Bacon and Spinach Quiche

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Bacon and Spinach Quiche

Quiche is one of my favorite egg dishes. Granted, it feels a little decadent with the pie crust and all. But, it’s sooooo yummy! Years ago a friend of my mom’s introduced us to quiche. (I hadn’t yet made it to France.) In 1982 it was kind of a novelty at our house. Her recipe was so easy, especially since it used milk instead of cream and you could vary the ingredients to suit whatever you have in the cupboard. Here I’ve tweaked it so that you can have bacon and spinach – a delicious combination.

Recently I made several of these to freeze unbaked. It’s a little tricky as you want to get the pie in the freezer so that it can lie flat until it freezes solid. Then rewrap it more tightly and return to the freezer. I like to wrap with foil and then place in a freezer bag. To bake after freezing, thaw completely and then bake according to directions below.

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Bacon and Spinach Quiche
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Quiche is a welcome entree morning, noon, and night. This Bacon and Spinach Quiche is full of flavor and very freezer-friendly.
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: bacon and spinach quiche, quiche
Servings: 8
Calories: 220 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
Ingredients
  • 1 round pie dough unbaked
  • 1/2 cup chopped frozen spinach thawed and squeezed dry
  • 4 ounces shredded Swiss cheese about 1 cup
  • 2 tablespoons unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons crisp crumbled bacon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place a pie or quiche pan on a small baking sheet to make it easier to handle and to catch the drips. Lay the prepared pie crust into the quiche pan and trim the edges.

  2. Layer the spinach in the bottom of the prepared pan. Combine the cheese with the flour in a small dish and toss to coat. Sprinkle this over the spinach Sprinkle the bacon over the cheese.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs and half and half. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour this mixture over the fillings in the pie shell.

  4. Bake the quiche for 30 to 40 minutes or until set and golden. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Recipe Notes

To make as a freezer meal: Assemble the quiche and place the unbaked quiche on a level shelf in the freezer until frozen solid. Wrap well and label.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Unwrap the frozen quiche and place it on a rimmed baking sheet to catch any spills. Do not thaw. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts
Bacon and Spinach Quiche
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 79mg26%
Sodium 165mg7%
Potassium 148mg4%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 1424IU28%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 190mg19%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Comments

  1. Heather Nash says

    In addition to doing the freeze then bake quiche, you could also spray mini muffin tins and then bake the egg mix with the cheese, bacon and spinach. Bake them and then freeze for an easy re-heat and eat on the run meal, of egg “bites”. If you really wanted to be fancy you could do the pie crusts in the mini tins, there is more work, but it’s worth it later. Yum.

  2. I made three of these tonight! I put two in the freezer and served one for dinner with a salad. This is my first time making quiche and I’m really excited about it! Thanks for such an easy recipe 🙂

  3. Julie says

    Would you have a suggestion for replacing the egg? I saw you had a member allergic,
    I would love to serve up quiche but it always means a separate meal for the one with the egg allergy.
    Thanks

    • I don’t. Sorry. My daughter outgrew her egg allergy so I don’t make a separate meal anymore, but I did for quite some time. I leaned on greek yogurt to give her protein in the mornings as well as homemade turkey sausage.

  4. Lisa-Michelle says

    Could you tell me , how do you make the shell for this?
    Many thanks

  5. Joybird6 says

    I’m thinking about making this the night before and letting it sit in the fridge. Any reason that wouldn’t work? Thanks! -Joy

    • I would keep the filling mixture separate from the pastry and just pour it in before baking.

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