This Spinach and Artichoke Quiche marries my favorite busy day dinner with my favorite cheesy hot dip.  It’s an easy meatless meal that proves that comfort food isn’t all about meat and potatoes.

Spinach Artichoke Quiche ~ an easy family meal filled with the flavors of everybody's favorite dip! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Is there anybody who doesn’t love quiche ~ or hot and cheesy spinach artichoke dip?

That proves that this is one of the most lovable meals out there.  You can make it quickly and easily with pantry staples and a frozen crust, as long as you’ve got some decent cheese in the fridge.  When I cook with cheese I usually opt for assertive varieties so that their flavor will carry though in the finished dish. Milder cheese just seems to get lost.  Look for sharp cheddar, or other aged hard cheeses like Gruyere, or Parmesan.

TIP: Cheese that has been aged is sharper, harder, and more flavorful than younger, softer cheeses.  Mild cheddar is aged 2-3 months ~ sharp is aged 6-9 months ~ and extra sharp is aged a full 1 1/2 to 2 years.

Spinach Artichoke Quiche ~ a meatless meal with all the wonderful flavors of everybody's favorite dip! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

There is almost no end to what you can add into the basic quiche batter of eggs, milk, and cheese.

Whether you prefer a vegetarian onion and herb, or a meatier ham version, you can customize quiches in a gazillion ways.  I use them as part of my meatless meal strategy  (I try to go meatless at least 2 to 3 times a week)  This spinach and artichoke quiche is tempting enough to to lure your toughest customers away from animal protein, at least occasionally.

Spinach Artichoke Quiche ~ a simple, comforting, meatless meal ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Quiche is all about easy elegance, it shouldn’t be a complicated meal, so go ahead and buy a pre-made crust.

You can get really good ones these days…I like the frozen kind, so I can count on having one around when I need it.

Spinach and Artichoke Quiche

Spinach and Artichoke Quiche

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen pie crust (do not thaw)
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk, half and half, or cream
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheese such as cheddar, Gruyere, or your choice
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 14-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained
  • 5 ounces (or about half of a 10 ounce box) frozen spinach, thawed and drained well
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper

Instructions

  1. Set oven to 400F
  2. Whisk the eggs well in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Whisk in the milk or half and half, and then the cheeses.
  4. Squeeze any excess moisture out of the artichoke hearts, and chop them. Add them to the mixture.
  5. Chop the spinach and add it to the mixture as well. (Make sure there is no excess moisture in the spinach) Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Pour the mixture into the frozen pie shell. Bake for about 50 minutes, or until browned and risen in the center. It should not be soft or wobbly in the center. You can check with a toothpick.
http://theviewfromgreatisland.com/spinach-and-artichoke-quiche-recipe/

notes:

  • Quiches freeze beautifully, so consider making more than one.  It’s even ok to refreeze that frozen pie crust, so you’re good to go.

 

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Spinach and Artichoke Quiche marries my favorite lazy day dinner with my favorite cheesy hot dip. It's an easy meatless meal that proves that comfort food isn't all about meat and potatoes.

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14 Responses to Spinach and Artichoke Quiche

  1. Beth says:

    I am going to make it for my lunches this week at work. Not sharing this with family!! LOL.

  2. Susan says:

    I love spinach and artichoke dip too! A delicious idea for a quiche, Sue.

  3. Sue, besides being a classic combination of flavors, it makes such a *pretty* quiche! Too pretty not to Pin!

  4. I just made a different version for a brunch I’m hosting tomorrow and yours looks and sounds wonderful ! Love the combo of artichoke and spinach – I m drooling over your quiche !

  5. cheri says:

    This has to be one of my favorite combinations, looks delicious Sue.

  6. Teresa says:

    Looks so yummy. What is a good frozen pie crust brand you can recommend?

    • Sue says:

      I really like Marie Callender’s, Teresa. It’s probably not the healthiest thing in the world, but it’s really good ;)

  7. I love spinach quiche and spinach artichoke dip so I know this would taste sensational. Great recipe and photo. Next time I make spinach quiche I’ll be sure to add the artichokes and try your recipe. Hope your holiday is perfect!

  8. Diane says:

    Can fresh spinach be substituted in place of the frozen spinach, cooked first and drained?

  9. This is definitely on my “must make” list! It looks wonderful, amazing, fantastic, delicious…

  10. I’m practically drooling over this brilliant mashup of two wonderful, delicious favorites! Just wow! I cannot wait to try this. Dang this sounds wonderful. Pinning and sharing!

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