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When Breakfast Saves Dinner {Recipe: Simple Spinach Quiche}


Simple Spinach Parmesan Quiche from www.dineanddish.net

When someone asks me what my favorite tip is to simplify mealtime, besides menu planning, my answer would be to let breakfast save dinner.

Breakfast saves dinner around our house quite often. In fact, even though I’ve been trying my hardest to stick to a weekly menu plan, there are times in our real life where a meal I have planned isn’t going to get made. Either I’m too tired or not in the mood for what’s on the plan or I just don’t want to cook something complicated…whatever it is it is nights like that where breakfast saves dinner.

One of my favorite breakfast items to dress up for dinner is quiche. Do you make quiche often? It is a versatility masterpiece in the kitchen. You can literally whip up your eggs and throw whatever ingredients you want into them, toss it into a crust, bake it and before you know it you have a delicious, filling dinner on the table.

Simple spinach quiche with parmesan cheese

There is something about breakfast foods at dinner that just seems more simple than whipping out a full on dinner recipe. Take Pancakes, French Toast, Omelets, or even just bacon and eggs… throw in a side of fruit and you can have a well rounded dinner on the table without a lot of effort.

The next time you are struggling to get dinner on the table, turn your day around and let breakfast save dinner. At our house, breakfast is often the super hero that swoops in and saves the day. If you are in a dinnertime rut, let breakfast save your dinner too.

Simple Spinach Quiche

Simple Spinach Quiche

A simple baked quiche saves dinner at our house. To get even more versatility, add some diced tomatoes, sliced mushrooms…whatever your family enjoys, to the quiche.


  • 1 prepared pie crust for a 9 inch
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup fresh parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 10oz package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Line a 9 inch pie plate with crust. Flute edges.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine milk, eggs, cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, spinach, salt and pepper. Pour into prepared pie crust.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes or until knife entered into the center comes out clean. Serve warm.
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  1. This is sooooooooo my bag. I mean my quiche. Well it’s yours. But I want it to be mine. Okay bye.

  2. I love breakfast for dinner!

  3. I have never made a quiche – is that weird? I want to eat my computer screen right now – sounds delish!! We love pumpkin pancakes for “brinner” ;-)

  4. Love noshing on quiche for dinner, as well as baked eggs. They save the day very often at our home!!

  5. By far the prettiest quiche I’ve ever seen! It looks delicious; exactly what I’d want for breakfast, lunch OR dinner.

    Or all 3 ;)

  6. Yum – this quiche looks amazing!!! I would happily enjoy this any time of day!

  7. This looks so good and so easy! Thanks friend!

  8. Oh yes, breakfast for dinner is a very popular concept around here. But I never think to make quiche. This looks fantastic, Kristen!

  9. Breakfast always seems much more fun at dinner anyways…like you’re kinda breaking the rules and doing something forbidden. :) Love this quiche! So veggieful.

  10. Breakfast for dinner is always a great idea!

  11. We love breakfast for dinner. This looks amazing, Kristen!

  12. I haven’t been able to eat breakfast for breakfast in about 9 years now, so having it for dinner is a nice little workaround!

  13. Last night we got home from ballroom practice at 6:30. At that point I preceded to make a slow-carb meatloaf with steamed butternut squash. We ate dinner about 8:30 pm. Dumb. Should have done breakfast.

    Next time, I’ll try a quiche. Haven’t made one in ages. But I need to find an easy recipe for a healthy crust that isn’t full of processed stuff and fat. Haven’t yet found one like that.

    • Breakfast IS fun for dinner! Alison this is definitely an easy quiche recipe! I can understand how you would want a crust that isn’t full of processed stuff and fat. Well I made this quiche crustless and it was delicious! I would definitely make this again since it is such an easy recipe! I ate some and froze the rest. Great recipe!

  14. YUM! I would eat breakfast for dinner every night if I could. this looks so tasty!

  15. I love quiche, it’s one of my favorites. I often skip the crust and just bake the filling in the pie tin when I’m short on time.

  16. Preparing a large meal for breakfast that can also be used as a leftover dinner is certainly and idea that’ll save time. Good post.

  17. Katie Payton says:

    Suuuper tasty!!! All that cheese. Mmm. I did some things differently, but nothing drastic (like not measure my spinach and cheese; added garlic powder). Love this! Super good base for a quiche, too. Again, the cheese mixture is great. :) :)


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