Butternut Squash and Kale Quiche!!! Celebrate the flavors of fall with this delicious and savory quiche! Packed with roasted butternut squash, kale and gruyere cheese!
My sister, Grace, and I love quiche. And butternut squash. We’d always hit up the local La Madeleine’s in Dallas and our orders would be the same every single time. I would order their caesar salad with grilled chicken and Grace would order their quiche lorraine or quiche florentine. We would, of course, balance our meals out with plenty of their homemade bread and some cookies.
Often times when I’m baking something for the blog, sweet or savory, I’ll save some and freeze it so I can take it to my sister. The last time my father was here in town, he was going to take the bus from Madison to Minneapolis to go visit my sister for a few days. I bought his bus ticket online and packed, I kid you not, like 6 or 7 things for my dad to take to my sister. Cookies, pie, cheesecake, and some of this Butternut Squash and Kale quiche.
Well, I screwed up royally and took my dad to the wrong bus stop, for Greyhound, the bus stop location that is listed online isn’t actually the correct location. If I had looked at the bus ticket that I printed out, I would have seen that the bus stop location was different. . I just looked at the address listed online on their website. . silly me!
So, my dad never made it to Minnesota that day. And everything promptly went back into the freezer, except this quiche. My parents ate all of it so I need to bake a new one when I’m with my sister and her family for the upcoming holidays!
Looking for a great, savory quiche that’s packed with butternut squash and kale? This is it!
This quiche is made with Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs. If there’s ever a worry that the eggs aren’t fully cooked, there’s no need to worry. These eggs are pasteurized which means there is no risk of salmonella in the eggs before they even enter your kitchen. I personally use these eggs all the time for baking but Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs should definitely be considered when making recipes such as Hollandaise, Caesar salad dressing and other sauces, or sunny side up,poached or soft scrambled eggs.
I hope you give this quiche a try this holiday season! You won’t regret it. . it’s absolutely delicious!!! I used a store bought frozen pie shell here to keep it simple, but if you have the time, make your own! Here’s my recipe for pastry dough, for pies, quiche, tarts and more!
Butternut Squash and Kale Quiche
- 8- inch store bought pie shell thawed
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil divided
- ½ cup onion diced
- ½ cup leeks diced (white and tender green parts only)
- 4 oz. cremini mushrooms sliced
- 2 heaping cups kale chopped
- salt and pepper
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 ½ to 2 cups roasted cooked butternut squash
- 4 Davidson’s Safest Choice eggs
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 6 oz. gruyere cheese shredded
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Prick your pie shell with a fork on the sides and bottom. Add pie weights and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.
- Using a skillet over medium high heat, heat the olive oil and, after a minute or 2, add the onions and leeks and sauté for about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook until tender, for another 4 to 5 minutes.
- Add in the kale and season with the salt, pepper and nutmeg. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until the kale has softened a bit. Remove from the heat. Pour the cooked mushroom and kale mixture into the partially baked pie shell and cover evenly with the roasted butternut squash.
- Using a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, heavy cream and season with more salt and pepper. Mix in the shredded gruyere cheese and pour the egg mixture evenly over the mushroom, kale and butternut squash.
- Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes, or until the quiche has browned nicely around the edges and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Slice, serve and enjoy.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs. All opinions expressed here are my own. Thank you for supporting me in working with the brands and products that I use and love.
Poor you for not getting your dad to the right bus stop! Sounds like something I would do 🙂 I always tell my husband that I was much more clever before I had my kids (no jokes..haha!). This quiche looks super delicious and I´m sure your sister and her family will love it when they finally do get to eat it 🙂
This is totally fate, Alice. I was at Trader Joe’s yesterday and bought both butternut squash and kale without really deciding what I would do with it. And I have a pie crust in the freezer. And a ton of eggs. Hellooooo, dinner! I wasn’t really committed to that spaghetti tonight anyway. 🙂
As for La Madeleine, there’s one way too close to my work. Dangerous!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
Squash and kale in a quiche? Sign me up! This sounds like a delicious dinner or even breakfast, Alice! I love the cozy fall ingredients! Yum!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
Look at all that kale 🙂 🙂 🙂
I am on such a kale kick at the moment, so any new ways I can eat it make me happy!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
Haha! I totally would have done the same thing as you and looked at the address online. In your defense, the site should list BOTH locations! So nice of you to always keep portions of great dishes in your freezer for your sister! I love quiche too and this butternut squash and kale quiche looks absolutely delicious! I need a nice big breakfast on holiday mornings because my family doesn’t eat until 3ish, so this would be perfect! Pinned! Cheers, Alice!
