Quiche aux épinards

11:16 AM


Typically I search for recipes that are kid-friendly and don’t involve chicken tenders, macaroni and cheese and French fries.  I’m not saying my kids don’t eat these “treats” every once in a while.  They’re easy, convenient and cheap, but I want to expand everyone’s palette in our house.
Most food websites have an incredible volume of recipes to choose from.  You can break down your search by Quick/Easy, Slow-Cooked, Healthy, and so on.  Epicurious has added Kid-Friendly to their advanced search.  (Angels singing)  I’m so happy about this feature because it allows me to cook what I like trusting that the kids will like it too.
And so that leads us to this easy, kid-friendly meal.  Thank you www.epicurious.com and Dawn Murray.  Eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  We had it for dinner with a salad and some green beans.  The kids were very happy and Daddy had seconds.
Oh, I changed the name to distract from the English translation.  This helps them learn a second language too. J  Let them figure it out while they’re eating.
What You Will Need:
2 frozen pie crusts (this is the only thing I could find at our nearest grocery store)
1 (9 oz) pkg frozen spinach, thaw it in strainer 2 hours before preparing
1 (15 oz) container Part-Skim Ricotta cheese
1 (8 oz) pkg Shredded Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
¾ C parmesan cheese, grated
What You Already Have at Home:
3 T butter
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 tsp nutmeg
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
3 eggs
Large skillet
Large bowl
1)      Preheat oven to 350˚.  Bake pie crusts for about 10 minutes.  Remove from oven.
2)      Heat butter over medium-high heat.  Add onions and sauté.
3)      While onions are cooking, add ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan and eggs to bowl.  Mix well.
4)      Add spinach, nutmeg, salt and pepper to skillet.  Mix well.
5)      Add spinach mixture to cheese mixture and blend.
6)      Add ½ of mixture to each pie crust.
7)      Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until cooked through.
8)      Serve with salad.

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5 comments

  1. I'm totally copying down this recipe. I could eat quiche every day.

    You mentioned making it with green beans. How do you make green beans that you're kids will eat? My kids won't touch them, but I think they just don't like my method (which involves lots of garlic and balsamic vinegar.)

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  2. I can't believe I'm about to reveal this... The easiest cheapest way possible to make your kids eat green beans is to combine a CAN of whole green beans, a can of diced tomatoes, a T of olive oil, a chicken bouillon cube and a tsp garlic powder into a medium sauce pan. Cover and simmer for 20 mins. I know many stay away from canned foods, but parents should always keep canned stuff on hand. It's essential when the power goes out or when your kids won't eat fresh veggies.

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  3. I'm all about the cans....I'm old school! Thanks!! I will definitely try it.

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  4. Hi there Becky!

    My name is Steve Walters and I recently started blogging at http://www.eatingbangkok.com, which is currently being updated with recipes, but in the next few months will be my vehicle for covering the food and restaurant scene in Bangkok Thailand.

    I am now in the process of meeting as many food bloggers as I can and I found your site http://homesandbabies.blogspot.com recently and was pretty impressed. I've added your site to my Foodie Blogs list here: http://www.eatingbangkok.com/foodie-blogs/ and would also like to add you to my blogroll.

    If you could add my site to your blogroll and write back to let me know it has been added (foodie [at] eatingbangkok.com) I will add you to mine as well and the exchange would be greatly appreciated!

    As you might imagine I am very excited to get moved to Bangkok and get started on covering the food scene there as I feel it is an area that isn't well covered by English speaking bloggers. I plan on adding loads of great reviews, pictures and even video and will be holding contests as well. It should be fun, entertaining and informative for everyone that visits.

    Thank you so much in advance for adding me to your blogroll and I look forward to reading your posts (I've subscribed!) and maybe even featuring some of your own posts as I do plan on a weekly roundup of Thai themed recipes and posts from other food bloggers.

    Warm regards,
    Steve

    P.S. If you are on Twitter I would love to have you as a follower and I follow back:
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  5. Looks very tasty! Thanks for linking up to my party...please come back for next Friday!

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