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Spinach and Cheese Quiche

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 35 min
15 min
1 hr 20 min
Despite its rich sounding name, buttermilk - made mostly from fat-free or low-fat milk - can be used as a substitute in recipes that call for whole milk or cream.


White all-purpose flour

1½ cup(s)

Reduced-calorie margarine

2 Tbsp

Fresh lemon juice

1 Tbsp


½ cup(s), (approximately)

Fresh spinach

1 bunch(es)

Uncooked scallion(s)

2 medium, chopped

Garlic clove(s)

1 clove(s), medium, minced

Fresh parsley

1 Tbsp, chopped

Part-skim mozzarella cheese

2 oz, grated


3 large, lightly beaten

Fat free skim milk

½ cup(s)

Low-fat buttermilk

½ cup(s), low-fat


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF (200ºC). Coat a 9-inch (25 cm) round baking dish (quiche pan) with cooking spray.
  2. For pastry, sift flour and rub in margarine using your fingertips. Stir in lemon juice and enough of the water to make a firm dough. Add extra water if necessary.
  3. Press dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Between two sheets of baking paper, roll dough out to fit baking dish. Trim sides. Cover pastry with baking paper, fill it with uncooked rice and bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove and discard rice and paper and bake a further 10 minutes. Cool.
  6. To make filling, microwave spinach until it is wilted and drain well. Place spinach over pastry base.
  7. Cook scallions and garlic in microwave for 1 minute on high power. In a medium bowl combine scallions, garlic, parsley, cheese, eggs and milks. Mix well.
  8. Pour mixture over spinach and bake for about 25 minutes or until set and lightly browned.