This is a recipe I found when I did a brunch for H's 3rd birthday party - one week before L was born. I needed something easy and delicious.
The things I love most about quiche:
1 - It looks fancy.
2 - They're relatively easy to make.
3 - You can serve quiche hot, cold, or at room temperature, which makes it a perfect dish
to take somewhere.
Unfortunately, I don't remember exactly where I found the recipe, so I can't give credit. The quiche was a hit at the party then, and I hope it will be enjoyed today, too.
This is my first recipe post. I hope to do more - especially this summer once we start receiving our CSA boxes. I'm looking forward to trying new things with the veggies we get. Anyway...I digress. The quiche.
|Bake the pie crusts for about 15 minutes @375|
|Fry the bacon. Try to keep your hands from sneaking in and snacking.|
I really just love bacon.
|Mix it with the bacon and put it in the pie. |
See the can of
|Grate some swiss cheese. Do it. Don't buy it already grated. That's powdery and gross.|
|Sprinkle some swiss on the pies.|
|Mix this stuff.|
|Ladle the mixture slowly over the goodness already in the crust.|
Top with more cheese.
I forgot to take a picture of that part. It's my first time!
Here's the real recipe:
Spinach and Bacon Quiche
- 9 inch pre-made pie shell
- 4 strips of bacon
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 cups shredded swiss cheese
- 6 to 8 ounces spinach leaves, roughly chopped
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1/3 cups half-and-half
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Pre-bake that pie shell. I threw mine in the preheated 375 degree oven for about 15 minutes.
- Cut the bacon into little pieces and cook it in a large skillet until it's pretty crispy. Transfer it to a paper towel covered plate.
- Drain all but about a tablespoon or so of bacon grease. Add the onions to the grease and saute until translucent - about 8 minutes.
- Add the spinach to the skillet, and let wilt, stirring often. This only takes a minute or two. Toss the bacon back in with the veggies, then transfer the mixture into your pie shell.
- Spread 1/2 the cheese on the bacon-y goodness.
- In a large bowl, whisk the 3 eggs. Add the half-and-half, mustard, salt and pepper, and whisk well.
- Slowly ladle the egg mixture onto the now cheesy, bacon-y goodness.
- Top with the rest of the cheese.
- Bake in a 375 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes.
- Let cool for at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve warm, cold, or at room temperature.
Note: You could easily make this without the bacon by just using a little olive oil to saute the spinach and onion. But why would anyone omit bacon?