Quiche with Whole Wheat Pie Crust

Quiche with Whole Wheat Pie Crust

A whole wheat pie crust filled with a combination of ground turkey, spinach, eggs, and seasonings, topped with cheese and baked

Yield: 

8 servings

Ingredients: 

Whole Wheat Pie Shell Ingredients:

1 1/3 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 egg
1 tablespoon cold water

Quiche Filling Ingredients:

1 large onion, chopped
1 pound ground turkey (85% lean or leaner)*
9 ounces fresh spinach leaves, coarsely chopped**
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 large eggs
3/4 cup whole milk
4 to 6 ounces shredded sharp cheddar or mozzarella cheese

Instructions: 

1. To make crust, combine flour, salt, and sugar. Cut in butter. In a separate small bowl, lightly beat egg, vinegar, and water. Add to dry mixture and knead with hands for a few minutes, until smooth.

2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a circle and place in a 10-inch pie plate. Trim and flute edges. Prick with a fork on bottom and sides. Preheat oven to 475 degrees and bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven.

3. To make filling, brown turkey with the chopped onion. Drain grease, return to skillet, and add the chopped spinach. Over medium-low heat, cook and stir until spinach starts to wilt. Remove from heat.

4. In a large mixing bowl, lightly beat eggs, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Add milk and mix. Add turkey and spinach mixture, stirring to combine. Pour into pre-baked pie shell. Top with shredded cheese.

5. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting into pieces and serving.

Quiche with Whole Wheat Pastry
Additional Notes: 

*May use equivalent ground beef if desired.

**May substitute 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed. If using frozen spinach instead of fresh, squeeze out excess water with your hands before using, and skip warming with the meat as instructed in step 3.

Crustless beef quiche

I have also made this quiche crustless, which is even easier and still tasty! :)

This recipe was included in my freezer meal plan of main dishes when preparing for the birth of my fourth child. Read my update on how this recipe and the others turned out after freezing!

Preparation Time: 

45 minutes

Cooking Time: 

8 minutes + 30 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

This is a tasty homemade quiche. The filling is simple to make (so if you're in a hurry, you can use a ready-made crust and reduce the preparation time) and so delicious! I am not a huge spinach fan, but this is a great way to incorporate some of that nutritious vegetable into our meals! This quiche is healthy and the flavor is excellent. My rating: 10/10

Comments

Please see the recipe above for my complete review!

Rating: 
5

My husband and I both loved this quiche. I was looking for a recipe similar to this to make and freeze for our lunches for work. I made the filling (minus the crust), added a few extra eggs for extra protein, and cooked it in muffin tins. It's a perfect size to grab in the morning on the way to work!

Rating: 
5

We had this quiche for dinner last night and it was very good. I have a very picky 2 and 3 year old, but they both loved it! I didn't get the cheese for the recipe on sale, so it wasn't the most frugal recipe for us, but it would be a great treat to have once a month or so.

Rating: 
5

Thats what we have to say about this recipe!!! My oldest daughter (10) made this yesterday for the family before we headed out to the store. We left it in the oven after it finished cooking.... IT WAS PERFECT!! My Oldest son didn't like it much but we forgot he doesn't like spinash. He ate it anyway! We will make this again and again! JOB WELL DONE!! Off to cook more meals.....Amy

Rating: 
5

I made this last night as there was no deadline for getting dinner on the table. It was very tasty. It was a nice break from the kinds of meals that we usually eat. I used feta cheese instead of cheddar, and topped the quiche with a sprinkling of parmesean. I think this meal would work best for a weeknight, if you pre-make the crust at an earlier time.

Rating: 
5

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