Spinach, Caramelized Onion, and Feta Quiche

  • framingham Posted: 03/23/09
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    This quiche was outstanding. My whole family loved it, and I would not hesitate to make it for guests or a fancy brunch. I followed the recipe exactly, except that I used a premade pie crust instead of the bread sticks. Read the label; the pie crust had fewer calories per serving than the breadstick dough! And it was so much easier. The onions took about 1/2 hour to carmelize, and in that time, I prepared the other ingredients and lit the oven. Once the onions were done, it was only a minute to put it together. It baked up perfectly in an hour. I used a stoneware pie dish and the crust was perfect. Another suggestion; to further reduce fat and calories, bake it without a crust. The potatoes make a nice bottom layer.

  • ElizabethBacon Posted: 03/19/09
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    Disgusting. I threw it out. It was dry, it was sweet - just plain disappointing. I can't remember the last time I was so unimpressed with a recipe from Cooking Light.

  • emilyfaye3579 Posted: 08/22/09
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    I read the previous reviews, and based on the concerns of others who said it was bland, I added a bit of garlic and white cooking wine with about 5 minutes left in the carmelization process. I think that really stepped the filling up, and it tasted delicious. As for the crust, I would skip it and use a pie crust. I thought it was pretty thick and chewy. With a pie crust and the two additions to the onions, I think this recipe would be outstanding.

  • tabbytrap Posted: 02/28/10
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    Nice to make ahead for lunch. Feels very balanced too, vegetables, carbs and protein all together and doesn't feel heavy like many quiches. I also used a 9" prepared crust so I reduced onions to 2 cups, 3/4 cup milk, only 4 egg whites and 2 yolks, kept everything else the same although the hashbrowns didn't specify if the volume was b/f or after thawing, I used before. It just fit into the crust and cooked in about 40 minutes. I don't understand those who said it was bland. Definitely follow the instructions! After I squeezed out the spinach it was just a handful in volume, if you use fresh blanch it first. Carmelizing the onions adds a lot of flavor so don't be tempted to just cook them through. Also don't use sweet onions like vidalias or it might be too sweet. If you go with a cheese other than feta either replace it with another salty cheese, or add salt to the milk.

  • BrookenChip Posted: 01/14/11
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    This recipe was great & I'm usually not a quiche fan. I modified it by using traditional hash browns instead of Southern style and I used a pre-made pie crust instead of the french bread. I also doubled the eggs & cheese and made 2. The BF and I ate almost a whole one by ourselves!!

  • FoodieMomof2 Posted: 10/16/12
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    This is really good if you make some changes. First, use a pre-made or homemade pie crust. The breadstick "crust" just never works. Second, it's a lot of work and mess to use frozen spinach. I just use fresh and wilt it over medium heat on the stove in a little olive oil. Finally, I substitute evaporated skim milk for the regular milk.

  • planchester Posted: 03/13/12
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    Excellent! I have made this quiche before using a pre-made crust. Delicious! Not dry nor too sweet.

  • rainblossom82 Posted: 05/25/14
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    I agree with other reviewers that this recipe needs some tweaks. My biggest complaint about it was the crust. The breadstick crust would not roll out large enough and it gave the dish a sweet flavor that I didn't like. If I were to make it again I would use either pizza crust or pie crust. I thought the crust ended up so thick and doughy that it took over the quiche. I also used fresh spinach when I made it because I personally think that fresh tastes better. I just wilted it in the pan before I added it to the quiche. I also added some ham because I wanted meat in the quiche too. The feta and caramelized onions added great flavor!

  • LaurenT30 Posted: 10/28/13
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    This is a good *idea* for a recipe, but needs a lot of tweaks. I skipped the hash browns & the breadstick crust, opting for a regular Pillsbury crust. Less hassle, fewer calories, and tastier. I also omitted the sugar from the onions--they caramelize just fine without. I did use 4 whole eggs vs. more whites--those are calories I can live with, and I hate the waste. I mixed half the cheese in and sprinkled the rest on top. The result was great, but probably not that similar to the original recipe.

  • ErinRuthie Posted: 02/22/14
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    My hubby and I love this recipe! I use frozen pie crusts and can get two quiches out of it. Leftovers make for an awesome lunch!

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