Oct 18

Kale & Smoked Gouda Quiche

Let’s talk about crust.

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When it comes to pie, I’m all about the crust.  I’ve mentioned before how I wish there was a way to make a crust-only pie.  Or at least a pie with a super obnoxious amount of crust and only a teeny bit of filling.  The crust guidelines that apply to a pie also apply to a quiche.  This is because a quiche is just a pie that you won’t be judged for eating at lunch.

So when making this quiche, I was most excited about the crust.  Or so I thought, but then I tasted the smoked Gouda I bought to use in the filling and was completely torn on where my heart belonged.  Due to my self-centered ways, I thought that all people were crust people.  But no.   So what kind of person am I?!  Crust, filling, crust, filling, crust, filling.  I mean, I guess there is really no need to choose.

While I was making this recipe I couldn’t stop saying, “My favorite’s Gouda.”*  So that had me leaning towards being a filling-person.  But then I saw this crust and how cute is that?!  I mean, that must remind you of Thanksgiving parties in elementary school.  Who hasn’t made a turkey out of your hand.  If you haven’t, stop everything you’re doing and go make one.  Now.

Well, maybe not right now.  You can wait until November.

Kale-Green Onion Quiche (1 of 10)

So Tuesday night my older sister texted me saying, “are you watching netflix?”  Which I was because umm #breakingbadislife.  My sister said netlix wouldn’t let her on because 2 people were already using the account.  So I walked over to my little sister’s room (who was “studying”) and sure enough she was watching netflix.  And then my older sister and I received a text from our little sister saying, “THIS IS A CRITICAL SEASON OF VAMP DIARIES I DONT HAVE TIME FOR YOUR SHENANIGANS.”  Lack of punctuation and all.  Not that I am one to judge someone’s grammar usage since I have the worst grammar everrrr.

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Moving on.  So Wednesday night Andrew and I had a premarital counseling session at my church.  When my pastor asked us what hobbies we enjoy doing together the first thing I blurted out of my mouth was, “eat at Smashburger.”  I mean, that’s a hobby, right?

Andrew was all like, “why would you even say that?”  And I was all like, “because we love that, hello.”

So in preparation for wedding day, I’ve been doing 40 pushups everyday.  And I’ve managed to hurt something in my chest pretty bad.   So now I can’t do any upperbody workouts.  This same exact thing happened two years ago.  I was doing too many pushups and ended up going to the emergency room because my chest pain was so bad and I thought I was having a heart attack.  You think I would’ve learned my lesson…nope.

And my internship requires me to lift 60-lb bags of carrots and 50-lb bags of potatoes on a daily basis.  Ouch.

Kale-Green Onion Quiche (9 of 10)

Let’s get back to something happier.  A quiche.  One with a lot of crust and a lot of filling.  I cannot wait to make like a zillion modifications to this recipe with random add-ins.  True story, making quesadillas or a quiche is the very best way to clean veggies out of a fridge.

And one last thing, this weekend is FNCE.  If you’re going, I’d love to meet you.

Kale & Smoked Gouda Quiche

Yield: 8 slices


2 cups oat flour, gently packed
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, lightly whisked
2 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons water

2/3 cup green onions, sliced
2 cups kale, removed from stem, chopped and packed
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 eggs
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
2/3 cup smoked gouda cheese, grated & packed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper


Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9-inch pie dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine oat flour, ground flaxseed and salt. Add in egg, honey, olive oil and water. Mix until a VERY crumbly dough forms. The dough will look VERY dry but when pressed together it will hold its shape. Firmly press the dough into your pie dish. Bake for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare your filling. In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Add in kale and cook for 1 minute, stirring/tossing frequently. Add in green onions and cook, stirring/tossing frequently, for another 2 minutes. Turn off heat and set skillet aside.

In a bowl, whisk together eggs, greek yogurt, smoked gouda, salt and pepper. Add in sauteed kale + green onions. Whisk everything together. Pour into baked pie crust. Protect the rim of the pie crust with foil to keep it from burning. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until egg mixture is set. Allow to cool at least 10 minutes before slicing.

*Name the movie.

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25 comments on “Kale & Smoked Gouda Quiche”

  1. Hi! I have been following you for a bit and was really excited when I visited UT School of Public Health this summer and they mentioned you were a new intern! I hope I see you at FNCE!

    • Hi Shannon! I followed you on Twitter! I’d love to get to meet you at FNCE. I’ll be there most of the day on Sunday.

      • Hi Kylie!

        I didn’t turn my computer on at all until last night! I hope I will get to meet you another time. I am applying to UT School of Public Health! How are you liking it so far?

