Swiss Chard Leek and Gruyere Quiche

This Swiss chard, leek and gruyere quiche is perfect for brunch!

This swiss chard leek and gruyere quiche is perfect for weekend brunch. Full of healthy green vegetables and just a touch of delicious gruyere.

It’s time for Secret Recipe Club once again Smile This month I was assigned a blog I had not read before, The Chefanies.  I was really psyched to see the recipes on their site and see which one would tickle my fancy.  I finally decided to try something I had never made before – quiche. In the past I have ordered quiche a few times while at brunch but have never attempted to make it at home. I’m glad I finally made the plunge and made this recipe. It was perfect and Mr.NN really seemed to enjoy it. In fact, he almost ate the whole thing! If that is not a shining endorsement for this dish I don’t know what is! It’s filled with Swiss chard, leeks and gruyere cheese. Delicious!

I made very little changes to the recipe except I cut down on the egg and liquid ingredients and added some Parmesan cheese. I saw a note the Chefanies made about possibly not needing all the filling. I didn’t want that to happen. I found the adjusted measurements worked out perfectly.


This swiss chard leek and gruyere quiche is perfect for weekend brunch. Full of healthy green vegetables and just a touch of delicious gruyere.


Swiss Chard, Leek & Gruyere Quiche

This swiss chard leek and gruyere quiche is perfect for weekend brunch. Full of healthy green vegetables and just a touch of delicious gruyere.


  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 1 raw pie pastry (your favorite pie dough or store bought)
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups creme fraiche
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 heaping cups torn Swiss chard leaves
  • 1/2 cup Gruyere cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Leek, sliced thinly

Source: The Chefanies


On a lightly floured work surface, roll dough into a 16-inch round. With a dry pastry brush, sweep off any excess flour; fit dough into a 2-inch deep-dish tart pan with a removable bottom, gently pressing it into the sides. Using a sharp knife, trim the dough evenly with the edge of the pan. Cover with plastic wrap; chill tart shell until firm, about 20 minutes.

Preheat Oven to 375 degrees

Line the tart dough with a sheet of parchment paper and fill with pie weights. Transfer to oven and bake until light brown, about 25 minutes. Remove weights and parchment paper and continue baking until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool completely.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, mix together 1 egg and flour on high speed until smooth. Add the remaining 7 eggs and continue mixing until well blended.

Place creme fraiche in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth; add milk and continue whisking until well combined. Add to mixer along with salt, pepper, and thyme; mix until well combined. Strain mixture into a large bowl through a fine mesh sieve.

Sauté Leeks in olive oil until soft

Tightly pack Swiss chard leaves, leeks and cheese into prepared tart shell.

Pour over egg mixture until tart shell is full

Bake 20 minutes; reduce temperature to 325 degrees, and continue baking until filling is slightly firm, rather than liquid, and crust is a deep golden brown, 40 to 50 minutes more.

Transfer quiche to a wire rack to cool until set, about 20 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. To reheat, cover quiche with aluminum foil and bake in an oven heated to 325 degrees for about 15 minutes.

34 Responses to “Swiss Chard Leek and Gruyere Quiche”

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    Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies — June 13, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Mmm, that would make such a lovely breakfast, lunch, or even dinner. It looks so impressive too.

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    Robin — June 13, 2011 at 8:24 am

    This looks great. I love quiche!
    This would be a great recipe to link up to my Meatfree Mondays linky

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    Dan — June 13, 2011 at 9:52 am

    oh, the cheese. The cheese. … what a great combo with the leeks. wow. I’d love to sample. Do you ship to Toronto?

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    Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies — June 13, 2011 at 10:12 am

    I’ve got some gruyere that’s just crying out to be used in this quiche. So glad to have found you via the SRC!

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — June 13, 2011 at 10:17 am

    This looks so good. I love quiche, and I love everything in this quiche!

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    Angie @ Bigbearswife — June 13, 2011 at 11:23 am

    I love Quiche. I had my first quiche on the plane on the way to Paris and I was hooked! Found this through the The Secret Recipe Club blog hop 🙂

  7. #
    Mimi — June 13, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Perfect for a summer meal.

