Friday, January 23, 2015

Cheesy Button Mushroom Spinach Quiche

I love quiche .....button mushroom and spinach fillings is my all time favourite and especially if the crust is packed with cheese :p  The dietician from the hospital told me to be careful with my diet.  Eat healthy and lots of exercises :p   Cheese is my favourite dairy product and I have to reduce them from my bakes and if I need to eat I have to go for the low fat one.  I managed to get the low fat one from the supermart thus making it possible  for once in a blue moon indulgent.  I feel blessed to be able to at least have a slice or two at one sitting :p unlike my friend KC who suffers from acid reflux and indigestion.  She is 60 years of age and she is not able to eat her favourite Thai food :(  She loves spicy and anything sourish, and today she has to abstain from eating anything spicy , but she can tuck in a slice or two of my quiche ! 

I have another friend who suffers from heartburn and indigestion.  She is pregnant and is in her trisemester. She loves to eat but after eating a full meal she suffers from heartburn and indigestion :(   Her gynae gave her medication for relief from heartburn and today she gets to enjoy some yummy food like my Cheesy Button Mushroom Spinach Quiche :)  At first I do not know what is heartburn for when I was pregnant, I do not suffer from heartburn only my legs were swollen during the last two months to the due date :p  But after my colleague gave me the link to this website that I know what is heartburn and what are the symptoms of heartburn!   

I know I have digress but sometimes we do need to know , not just food and recipes , but also symptoms of side effects that is connected to food :)  I am glad that thus far I do not have acid reflux and heartburn . Only occasionally suffers from indigestion though , LOL ! and that is due to indulging in too much of glutinous rice dumplings !  But today I am sharing a wonderful recipe on quiche with lots of low fat cheese...mmmmm lets forget about indigestion for a moment and lets enjoy this delectable cheesy quiche :)

love the fresh brown button mushrooms in the quiche :p

look at the crispy cheesy crust ...yum!

I can eat up the whole quiche if not forbidden :)

Cheesy Button Mushroom Spinach Quiche

Quiche Base


For the crust
100 gm grated cheddar cheese
120 gms plain flour
120 gms butter ( melted )

For the filling

3 large eggs
80 ml fresh cream
40 gms grated cheddar cheese
120 gms grated mozzarella

250 g brown button mushrooms - sliced
1 clove of garlic - chopped
1 tbsp of olive oil
120 gm cooked spinach - squeeze off water and cut into 1/4" lengths
a dash of ground black pepper
a few sprigs of dills


1.Preheat the oven to 200 ̊ C

2. Pour 1 tbsp of olive oil on a non stick pan and when it is hot saute chopped garlic and stir fry til fragrant. Add in the sliced mushrooms and continue until the mushrooms is cooked.  Drain off liquid.  Take it out and leave to cool.

3.Melt the butter.

4.Mix the grated cheese with the flour , add the melted butter and knead it into a ball

5.Grease the 9” tart pan with a detachable bottom .

6.Put the dough in and press till the whole tart pan is lined with the dough.

7.Beat the eggs together with the fresh cream , add in the mozzarella cheese, grated cheddar cheese and add cooked and cut spinach to the egg mixture and mix together till well combined. Add in black pepper and mix well.

.8.Pour the filling mixture on the crust and spread out evenly.  Add a generous amount of dill on top .

9.Bake the quiche for 30 minutes or till evenly browned. Leave to cool for a few minutes, then serve with salad of your choice.

Happy Baking !


  1. love your quiche Elin. I have just harvested whole lot of spinach last night, I might try this! I have bad indigestion and gerd too, but often find a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water work a treat. Taste awful but works faster than any medicine or antiacid try...

    1. Thanks for sharing how a tsp of baking soda in a glass of water can help treat indigestion. Will definitely try your method when I encounter indigestion ;) and thanks for dropping by to read this post

  2. Yummy, anything with cheese is yummy to me..heheh

    1. Haha , you just had your slice of cheesecake leh ;p