Quiche is known as a French Pastry, eaten alongside soup or a bowl of vegetables at any time of the day. But what most people don’t know is that Quiche originated in the German Medieval Kingdom of Bezirk Lothringen. The French later changed it to Lorraine. The word “quiche” comes from the German word “kuchen” meaning cake. Today we’ll be looking at the weight watchers spinach quiche recipe!
Weight Watchers Spinach Quiche
- 200 g baby spinach leaves
- 4 sheets uncooked filo pastry
- 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
- 2 tsp olive oil extra virgin preferably
- 90 g cheddar cheese
- 5 medium eggs
- 1/4 cup skimmed milk
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- Salt and pepper to taste
- You can substitute 90g of crumbled feta cheese instead of cheddar cheese
- Preheat the oven to 180℃
- Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add onions, and cook for 15 minutes or till very soft
- Grease a 20cm round springform tin will oil
- Arrange pastries on a flat surface, alternating with oiling them
- Layer the pastries over one another at different angles
- Carefully place the pastry structure into the tin and fold any hanging ends into the tin
- Place the tin on a baking tray
- In a separate heat-proof bowl, place the spinach and add boiling water
- Drain the hot water and rinse with cold water, repeat
- Pat the spinach dry with a paper towel
- Arrange the onions, spinach, and grated cheese evenly on the pastry
- Whisk the eggs and milk in a medium-sized bowl, season with salt, pepper, and garlic
- Pour the eggs and milk mixture over the filling
- Place the tin in the oven
- Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or if a knife inserted into the center comes out clean
- Remove the tin from the oven and let it cool for 5 minutes
- Remove the quiche from the tin and cut it into wedges
- You can serve the quiche warm or cold
- If you want a gluten-free quiche, use Gluten-free Shortcrust Pastry sheets or go crust-less!
- For a crust-less version, opt out of the pastry. Directly place the vegetable and cheese filling in the greased tin, pour the egg and milk mixture over it. Bake for 30 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean. You have yourself a crust-less spinach quiche.
Voila! You have made your very own Spinach Quiche!
The original Quiche Lorraine used to be an open pie with fillings made of egg, cream custard, and smoked bacon; later on, cheese was also added. After the World Wars, the ingredients shifted from pricier bacon to vegetables and it became a popular main dish.
Today, quiche is eaten with a wide variety of fillings and crusts, but the spinach quiche remains a favorite for pastry lovers worldwide. You can enjoy it with so many side dishes too!
If you want to really enjoy the weight watchers spinach quiche recipe, better to pair it up with a hot soup or some vegetables. They go perfect with the pastry’s flakiness and crust.
The Vegan Noodle Soup with Silken Tofu will add a delicious blend of flavors to your dish. Cauliflower will also compliment the pastry in Silken Tofu with Cauliflower. The Gluten-Free Chicken Broth will warm you right up! If you love broth make sure to try Instant Pot Pho too.
Besides soup, quiche also goes well with scrambles like Instant Tofu Scramble. Food enthusiasts love pairing the spinach quiche with more vegetables! Veggie dishes like Moroccan Sweet potato and Lentil Stew make for a wonderful and fulfilling dinner. Sweet and Sour Silken Tofu is a lovely savory dish to make alongside a quiche if you want a spicier and tangy taste. My absolute favorite is the Cauliflower and Kale Recipe, simple and delicious!
Many home cooks love adding berries and fruits to their table with Spinach Quiche. A dessert that will complement the savory goodness of quiche is the Frozen Raspberry Yogurt Bar. While a refreshing and fulfilling fruit-based drink would be the Silken Tofu Berry Smoothie.
Many online cooks recommend potatoes and french fries as a suitable side dish, sadly they aren’t Gluten-free. There are endless side dishes you can try.
More Recipes to Try
Want to try more pastries? Here are some recipes from our very own pantry such as:
- The Almond Croissant Puff Pastry
- If you love spinach, then you’ll love Garlic Chicken Spinach Pizza as well!
- Spinach can be made into a dip too, the Velveeta Spinach Dip is a spicy dip, enjoyed with bread, vegetables and meat
- Want a more traditional spinach meal? Then try the Afghan Spinach Recipe making a great addition to your dinner