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A paradox: I love to cook but I do not like to spend a lot of time actually cooking.  So I guess I should really say that I like eating.  Hah.  This dish is one of my favorites because it tastes AMAZING and looks BEAUTIFUL but involves very little kitchen time.

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Ah, yes – the beloved Cornbread Quiche.  The other things that’s cool about this dish is the endless variations.  You can make it with cheese or without.  You can use any veggie in your fridge.  It can be spicy or savory.  But it’s always good.

 

We have a ton of guests coming to visit us over the next week, and I plan to whip up a variation of Cornbread Quiche for each. 

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Egg on the top, cornbread on the bottom!

 

Todays variation was a standout.  Will definitely make it with these mix-ins again —> spinach and broccoli slaw.

 

Spinach and Broccoli Slaw Quiche Cornbread

Ingredients (for 4 servings):

  • 3 cups loosely packed spinach
  • 1/2 cup broccoli slaw
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or other oil
  • 1 and 1/4 cup dry cornbread mix, which should then be prepared according to package directions (i.e. with all the egg, water, milk, oil, etc.)
  • 5 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Pace spinach and slaw in hot wok with oil.  Cook until limp. 
  • Meanwhile, prepare the cornbread mix according to package directions.
  • Pour cornbread into a greased cast iron dish and bake for 10 minutes at 425.
  • Remove cornbread from oven and place spinach and slaw on top.
  • Combine eggs, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.  Beat thoroughly.
  • Pour egg mix on top of veggies and cornbread.
  • Put back in the oven and bake for 20 minutes at 425.
  • Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes before slicing into quarters.
  • Enjoy!

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Other variations:

 

 

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  • Kendra @ My Full-Thyme Life September 19, 2012, 10:14 am

    That cornbread quiche looks awesome!! I’m making that soon for sure. Can’t wait for Henry’s sleeping tip! :)

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  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 19, 2012, 10:19 am

    YUM!! That looks amazing!!

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  • Courtney September 19, 2012, 10:24 am

    oh yum! Looks so good! And I love that all your “You may also like” posts are different cornbread quiche recipes. Epic.

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  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 19, 2012, 10:39 am

    I really need to try this cornbread quiche, it looks so good! I am hoping to make one when I’m home for Thanksgivig because cornbread is one of my mom’s favorites but she never makes it!

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  • Jordan @ Whimsical Desperation September 19, 2012, 10:41 am

    That looks delicious! I’ll have to try that once I’m eating corn again. Quiche is wonderful.

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  • Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale September 19, 2012, 10:45 am

    I’ve been looking for a great recipe to attempt with cornbread and I’ve been craving quiche for quite a while now — this may be just what I was looking for!! So excited! Thanks! :)

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  • Emily September 19, 2012, 11:08 am

    That looks amazing!! I will be trying that this weekend!

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  • Julie (A Case of the Runs) September 19, 2012, 11:25 am

    I made some variant of these the other day, since we just got a cast-iron as an early wedding gift. I made vegan cornbread on the bottom and then used Field Roast chorizo bits and cooked down spinach for the eggs… and yeah, lunch for the week.

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    • Caitlin September 19, 2012, 11:26 am

      That sounds great!

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  • Lauren September 19, 2012, 11:35 am

    Haha, this is a paradox of so many. I think more people love the idea of eating what they cook than actually cooking it. Seriously, nothing wrong with that! :)

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  • Lea @ Greens and Coffee Beans September 19, 2012, 12:06 pm

    I feel the same way! I love cooking, but I just want to hurry and eat whatever I’m making! I guess that means I should try to make a cornbread quiche soon (:

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  • Judith September 19, 2012, 12:50 pm

    I am definitely going to make this soon! But I don’t have a cast iron dish. Could you use a pie plate? Or a casserole dish? Any thoughts would be great. Thanks! Love your blog!

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  • Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut September 19, 2012, 2:26 pm

    Yum! I definitely need more easy recipes like this when I have guests visiting. Easy+Veggies+Great Presentation+Tasty= Perfect Combo!

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  • Stephanie @ Food and Fitness 4 Real September 19, 2012, 2:44 pm

    Love that this is a one dish meal and I could probably get my kids to eat it too. They love cornbread, eggs and cheese so I think this would be a hit!

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  • Sara@RunningInPinkProject September 19, 2012, 6:45 pm

    Yum…Ill just be stalking your quiche posts now. :)

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  • Jessica September 20, 2012, 8:25 pm

    This looks So good! I dont have a cast iron skillet, though, think another type of pan would work?

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    • Caitlin September 20, 2012, 9:26 pm

      Sure, maybe a glass casserole dish!

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  • Caitlin October 2, 2012, 9:30 am

    Do you use TJ’s Cornbread mix? Is it gluten free?

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    • Caitlin October 2, 2012, 9:36 am

      No and no.

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  • Ashley December 11, 2012, 1:05 am

    Just wanted to say I tried your cornbread quiche recipe tonight and loved it! I’m sure I’ll be making all sorts of variations. Thanks for the recipe!

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