Cheddar & Kale Quiche

This flavorful vegetarian Cheddar and kale quiche is filled with kale and gets a sweet and savory note from the shallots. The two Cheddars work in harmony to provide sharpness and tang with a hint of nuttiness. Enjoy for breakfast, brunch or dinner!

Cheddar & Kale Quiche
Photo: Photographer / Antonis Achilleos, Prop Stylist / Kay Clarke, Food Stylist / Emily Nabors Hall
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 large shallots, thinly sliced

  • 1 (8-ounce) bunch lacinato kale, stemmed and roughly chopped (about 5 cups)

  • 4 medium cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 6 large eggs

  • ¾ cup half-and-half

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¾ cup shredded extra-sharp yellow Cheddar cheese

  • ¾ cup shredded aged sharp white Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a 9-inch deep-dish pie pan with cooking spray. Heat oil in a large skillet or saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and beginning to turn golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Add kale and garlic and cook, folding and stirring constantly, until the kale has wilted and is crisp-tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Add vinegar and remove from heat. Transfer all but 1/3 cup of the kale mixture to the prepared pie pan and set aside to cool slightly, about 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, crack eggs into a medium bowl and whisk until completely smooth. Whisk in half-and-half, salt and nutmeg. Sprinkle half the yellow and half the white Cheddar over the kale in the pie pan. Pour the egg mixture over the cheeses; top with the remaining cheeses. Scatter and nestle the reserved 1/3 cup kale over the top of the quiche. Bake until golden brown, puffed around the edges and set with a slight, firm jiggle in the center, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool for about 10 minutes before slicing and serving.


9-inch deep-dish pie pan

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

301 Calories
23g Fat
9g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 301
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 15g 30%
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 227mg 76%
Vitamin A 4326IU 87%
Vitamin C 32mg 36%
Vitamin D 42IU 11%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 34mcg 9%
Vitamin K 1mcg 1%
Sodium 469mg 20%
Calcium 314mg 24%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 15mg 4%
Potassium 208mg 4%
Zinc 1mg 9%
Vitamin B12 1mcg 42%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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