Cookin’ With SusieQ: Spinach Venison Quiche

By: Sue ‘SusieQ’ Burch
By: Sue ‘SusieQ’ Burch

 

Spinach Venison Quiche

1 9″ unbaked pastry shell
1/2 lb. ground venison
1/2 lb. sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 10 oz. package frozen chopped spinach (thawed then squeezed dry)
1 4 oz. package crumbled feta cheese
6 eggs
3/4 cup half&half cream
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt

Directions:
Line pastry shell with double thickness of heavy duty aluminum foil (Do not put any holes in shell).  Bake on 450° for eight minutes then remove aluminum foil and bake uncovered for five more minutes.

Cooked pastry shell

While your pastry shell is in the oven, using a skillet, cook the venison, mushrooms, onion and green pepper until your venison is done.  Drain your venison mixture and spoon into cooked pastry shell.  Add a layer of spinach to your venison mixture and top with your feta cheese.

Venison, onion and green pepper cooking. (I left out mushrooms because Danny is allergic.)
Adding layer of spinach…
Topping with the Feta Cheese.

Whisk in a bowl, eggs, cream, pepper and salt then pour over cheese.

Egg mixture has been poured over the Feta cheese.

Cover your edge of crust with aluminum foil loosely so it will not burn.

Crust edge covered loosely with aluminum foil.

Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean.  For best results, let stand for five minutes.

Fresh out of oven… tested knife came out clean.

Eight nice servings.

Note:  I was anxious to try this recipe that I found on Taste of Home web site.  I have always wanted to try a Quiche recipe but hadn’t until this one.  I enjoyed it.  It was different and I would love to try it with the mushrooms.  Maybe when Danny is out of town one day.  LOL  Anyway, when I cut into it it was still juicy so I put it back into the oven and let it cook 15 more minutes because I have a very slow oven.  I always have to add 10 to 15 minutes to everything for some reason.  It really brown the topping as you can see in the last photo because I took off the aluminum foil.  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did.

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