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During the holidays, quiche is my gateway vegetarian recipe. It’s a wonderful bridge for those who might be a meat and potatoes kind of person to those who want to load up on vegetables. This kale quiche is one of my favorites to make and you’re probably noticing a pattern with kale and garlic (I love it). Best of all? This is my go-to crust recipe for pies and quiches. It’s easy to make an extra crust if you’re pie making. Store it in the refrigerator or freezer until you’re ready to make the quiche!
Kale Quiche with Garlic
1 hrs 30 mins
Impress your holiday guest with this flavorful quiche. The garlicky kale and the crust can be made ahead of time for simple prep day-of.
Course: Main Course
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 383 kcal
- 1 1/4 cups Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose Flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter cubed
- 1 ounce cream cheese
- 3 tablespoons cold water
- 1 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium shallot 4 ounces
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 pound lacinato kale roughly chopped
- 8 large eggs
- 2 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 ounces sharp cheddar shredded
To make the crust, combine flour and salt in a large bowl. Cut in butter and cream cheese using a pastry blender or your fingers until butter is pea sized. Add water and maple syrup and work into dough until it begins to come together. Shape dough into a disk, wrap in plastic and let chill for 20 minutes in refrigerator.
Preheat oven to 425°F. Roll out dough and crimp into a 9 inch pie pan. Parbake the crust for 10 to 15 minutes until lightly golden. Remove from oven and set aside. Reduce heat to 375°F.
While crust is baking, heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add shallot and let cook 3 to 4 minutes until translucent. Add garlic and cook 1 minute until fragrant. Add kale to the pan and cook until kale is wilted. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Transfer kale into the prepared pie crust followed by 3/4 of the cheese. Pour egg mixture into the crust. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Transfer to the oven and bake until eggs have set and puffed, about 45 to 55 minutes.
Let quiche sit 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
This quiche recipe is a riff on the quiche recipe in The Easy Vegetarian Kitchen cookbook. Quiche is one of my go-to base recipes because it’s so easy to use the crust and eggs as a base and fill in with whatever you might have on hand. A few variations for this kale quiche include:
Gluten free: Use Bob’s 1 to 1 Gluten-Free Flour Mix for a gluten free crust option.
Greens: Make this quiche with your favorite greens instead of kale. Collards, spinach, or swiss chard would be excellent alternatives.
Cheese: I love a strong cheese in this quiche. Try it with blue cheese instead of sharp cheddar. Or use a more mild cheese such as havarti or swiss.