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Ina Garten Spinach Quiche Recipe

Spinach and Smoked Gouda Quiche Recipe

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Inactive Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, French
Servings 8 people
Calories 205 kcal


For the crust

  • 6 tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp 1% milk
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1.25 cups cup flour

For the filling

  • 1 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 3/4 cup grated smoked Gouda cheese
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • Dash of grated nutmeg
  • 3 large eggs


For the crust

  • To prepare the crust, place the batter in a large bowl
  • Beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy 
  • Combine 2 tablespoons milk, ¼ teaspoon salt, and egg yolk in a small bowl; stir well with a whisk 
  • Add milk mixture to butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating well after each addition
  • Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife 
  • Add flour to the milk mixture and beat just until it combines 
  • Press mixture into a 4-inch circle on a plastic wrap cover. Chill for 1 hour
  • Preheat the oven to 350°
  • Unwrap and place chilled dough on a lightly floured surface 
  • Roll dough into a 10-inch circle 
  • Fit dough into a 9-inch pie plate 
  • Freeze for 15 minutes 
  • Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned 
  • Let it cool

For the filling

  • To prepare the filling, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat 
  • Add oil to the pan, and swirl to coat
  • Add onions and saute for 5 minutes or until tender 
  • Add spinach and saute for 2 minutes
  • Combine 1 cup milk and the next 4 ingredients (through eggs) in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk 
  • Stir in spinach mixture 


  • Pour filling into crust 
  • Bake at 350 for 35 minutes
  • Take it out and serve it warm!
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