This spinach quiche will have everyone raving over its crunchy cornmeal crust – you might never go back to a regular pie crust.

This spinach quiche will have everyone raving over its crunchy cornmeal crust - you might never go back to a regular pie crust. Get the fantastic brunch or breakfast recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Brunch. It is a wonderful thing. If I had to choose one meal a day: Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, I would choose brunch.

Sleep in, brew a big pot of coffee and then eat tons of eggs, carbs, and fresh fruit. I mean, really, what could be better?

Mimosas. That would make it better. Or a pear hibiscus cocktail?

So…while I’m dreaming of that incredibly lazy day that I will never get, let’s talk about this quiche. The thing that makes this quiche so special is the slight crunch of the cornmeal crust and the flavorful swiss cheese. It really is perfect.

This spinach quiche will have everyone raving over its crunchy cornmeal crust - you might never go back to a regular pie crust. Get the fantastic brunch or breakfast recipe on RachelCooks.com!

My mom would always make a quiche really similar to this when we were having a breakfast for dinner type meal. I have such fond memories of eating this quiche. The crunchy cornmeal crust is the perfect contrast to the creamy, rich egg filling. The sharp swiss cheese gives you tons of great flavor. It’s basically a dream come true in a pie pan.

If you’re loving this cornmeal crust, make sure to check out my roasted broccoli quiche – I couldn’t resist, since I’m addicted to roasted broccoli.

Used in this recipe:

Spinach Quiche with a Cornmeal Crust

This spinach quiche will have everyone raving over its crunchy cornmeal crust – you might never go back to a regular pie crust.

Ingredients:

For the Crust

  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 3 tablespoons cold water

For the Filling

  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup of milk (whole would be amazing but I used skim and it still tasted great)
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese tossed with 2 tablespoons flour (I didn’t have enough Swiss so I threw in a bit of cheddar for the quiche pictured)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • pepper to taste
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 10 ounces cooked spinach, drained very well

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Combine cornmeal, flour, salt in a small bowl. Cut in shortening using a fork or pastry cutter until combined. Sprinkle water in while tossing with fork, and continue to stir lightly until mixture forms a ball. Roll out on lightly floured board. Fit loosely into a 9-inch pie pan, fluting edges (mine aren’t pretty but who cares).
  3. Spread spinach over the bottom of the crust.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine beaten eggs, milk, cheese, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Pour over spinach.
  5. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Turn the oven down to 350 degrees and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and set in the middle. Let stand 10 minutes before serving warm, room temperature or cold.

serving size: 1/8 of quiche

All images and text ©Rachel Cooks.

This spinach quiche will have everyone raving over its crunchy cornmeal crust - you might never go back to a regular pie crust. Get the fantastic brunch or breakfast recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Verdict: One of my favorite things to eat.
Husband’s take: He said he liked it, but after he left for work in the morning I saw lonely, leftover crust on his plate. He left the best part! I’m not sure if he didn’t like it or was just trying to save calories. Who knows. What I do know is that I don’t want to know. PS: I can serve this for breakfast or maybe brunch (but let’s be honest, we stopped being “brunch” people when E was born)–but I would have to add sausage or bacon or SOMETHING meaty to get away with serving this for any other meal.
Changes I would make: None.
Difficulty: Easy.

quiche with cornmeal crust recipe nutrition information

Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared.

This spinach quiche will have everyone raving over its crunchy cornmeal crust - you might never go back to a regular pie crust. Get the fantastic brunch or breakfast recipe on RachelCooks.com!

This spinach quiche will have everyone raving over its crunchy cornmeal crust - you might never go back to a regular pie crust. Get the fantastic brunch or breakfast recipe on RachelCooks.com!