Ritu Ahuja says
Wow..this Kale Quiche looks awesome. Just perfect. Great post. Love reading it. 🙂
Oh, sorry your dad got at the wrong bus stop that day Alice! I love quiche and this looks like the perfect combination for me! Looks amazing! Pinning!
Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits says
I love that you packed your dad with food to bring to your sister’s! Even though the quiche didn’t quite make it over there, I’m glad you all got to enjoy it! It looks wonderful, Alice, and I love Davidson’s eggs!
Hahha Greyhound is the most confusing company…but the best when it comes to buses. Glad you were able to salvage the rest of the treats for your sister. This quiche looks amazing!! And I love Davidson’s eggs!
Thank you, Zainab!!!
Kathleen | Hapa Nom Nom says
The bus stop incident sounds like something I would do. Well at least you guys had this awesome quiche to enjoy when you got home! I’ve never had such a perfectly seasonal quiche like this – such wonderful flavors and I love your pictures!
So sweet that you pack goodies for your sister…sorry your dad didn’t make it that day but so glad he got to enjoy this delicious quiche 🙂 Love all the flavors and that you used Davidson’s eggs! It looks incredible!
Ben Maclain|Havocinthekitchen says
What a delicious quiche, Alice! These slices look just fantastic. Besides, squash and kale are the healthy ingredients so it’s totally okay to finish the meal with cookies (double amount):)
Amy @Very Culinary says
Gah, what a day!! But yay quiche! Butternut squash is my fav!
Emilie @ The Clever Carrot says
I haven’t made quiche in awhile and this certainly has inspired me to get cracking. I’m actually thinking about making this ahead of time and eating it for breakfast on Thanksgiving morning! Most would think “how on earth could you be thinking about what you’re going to have for breakfast on Thanksgiving”? I just politely tell them not to judge. Love your bus story! Happy your parents got that quiche reward in the end!
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says
I think the most satisfying part of baking is when the parents love it! Baking more is just a sign that it was great. Sorry about your dad not making it to Minnesota that day; at least he was able to enjoy the quiche!! Thanks for sharing – can’t wait to try. 🙂
Kate @ Framed Cooks says
This looks like the perfect, perfect fall quiche – I never would have thought of this ingredient combo, but of course it looks just scrumptious! Happy Thanksgiving, Alice. 🙂
Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven says
I haven’t had quiche in SO long and you’re seriously giving me the biggest craving right now! Love the combo of butternut squash and kale in this beauty!
Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says
I am ALL about anything with winter squash. And then eggs and kale? Did you make this quiche just for ME!? Seriously, I want a few slices of this for breakfast right now! Pinned!
Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen says
I love that you added butternut squash to a quiche! Quiche is one of my favorite dinners, and this one looks absolutely delicious!
Ah, so sorry to hear your dad was at the wrong stop!
This quiche – right up my alley.
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
I can’t resist a good quiche! There is a place in my town that always has a quiche as their special and I order it every single time. I love the addition of the butternut squash and fresh kale. I want to eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Jennifer Farley says
Quiche and butternut squash are basically 2 of my favorite things. This is amazing.
There is nothing on this planet more comforting than a quiche, unless it’s a quiche made with butternut squash 🙂
Meghan | Fox and Briar says
Oh yum, this looks so good! I love butternut squash and kale. And quiche. Pinning!
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
I love quiche and butternut squash too, this is perfection!
Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet says
What a perfect fall quiche! I am drooling over these photos. Beautiful and delicious!!
Harriet Emily says
This is beautiful Alice!! I can’t stop cooking with butternut squash at the moment, it’s one of my favourite ingredients! Such a great idea to use it in a quiche, I haven’t tried that before! And I love that you paired it with kale!
Thank you so much!!! I’m all about butternut squash right now too! Trying to put it in everything!
This is my new favorite quiche. It’s colorful, healthy, and looks SO tasty.
GiGi Eats says
Butternut Squash and Kale is such a good combo! It makes eating kale so easy! LOL!
Alyssa @ My Sequined Life says
Oh no! Why wouldn’t the address online match up with the ticket? Tricky! I can definitely relate with transporting food both near and far. My mom flew across the country last month with a few loaves of pumpkin and apple breads in her carry-on so I could taste test her experiments in gluten-free baking. They were really good! And this quiche is my kind of dish – I think I’d eat it for any meal of the day. 🙂