Spinach Quiche or Gratin – Adapted from Julia Child

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 30 mins

I usually simplify Julia's recipes and omit some of the details, including using less fat, and they come out fabulous! For the quiche, use a pastry shell crust. For the gratin, omit the pastry crust.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To partly bake the pastry shell: Bake in middle of oven at 400 degrees F. for 8-9 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place oven rack in upper third of oven.
  3. Saute onions briefly in butter; set aside.
  4. Beat together salt, eggs, nutmeg and pepper. Gradually stir in spinach mixture. Check seasoning.
  5. Pour into pastry shell. Sprinkle cheese on top. Place on baking sheet.
  6. Bake 25-30 minutes or until puffed and browned.

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