Salmon and Swiss Chard Quiche


  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup plain dried bread crumbs
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 8 ounces salmon fillets, skin removed
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 bunch Swiss chard, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram (oregano is a good substitute. Most people can’t tell the difference)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 eggs


Note: This is a crust-less recipe but add crust if preferred either premade or from scratch.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 10-inch pie plate using about 1 tablespoon of butter. Sprinkle bread crumbs into the pie dish and shake to coat evenly, discarding excess. Pour the milk into a large saucepan and warm over medium heat. Add the salmon fillets and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes, or until salmon can be flaked with a fork. Melt the remaining butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and Swiss chard; cook and stir until tender and most of the liquid has evaporated. Season with salt, pepper, marjoram and nutmeg. Set aside to cool; you should have about one cup of chard and onion. Spread the chard mixture and flake the salmon into the prepared pie plate. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and one cup of cooled milk from poaching the salmon. Pour into the pie dish. Bake for 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the center is set. Cool slightly before serving.