Ricotta and Arugula Quiche

by Sugar on March 16, 2012 · 15 comments

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Well it’s St. Patricks Day so I thought why not do something green. My Ricotta and Arugula Quiche isn’t exactly an Irish dish but it is green and oh so yummy. You can use spinach in place of the ricotta if you like but either way it’s simple and perfect for any time of day. Enjoy this and let me know how you like it.

Ricotta and Arugula Quiche

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Start to Finish: 1 hour

8 servings


  • 1 box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup fresh arugula, coarsely chopped (or baby spinach)
  • 2 cups shredded Italian cheese mix or shredded mozzarella
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste


Heat oven to 375°F. Unroll crust into an ungreased 9-inch glass pie plate. Press crust firmly against side and bottom. Fold excess crust under and flute. Prick bottom and side of crust with fork. Bake about 8 minutes or until very lightly browned.

In medium bowl, beat eggs, half and half, ricotta and salt and pepper with wire whisk or fork until well blended.

Layer the arugula and cheese in alternate layers into the piecrust. Pour egg mixture over layers of arugula and cheese.

Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean

Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Cut into wedges.

Cooking Tips:

Spinach or broccoli can be used to replace the arugula.

Three to four slices of chopped prosciutto can also be added if you like meat in your quiche.

Quiche can be served warm or cold.



Devina says:

I like it so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!

janine says:

Thank you so much for your great receips tonight for dinner i wil, be making the healthy chicken and turkey meatloaf i have to cook dinner everynight u run out of ideas thsts where you cone in i made the ricotta and arugula that was very good last week

Sugar says:

Oh thanks so much for the sweet feedback. I think you will love this one. Enjoy and keep me posted.

janine says:

Love the chicken and turkey meatloaf it can out great

Sugar says:

So glad you liked it. Thanks for taking the time to post your feedback. :)

Gilda Weaver says:

Sounds great. I can’t wait to try it. Why don’t you have a “print friendly” version?

Sugar says:

We do have a print friendly version. At the bottom of every post is a “Sharing is Caring” widget. At the right side of the widget, there is a Print Friendly button.

Jennifer says:

Sug– I think you mean to use spinach in place of the arugula right? Otherwise you have green leaf & green leaf… LOL!

Sugar says:

It does work nicely. Give it a try.


Sugar says:

You can use eggwhites and other substitutes that work for you. Enjoy!

chaitali venkatesh says:

Hi sugar thanks for your fantastic recipe ,today i will try this!!!

Sugar says:

Glad you like it. Let me know how it turns out.

This looks soo good can’t to try it !

Sugar says:

I love it because it’s perfect for any time of day. Enjoy!