Spinach, Ham and Goat Cheese Quiche

August 9, 2014


For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved quiche. I’m mostly positive it stems from my infatuation for eggs as a kid. Really, anyway you cooked them—I gobbled them up. It got to the point where I was making them for myself in the microwave at least a few times a day. A feat, mind you, that involved a 4-year-old climbing up onto the counter wielding a mug full of eggs.

When you are the youngest of four—you’re able to get away with a lot of things. For me, that meant heaving myself onto the counter to watch my eggs cook.

Quiche is just another, albeit a bit fancy, way to make eggs. My mom frequently made them for parties. When everyone we busy talking, I would sneak off we a couple of extra slices. 

This quiche is a lightened up version. Based on my math, it’s about 175 calories per slice*. By combining whole eggs with egg whites, you can cut out a fair chunk of calories. I also only used a one-ounce pack of goat cheese in place of the traditional copious amounts of cheddar. 

Even with the substitutions, it didn’t feel too healthy. The crust was still buttery, the eggs still fluffy and the ham still speckled the quiche with a bit of saltiness. It was also a great lunch when reheated the following day. 

Overall, a definite win.

*One slice should be about 1/8 of the quiche. 


Spinach, Ham and Goat Cheese Quiche
A lightened-up version of a quiche--with spinach, ham, goat cheese and caramelized onions.
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  1. 1 pre-made pie crust
  2. 3 whole eggs
  3. 3 egg whites (I used the eggs whites you get in a carton and measured out 3 eggs)
  4. 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  5. 4 slices of ham, cubed
  6. 1 cup frozen spinach, squeezed to remove extra water
  7. 1/2 cup caramelized onions
  8. Salt and pepper
  9. 1 ounce of goat cheese
  1. Prepare your tart pan with the pre-made crust. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients minus the goat cheese. Pour the mixture into your tart pan.
  2. With you fingers, add crumbles of the goat cheese over the top of the egg mixture.
  3. Bake at 350 for about an hour or until the middle is set.
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