browned and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 03, 2010

I have made several great quiche's from allrecipes and this is by far the favorite. I have breakfast each Sun. a.m. with my adult children and their friends, and I followed this recipe exactly, except I used fresh spinach and sauteed' it with a tad of sweet onion. This recipe is much lighter having less cheese then the others I've made. My husband even said, "D, this was a great breakfast"! now I was happy to get that compliment. Also, I made homemade hashbrowns to go with it. Great success. Thanks.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 09, 2013

My coworkers loved this recipe! I on the other hand thought it was a little bland. I had to douse it with hot sauce to give it additional flavor. I would recommend adding maybe some ground beef or chicken in it for flavor.

Sep 20, 2010

Excellent. I took this to a breakfast potluck at work -- and it received rave reviews. Sets up well. I squeezed the liquid out of the spinach b/c I was worried about this. I halved the recipe to eat at home w/ good results too.

Oct 15, 2010

Excellent! Followed directions exactly including cooking time and it turned out perfectly! Thanks, we will be making this again!

Dec 09, 2010

This was so good and so easy to make! It was a big hit with the family. I also added in onion and some bacon. Made two beautiful quiches with some left over for a small frittata, which is good to munch on throughout the day. **No high altitude adjustment necessary.

Jan 20, 2011

I did change the recipe very slightly because I had to use up some leeks & chard from my garden, but it turned out delicious and I felt the need to pass along a positive rating. First, I cooked some chopped bacon (because I add bacon to almost everything). Then I cooked some thinly sliced leeks in about a teaspoon of the bacon grease and used those instead of the green chilies. I melted the buttter in the pan and wilted some fresh swiss chard in it, then used that in place of the spinach. I kept everything else the same, and the quiche was absolutely delicious. It wasn't quite as creamy as traditional quiche--it was a little more "firm"-- but considering that the egg/cottage cheese/less cheese combo makes it healthier it was fabulous!

Apr 29, 2011

We really liked this. Even my super picky kids ate a few bites! I used cheddar cheese because that's what I had and also sauted some chopped onion with fresh spinach until it was wilted in place of the frozen spinach. We like it crustless better, plus, less calories and fat. I frequently make egg bake type dishes with different vegis, spinach and green chilies are some of them, but have never thought of doing them together. I will make this again. Oh, I didn't add any butter, but did put a tablespoon or two (just a couple dribbles) to give it a buttery taste. It's not greasy and you probably could completely omit the butter and never notice.

Jan 06, 2011

YUMMMMMM!!!! Best quiche recipe EVER! I made this exactly as directed, which I almost never do and it was fantastic!!!


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  • Calories
  • 324 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 173 mg
  • 58%
  • Fat
  • 22.9 g
  • 35%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 14 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 786 mg
  • 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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