Salmon Quiche with Spinach, Dill, and Mozzarella

Whether you’re baking for brunch, afternoon tea, or simply a gathering of friends, this Salmon Quiche is a treat your guests will love. Light, creamy and custardy with the seafood and savory flavors we love. Easy to make, so pretty to serve.

closeup of salmon quiche wedge

Whether you’re baking for brunch, afternoon tea, or simply a gathering of friends, this Salmon Quiche is a treat your guests will love. Light, creamy and custardy with the seafood and savory flavors we love. Easy to make, so pretty to serve.

This Salmon Quiche has a light and creamy custard texture due to an egg to milk ratio of 1/2 cup of milk or cream for every egg. If you like a sturdier quiche, add one more egg. 

Simple Ingredients for this Salmon Quiche

Don’t you love it when delicious dishes are easy to make and have simple ingredients? This Salmon Quiche is one of those. This is why it’s one of my favorite quiches to make. Gather these ingredients:

Pastry:
This quiche is delicious with a store-bought pie crust or a homemade butter crumb tart crust or pie crust. I make it both ways equally.

Cheese:
I love mozzarella cheese in this quiche, but swiss, parmesan or Gruyere is super tasty too.

Greens:
You can use a couple of handfuls of baby spinach leaves, or substitute your favorite greens like kale, arugula, etc.

Seasoning:
Simple pantry seasoning for this quiche. You will use salt, freshly ground black pepper, red pepper flakes (to taste), and dried dill.

Eggs:
Four large eggs for this recipe.

Milk:
A heavy cream, half and half, or milk works well. Most often I’ll make it with milk I already have in the refrigerator, but heavy cream is decadently delicious and delivers a wonderfully creamy texture.

Salmon:
There are two ways to add salmon to this quiche recipe. First, about 1 cup of already cooked salmon is the best.

However, one 6 ounce can of salmon (here’s my favorite brand) is easy and delicious too. Be sure to flake it into large chunks when adding to the quiche.

Blind Baking the Crust

Blind baking the crust is completely optional. If you like the bottom of your crust to be crispier and browned, bake the crust in the preheated oven for 7 to 10 minutes until it is partially baked. Then cool completely before adding the filling and baking as directed.

I often skip this step. I like a softer crust on the bottom and I don’t like the fluted edges too dark. 

closeup of salmon quiche wedge

Salmon Quiche with Spinach, Dill, and Mozzarella

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Whether you're baking for brunch, afternoon tea, or simply a gathering of friends, this Salmon Quiche is a treat your guests will love. Light, creamy and custardy with the seafood and savory flavors we love. Easy to make, so pretty to serve.

Ingredients

  • Store bought pie crust for 9-inch pie
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk (cream or half and half)
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 ounce can salmon or 1 cup cooked salmon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Roll the store-bought pastry into a 9-inch pie plate or tart pan. Sprinkle half of the Mozzarella cheese over the unbaked pastry. Then layer on the baby spinach leaves.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk (cream or half and half), salt, pepper, dill, and red pepper flakes until creamy. Pour the egg mixture over the spinach. Add the flaked canned salmon or cooked salmon and sliced green onions over the top of the tart. Finally, sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees, without opening the door, and bake for another 25 to 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes before cutting into wedges.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 340Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 136mgSodium: 373mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 21g

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8 thoughts on “Salmon Quiche with Spinach, Dill, and Mozzarella

  1. Anonymous

    Haven’t made it yet, but looks wonderful! I kept looking for the link to the butter crumb pastry. Perhaps that was in an earlier blog? I couldn’t find it on your website. Please point me in the right direction.
    Thanks for the inspiring recipes!

  2. Haven’t made it yet, but looks wonderful! I kept looking for the link to the butter crumb pastry. Perhaps that was in an earlier blog? I couldn’t find it on your website. Please point me in the right direction.
    Thanks for the inspiring recipes!

    1. Hi Annetta! I’m not sure what happened to that part of the recipe. We recently had an upgrade so I’ll go back through my files and find it. In the meantime, I usually make the crust from our Lemon Tart recipe, eliminating the sugar. This quiche crust recipe on another site is a great one.

  3. Emily

    For a lower carb crust less option, I buttered the baking dish, scattered a mix of almond flour and grated Parmesan along the bottom, and then made the recipe as written. Without a crust, my “quiche” browned very quickly, so I reduced the oven temp after only 10 minutes. It was delicious! W3 will make this again.

    1. Hi Emily! That sounds like a fantastic adaptation for a crustless quiche! This salmon quiche is one of our favorites!

  4. B.

    Very good. I had fresh mushrooms to use so sauted them before adding on top of the spinach. I had smoked salmon so used that and that really added to flavor. With all of that it probably took an hour or more to bake through. My husband really liked it.

  5. Elka

    Excellent! It’s a keeper.
    Made it with fresh salmon. Next time I’ll try it with a stronger flavor of cheese

    1. Hi Elka! Thanks SO much for letting us know. I’m making it with fresh salmon this weekend too. I LOVE this recipe!

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