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mini spinach and jarlsberg quiche recipeMy mom makes the best quiche in the world.  I used to love having quiche for dinner when I was a kid which is funny because I really don’t like eggs.  If you cover up the egg taste like you can in a quiche, I am all over it.  But quiche can be a pain to make.  You need a crust.  Of course you can use a pre-made pie crust, but let’s face it, homemade pie crust is far superior.  Especially in a case like this one, where the crust is really an integral part of the success of the quiche.  So I came up with this as an alternative and honestly, I think that I like this mini-version just as much, if not more.  It is not as heavy, and still just as delicious.  Instead of making one large quiche, I make them in muffin tins.  I use a biscuit cutter to cut rounds out of white bread and fill them with all kinds of fillings.

This quiche is filled with sauteed onions, mushrooms, and spinach.  It has crumbled, crispy bacon, and lots of shredded Jarlsberg.  This combination is my favorite to date, but you can fill the quiche with whatever you have leftover or are in the mood for.  Also, this is more of a method, the only true recipe is the egg custard; the rest I eyeballed.

mini spinach and jarlsberg quiche recipe6 slices of white bread
cooking spray

4 eggs
half and half (enough to make 2 cups in the blender)
salt and pepper
grated nutmeg

a few handfuls of fresh baby spinach
1 small red onion diced
4 ounces cremini mushrooms
6 slices cooked bacon crumbled
1 cup shredded Jarlsberg
chopped flat leaf parsley

mini spinach and jarlsberg quiche recipeSaute the red onion and mushrooms in 1 Tablespoon olive oil over medium heat until soft, about 8 minutes.

mini spinach and jarlsberg quiche recipeAdd the spinach to the pan and cook until they are wilted.  Set aside.

mini spinach and jarlsberg quiche recipeThis is the most important step in this recipe, COAT THE MUFFIN TIN WITH COOKING SPRAY.  If you do not spray the muffin tin really well, these babies will not come out.  Believe me, I speak from experience.  Press the bread rounds into the bottom of the pan.

mini spinach and jarlsberg quiche recipeDivide the spinach mixture evenly amongst the muffin tin.  Add the shredded Jarlsberg, bacon, and parsley.

mini spinach and jarlsberg quiche recipeAdd 4 eggs to a blender.  Pour enough half and half to reach 2 cups.  Add some grated nutmeg and salt and pepper.

mini spinach and jarlsberg quiche recipeBlend well.  The custard mixture will be foamy and light.

mini spinach and jarlsberg quiche recipePour the egg mixture over the spinach.

mini spinach and jarlsberg quiche recipeBake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes or until the eggs are puffy and golden brown.

mini spinach and jarlsberg quiche recipeThe generous people at Jarlsberg are sending me to Camp Blogaway at the end of this month.  I look forward to sharing more recipes featuring Jarlsberg in the near future.

mini spinach and jarlsberg quiche recipe

Mini Spinach and Jarlsberg Quiche

Ingredients

  • 6 slices of white bread
  • cooking spray
  • 4 eggs
  • half and half (enough to make 2 cups in the blender)
  • salt and pepper
  • grated nutmeg
  • a few handfuls of fresh baby spinach
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 4 ounces cremini mushrooms
  • 6 slices cooked bacon crumbled
  • 1 cup shredded Jarlsberg
  • chopped flat leaf parsley

Instructions

  1. Saute the red onion and mushrooms in 1 Tablespoon olive oil over medium heat until soft, about 8 minutes.
  2. Add the spinach to the pan and cook until they are wilted. Set aside.
  3. This is the most important step in this recipe, COAT THE MUFFIN TIN WITH COOKING SPRAY. If you do not spray the muffin tin really well, these babies will not come out. Believe me, I speak from experience. Press the bread rounds into the bottom of the pan.
  4. Divide the spinach mixture evenly amongst the muffin tin. Add the shredded Jarlsberg, bacon, and parsley.
  5. Add 4 eggs to a blender. Pour enough half and half to reach 2 cups. Add some grated nutmeg and salt and pepper.
  6. Blend well. The custard mixture will be foamy and light.
  7. Pour the egg mixture over the spinach.
  8. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes or until the eggs are puffy and golden brown.
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46 Responses to Mini Spinach and Jarlsberg Quiche

  1. Jamie says:

    And this is another of your recipes I’ll be adding into our rotation. We love quiche, but I tend to make ours full sized and crustless.

  2. It’s early, I’m drooling and I think it’s time for breakfast!

  3. Tine says:

    This is nice!

