Saturday, October 20, 2012

Mini Spinach and Cheese Quiches

These mini spinach and cheese quiches are perfect for breakfast, lunch or brunch.  They are perfect for me to bring to work since they reheat well in the microwave.  I adapted this recipe from The Domestic Mama and The Village Cook's spinach and cheese baby quiches (original recipe here).  I made my spinach and cheese quiches in muffin pans, and used fresh spinach instead of frozen.   I will definitely be making these mini spinach and cheese quiches again and I would like to add some cooked bacon next time.   I am also freezing half the mini spinach and cheese quiches to see how they hold up.  I'll update this post when I find out.


Mini Spinach and Cheese Quiches

Ingredients
1 ½ cups spinach (Cook two 9 ounce bags fresh spinach or use frozen spinach, thawed and drained)
12 ounce can evaporated milk
2 tablespoons flour
3 eggs
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon parsley, dried
¼ teaspoon garlic
1 ½ cups shredded cheese (I used a cheddar jack blend.)
Optional (if cooking spinach)
1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste


Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Grease a muffin pan.

In a large pan, over medium heat, add 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil.  Add in 1 bag of spinach and when wilted, add the second bag of spinach.  Stir and season with salt and pepper.  Cook for a few minutes until spinach is completed wilted.  Allow to cool.

In a medium bowl, combine milk, eggs and flour.

Add spinach, salt, parsley, and garlic.

Stir in cheese.


Pour into greased muffin pan.


Bake for 15 to 18 minutes.

Makes 12 mini quiches. 


Freeze extra quiches in freezer bag.