Monday, August 4, 2014

Mini Egg and Spinach Quiches

So I bought this mini muffin tin from Bed, Bath & Beyond and was trying to think of what I could use it for. The mini donuts post I did was a big hit, but what would be a healthier breakfast item? I stumbled upon this post from TwoPeasAndTheirPod and thought it was perfect - mini egg quiches! It's so versatile because you can add/remove whatever ingredients you like.

To start things off, gather your ingredients. I used:

4 egg whites (instead of 5)
2 whole eggs
1/4 cup of milk (I used 2% but skim works too)
1/4 cup of chopped spinach
1/4 cup of shredded cheese (Cheddar, Mexican blend, you name it!)
Salt and pepper
2 red potatoes (I added this instead of adding a meat, like sausage or bacon)

Note that this will be enough to make 12 mini quiches or 6 regular muffin tin quiches.

Start by preheating your oven to 350 and whisk together your egg whites, eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.

Chop up your spinach and add it to your egg mixture, then pour into your mini muffin tin (I found it worked best to use the 1/4 cup or a spoon to pour into the tin). Try not to have them filled to the top, since you're going to be adding more ingredients and you don't want them to spill over!

Next, sprinkle cheese on top. The more cheese, the better I say!

Feel free to add chopped up pieces of potatoes, sausage, peppers, onions, whatever your heart desires! Be careful, though, not to let it spill over.

Stick in the oven for 20 minutes and very carefully remove them from the tin using a knife or fork (so you don't burn yourself). My husband and I decided to eat these for dinner one night and we were full, so 12 mini quiches can definitely fill up 2 people!

Add some hot sauce, ranch, or ketchup or put them in a plastic bag and stick them in the freezer for later so you can pop in the microwave for an easy breakfast anytime!

TOTAL COSTS: $10 (+ 2lbs. of potatoes - optional)
$2.79 for eggs
$2.29 for milk
$1.99 for spinach
$2.99 for shredded cheese
$4.49 for 2 lbs. of red potatoes (and I only used 2 potatoes)

15 minutes of prep
20 minutes of baking

EASY-PEASY SCALE (1 super easy - 5 very difficult): 1 out of 5
This is something I could easily make again and save for later - they're not messy to eat, a great source of healthy vegetables and protein, and are quick and easy to make!


  1. I am making these this week. Always on the lookout for something quick and easy for dinner. This fits the bill!

  2. Ooh - I did something like this with poach pods over the weekend - I'll be brave and add more ingredients next time, I think.