Real vegans eat quiche 🌱like this fabulous vegan spinach mushroom quiche! Baked with a rich blend of cheeses, fresh spinach and mushrooms. Simply divine!
I love ‘veganizing’ old family recipes, but there are some traditional dishes that are almost impossible to make without certain key ingredients…like quiche, which is basically an egg and cheese pie.
Over the years, I’ve made a few unsuccessful attempts trying to create a recipe for vegan quiche that really worked. The flavor was perfect but the texture and consistency – not so much. There are lots of recipes out there using tofu as a substitute for eggs, and some are pretty good. They’re just not like a traditional quiche, which has a lightness, texture, and taste all its own. That’s what I wanted to recreate.
Problem was, up until recently, there just weren’t any really delicious tasting non-dairy cheeses or suitable egg replacers that worked well for quiche. Until now.
Thanks to the talented geniuses at JUST, we home cooks now have JUST Egg, a vegan egg substitute that requires no mixing or preparation. Straight from the bottle, it’s ideal for egg-centric dishes, like quiche. As for cheese, all I can say is Hallelujah! At last there are some amazingly scrumptious plant-based cheeses from which to choose!
The key to making a great vegan quiche is having the right ingredients. Find the best vegan cheeses you can. Don’t be afraid to combine flavors!
Make your own pie crust – it’s worth the effort! Check out my recipe for easy vegan pie crust.
We vegans can and do eat quiche!
This easy cheesy pie is everything you want in a quiche, and without eggs or dairy products!
How to make a vegan quiche?
I know I say this a lot, but this recipe is easier to prepare than you might think.
First thing you should do is watch my video. It offers lots of helpful tips that will make your quiche baking experience that much better. Be sure to read through the step by step instructions and ingredients list.
🥕NOTE: About the cheese I use in the video. For that quiche, I used a specific artisan brand, Vromage, from West Hollywood, California. It was delicious, but you don’t need that brand or even an artisan cheese to create a great quiche. I suggest using a variety – two or three – different types of cheese. Most vegan cheeses tend to be softer than dairy cheese. That’s ok. Just find cheeses that you like.
I also recommend making your own pie crust. There is nothing quite like a flaky homemade crust. It will add a lot to your quiche. Check out my vegan pie crust recipe here, and be sure to watch the video!
Have fun and eat quiche!
Vegan Spinach Mushroom Quiche
- large bowl
- 4 qt stove top pot
- large skillet
- wooden spoon or spatula
- strainer or colander
- 1/2 C non-dairy butter
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 medium yellow onion diced
- 1-1/2 C spinach cooked, drained and chopped
- 1 C mushrooms sliced
- 1-1/2 C vegan cheese grated or diced
- 3/4 C JUST egg vegan egg substitute
- 1 C non-dairy milk (I use rice milk)
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper freshly ground
- 1 unbaked 9" pie shell see our recipe for vegan pie crust
- Preheat oven to 375º
- Using a large skillet over medium-high heat, saute butter, garlic, and onions until tender. Take care not to burn the garlic.
- Add mushrooms & cooked spinach, stirring occasionally.
- Add 1 C cheese (set aside remaining 1/2 C cheese).
- Stir until thoroughly combined. Remove pan from heat.
- Pour over spinach & mushroom mixture and combine all.
- Bake quiche for 15 minutes at 375º.
- Sprinkle remaining cheese over quiche and continue baking for another 35-40 minutes, until pie crust begins to brown.
- Remove quiche from oven and let cool for about an hour (to set).