Spinach, Green Onion, and Smoked Gouda Quiche

I didn’t realize how atrocious my grammar was until I started blogging. Blogging is like writing in a journal, except there’s one big difference: the whole world (or at least a few people) will read it. You have to worry not only about what you say, but how you punctuate and spell it. And you become suddenly aware of your imperfections. I’ll be honest, when I sit down to type a post I’m usually focused on being expressive and creative. And I assume that spell-check will catch my mistakes. Not so. On occasion (when boredom strikes) I read through old posts and encounter all the grammatical errors I’ve shared. They’re everywhere! Each improperly used pronoun or misplaced comma makes me cringe slightly upon discovery, but then I fix them and move on. And hope that someday I’ll learn how to spell.

And so I officially apologize to all my past English teachers and to you, my readers, for my writing blunders. You put up with a lot. I swear I read through posts before they’re published. But I guess that’s the hazard of self-editing. Much eludes me. But I didn’t start a blog to share poetry or short stories or anything more than recipes, really. We’re both here for the food, so let’s focus on that, shall we? (I know you’ll all be searching this post for errors now that I mentioned them. Today calls for triple-editing!)

Now for a word or two about this quiche. It’s wonderful. Delightful. Makes for an outstanding breakfast or brunch. Though, personally, I’d be happy to devour it any time of day. I’ve determined that anything containing smoked Gouda tastes good. It just has to. If you are trying to save a few calories, you can forgo the flaky butter crust. Skip steps 1 & 2 and just lightly grease a pie dish and pour the filling in. It should take approximately the same amount of time to bake.

Spinach, Green Onion, and Smoked Gouda Quiche


1 recipe butter pie crust
1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup green onions, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3-4 cups fresh baby spinach, chopped
3 large eggs, whisked
1 cup milk
packed 3/4 cup smoked Gouda, grated
dash freshly grated nutmeg
3/4 tsp. salt
freshly ground black pepper


1. Prepare crust according to recipe directions.

2. Preheat oven to 350 F. Bake crust for 15-20 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

3. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and saute several minutes until tender. Remove from the heat and stir in the chopped spinach to wilt.

4. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, milk, cheese, nutmeg, salt, and a generous amount of freshly ground black pepper. Stir in the spinach mixture. Pour filling into the crust.

5. Bake in preheated oven for 35-45 minutes until golden brown and the center is set. Cool slightly before serving.

Serves 6.

(Adapted from Cooking Light)

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5 Responses to Spinach, Green Onion, and Smoked Gouda Quiche

  1. Jenn April 13, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

    Oh my goodness. This looks so fabulous!

  2. Julia May 21, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    Do you know how many calories this is?

    • Jessie May 22, 2013 at 12:40 am #

      I don’t calculate calories for my recipes. If you follow the link though below the recipe to the original on Cooking Light it should give you a good idea. (Take into mind substitutions and different pie crusts could affect the total calories.) Hope that helps!

  3. Erica April 5, 2016 at 12:31 pm #

    What happened to the butter crust recipe? It won’t load when I click on it.

    • Jessie Davis April 5, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

      I checked and the link is working again.