Olive And Feta Quiche

A spanakopita-inspired quiche with flaky layers of phyllo pastry and a custardy base.

Olive And Feta Quiche
Photo:

Victor Protasio

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 slice

Quiche, with its buttery shell and savory custard filling, is just as welcome at brunch as it is at the dinner table. Though traditionally made with a pastry shell, this quiche recipe calls for store-bought phyllo pastry for an incredibly crisp crunch. Paper-thin sheets are layered to create a frilly and golden crust that hugs the garlic-infused egg custard studded with briny olives and salty feta cheese. The addition of spinach takes this quiche into spanakopita territory and it will not disappoint. Serve with a green salad dressed with a light shallot vinaigrette.

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • 2 cloves garlic, grated on a Microplane

  • 1 tsp. kosher salt

  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved lengthwise

  • olive oil, for brushing

  • 10 frozen phyllo pastry sheets, thawed

  • 1/2 10-oz. pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained

  • 2 oz. feta cheese, crumbled (about 1/2 cup)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Whisk eggs, milk, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Stir in olives.

  2. Place a 9-inch pie plate on a rimmed baking sheet. Brush pie plate with oil. Place 1 sheet of phyllo in pie plate and brush with oil. Top with another sheet of phyllo, perpendicular to the first, and brush with oil. Repeat with remaining phyllo, brushing layers with oil and setting them off-center. (Don’t worry if some tear or get crumpled.)

  3. Place spinach in phyllo-lined pie plate. Pour in egg mixture. Stir gently to combine and distribute spinach evenly in pie plate. Sprinkle with cheese.

  4. Bake until center is set and crust is golden, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

219 Calories
11g Fat
22g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 219
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 511mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 123mg 9%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 165mg 4%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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