Pesto-Quinoa-Spinach Quiche

Quinoa, spinach and basil pesto add healthful benefits while Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crust adds a shortcut to this easy breakfast quiche that is equally well-suited to the dinner table.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 8

Ingredients

1
Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box
4
oz provolone cheese, shredded (1 cup)
1
cup water
1/2
cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed, well drained
1/4
cup basil pesto
1/4
cup pine nuts, toasted*
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant® frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed to drain
1 1/4
cups grated Parmesan cheese
4
eggs
1 1/2
cups half-and-half
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon black pepper
2
tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil leaves, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Place pie crust in 9 1/2-inch deep-dish glass pie plate as directed on box for One-Crust Filled Pie; flute edge. Bake 5 minutes. Remove from oven. Sprinkle provolone cheese over partially baked crust. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat water to boiling over high heat. Stir in quinoa; reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 12 to 15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat. Fluff with fork. Stir in pesto, pine nuts, spinach and 1 cup of the Parmesan cheese.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat eggs, half-and-half, salt and pepper with wire whisk until well blended. Gently fold quinoa mixture into eggs. Pour filling into crust. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  • 4 Bake at 350°F 30 to 35 minutes longer or until knife inserted in center comes out clean and edge of crust is golden brown. Sprinkle with basil. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    430
    (
    Calories from Fat
    260),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    29g
    29%
    (Saturated Fat
    12g,
    12%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    130mg
    130%;
    Sodium
    710mg
    710%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    24g
    24%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Protein
    17g
    17%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    60%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    40%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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