Thursday, April 25, 2013

Real Men Love Quiche: Greens Quiche

Breakfast for dinner isn't really a new concept.

I remember, when I was growing up, we ate breakfast for dinner for one of two reasons.  The first, was if you were sick.  Sick kids got scrambled eggs and toast for dinner.  But we also got scrambled eggs and toast when dad was out of town sometimes.  Because it was quick and easy.  (When mom was out of town we got sloppy joes)

I like the idea of breakfast for dinner, but usually I want something a little more substantial than scrambled eggs and toast.  Like a quiche.  Which is like a pizza, but without the sauce....

This quiche is filled with dark leafy greens, which I adore.  The rest of the family doesn't love them as much, but in this quiche, everyone was happy.  Thatboy had seconds and mentioned again and again how good it was.  Thatbaby started with the crust, but it wasn't long before he was as interested in the eggy filling.

And the best part about quiche for dinner?  Leftovers for breakfast!

Greens Quiche
1 recipe for pie dough
2 Tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 onion, chopped
1 bunch of kale
1 bunch of spinach
1 cup sliced mushrooms
salt and pepper
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups cream
 1/2 cup grated Swiss cheese
1/2 cup grated gruyere cheese

  1. Preheat oven 350. Place dough in pie pan and prick crust. Bake for 5 minutes & remove from oven.
  2.  Heat oil in skillet and saute onions and garlic until onions are translucent.
  3. Add the kale, spinach, and mushrooms and cook until the greens are wilted.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs and cream.
  5. Add the vegetables and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Sprinkle the cheese evenly on the bottom of the par-baked crust.
  7. Pour the egg mixture on top and bake for 45 minutes.


  1. Hehe - I JUST wrote a post on quiche... with a similar title line!(Not published yet).

    Might try this filling next time!

  2. I could have this for breakfast. lunch or dinner. I love quiche being one of the only ways I will eat eggs!

  3. I love your Greens Quiche breakfast for dinner! Totally comforting and I'm getting hungry looking at your picture!

  4. Somehow I don't think the.boy is as into breakfast-for-dinner as I am, but I think I could win him over with this quiche! Love the greens.

  5. Yes they do... Mr. P loves quiche!!!! Its perfect for any time of the day!