Irresistible Spinach-Ricotta Quiche

Get ready to amaze your family and friends at your next breakfast or brunch potluck. This Spinach-Ricotta Quiche recipe tastes so gourmet they’ll wonder if you stopped at a local restaurant and picked it up on the way to the event.

This Spinach-Ricotta Quiche is a savory, fan favorite that’s sure to make your next brunch or dinner a success. The combination of bursting flavor and flaky crust create a delightfully unique dish that’s sure to please the palate. The subtle hint of oregano adds a special kick, while the pepper jack cheese enhances the flavors of the dish. Plus, with the red onions and garlic providing a perfect pungent taste, this dish has something to offer everyone.

Frequently Asked Questions: Q: How do you make this quiche? A: To make this delicious Spinach-Ricotta Quiche, start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, mix together 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 6 tablespoons of cold butter, and 2 tablespoons of cold water until a rough dough forms. Roll out the dough and place it in a 10-inch pie plate, and then prick it with a fork. Bake the crust for 12 minutes. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of butter. Once the butter is melted, add 1 chopped red onion, 2 cloves of minced garlic, and 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes to the skillet. Cook for about 5 minutes until the onions are soft. Then, add 1-1/2 cups of ricotta cheese, 4 cups of fresh spinach, 1 teaspoon of dried oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper to the skillet. Cook for an additional 5 minutes until the spinach is wilted. Pour the spinach-ricotta mixture into the pre-baked crust, and spread it evenly. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of grated pepper jack cheese over the top of the quiche and bake for 25 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the edges of the quiche crust are golden brown.

Q: What are some of the unique flavors in Spinach-Ricotta Quiche? A: The unmistakable flavor of garlic, red onion, pepper jack cheese, and oregano combine to create a truly delectable flavor profile in this Spinach-Ricotta Quiche. The pungent tastes of garlic and onion offer complementary notes to the subtler flavor of fresh spinach, while the rich flavor of the pepper jack cheese makes this dish truly irresistible. The perfect hint of oregano provides a unique flavor that takes the dish to a whole new level.

Spinach-Ricotta Quiche

Recipe by Addrecipes
3.2 from 59 votes
Course: BreakfastCuisine: European, AmericanDifficulty: Medium
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

50

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

5

minutes

This savory Spinach-Ricotta Quiche is the perfect dish for a fancy brunch or a cozy family dinner. The combination of spinach, ricotta, garlic, red onion, and pepper jack cheese meld together to create a delightful flavor profile that guests and family alike will love. Plus, the homemade crust adds a wonderfully flaky texture to this classic dish. Here’s how to make it.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion

  • 1 (8 ounce) package fresh spinach

  • 1/2 (14 ounce) package pastry for 9-inch double-crust pie

  • 4 large eggs

  • 3/4 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream

  • 1/3 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat; add onion and cook for 1 minute. Add spinach and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to wilt, about 1 minute. Cover skillet and cook for 1 minute more, allowing condensation to build inside the skillet. Remove from heat, uncover, and stir.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Press pie pastry into a 9 1/2-inch deep-dish pie pan. Prick bottom and sides with a fork.
  • Bake crust in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
  • Combine eggs, ricotta cheese, cream, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, basil, salt, and pepper in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
  • Spread spinach and onion mixture evenly over the crust. Pour egg mixture on top.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until center of quiche is set and the top is lightly browned, about 40 minutes. Allow to stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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