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Crab and Spinach Mini Quiche Recipe

Updated on August 12, 2013

Easy and Delicious Mini Quiche Recipe

As a busy mom of four, I am consistently challenged with coming up with easy, but delicious recipes for the family. After I'm done carpooling, helping with homework and running laundry, I want to prepare a meal that is healthy, yet light on preparation time and effort. Mini quiches are a perfect, quick and healthy dinner idea.

Recently, I started buying farm-fresh eggs from a friend. These organic, range free eggs are significantly more flavorful than store-bought varieties. They are just perfect for my crab and spinach mini quiche recipe!

As traditionally prepared, quiche is an egg pie. Eggs are scrambled with other fresh ingredients and spices and poured into a pie crust. After baking in the oven and a short "rest" time before slicing, quiche is an easy and delicious meal.

However, with this crab and spinach quiche recipe, you prepare it in a muffin pan. No pie crust is required, which saves time, as well as calories!

Crab and Spinach Mini Quiche
Crab and Spinach Mini Quiche | Source

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Ingredients for Crab and Spinach Mini Quiche Recipe

  • 6 large eggs
  • 10 ounces fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup Asiago cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3/4 cup fresh crab meat, shelled and precooked
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • cooking spray

Cook Time for Crab and Spinach Mini Quiche Recipe

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 12 Mini Quiches - serves 6 people

Instructions for Crab and Spinach Mini Quiche Recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C); Prepare muffin pan with cooking spray, or lightly grease with margarine or shortening
  2. Cook chopped onion in olive oil over medium heat in a skillet approximately 2 minutes; Add chopped spinach and cook for 3 additional minutes Drain liquid and set aside
  3. In a large bowl, whisk eggs and milk together; Add cheeses, and salt and pepper to taste
  4. Divide spinach and onion mixture among the 12 muffin cups, approximately 2 T each, then top with crab meat, about 1 T each Pour egg mixture over the spinach and crab in each muffin cup until filled
  5. Bake crab and spinach mini quiches at 375 F until eggs are set and top is slightly browned, approximately 18-20 minutes
  6. Allow to cool 5 minutes before gently removing from muffin cups.
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Fresh, organic spinach and eggs for mini quiche recipeAdd precooked and cleaned fresh crab, be sure to shell first!Fresh organic eggs from my neighbor's houseCrab and spinach mini quiche recipe - ready to pour egg mixture over the topFully baked crab and spinach mini quiches
Fresh, organic spinach and eggs for mini quiche recipe
Fresh, organic spinach and eggs for mini quiche recipe | Source
Add precooked and cleaned fresh crab, be sure to shell first!
Add precooked and cleaned fresh crab, be sure to shell first! | Source
Fresh organic eggs from my neighbor's house
Fresh organic eggs from my neighbor's house | Source
Crab and spinach mini quiche recipe - ready to pour egg mixture over the top
Crab and spinach mini quiche recipe - ready to pour egg mixture over the top | Source
Fully baked crab and spinach mini quiches
Fully baked crab and spinach mini quiches | Source

Tips for Crab and Spinach Mini Quiche Recipe

This crab and spinach mini quiche recipe is high in vitamins and minerals and low in fat.

Without a crust, preparation time is significantly reduced. This delicious meal will be ready to enjoy in about half an hour!

In our recipe, we used fresh Dungeness Crab that my friend caught off the Oregon Coast. However, if you do not wish to use real, precooked crab meat, imitation crab works in its place. Feel free to substitute your favorite cheese/cheese blend for the varieties set forth above. Mozzarella cheese in place of cheddar will give the mini quiches a mellow, softer taste.

Another recipe variation to try is to add 1/4 cup chopped roasted tomatoes. Stir into the onion and spinach mixture for the last minute in the skillet. Prepare the recipe otherwise as instructed.

Perhaps one of the healthiest recipe modifications is to use egg whites instead of whole eggs. Replace the 6 eggs with 8 egg whites and you will cut out all of the cholesterol, make the dish virtually fat-free and save about 80 calories per serving.

