Hamburger Spinach Quiche

Hamburger Spinach Quiche | The Gluten-Free Homemaker

My family loves this hamburger spinach quiche, especially if I make it with sausage instead of hamburger. But it’s good either way. It’s a real treat when I make it with a gluten-free pie crust, but a crust isn’t necessary. Crustless quiche makes a terrific quick and easy gluten-free meal.
Hamburger (or Sausage) Spinach Quiche (crustless) | The Gluten-Free Homemaker

The quiche tastes just as delicious without a crust, and it is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  This recipe is similar to the other crustless quiche recipe I have posted.  We liked the addition of spinach to this one.  My kids are not spinach fans, but if it is cooked and mixed in with something, they often like it.  In fact, my spinach dip is one of their favorite appetizers.

This recipe makes two quiches.  If you don’t need that much, cut the recipe in half or freeze one of them.

Hamburger (or Sausage) Spinach Quiche (with a crust) | The Gluten-Free Homemaker

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Hamburger Spinach Quiche
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Serves: 6-8
  • 1 pound ground beef or sausage
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 package frozen chopped spinach or 9 oz. fresh spinach
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup milk (regular or substitute)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch (or arrowroot starch for grain free)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (can be omitted or use a cheese substitute for a dairy free version)
  • gluten-free pie crust (optional)
  1. Cook and drain the spinach. Use a spatula to press it against the sides of a colander and squeeze out most of the water.
  2. Brown the ground beef and cook the onion in a skillet. Drain any fat.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, milk, eggs, cornstarch, and salt and pepper.
  4. Stir in the cheese, spinach, beef and onions.
  5. Pour into two greased pie plates.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until the center is set.


About Linda Etherton

Linda has been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease which propelled me into the world of gluten-free cooking and baking. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious, and I never apologize for serving it.
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  1. Yum! I love quiche and my husband and kids are "iffy" about it. I usually make one and keep it in the fridge for my lunches. I can't wait to try this one. I do have a question, though. I'm not a fan of mayonnaise, is there something that I could use in place of that?

  2. I would try plain yogurt instead of the mayo. I have one son who dislikes mayo, but didn't notice it in the quiche.

  3. I am going to make this recipe to have on hand for lunches. Thanks for the great recipe. We have only been gluten free for a week now and I am so glad that I found your blog.

  4. Christy says:

    this sounds really yummy. I will be trying it soon.

  5. heartnsoulcooking says:

    I love making quiche and with spinach even better.

  6. This has nothing to do with quiche. But, have you ever glutened yourself with vanilla ice cream? I feel yuck today and it is the only thing I ate that was out of my direct control. Don't think I've ever had that be a problem though. :(

  7. Jessie ~ I've never had trouble with vanilla ice cream. Sometimes it is just a mystery. I find I don't want to try the food again, though, if I think it might have caused a problem. I know that some of those foods were probably fine, but who wants to feel yucky?

  8. Jessie says:

    Exactly! I think I did figure it out though. A couple mini milky way bars from a Valentines day dish at Bible study. I even read the label but according to their website only midnight milky way is gf

    • Jessie,
      Did you know that mini and holiday specialty candy often times DOES not contain the regular ingredients. I found this out the hard way, I can’t remember what it was, but I called the company and was told that the regular size candy bars do not have the same ingredients at the mini & holiday candy of the same name :O(

      It was a big name brand like Reeses or Hershey company.

  9. I have made this quiche for years as a single pie and without the spinach. This is the meal we are having tonght and one for the freezer! Thanks.

  10. Rachel says:

    I’d love to try this recipe for my husband & son who are GF. Unfortunately, my husband can’t have the cornstarch or mayo right now….is there anything I could use to sub for these? Thanks!

    • You could use arrowroot starch or potato starch, but I don’t know about substituting for the mayo. I guess it would depend on what is in it that he can’t have.

  11. Excellent! I added a little bacon, and I did put a crust on it. My family loved it. Next time I will make it without the crust.

  12. My variation: Subbed a container of plain greek yogurt for the mayo, added in a clove of garlic to the beef and onion, mixed raw kale into the egg mixture, left the cheese out and just topped with a slice of swiss cheese and some nutritional yeast. IT WAS AMAZING. Thank you for the recipe!!

  13. J Murphy says:

    Thank you for your blog! I made a variation on this tonight…I used 1/4 c mayo and 3/4 c of 0% greek yogurt- and I didn’t have spinach,so I used broccoli…it was SOSOSO good! I will be using it again,next time with the spinach!
    Oh we also added our fave spices, yellow curry powder and paprika…

  14. In the oven right now. With all the milk and mayo and no corn starch, I am hoping it sets up ok. Used to making the firmer bisquick recipe that firms up but I dont use near as much. I have also done this without milk and mayo for more of a spinach/egg fritata for breakfast with a side of salsa.

  15. Never got to a chance to update. Recipe was perfect. For 4 people, there wasnt a drop left. My wife is doing low carb and she had two portions. Made pleanty. We served it with some extra shredded cheese and low carb tortillas and we all thought it was great and will make it again!

  16. Dona's says:

    Looks great that is what we are gonna have tonight I already have everything on hand…. Yeeeppp quick an easy…..

  17. Looks good

  18. For those who asked about the mayo; I made this tonight and substituted 1 cup of greek yogurt for the mayo. It was perfect. Didn’t even notice the swap & saved tons of calories that way! I made it without the crust & the only other thing I added was some garlic powder & onion powder to the meat while browning it. My son hates spinach & liked this dish very much. Thanks for the recipe!

  19. Christian says:

    Really really good.

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