Sweetheart Quiche is perfect for Valentine’s Day (or really any day.)
I remember having quiche for dinner a lot when I was a little girl, it was one of the first things that I learned how to make by myself. You could say that quiche was one of our specialties. I still remember how amazing I thought it was the first time my mom made sweetheart quiche. All she had done was cut little hearts out of lunch meat and placed them on the top of the quiche while it was baking, but to a little girl it seemed magical.
Yes, vegetable and egg pie can be magical. When you are a little girl and it has hearts on it. Or when you are a big girl and it has a crust made entirely of cheese. Swiss cheese to be exact!
When I was growing up we would make a quick crust out of flour, cheese, salt, and oil. It was my favorite part of the quiche. The crust would crumble as the quiche was dished up, and I would go back and clean the pie dish of that cheesy crumbly goodness. But now, I just do straight up cheese. It is super easy, is fancier/better than doing a crust-less quiche (being gf that is a shortcut I often take.) and hello, CHEESE!
The cheese helps the quiche to slice cleanly and hold itself up as you move it from the dish to your plate. And it is so good. And cute, because it has the hearts of lunch meat. Make this for a fun valentine’s day family dinner, or anytime you just want to spread around a little extra “love.”
- 1 c. shredded swiss cheese
- 5 eggs
- 1 c. frozen spinach, thawed and drained (about 3/4 c. once all the extra water was squeezed out.)
- 1/4 c. milk
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- approx. 1 serving of ham or turkey lunch meat (8-9 slices of shaved, less if it is thicker)
- salt and pepper to taste
- You can use any vegetables, or cheese, that you want to. I just love spinach and Swiss together.
- I don’t make my quiche very keep because it takes so much longer to cook. I’d say this quiche feeds 4 people. If you are feeding more than that, make 2. 🙂 Or serve it with a side dish of some sort. I like 1 dish meals.