The new job has started, which means several things: I have to brush my hair early in the morning, Molly gets less cuddles throughout the day, and we are making some serious quickie meals.

Spring Leek and Asparagus Quiche // Warm Vanilla Sugar

At first glance quiche does not look quick, but if you’re like me and have a bunch of frozen pie shells in the freezer, this is a cinch to throw together!

Spring Leek and Asparagus Quiche // Warm Vanilla Sugar

Essentially, we just throw some cheese on a pie shell, fry up some Spring vegetables (right now I’m digging asparagus and leeks) and mix them with eggs and half and half, and throw everything in the pie shell and bake!

Spring Leek and Asparagus Quiche // Warm Vanilla Sugar

Spring Leek and Asparagus Quiche // Warm Vanilla Sugar

This recipe is fun too, because you can essentially do anything with it – broccoli and cheddar would be nice, or maybe a fried + mixed mushroom version. Whatever you want!

Spring Leek and Asparagus Quiche // Warm Vanilla Sugar

Wishing you all a fabulous week!

Spring Leek and Asparagus Quiche // Warm Vanilla Sugar

xx

Spinach and Mushroom Quiche

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: one 9-inch quiche

Ingredients

  • 1/2 recipe pie crust (or 1 pie shell), chilled
  • 1 (10 oz) box frozen spinach
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 oz. fresh cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Roll out pie crust to 1/8 inch thick, fit to 9 inch pie dish and crimp edges if desired. Chill un-baked pie crust until ready to use.
  2. Thaw frozen spinach and squeeze out all the water in paper towel. Set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil and sauté the mushrooms and garlic for 5-7 minutes until the mushrooms release all of their moisture and no more water remains on the bottom of the skillet. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Pre-bake the pie crust for 8 minutes.
  5. While the pie crust is pre-baking, whisk together the eggs, milk, and parmesan cheese until combined. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  6. When the pie crust is pre-baked, remove it from the oven and spread spinach on top. Add the cooked mushrooms and grated cheeses. Pour the egg mixture on top.
  7. Place pie dish on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake on the centre shelf of the oven for 45-60 minutes, or until the center is set and the top and crust are golden.
  8. Allow to cool slightly and enjoy warm or room temperature.

Notes

-Recipe adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction

-For the pie crust, try this recipe from the Pioneer Woman

-Can be stored tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

-Baked quiche freezes well for up to 2 months.

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17 Responses to Spring Leek and Asparagus Quiche

  1. I love quiche! It’s great hot or cold, as a packed lunch, fancy breaky or dinner and like you said – it’s so versatile! I hope you enjoy the new job 😀 x

  2. congrats on the new job…i am loving the asparagus and leek combo here.

  3. Nanny says:

    Now this I could go for. Easy and quick.
    Glad the job has started and hope all goes well. Molly will have extra cuddles at night I’m sure.

  4. I’ve been totally loving quiches lately! They’re perfect quick meals and this looks great with all of that asparagus in it

  5. Oh wow, this looks delicious! It will be ideal comforting food after your first day at the new job! And it looks so pretty too!

  6. I’m a big fan of quiche now! Yours looks so good! Enjoy your new job!

  7. Monet says:

    Quiche is one of my very favorite quickie meals. And this one looks beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  8. Yum! These quiche looks really really good. I think we need to have this for dinner!

  9. Ooh, this looks wonderful! I love quiches because they make a great breakfast, brunch, or light dinner. Yum!

  10. I have never made a quiche before, but I need to change that pronto! They seem so elegent! Enjoy the new job!

  11. Mmm, this looks so yummy. I always forget about quiches, but they really are the perfect quick dinner.

  12. Joanne says:

    Note to self – get some pie crust in the freezer! I haven’t had quiche in ages but it is one of my favorites. Love this spring veggie infusion.

    I want to hear about the new job!

  13. What a great way to celebrate spring!

  14. This is super to me. The leeks will take this tart to stupendous. Beautiful photos.

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