This vegan quiche looks remarkably like the real thing with melty vegan mozzarella cheese and tofu giving the quiche an egglike texture. Tofu is a blank slate, absorbing the savory flavor of nutritional yeast, and turmeric adds color., August 2021


Credit: Will Dickey

Recipe Summary

35 mins
1 hr 35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Fit pie crust into a 9-inch pie pan; fold edges under and crimp. Prick the bottom and sides of the crust with a fork; bake until lightly browned and set, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, about 30 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add leek; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4 to 5 minutes. Add mushrooms, garlic and 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring often, until the mushrooms are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Add spinach; cook, stirring constantly, until wilted, about 1 minute. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl to cool slightly, about 15 minutes.

  • Combine tofu, nutritional yeast, oat milk, turmeric, pepper, cayenne and the remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt in a food processor. Process until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Transfer the mixture to the bowl with the vegetables. Add cheese and stir to combine.

  • Spoon the mixture into the cooled pie crust and smooth the top. Bake until the filling is set, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice
275 calories; fat 17g; sodium 488mg; carbohydrates 23g; dietary fiber 2g; protein 8g; sugars 1g; niacin equivalents 5mg; saturated fat 6g; vitamin a iu 858IU; potassium 157mg.