Bacon and Spinach Quiche Recipe

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Bacon and Spinach Quiche Recipe

This zero-fuss bacon and spinach quiche recipe should be your new weekend go-to brunch. The effort required to craft this crowd pleaser is minimal and the reward is quite high. Additionally, you can transform this quiche into anything you want with the mix-ins. In my opinion, the bacon and spinach combination are fantastic, but feel free to get creative. I recommend limiting the mix-ins to just two and be sure not to exceed two cups in total. Sausage, onion, asparagus, ham and bell pepper would also work well in this quiche recipe.

Bacon and spinach quiche
Bacon and spinach quiche

Another customizable component to this quiche is the cheese. The recipe calls for one total cup of grated cheese, but that’s the only guideline that you need to follow. I used a 50/50 blend of sharp white cheddar and a creamy fontina and it turned out better than expected. I initially planned to use gruyere in place of the fontina, but the fontina is what I came across first at Rollin’ Oats and I simply couldn’t resist it. They carry both cheeses though – they have Finlandia and Emmi brand gruyere and Belgioso fontina. Other types of cheese I suggest using are feta, swiss and even mozzarella.

Use any kind of creamy cheese that is easily to grate. I used 1:2 cup fontina and 1:2 cup sharp white cheddar
Use any kind of creamy cheese that is easy to grate. I used 1:2 cup fontina and 1:2 cup sharp white cheddar

If you’re up for it, you can absolutely make your own pie crust; however, store bought frozen crusts will make your life much easier. Just make sure to allow for 20 minutes or so of thawing time. Rollin’ Oats carries a set of two organic pie shells by Wholly Wholesome brand and they’re delicious. They also have gluten free shells available by the same brand and they’re equally as good.

This quiche recipe is the vehicle for any kind of quiche - use any mix-in that you'd like

Bacon and Spinach Quiche Recipe

Abby Allen-Leach
Use this quiche recipe as a base for making any quiche. Feel free to get creative with the mix-ins, but don't use too many (I wouldn't go beyond three).
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 618 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pie crust store bought, thawed
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 1/2 cups spinach fresh
  • 1 cup cheese shredded, plus more for serving/topping before baking - I used sharp cheddar and fontina, but feel free to use what you love.
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 375F. Place a piece of parchment paper on the thawed pie crust and weigh down with pie weights (or small oven-safe utensil - I used a small skillet). Bake for 15 minutes. Remove parchment and weights and poke holes all over the bottom of the crust with a fork. Bake for another 6 minutes or until the crust begins to turn golden.
  • Reduce oven heat to 350F. Combine eggs, heavy cream, milk, salt and pepper in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix on high for one minute.
    The quiche mixture after mixing on high for one minute
  • Stir in cheese, crumbled bacon and spinach.
    Cheese, bacon and spinach added to the egg mixture
  • Carefully pour quiche mixture into partially baked pie crust. Top with more grated cheese (optional).
    Bacon and spinach quiche with optional extra cheese on top before heading into the oven
  • Bake quiche for 45-50 minutes, or until quiche is set and no longer jiggly and crust is crisp and golden. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
    Cook the quiche until it's set and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving
  • Slice quiche into 4 even pieces and serve.
    Sliced spinach and bacon quiche
Nutrition Facts
Bacon and Spinach Quiche Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 618 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Fat 48g74%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 17g
Cholesterol 249mg83%
Sodium 936mg41%
Potassium 319mg9%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 2074IU41%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 302mg30%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Calories: 618kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 21gFat: 48gSaturated Fat: 22gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 249mgSodium: 936mgPotassium: 319mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 2074IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 302mgIron: 2mg
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