    • THRILLED to hear you are applying to UTSPH! If you decide to go, we will most definitely meet! Right now the second year and first year students are extremely close…a lot of hangouts/happy hours/dinners.

      People keep asking me how I’m liking school and I really haven’t had time to sit back and think about it. It’s very busy. I’m taking 13 hours of class and then have 16 hours of community rotation each week. With this blog and planning a wedding and another blogging internship with a dietitian…I don’t have much time. But the time is filled with things I love so it doesn’t make it that bad (is that cheesy?…probably).

      Anyways, I absolutely LOVE all the people in the program. And Laura Moore (our program director) is possibly one on my favorite people I have ever met. She’s so kind and generous and wants to help you get to whatever career you want to have. She has already thrown a party for us at her house. Seriously…she’s wonderful.

      I’m positive UT was the right choice for me:) It’s hard work, but any internship would be.

      So excited for you!!

  2. I’ve been playing around with the idea of making some form of a quiche for months now…this post officially convinced me :) Definitely going to have to make a version of this, this weekend..along with those blueberry muffins..gahh you have too many great recipes!

    p.s. She’s the Man?! (gouda reference)

    • I had been wanting to make a quiche for months too! But then I had this like overwhelming, all-consuming craving and just like HAD to make a quiche. Made for a quick lunches all week…always a good thing:)

  3. Omg hahaha I died when you told that story about saying “eat at Smashburger” as one of your hobbies…too funny! In that case, in the interest of full disclosure Erik and my (okay wth grammar) favorite hobby based on how often we do it is eating tortilla chips (him)/carrots and hummus (me) while watching Scandal/Friends/Modern Family/insert TV show. Terrible. We are already so boring at 23.

    Also LOL sorry to hear about your push up accident :( That is unfortunate. What kind of workouts do you normally do??

    • Eating can totally be a hobby…you get me haha:)

      I’ve always liked to run. I usually run 4-5 miles 3 days a week. And the days I don’t run I try to do pilates/yoga on one day. And then a stairmaster + upper body workout on another day. And one day a week I do a leg workout. And lately I’ve really been loving this list of workouts from Carrots n’ Cake…

      What about you?!

      • Oh my GOD those workouts DO look really hard!!! Thanks for the link–I shall attempt someday!

        Haha I used to do the opposite of your running schedule–3 miles about 5 times a week. And then I got runner’s knee :( Since I’m a retired swimmer and refuse to get in the pool unless it’s for frolicking purposes, I mostly walk and take random classes–boot camp, yoga (have you tried Yoga House Houston? I got their 10 class Groupon and it was AMAZING. It’s the only place I’ve ever really felt like I got a strength workout from yoga) and I’m really excited for the Pure Barre one I’m about to redeem. And two days ago I started Jamie Eason’s LiveFit program! I’ve always heard that strength building is so important but I hate lifting weights. Now that I can’t run, I’m finally giving it a try. I. Am. SORE!

  4. LOL Critical season of Vampire Diaries!? I love it. That show is the campy best. and, I’m with you on the Crust Front. Crust totally makes or breaks pie/quiche, and this looks so perfect.

    • She’s seriously says the funniest things like that all the time!! I hope you try the quiche! Or maybe just the crust;)

  5. I’m with you on the crusts. Last Thanksgiving my cousin and I went to town on a rather unfortunate vegan pumpkin pie with the BEST crust. The filling looked pretty awful leftover in the pie pan…

    • I kept slicing my slices of quiche at an angle so I could get more crust haha. The last piece was pretty much all filling. Crust is where it’s at!!

  6. You literally just READ MY MIND. My mom bought a bag of spinach that’s as big as me, and I was thinking that we should put some of it in a quiche. I thought about that uber amazing crust from your pizza quiche recipe, and I was planning on just tripling/quadrupling the recipe, but here you are with this full-size recipe for me. Thank you so very much. And I do love crust, but any filling with cheese is pretty hard to beat.
    I also love that you said that your husband’s and your favorite hobby was eating at Smashburger. So far my bro, dad and a couple of my friends have gone, but I still need to go! I want sweet potato fries. Soon soon!

  7. Next time…just put some cheese in the dough as well. Then you won’t have to choose!

  8. hahaha this is great. the stories, the food, love it :)

  9. I had the same thing happened to my chest! I went to the ER because I thought I was having heart problems too – they are tiny tears and it happens from overuse. They HURT though!

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  12. I am making quiche tonight. I’m sort of following your smoked gouda and kale but am adding some fried chicken sausage. I’m using butter instead of evoo and also am steaming the kale for a few minutes with yellow onion, guess i should add another egg. my husband says to use coconut milk instead of the yogurt. Had to change it because I didn’t have your ingredients.. not doing a pie crust either because I’m not eating flour. should be good

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