The first time I ever had quiche I was probably 24 years old. I know. I do not eat foods that I cannot pronounce. Usually. I had just started dating AJ and while spending time with him one day, his mom offered us both some quiche. How could I turn it down? I was still on my best behavior trying to impress AJ and get in a good rapport with his parents. From that day on I have been sold on quiche. I love it and have no idea how I went so long without it. Needless to say his mom's was the best I've ever had.
1/2 cup butter
chopped 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 (4.5 ounce) can mushrooms, drained [I did not add this and substituted leftover ham]
1 (6 ounce) package herb and garlic feta, crumbled
1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1 (9 inch) unbaked deep dish pie crust
4 eggs, beaten 1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
In a medium skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Saute garlic and onion in butter until lightly browned, about 7 minutes. Stir in spinach, mushrooms, feta and 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon mixture into pie crust.
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Season with salt and pepper. Pour into the pastry shell, allowing egg mixture to thoroughly combine with spinach mixture.
Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Sprinkle top with remaining Cheddar cheese, and bake an additional 35 to 40 minutes, until set in center. Allow to stand 10 minutes before serving.