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Healthy Recipe: Spinach, smoked Gouda quiche

As college students, we often face the struggle of where to find our next meal and free pizza is generally the solution. But what would happen if you found a healthy alternative — one that you could perhaps even make on your own?

Before you open a new tab for fear of having to make a meal, know that quiche is one of the easiest— and most delicious — meals on the cooking spectrum. It’s also considered fancy French cuisine.

Unleash your inner chef and head to the store to pick up the ingredients for this crowd-pleasing quiche.



6 tablespoons butter, softened

2 tablespoons milk

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 large egg yolk

1 1/4 cups of flour


1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions

3 cups fresh spinach

1 cup milk

3/4 cup (3 ounces) grated smoked Gouda cheese

3/4 teaspoon salt

3 large eggs


1. To prepare crust, place butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Combine milk, salt and egg yolk in a small bowl; stir well with a whisk. Add milk mixture to butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour; beat just until combined. Press mixture into a 4-inch circle on plastic wrap; cover. Chill for 1 hour.

2. Preheat oven at 350 degrees.

3. Unwrap and place chilled dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll dough into a 10-inch circle. Fit dough into a 9-inch pie plate. Freeze 15 minutes. Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool.

4. To prepare filling, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Add spinach; sauté 2 minutes.

5. Combine 1 cup milk and remaining ingredients in a bowl; stir well with a whisk. Stir in spinach mixture. Pour filling into crust.

6. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

7. Enjoy!

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