Saturday, March 13, 2010

Weekend edition: chorizo, spinach and onion quiche

I made a quiche-like dish the other weekend with ingredients I had around the kitchen. I say quiche-like because it didnt have a traditional crust. Instead I used thinly sliced red potatoes as the "crust". I also used spinach, red onion, chorizo, heavy cream and freshly grated parmesan. It turned out to be a delicious breakfast.

I don't remember the exact amount of each ingredient so I am estimating a bit here.

Chorizo, spinach and onion quiche

2-3 red potatoes, thinly sliced
1/2 of a red onion, chopped
1 cup of spinach
2 chorizo sausages, casings removed
1/2 cup shredded parmesan (or any cheese you have)
4-5 eggs
1/4 - 1/2 cup heavy cream (if you don't have heavy cream substitute milk)
2 teaspoons olive oil


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease pie pan with butter or cooking spray. Layer the potatoes on the bottom of the pan, overlapping is fine. Drizzle olive oil on the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Bake the potatoes in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.

Using a skillet on medium to high heat, brown and cook the chorizo, breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Spoon the chorizo in a layer on top of the potatoes. Add the red onion, spinach and cheese. Mix the eggs and heavy cream together and pour over all the ingredients in the pie pan (don't fill to the brim, leave room for the eggs to rise a bit). Place on middle rack of the oven and bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until eggs are set.

Optional: about 20 minutes into baking time, sprinkle cheese on top.

Have a lovely weekend!!


  1. What a great idea! Love the potato crust:)

  2. Yum! The potato crust looks delicious.

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  4. This recipe looks amazing and gluten free. I'm all over this one!

  5. Jenna, what a great blog. And i love this recipe. I never thought of this putting potatoes as base. I LOVE IT. I have to try it and write back. I just posted a Quiche recipe here too. Hopefully you can visit.

  6. It looks absolutely delightful & yummy! I am going to try it this weekend!


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