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    Chefanie Frasco — June 13, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Looks like you did a great job!! And you definitely chose a great recipe from the site. We had never made a quiche either and when we finished it we were quite proud! Hope you got that same sense of pride when you completed it. Not to mention how delicious it is!! Great work.

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    9 — June 13, 2011 at 11:56 am

    I love quiche and am always looking for new versions. This one rocks! Beautiful too.

  10. #
    Samantha — June 13, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    this is amazing and instantly made me hungry! THANKS! I’ve been wanting to make a quiche for awhile now!

  11. #
    Jason — June 13, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Great looking quiche, amazing picture.

  12. #
    Tessa — June 13, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    I like making dishes like this every once and awhile for dinner. Looks great!

  13. #
    Maris (In Good taste) — June 13, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    This is a delicious summertime meal with a salad and a glass of wine!

  14. #
    Liz@HoosierHomemade — June 13, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    That looks yummy! We love quiche!
    Thanks for sharing!

  15. #
    Carolyn — June 13, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Gorgeous quiche, you certainly did The Chefanies justice! Loving my first month as part of the SRC.

  16. #
    sara — June 13, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    This looks like a really delicious quiche – love the combination of flavors, it sounds so good! 🙂

  17. #
    Erica — June 13, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    I love egg-y bake dishes! This looks FANTASTIC! I am loving this secret recipe club- thank you so much for introducing me to it

  18. #
    Joanne — June 13, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    I’ve loved seeing what people made for this blog event! It’s been so much fun!

    I’ve never made a quiche either and have only had one ONCE in my life! This looks crazy delicious and I love the chard leek gruyere combo!

  19. #
    Peggy — June 13, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    I love quiche! What a great combo of flavors =)

  20. #
    Lisa~~ — June 13, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    I’m enjoying my first month in the Secret Recipe Club and checking out all the blogs and recipes and your quiche looks wonderful!

  21. #
    Jeanette — June 13, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Great choice – so glad you tried making quiche as part of this recipe exchange. Your quiche looks like it came out terrifically!

  22. #
    Raina — June 14, 2011 at 11:38 am

    I love,love quiche and this wound sounds wonderful. Very different with the swiss chard. It must taste delish. I will definitely have to try this:)

  23. #
    Kerstin — June 14, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    What a lovely quiche, so perfect for a nice brunch!

  24. #
    Veronica — June 15, 2011 at 12:55 am

    Oooh, you picked a good one! That looks so mouthwatering!

  25. #
    Shumaila — June 15, 2011 at 1:17 am

    I lovvvve Quiche- both making and eating it! Yours looks so good and the filling sounds delish! Great pick for SRC:).

  26. #
    Julie — June 15, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    I love quiche and this one has such great flavors. Beautiful job!

  27. #
    Kristen — June 15, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum . I can just imagine how delicious that quiche was.

  28. #
    Shelby — June 15, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    That slice of quiche is just begging to have me take a bite out of it. Really! Looks yummy 🙂

  29. #
    kitchen koala — June 15, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    That looks really good! I’ve never eaten leeks before, and this looks like the perfect excuse to go get some! Also have some Gruyere I’ve been saving for a special recipe (cause you know, it’s pricey!). This looks like a winner 🙂

  30. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — June 17, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Oh man, I love a good quiche with greens! This looks delicious!

  31. #
    Katie @ This Chick Cooks — June 17, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    What a beautiful looking quiche, and it sounds delicious. I just love your photo. This is my first time doing the SRC and it is so fun 🙂
    Ps- On Wednesdays I host a showcase to link up your recipes from the past week and I’d love for you to stop by sometime 🙂

  32. #
    Cakelaw — June 19, 2011 at 3:04 am

    Yummo – this looks like just the thing for my dinner.

  33. #
    Shannon — June 20, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    oh wow, that looks awesome. i need to make a quiche soon 🙂


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