Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower    
Hands-on Time
39 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 30 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 1 wedge)

Mushroom lovers, meet your new favorite quiche. This spinach mushroom quiche is loaded with savory flavors thanks to a brilliant combination of veggies, thyme, bacon, and gruyere. The texture is rich, but a serving only clocks in at 317 calories. Serve with a salad, or just make it the star of your springtime brunch repertoire.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 2

Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and baking powder in a food processor; pulse 2 times to combine. Combine oil and 3 tablespoons water. With processor on, slowly add oil mixture through food chute; process until dough comes together. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead 1 minute. Press dough into a 5-inch disk; wrap in plastic wrap, and chill 20 minutes.

Step 3

Roll dough into a 12-inch circle. Fit dough into a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate coated with cooking spray. Line dough with foil; arrange pie weights or dried beans on foil. Bake at 425° for 12 minutes or until edges are golden. Remove weights and foil; bake an additional 2 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Step 4

Reduce oven temperature to 350°.

Step 5

Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings; crumble. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add shallots to drippings in pan; sauté 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and thyme; cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in spinach; cook 2 minutes or until spinach wilts. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Drain any excess liquid.

Step 6

Place milk, half-and-half, eggs, egg white, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a blender; process until smooth.

Step 7

Arrange half of cheese over bottom of crust; top with spinach mixture and remaining half of cheese. Carefully pour milk mixture over cheese. Sprinkle with bacon. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until filling is set. Let stand 10 minutes.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews


August 23, 2017
I made this but bought frozen deep dish pie crust which was perfect for the amount of filling. GREAT flavor but then I used 1 cup of whipping cream and 1/3 cup of skim milk and 3 ounces of the cheese. I also used 3 eggs and no egg whites, not sure what that would have added. Pretty easy and quick with the store-bought pie crust! This would make a nice brunch dish as well. I served with a salad.

pinkbadgers's Review

March 27, 2014
Used extra swiss instead of the gruyere, and really liked it! The thyme adds an essential taste. The crust is good, but could've used more crust for my quiche plate.

Nwmom2's Review

March 10, 2014
Sounds delicious. And by the way it does call for bacon.

CarlsbadCook's Review

July 20, 2014
I used my own tried and true pie crust recipe and switched the spinach for Swiss chard [have lots from the garden] and smoked gouda for the gruyère. I had no trouble fitting the liquid ingredients into a standard 9" pie pan and I had no problem with the filling being watery. I agree with some of the other reviewers that the taste combo is very good; an excellent workmanlike recipe. By the way, dried beans make excellent pie weights and can be reused for years.

sukeedog's Review

May 25, 2014
After reading some of the other reviews I decided to use a different crust. Also subbed fontina for the gruyere since I had some to use up. The filling was delicious but just so, so watery/runny (not sure why, since the mushrooms and spinach are precooked and drained...). I think if I make this again I'll try making it crustless in the style of CL's Smoked Turkey and Spinach Quiche (June 2008).

CharlotteWatson's Review

March 24, 2014

auntdidi's Review

March 30, 2014
This recipe has plenty of bacon for flavor. The Gruyere adds a special taste of it's own if you have it. My husband said it was the best quiche he'd ever had.

LDombeck's Review

June 17, 2014
I can't eat cheese, so I just omitted, and it still was a great quiche. The crust was nice and rich with the olive oil flavor. I could have eaten the whole pie!

CCigliano's Review

July 17, 2014
The flavors and texture of the filling are so wonderful. I have made this recipe probably 4-5 times to great reviews every time. You gotta love mushrooms—the thyme-mushroom-spinach combo with the light touch of gruyére is amazing. The crust is alittle hard to work with but has a unique flavor with the pepper and olive oil. I have tried whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose and it was too dry to roll out. I had to cut some butter into it to make it workable. So the only reason this doesn't get 5 stars is that the crust requires special handling.

bobmc40's Review

March 30, 2014
Super recipe! I would use whole wheat flour in the crust, and would use non fat dry milk and plain low fat Greek yogurt, for the cream, saving even more calories and fat. Come on editors! RBMc Endicott, NY