Friday, March 29, 2013

Mini Swiss Chard Quiches


That muffin tin thing is so addictive. For some weird reason, I want to make everything in a muffin tin.

This is a nice addition to your Easter Brunch menu, and it's gluten free, and no carbs, and tasty.
Win Win.

You can swap out the Swiss Chard for Spinach, and use any cheese you like. I used Dubliner, because I had it leftover from St. Patrick's Day, but little pieces of goat cheese would be nice too.

Saute an onion, or throw in some leftover roasted veggies from last night.

You can make the batter in the a.m., and just bake them up right before serving.
They are great at room temperature.


Mini Swiss Chard Quiches: (makes 12 individual quiches)

big bunch of Swiss Chard, thick stems removed
6 eggs
1/3 cup of milk
2 cups of shredded cheese (Swiss, goat, cheddar, Parm, anything)
salt & pepper

Saute the chard in olive oil for a minute or two, just to wilt.

Mix up eggs, milk and cheese and add the cooled chard to the bowl.
Season w/ salt & pepper.

Pour into 12 regular size muffin tins that have been sprayed with non-stick vegetable spray.


Bake at 375F for 20 minutes.

Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes, while running a knife around the quiches.
They should pop out easily.


Have a happy Easter!

15 comments:

Katie C. said...

These are great! I've made something similar in the past. I just call them mini-frittatas because there is no crust. I think I first saw this in a South Beach diet cookbook. There was a bit of crumbled sausage in them. The other reason that these work really well is you can just grab a couple on the way to work because, as you said, they taste good at room temp too.

Content in a Cottage said...

Oh, YUM. Those look delicious.
Thank you! Must make!

Janet in Arizona said...

Stacey, these look delicious! I am wondering if you could make them and then freeze them for future use for entertaining?

Maureen said...

I was looking for something different to make an appetizer for Easter. I know I could fine a good idea here. These look delicious!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Love these Stacey and can't wait to try them.

Joanne said...

Now I'm really wishing I had bought smoked cheddar from whole foods today instead of putting it back! These look so cute and tasty!

Patsy K said...

I love mini-quiches! These would be great for any weekend brunch!

Noelle Marie said...

fantastic. i just planted some chard in my garden and they are looking promising. can't wait to try this recipe. yummmmm.

Bites from life with the barking lot said...

Really cute!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Great for a brunch but I would like to make a bunch and freeze them for a quick pull out as needed breakfast during the week!

Janet in Arizona said...

Hi, Marie!

Thanks for answering my question! I guess you can make a couple of dozen and freeze them for future use as first courses or even appetizers.

Anonymous said...

Made these for Easter brunch yesterday, and used goat cheese..........big hit!

Thanks!

Gina, A Hungry Teacher said...

What an easy recipe! I'd love to make them for friends next time I have company. Delish! thanks:)

Cut 'N Clean Greens said...

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Eva LaSway said...

Made these recently using provolone cheese. Sauteed some red onion with a dash of red pepper and and then added chard to wilt. Absolutely amazing!!!!