This spinach and feta quiche is swirled with pesto and sure to delight friends and family. It’s fancy enough for a brunch but simple enough for breakfast with your crew!
So remember the gorgeous quiche I made a few months ago?
I one-upped myself this time.
I didn’t mean to… but after falling head over feet with my clean-out-the-fridge pesto I couldn’t help but dedicate a flaky, fluffy quiche to it.
So now this blog officially has 6 quiche recipes. Or maybe it’s 7? Who knows anymore. Hopefully you love them as much as I do because, darlings, this one is goooooood!
This time around I made mine with a homemade asparagus pesto. It’s delightful!
Don’t fret though! You can 100% use regular pesto. Either store bought or homemade will work great.
I won’t tell. I will probably put a sign on your back when you aren’t looking though.
I kid, I kid. But seriously, the pesto. Do it.
Spinach and Feta Quiche with Pesto
Spinach and Feta Quiche with Pesto
Yields 4 mini quiche or one standard quiche with 6-8 slices.
- 4 large eggs
- 2-4 TBSP asparagus pesto (or favorite pesto)
- 9 oz frozen chopped spinach (or fresh sauteed spinach)
- 1/4-1/2 onion (approx. 1 cup chopped)
- ⅔ cup half and half or light/heavy cream
- ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- splash some extra color onto this dish by topping it with fresh tomatoes!
uber easy crust:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup ice cold water
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- First make your asparagus pesto. It’s super easy and can be whipped up in minutes! [click here for instructions + recipe] or grab your favorite pesto, both will be fabulous!
- To make the crust, first mix the flour and salt with fork. In a separate bowl, beat the oil and water with a whisk or fork to thicken.
- Pour into flour and mix gently with a fork. [just til mixed, don’t overwork it]
- Divide dough into 4 equal parts and press each flat on a solid surface. You’ll want to press the dough super thin so it comes out flaky and magical.
- Then press each doughy disc into 4 mini tart pans and season each with a little freshly ground black pepper.
- Making one big quiche instead? Press the dough into a 9-10 inch pie dish.
- If you're using frozen spinach, defrost in the microwave or pop the pouch in boiling water to heat. Place into a clean dish towel or stack of paper towels and squeeze out moisture to dry the spinach.
- Use half the spinach for the quiche and the other half for a bowl of spinach dip or cram the entire package of spinach into this quiche! The choice is yours!
- Next saute the onion in a teeny bit of oil, adding the garlic towards the very end to prevent burning.
- Season with a little salt, pepper, and even a little garlic powder for added flavor.
- Beat the eggs until the yolks and whites are incorporated and add your half and half.
- Add a little salt and pepper to taste.
- Top the crust with minced garlic, veggies, and feta and pour in egg mixture.
- Bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes.
- About 10-15 minutes into the cooking process, swirl in your pesto to the semi-solidified quiche. If you rather bake and forget about it, plop it in before baking!
- Crumble a little feta on top and serve. If you’re feeling feisty, sprinkle with red pepper flakes for an early morning pick-me-up… aka a kick in the tastebuds!
- Store leftovers in the fridge and reheat via toaster oven or conventional oven at 350 for 15-20 minutes, They also microwave fabulously if needed. And freezer friendly? Of freaking course! Now get your butt in the kitchen!
If you get a chance to try these tasty Spinach and Feta Quiche with Pesto Swirl, let me know!
Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation!
crazy for quiche?
- READER FAVORITE: Mini Phyllo Quiche Cups
- Fluffy Asparagus Quiche
- Quiche Lorraine via Boulder Locavore
- Mini Mushroom Quiche – Love these like WOAH!
more breakfast favorites:
Get your fiesta on with a plate of healthy Breakfast Tostadas inspired by my favorite Huevos Rancheros recipe!
Or keep things simple with a slice of avocado toast topped with homemade salsa. Delicious!
Fancy a bit of baking? White up a batch of small-batch Pumpkin Banana Muffins and get ready to swoon! The batch can easily be doubled and frozen for crazy weekday mornings too. Score!