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Lambs Quarters Quiche Print E-mail

We call the plant lamb's quarters but it's AKA goosefoot, fat hen and by its Latin name, Chenopodium Album. Whatever you call it, the plant is an aggressive weed. Each one scatters thousands of tiny black seeds to make next year's weeding drudgery.

So we were pleased to be doing our part by eating it!

This quiche looks a lot like spinach quiche but it has a subtly different flavor.

{Makes 6 servings}

  • 1 prepared pie crust
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 c. onion
  • 4 cups of lamb's quarters - washed and dried
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 cups of grated swiss
  • A little adult help


  • A pie pan
  • A large bowl
  • A whisk or fork
  • A wooden spoon
  • Hot pads

      1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
      2. Spray the pie pan and lay out your crust. Pat it into the pan.
      3. Break the eggs into the bowl and whisk them.
      4. Add all the other ingredients and mix.
      5. Pour the mixture into the pie crust.
      6. Bake for 45 minutes or until the top is slightly browned and the center is set. If the crust starts to get really brown, cut strips of aluminum foil and fold them in half the long way, shiny side out. Have your adult helper cover the crust it slow down the baking.
      7. Let the quiche stand 10 minutes before serving. Yum!