Butternut Squash, Goat Cheese and Spinach Quiche

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Canadian Thanksgiving was celebrated this week, and although we never had a thanksgiving dinner at our house before, we figured why not use this as an excuse for dinner with friends? I mean, regardless of any religion or belief, we ARE supposed to be thankful for what we are fortunate enough to have, so we planned dinner and invited friends over.

Now, although I do have some experience in the kitchen (hehe) I had no clue what to make. I knew I wanted it to be something that symbolized autumn. I also knew I don’t like pumpkin that much so pumpkin pie for dessert was out of the question, but SAVORY pumpkin pie, now that was a great option.

Again, I have no experience with sweet or savory pumpkin dishes so I had to use what god (and my parents) gave me – my head.

I came up with a super delicious butternut squash quiche, with goat cheese, spinach and good stuff.

I used Spelt flour to minimize gluten values but you can most definitely use all purpose flour and it’ll still turn out great.

I was surprised to see how successful this recipe turned out to be. And not it not only tasted great but it also looked so colorful and Autumn-ish, just like I wanted it to be.

I’m no longer a stranger to butternut squash, next challenge please.

Butternut Squash Goat Cheese and Spinach Quiche

Butternut Squash Goat Cheese and Spinach Quiche


Butternut Squash, Goat Cheese and Spinach Quiche
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Thanksgiving, Vegetarian
 
My first Butternut Squash is a hit. Try this quiche and I promise you will fall in love with squash. Really.
Ingredients
  • 500gr Cubed (1 square inch cubes) Butternut Squash
  • 4 Tbsp Vegetable/ Coconut Oil
  • ½ Cup Boiled/ thawed and chopped Spinach
  • 2 Tbsp Spelt or All Purpose Flour
  • ½ Tbsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 3 Tbsp Cottage Cheese
  • 4 Eggs
  • ⅓ cup Milk
  • 2 Garlic Cloves – Minced
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • ½ Cup Soft Goat Cheese (chèvre) – Crumbled into medium chunks
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F (190C) and layer baking pan with parchment paper
  2. In a medium bowl mix the squash cubes with the oil until fully covered and place on baking sheet in one layer
  3. Place inside preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until cubes are a bit tender and golden
  4. Lower oven temperature to 350F (175C) and oil spray (or butter) and flour a 9 inch round pie pan (or Pyrex)
  5. Layer the baked squash in one layer on the bottom of the pie pan
  6. Place the goat cheese crumbs in between squash cubes in the pan and continue to prepare quiche batter
  7. In a medium bowl mix in the rest of the ingredients until fully combined. When fully combined pour batter on top of the squash and goat cheese layer to fully cover it.
  8. Place inside preheated oven for 35-45 minutes until quiche top is nice and brown and the quiche is solid and stable when you touch it.

 

Butternut Squash Goat Cheese and Spinach Quiche