Maybe it’s because we remember trying to make our Moms breakfast in bed, or maybe it’s because we believe food is the way to any person’s heart, but, preparing a meal for our Moms has always been our favorite way to celebrate Mother’s Day. And, since we feel the need to make up for calling frozen waffles breakfast in bed for a few too many years, we thought a creamy quiche was the perfect way to show Mom that she raised us right.
This Mother's Day Quiche is loaded with spinach, onions, and tomatoes, so your Mom can rest easy knowing that all those struggles to get you to eat your veggies growing up were worth it. And has just the right amount of cheese to make it taste like a special treat. Plus, you can even chose to go the crustless route, allowing this recipe to fit family members that are gluten free, low carb, or simply not a fan of crusts.
We like to pair this springtime quiche with a side of simply dressed greens, some fresh fruit, and a refreshing drink (we think a mimosa may be called for)
And, finally, don’t forget to grab a bouquet of flowers and a card while you're shopping for your ingredients!
Why We Love A Good Quiche:
- Quiches are a rich, crowd pleaser that can be adjusted to suite any food allergy or palate.
- They are a great way to let your favorite seasonal veggies shine. We’ve listed some variations below if you’re looking for a different flavor.
- You can cook this before your guests arrive and rewarm it, leaving you with a little more time to spend with the lady of the day.
- If you are using a pie crust for your recipe, be sure to pre-bake your crust per instructions/recipe.
- Again, if you are going the crust route, layer the fillings for your quiche in your crust and THEN carefully ladle the egg mixture on top to ensure the filings are evenly dispersed.
- Don’t forget to let your quiche cool to just warm before serving, with only eggs and cheese holding it together, the texture will not be as satisfying without some time to set.
- Don’t overcook your quiche. As a savory custard, overcooking your quiche can change the texture and flavor of the final dish. Check it for a set jiggle, or use a thermometer to confirm when it has reached an internal temp of 160-165 degrees F.
Quiche Variations:If you know your Mom may like something different this Mother's Day here are a few of our favorite quiche combos:
- Ham & cheese
- Roasted garden veggies (spring onions, zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms, etc.)
- Mushroom, leek, and goat cheese
- Broccoli cheddar
- Sausage, sun dried tomatoes, and kale
Sometimes Crustless Spinach and Tomato Quiche
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 medium onion, chopped
4 Cups of Fresh Spinach or 10oz Frozen Chopped Spinach (thawed, drained, squeezed dry)
1 cup Cherry Tomatoes cut in half
6 Large Eggs
3 cups of your favorite shredded cheese (3 Cheese Blend, Goat Cheese, or Dairy Free Cheddar are the Zenwise team’s favorites)
1 cup heavy cream (You can cutout the cream for a dairy free quiche)
½ teaspoon Cajun seasoning with salt
¼ teaspoon Black Pepper (add more if you prefer to taste)
- If using a crust, prepare that according to the instructions/recipe and set aside while you prepare the quiche filling. If you are going the crustless quiche route, start with step 2.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9-inch pie pan.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally until soft, about 3 minutes.
- Stir in spinach and continue to cook until any excess moisture has evaporated.
- Set your spinach mixture aside to cool slightly while you prepare the egg mixture.
- Whisk together eggs, cream, Cajun seasoning, and pepper in a large bowl.
- If you are making a crustless quiche, add your cheese and spinach mixture and stir until well blended. Then gently fold in cherry tomatoes and pour into the prepared pan. If you are using a crust, evenly layer your spinach, cheese, and tomatoes in your crust then gently ladle the egg mixture overtop.
- Add a little extra cheese on top if you’d like.
- Bake in the preheated oven until eggs have just set or your quiche has reached an internal temp of 160-165 degrees F, usually about 32-35 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let cool to just warm before serving.
A Note on Mother’s Day From The Zenwise Team:
Whether you’re a Mom, longing to be a Mom, a new Mom, a Mom in mourning, if you miss your Mom, have a difficult relationship with your Mom, are a dog/cat/lizard Mom, have adopted the role of Mom, or are a Dad filling both roles, we are thinking of you today and hope you are spending the day in a way that honors what it means most to you.