Super Easy Mini Quiche Appetizer Recipe
Yes, this appetizer recipe is SUPER EASY!
Are you looking for the perfect homemade appetizer recipe? Think--easy recipe!
My mini spinach quiches are the ideal appetizer for any situation. Are you planning a "Super Bowl" or "Derby" party? You can create my easy appetizer for a New Year's Brunch or as something to knosh on before the turkey comes out of the oven on Thanksgiving Day. They freeze beautifully and that means they can be baked ahead of time. I just pop the little frozen quiches in a cold oven on a cookie sheet and by the time the oven reaches 350 degrees, they are ready to eat. But this is just in my oven, so keep an eye on them for your own good.
NOTE: I advise that you avoid mentioning the spinach to your friends and family. Lots of people think they do not like that green veggie so they won't even try the mini quiches if they know that there is spinach in them. Believe me, I have converted lots of spinach haters into spinach quiche lovers with this easy recipe.
FYI: this recipe for appetizers was inspired by Kraft. You can see the photo of the original recipe -- torn from a magazine -- further down the page.
The delectable photo of mini crust-less quiche was found using a Creative Commons search. It is from Flickr user jasonIam. I sometimes do not use a crust for this appetizer recipe which makes it even easier. Just make sure you prepare the muffin tins by using a very good oil spray or solid vegetable shortening.
Mini Spinach Quiche Appetizers (Approx. 30 appetizers)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees; bake appetizers 10-15 minutes
If you have:
10 oz. box of frozen chopped spinach -thawed and sqeezed dry
2 Tablespoons flour
8 oz. (2 cups) pre-shredded cheddar or colby cheese
3 to 6 slices of cooked bacon, crumbled or bacon bits
1 egg, beaten
milk or half&half to add to egg making a total of 1 cup liquid
1 teaspoon of mustard (Dijon or yellow)
Mini Filo (or Phillo) Shells (2 packages of 15)
Then you can:
Toss the shredded cheese with the flour in a mixing bowl.
Add the squeezed spinach and crumbled bacon and mix gently.
Beat the egg in a measuring cup. Add enough milk (fat free works fine!) to fill cup to the 8 oz. line. Put in the mustard and gently mix.
Pour the egg/milk mixture into the cheese/spinach bowl and gently stir.
Gently fill the filo cups.
Put the filo shells on a cookie sheet or in miniature muffin tins.
Bake in the preheated 350 degree oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a mini quiche comes out clean, 10 to 12 minutes.
I had only 15 filo cups so I added more cheese and egg/milk mixture and made a full sized quiche, too!
Makes 15-30 appetizers
The Easy Process of making these appetizers: - click on smaller images to view themClick thumbnail to view full-size
You can never have too many mini muffin pans! - A perfect tin for appetizers!
The Wilton Recipe Right 24 Cup Mini Muffin pan receives the highest praise on Amazon.com.
Yes, I do believe that one can never have too many of these muffin pans. I have a non-stick pan and several just plain ol' mini muffin pans that do very well. Yes, I do wish I had a 24 cup mini muffin/cupcake pan. If anyone wants to buy me a gift, this would be a good one.
I wish I had several 24 mini muffin tins! I have the small "one dozen" pans. The tins are perfect for making a mini-quiche appetizer!
Keep your appetizers warm using one of these:
Great product for keeping appetizers warm at a "Super Bowl Party" that can last a long time.
I read several reviews of this product and I sure would love to have one.
Need to transport a warm appetizer? - Then this bake and take product will come in handy.
My daughters all have one of these carriers. The Anchor Hocking Oven Bake-N-Take comes in handy during the holidays in our house. I love to include my daughters in the menu preparation for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. Since I only have one oven, I make sure that whatever they are making is cooked before they arrive. The Bake-N-Take bakeware saves the day and the Dinner!
Just in case you need to tote your mini quiches somewhere!
Just a few more photos of this super easy quiche recipe! - Spinach will become one of your family's favorite vegetables.Click thumbnail to view full-size
Whenever there is a party, my friends always ask me to make my quiche for the appetizer course. This mini spinach quiche recipe always gets rave reviews. I promise you that you will not ever be sorry that you have this recipe in your repertoire. My spinach quiche has become a "comfort" food for my husband, my daughters and my step-son. As I might have said before, he requests that I make him this quiche for his birthday present. He takes it home, cuts it into 4ths and eats it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Tell the truth here, now. Would real people knowingly eat a mini spinach quiche appetizer?