Mini-Pepper & Spinach Quiche

With the flavor & vibrant color of mini-peppers, plus tasty spinach & cheese, Mini-Pepper & Spinach Quiche is perfect for brunch–or for dinner.  

With the flavor & vibrant color of mini-peppers, plus tasty spinach & cheese, Mini-Pepper & Spinach Quiche is perfect for brunch--or for dinner.

Quiche

If vegetables were in beauty pageants, who do you think would win?  My money would be on the colorful mini peppers popping up everywhere.  In vibrant reds, yellows and oranges, they practically beg to be used in something fun!  

Mini-peppers

One of my CSAs is churning out these babies like winter is coming…  Oh, that’s right, winter IS coming. (I know, stop saying that…)  

With the flavor & vibrant color of mini-peppers, plus tasty spinach & cheese, Mini-Pepper & Spinach Quiche is perfect for brunch--or for dinner.

Served!

I started out turning the pepper bounty into an Italian sausage stuffed mini-pepper appetizer that is a favorite during football games.  Then I popped some more on salads.   

With the flavor & vibrant color of mini-peppers, plus tasty spinach & cheese, Mini-Pepper & Spinach Quiche is perfect for brunch--or for dinner.

Add slice peppers last

Finally, I thought they’d look great sliced crossways at the top of a quiche.  I was totally pleased with the look–and the flavor was a great compliment to classic quiche ingredients like spinach and cheese.  

With the flavor & vibrant color of mini-peppers, plus tasty spinach & cheese, Mini-Pepper & Spinach Quiche is perfect for brunch--or for dinner.

Quiche from above

I soooo appreciate that CSA membership gets me to try things I’d never think of otherwise! Yes, gotta love the bounty! 

Mini-Pepper & Spinach Quiche
Serves 12
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
1 hr
269 calories
16 g
129 g
16 g
14 g
8 g
213 g
476 g
7 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
213g
Servings
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 269
Calories from Fat 147
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g
25%
Saturated Fat 8g
38%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 129mg
43%
Sodium 476mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates 16g
5%
Dietary Fiber 2g
10%
Sugars 7g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A
78%
Vitamin C
195%
Calcium
28%
Iron
9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 pie crust (optional)
  2. 3 c torn fresh spinach (or 4 ounces frozen, thawed and drained)
  3. 1/2 cup chopped onion or leek
  4. 3 – 4 oz grated Gouda or similar cheese
  5. 2 c milk or half & half
  6. 6 eggs
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  9. About 24 sprigs of fresh thyme or 1 t dried
  10. 8-10 medium mini-peppers
Instructions
  1. If using a crust, spray tart pan with non-stick spray, then fit in the crust. Prick crust with a fork, then prebake for about 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees until just beginning to brown.
  2. Layer torn spinach on top of crust (or on bottom of greased pan if not using a crust). Top spinach with chopped onions and cheese. Sprinkle with dried or fresh thyme leaves.
  3. Beat eggs and milk with salt and pepper. Pour over filling ingredients.
  4. Slice peppers crosswise into 1/2 inch slices. Remove any seeds. Distribute evenly on top of quiche.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes until slightly golden and puffy and knife inserted off center comes out clean. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. Serve or cold (store in refrigerator if not eating right away)
Notes
  1. This should work in a home-sized deep dish pie as well. A commercial shallow frozen pie crust uses approximately half of the filling and a commercial frozen deep dish about 3/4.
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calories
269
fat
16g
protein
14g
carbs
16g
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