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Super Easy Mini Quiche Appetizer Recipe

Updated on November 30, 2016

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.

Then you:

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 them

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Ingredients for the filling.Shredded cheese and the 2 Tablespoons of flour.Add the squeezed spinach to the cheeseEgg with enough milk to equal one cup (8 oz). Add the mustard to this and shake well.Pour egg/milk mixture into the cheese/spinachI like to cook bacon and cut it up with scissorsMix.Gently fill the filo cupsI put the cooled baked mini quiches in the original container to store them.Then I put that into a gallon sized freezer ziplock baggie. That is, IF you do not eat them all.
Ingredients for the filling.
Ingredients for the filling.
Shredded cheese and the 2 Tablespoons of flour.
Shredded cheese and the 2 Tablespoons of flour.
Add the squeezed spinach to the cheese
Add the squeezed spinach to the cheese
Egg with enough milk to equal one cup (8 oz). Add the mustard to this and shake well.
Egg with enough milk to equal one cup (8 oz). Add the mustard to this and shake well.
Pour egg/milk mixture into the cheese/spinach
Pour egg/milk mixture into the cheese/spinach
I like to cook bacon and cut it up with scissors
I like to cook bacon and cut it up with scissors
Mix.
Mix.
Gently fill the filo cups
Gently fill the filo cups
I put the cooled baked mini quiches in the original container to store them.
I put the cooled baked mini quiches in the original container to store them.
Then I put that into a gallon sized freezer ziplock baggie. That is, IF you do not eat them all.
Then I put that into a gallon sized freezer ziplock baggie. That is, IF you do not eat them all.

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.

Wilton Recipe Right 24 Cup Mini Muffin Pan
Wilton Recipe Right 24 Cup Mini Muffin Pan

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.

Toastess TWT-40 Silhouette 1000-Watt Cordless Classic Stainless-Steel Warming Tray, 4 Plate
Toastess TWT-40 Silhouette 1000-Watt Cordless Classic Stainless-Steel Warming Tray, 4 Plate

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!

Anchor Hocking Oven Basics 6-Piece Bake-N-Take Bakeware Set
Anchor Hocking Oven Basics 6-Piece Bake-N-Take Bakeware Set

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.

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The original recipe from Kraft. I tore it out of a TV Guide magazine a very long time ago.The recipe as a whole quiche.Want more?Optional ingredient for the chef's benefit!15 beautiful mini spinach quiche appetizers.
The original recipe from Kraft. I tore it out of a TV Guide magazine a very long time ago.
The original recipe from Kraft. I tore it out of a TV Guide magazine a very long time ago.
The recipe as a whole quiche.
The recipe as a whole quiche.
Want more?
Want more?
Optional ingredient for the chef's benefit!
Optional ingredient for the chef's benefit!
15 beautiful mini spinach quiche appetizers.
15 beautiful mini spinach quiche appetizers.

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?

If you knew that there was spinach in this appetizer.... - would you eat it?

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    • TonyPayne profile image

      Tony Payne 2 years ago from Southampton, UK

      These sound delicious, must try them.

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      PaigSr 3 years ago from State of Confussion

      I have had quiche in many forms. To be honest I don't like spinach. Quiche is one of the rare exceptions to that rule.

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      Roy 3 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Look Fabulous! I will definitely be trying this.

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      Paula Hite 3 years ago from Virginia

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      This looks like a great recipe to try. Thank you.

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Yes! I'll be trying this recipe. Looks so good.

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      Robin S 3 years ago from USA

      This looks so delicious!

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      MBradley McCauley 4 years ago

      oh yes...again and again

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      poutine 4 years ago

      Yes, I would eat it......sounds delicious

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      mrsclaus411 4 years ago

      I would definitely give this a try. It looks delicious and healthy too.

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      justmelucy 5 years ago

      Love spinich

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      lewisgirl 5 years ago

      I love spinach, so yes!

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      IMKZRNU2 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      I just made a couple full size quiches with a very similar recipe. My teenage son absolutely loved it!

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      aquarian_insight 5 years ago

      I love spinach, and I love quiche, so I'd make a beeline for these!

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      kimbesa 5 years ago from USA

      Yum! This one is on my list to make...thanks!

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      flicker lm 5 years ago

      I love spinach, especially in quiche. The photo in the intro makes my mouth water.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I would love it!

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      Kathryn Wallace 5 years ago from Greenbank, WA, USA

      Spinach is awesome and I'm on a "quiche fest" of sorts. Since I only cook for two people, a big quiche is often too much. Enter mini-quiches. Thanks for the recipe!

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      lunagaze 5 years ago

      Omg I love spinach and quiche will have to make this for

      breakfast tomorrow thanks for sharing

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Yummy! These look fantastic. :)

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      My family love spinach, this recipe sounds really good and seems easy, I will try this sometime. Thanks!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love spinach and quiche is one of my favorite snacking foods. I plan on making a large batch of these this weekend so thanks for easy recipe!

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      June Parker 5 years ago from New York

      Oops! Had to come back to tell you that you are *Squid Angel Blessed* and I have added this lens to My Squid Angel Wings lens in the "Food & Cooking Recipes Appetizers" neighborhood. In fact, you are the first one in that category. I am creating a new "Squid Angel" lens for 2011. When it is finished I will add it there too and let you know.

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      BusyMOM LM 5 years ago

      Absolutely! I'm a huge spinach fan and hide it in anything that I can - great for kids and adults. Nice lens!

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      June Parker 5 years ago from New York

      Great and easy "in a hurry" recipe for quiche. Using the pre-made phillo shells and frozen spinach can be a real time saver. I have some frozen baby spinach in the freezer from my last spring container gardens. This sounds like a good idea (the whole quiche) for dinner tonight!

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      You bet I would! I love spinach quiche. Yummy recipe!

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      TEAhug 5 years ago

      Heck yeah I would eat it, it sounds awesome!

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      giddygabby 5 years ago

      Maybe not if I knew the spinach was frozen (Sorry!), but definitely if I knew it was fresh. I'm a big fan of real fresh baby spinach and love how it cooks up in a quiche. So good!

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      MariaMontgomery 5 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      Sounds yummy. I can't wait to try this one.

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      pimbels lm 6 years ago

      I would eat one. I love spinach. Nice lens, thank you.

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      bames24 lm 6 years ago

      these look great... I love spinach and I will definitely try your recipe... :)

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      AngryBaker 6 years ago

      These look great, I will be baking them. I also love the photo of the recipe... love recipes that I find on the back of boxes or hidden in magazines.

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      Coffeebreak9am 6 years ago

      absolutely! these appetizers sound great! Thank you!

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      Dianne Loomos 6 years ago

      These little quiches look wonderful!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I just pulled these out of the oven for tomorrow morning's Christmas brunch. I tasted a couple, they are yummy and were easy to assemble. Your filling as is makes three boxes of the Fillo cups. I'm not big on the eggy taste of quiche and these didn't have that at all. Thank you for posting the recipe!

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      maxnic11 6 years ago

      oh yes, spinach makes you strong!

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      Lloyd Pinto 7 years ago from Mumbai

      I love quiches and this lens is simply yummy. Rated and faved and Lensrolled to my lens on Palak Paneer (Spinach and Indian Cottage Cheese)

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      Mihaela Vrban 7 years ago from Croatia

      Yummy! :)