Goat Cheese Quiche

Fresh goat cheese gives this quiche a creamy tenderness in addition to great flavor. Any tender green would work in this dish. If your fall spinach crop is gone, use kale or turnip greens, but precook them in some broth or water to tenderize them a little. Once you make this dish once or twice you’ll be freelancing the filling like crazy — changing the vegetable with the season, adding other flavors like mushrooms, Butternut squash, or peeled peppers.
By / Photography By E. S. Bruhmann | September 01, 2011


  • Wash spinach or other greens well and set them aside on a towel. Mince garlic.
  • Heat olive oil in a wide skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until lightly colored. If spinach leaves (or other greens) are large, remove obvious stems and cut the greens in ribbons. If your spinach is small and tender, add it straight to the skillet along with salt. Cook several minutes to wilt completely, stirring occasionally. If you are using larger, tougher leaves like kale, add water or broth and cover the pot, simmering 15 minutes or so to tenderize them. Make sure greens are dry before adding them to quiche (squeeze the leaves or make sure all moisture has evaporated).
  • Heat oven to 425°F.
  • In a medium bowl, beat goat cheese until softened or broken up. Add 1 egg and beat well to combine. Beat in remaining eggs one at a time, scraping the bowl each time. Add milk and cayenne.
  • Spread spinach around the bottom of the piecrust. Add cheese mixture to fill up the pie pan — don’t fill it too full.
  • Place quiche in the oven and cook 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F. Cook 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.


  • 8 ounces (or so) fresh spinach or other tender greens
  • 1 clove garlic, minced, or 1 tablespoon roasted garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk or evaporated milk
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 prepared 9-inch piecrust
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