Nutrition Information for Crab and Mini Quiche Recipe (whole eggs)

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2 mini quiches
Calories 180
Calories from Fat72
% Daily Value *
Fat 8 g12%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Carbohydrates 3 g1%
Protein 14 g28%
Cholesterol 200 mg67%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

How to Shell a Crab

My son loves crab and spinach mini quiche
My son loves crab and spinach mini quiche | Source

Serving Crab and Spinach Mini Quiche

For a family dinner, I usually serve crab and spinach mini quiche with soup and salad during cooler months, or with a light fruit salad in the summertime. Two mini quiches each is a single serving.

If you wish, consider topping the crab and spinach mini quiches with 1/2 tablespoon of fresh sour cream and/or tomato salsa.

Because these are bite-sized and delicious, the mini quiches make an easy, yet impressive appetizer, as well. Line a tray with greens, then display the crab and spinach quiches on top.

Leftovers keep well in the refrigerator for 2-3 days, but do not leave the mini quiches out for more than an hour before refrigerating.

Mini Quiche Recipe with Crusts

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      Lemuria 

      5 years ago

      These were delicious and they were easy to make. I added a 1/2 cup of diced tomatoes and few more variations of cheese. It was great! I'll definitely make them again.

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      Stephanie Hicks 

      5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Thank you so much! Yes, these mini quiches are excellent for brunch.

      Cheers to you, Steph

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      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      How clever these are. Mini quiches would be perfect on a brunch buffet. I am bookmarking and sharing this.

      Sending you Angels today :) ps

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      Stephanie Hicks 

      5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Yes, indeed! The perfect dinner for a cold winter's day. Enjoy! Best, Steph

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      Om Paramapoonya 

      5 years ago

      Yum! I'll certainly try this recipe. A big bowl of soup and a few crab quiches might make me less crabby on a cold winter's day! lol

    • stephhicks68 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stephanie Hicks 

      5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Hi Lisa - thank you! We were delighted how easy it was to make the mini quiches, especially without a crust. Hope you try them and enjoy! Best, Steph

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      Elizabeth Rayen 

      5 years ago from California

      My two favorites in a combination of heaven..Spinach and crab.. This looks so amazing I can almost taste the little hummers! Definitely bookmarking this one and sharing. Lisa

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      Stephanie Hicks 

      5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Thank you teaches! They are pretty cute mini quiches, if I do say that myself. :) So easy and tasty. The whole kitchen smells amazing. Enjoy! Best, Steph

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      Dianna Mendez 

      5 years ago

      Love spinach and crab. This recipe is delightful and one that I would truly enjoy having as a meal by itself. They look so adorable -- if you can say that about food. Thanks for the recipe idea.

    • stephhicks68 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stephanie Hicks 

      5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Thanks all - mini food is more fun, isn't it? Appreciate comments! If you try this crab and spinach mini quiche recipe, please rate it above. All the best, Steph

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      Rose Clearfield 

      5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Who doesn't love mini food? There are so many ways that you could customize this to fit your family's tastes. Thanks for the great recipe.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Really looks good, certainly is different. Thank you..

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      twoseven 

      5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Looks great! I love the idea of using muffin tins. Will definitely try this recipe!

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      Stephanie Hicks 

      5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Thanks Carol - love taking my own photos while preparing a recipe! I think you should invite Bill over for a spinach salad! LOL. I have a great spinach and prosciutto pizza recipe he might like, too.

      Maybe we'll just not tell him what the "green stuff" is.... :)

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      carol stanley 

      5 years ago from Arizona

      Great recipe and love the photos..that really seals the deal. I happen to love spinach and we eat it cooked, raw etc. Everyone has their own preferences. I wonder if I invited Bill over for a spinach salad how he would handle it. Great recipe and voting up.

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      Stephanie Hicks 

      5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Hahaha - OK Bill. No spinach for you. Maybe just a nice combination of white and green onions? The smell of the sauteed onions got my kids pretty excited tonight (but between you and me, I didn't tell them that it had spinach in it) :) Have a great weekend too!

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Steph, you lost me on the spinach! I literally get sick to my stomach when I eat it....heck, when I smell it. :) Having said that, if you made it, I'm sure 99% of the people would love it. Have a great weekend my friend.

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