It’s a quiet morning.  MomHTP and the Husband are still sleeping soundly.  On the other hand, Maggie crawled to the top of the bed and sat on my face at 7:00 AM (nothing like waking up to dachshund butt), so I was up with the sunrise.  I snuck into the kitchen and made this delicious breakfast for us all to enjoy – they better get up soon or I’m going to eat the entire pie!


This is another version of my Quiche Cornbread.  I love to make pies that are half cornbread and half eggy quiche.  Cornbread is better than crust!


Last weekend, I went to a birthday brunch and was served the most amazing quiche that had a separate spinach and cheese layer.  This pie has a layer of cornbread, a layer of spinach and goat cheese, a layer of egg, and a sprinkle of cheddar cheese on top. 


Seriously.  My family better hurry up and get out of bed.  If they wait much longer, there might not be any cornbread quiche left!


Spinach and Goat Cheese Cornbread Quiche


Ingredients (for four servings):


  • 1 cup dry cornbread mix, prepared per package directions
  • 1/2 bag raw baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon Earth Balance or butter
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 ounces goat cheese (I used a herbed version)
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese




  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Prepare cornbread mix to package directions.  Pour into a well-greased cast iron skillet and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a skillet on the stovetop, steam spinach in Earth Balance and water until wilted.  Turn off stovetop heat and add in goat cheese.  Use a spatula to mix well.  Set aside.
  • In a separate small bowl, beat eggs, mayonnaise, and salt and pepper.
  • Remove cornbread from oven and spread goat cheese and spinach mixture evenly on top.
  • Pour egg mixture over goat cheese and spinach mixture and top with cheddar cheese.

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  • Bake at 375 for an additional 25 minutes.
  • Remove, let stand for 5 minutes, slice and serve.



I hope you have a wonderful Sunday, my friends. 



  • Julia Steele February 26, 2012, 9:27 am

    Looks great. Happy Sunday!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 26, 2012, 9:38 am

    Oohh, I would have trouble waiting for everyone else to eat this!! It looks delicious!

  • Hillary February 26, 2012, 9:42 am

    This looks great, Caitlin. Thanks for the recipe; I’ll definitely be giving it a try!

  • Khushboo February 26, 2012, 9:59 am

    Man I’m envious of your mom & hubby- what a great scent to wake up to ;)!

  • Lee February 26, 2012, 10:01 am

    My dog, who weighs about 60 pounds, totally sat on me this morning to wake me up. It worked.

  • Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries February 26, 2012, 10:02 am

    yum! this looks fantastic. i’m a HUGE fan of goat cheese… need to try this asap!

  • emily February 26, 2012, 10:03 am

    That looks delicious! I’m glad that dachshund butt isn’t so bad. Webster is seriously obsessed with my husband and I feel like I always end up with his back end!

  • Emily @ The Swallow Flies February 26, 2012, 10:21 am


  • Emily February 26, 2012, 10:47 am

    I think that looks AWESOME. So delicious.

  • Kristen@Change of Pace February 26, 2012, 10:58 am

    I need a cast iron skillet just for this! I love the cornbread on the bottom 🙂

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery February 26, 2012, 11:03 am

    My grandma is from Georgia and she said to me a few weeks ago, “I don’t know how anyone can live without cornbread.” I’m going to visit her over spring break so I know she will want to make me some good old fashioned cornbread. Have a good Sunday!

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats February 26, 2012, 11:21 am

    That quiche looks so delicious! I’ll have to send this to my mom, she loves cornbread AND quiche!

  • Elizabeth February 26, 2012, 11:43 am

    This sounds do good! Have to try it this week!

  • Becca @ Blueberry Smiles February 26, 2012, 11:47 am

    What does the mayo add? Is it for flavor or does it help the texture? I’ve never seen it in my egg or quiche recipes before so just curious. Recipe looks delish and like something my picky boyfriend would like!