  4. Becks says:

    Love your flavor combo! I totally made these for New Years! I did Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella. I made these with just bacon, egg & cheese back in December too. Super great to send a few with my Hubs to work in the morning. A few secs in the micro and he’s got ‘designer’ breakfast! haha
    By the way, we also had your Best Burger recipe- 2 NIGHTS IN A ROW. They were THAT good. Even better the second day since the spices got to marinate in the meat. OMG. DEEEE-Liscious! Thank you SOoo much for making burger night in my house WAY better! [I even posted about it!]

    • bakedbree says:

      the tomato, basil, and mozz sounds amazing. I have been craving that burger ever since I made it. I might have to make it tomorrow.

  5. michelle says:

    I am so making these this weekend. They look amazing.

  6. Dangler says:

    OMG. Need a couple of these with a glass of chilled chardonnay & small green salad with vinaigrette, right now please. Looks divine, and love the baby size!

  7. These are so cute and yummy looking! I think they would be so great for a picnic or brunch! We were both thinking a bit “French” as I did quiche on my blog today too :) I will bookmark these to try!

  8. Oh my goodness… I didn’t think that it was possible, but I think you just put all my favourite ingredients into a pan together! Cheese, mushrooms, spinach, bacon and eggs? Yup! Thanks for sharing.
    - Brittany

  9. Susan says:

    OMG with bread? Im so doing this!!

  10. We love making mini quiches. Your version looks particularly good. What a fun breakfast or appetizer.

  11. Jenny says:

    ooh, this looks awesome! My boyfriend hates eggs, so these one person portions are good for me and I don’t feel obligated to each a whole quiche real-quick like!

  12. Lauren says:

    Hi Bree! I have read your Web site for a while – I can’t even remember how I found it :) I really love everything you post, and I have tried quite a few recipes. My favorite recipe so far is the Buffalo Chicken Sliders. Thanks for the inspiration! Anyway, I was wondering – will this recipe work with wheat bread? I just like the taste of it better! Thanks.

    • bakedbree says:

      You can use whatever kind of bread you like in this. It is more method than recipe. Thanks for reading, I am glad that you like my site.

  13. What a great idea, using bread cups as your crust. Brilliant! Plus, these mini versions of quiche are customizable, which means that one quiche can be totally different in terms of fillings than the next. Which is helpful if you have picky eaters, or just a variety of palates to please. Thanks for including the Jarlsberg!

    –Casey

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  15. [...] is so interesting.  And delicious.  It makes me really happy.  I have recently discovered Jarlsberg Cheese, (they are sending me to Camp Blogaway at the end of the week) and I really have fallen in love [...]

  16. Jenn D. says:

    I just tried making these Tuesday night this week, they came out delicious! I loved using just bread as the crust – so easy! I substituted a few things, like cheddar for the Jarlsberg as I didn’t have any unfortunately, and halved the recipe (as it’s just two in my house). I ended up with enough mini quiches for dinner for the two of us that night and two for me for lunch the next day even with a halved recipe! Thanks for sharing!

    • bakedbree says:

      I love that about recipes like this, you can change out the ingredients and make something new every time.

  17. Aniko says:

    JUST brought these out of the oven,… now 4 mins ago, and just had a bite…. delicious…. better than any large, 40 mins+ quiche by far….. I too, believe like others, mini is better! Down with the pie-crust crust! I never liked it!!!
    Delicious,…
    I used our garden’s spinach (first year!) and local bacon and bread and eggs and parsley,… still working on the cheese,…
    This will be modified recipe for new years day breakfast,…
    THANK you THANK you!
    Aniko

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  19. Diana says:

    about how many does this recipe make? Thanks!

  20. L.S says:

    Hi, I’m 16 and I LOVE baking :) I’m planning to make these tomorrow for my parents. They look delicious and easy to make! However, I don’t really understand Step 5, “Pour enough half and half to reach 2 cups.” Do you mind explaining this to me? Thanks in advance.

  21. L.S says:

    Hi again, I actually understand what Step 5 means..but do I need to use half & half creamer or milk? Could I just use milk instead?

  22. L.S says:

    Hi Bree,
    I don’t have a blender…will a manual egg beater work to blend the eggs and milk? Thanks. :)

  23. L.S says:

    They turned out perfect! And they were super delicious! :D Thank you so much again!

  24. [...] is so interesting.  And delicious.  It makes me really happy.  I have recently discovered Jarlsberg Cheese, (they are sending me to Camp Blogaway at the end of the week) and I really have fallen in love [...]

  25. mary says:

    The picture on web site doesn’t seem to depict baking pans with
    MINI baking cups which is what I want. Can they be made ahead and frozen or
    is it best not to do so

    • bakedbree says:

      Yes, they can be made ahead. I am assuming that they can be frozen, but I have never done it myself. And you can make these in mini muffins, but please SPRAY generously or they will never come out.

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