  • Alyssa @ Fit and Fun in Third February 26, 2012, 11:56 am

    New reader here! Just wanted to say hi and that breakfast looks AMAZING. Anything with Goat cheese makes me drool.

  • Caroline February 26, 2012, 1:00 pm

    I’ve never heard of cornbread quiche – looks delish!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) February 26, 2012, 3:17 pm

    what a tasty treat!

  • Lindsay February 26, 2012, 4:45 pm

    Spinach, goat cheese, eggs, cornbread… all things I love! I pinned this so I can make it, it looks incredible. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday too 🙂

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife February 26, 2012, 5:13 pm

    Spinach and eggs and cheese!! WINNER. YUMM. Did they wake up in time?! 😉

  • Caitlin February 26, 2012, 5:15 pm

    mm! that quiche looks so tasty!!

  • Emilie @ Hungry Delights February 26, 2012, 6:16 pm

    Cornbread! I am salivating at the thought of it!!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 26, 2012, 6:20 pm

    You always have the best quiche and egg recipes – this looks amazing! I just wish you’d posted it yesterday so that I could have made it for brunch with my family this morning. 😉

  • Alison February 26, 2012, 8:37 pm

    This has nothing to do with this post, but I’ve watched this video approximately 5,000 times today and that made me think of you! I am desperate to share this with someone who seems to have similar taste in music and does the same thing with new songs that I do!

    (Truthfully, I just don’t want to be the only grown pregnant woman dancing around her bedroom to a teeny bopper song.)

    • Caitlin February 27, 2012, 7:55 am

      HAHA i love it

  • Jeanelle @ Glocal Girl February 27, 2012, 7:23 am

    That looks amazing! Do you need a cast iron skillet in order to make it though?

    • CaitlinHTP February 27, 2012, 7:54 am

      I think you can probably get away with a pie dish! Maybe a glass one?

  • Katy @ HaveYouHurd February 29, 2012, 10:07 am

    I am mildly obsessed with corn bread so I am freaking STOKED about trying this!!!!!

  • Lauren March 1, 2012, 3:16 pm

    Caitlin thank you SO much for this recipe! Cornbread + quiche = briliance. I made this for a girls’ dinner I hosted last night and everybody raved about how good it was. I followed your directions and also added some sauteed mushrooms and onions to the egg mixture. We all agreed that the herbed goat cheese took it way over the top!

    • Caitlin March 1, 2012, 3:21 pm

      Oh I am so glad you liked it!

  • Katy March 3, 2012, 12:34 pm

    This looks so good! Definitely going to try it!

  • Katie M March 4, 2012, 9:10 pm

    Normally I don’t really like quiche very much (I’m not a big egg person in general), but this looks like a really good recipe to help me jump the barrier and start liking it! I too love cornbread, and spinach and cheese (goat or otherwise) are up there as well, so this looks like a very delicious combination. I also hadn’t ever thought to have cornbread as crust but now that I’ve had it introduced into my brain it will be done! What gave you the idea to first try using cornbread as a crust? And how do you guarantee that it is cooked all the way through w/o getting dry?

    • CaitlinHTP March 4, 2012, 11:03 pm

      I don’t know where I thought of it! The cornbread is pretty thin so it definitely cooked though by the entire time.

  • oquefazerprojantar March 11, 2012, 8:55 am

    love it!
    Regards from Lisbon, Portugal.

  • Alane Malon August 11, 2012, 5:18 am

    He loved it! My hubby actually liked it better than the one I made with sausage and cheddar. Thank you so much 🙂

  • Larry May 31, 2014, 9:07 pm

    Thanks i made this today and i liked it a lot, eating as i am writing this.

    If you can prepare the spinach and cheese filling the night before you can get this thing ready in no time for a weekend branch. Best part is this thing is a canvas, you can really experiment with fillings.

    Thank you for this, i think this will stay with me and i will cook this for years to come.

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