Looking for a delicious recipe that you can make for breakfast, lunch or dinner? This spinach and bacon quiche recipe is filled with whole ingredients that can be any day of the week or for a special occasion.
You will find that quiche is the perfect meal for leftovers too because it is just as good as the first day when right out of the oven.
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What is a quiche?
A quiche is a dish consisting of a custard-like mixture of eggs, cream, and cheese, usually combined with savory additions like bacon and cheese all surrounded by a shell made from savory pastry dough. You can have it anytime really — for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or even just as a “snack.”
It is usually served at room temperature or chilled so the custard has time to set up.
Most people believe that the quiche originates from France, and it is fair to say that in its traditional form, attributing origin to the French is quite correct. However, prior to French chefs, German chefs made an egg custard pie called kuchen, meaning cake. The German dish was baked in brioche dough, instead of the more typical pie crust. Eggs and cream were added to bacon and baked in the brioche shell.
What you need
Store-bought pie crust
Eggs – 4 large eggs
Fresh spinach – Using fresh spinach is the best in quiche. It gives you those beautiful ribbons of spinach and egg custard layered throughout the dish.
Bacon – The bacon is cooked crispy and crumbled. You can also substitute bacon for turkey bacon or Canadian bacon in this quiche recipe.
Shredded Swiss cheese
Half and half – you can also use a combination of whole milk and heavy cream.
Mushrooms and onions – Sliced and chopped
Seasonings – Salt, ground black pepper, thyme
- Ham: substitute the bacon or add cooked and diced ham to the recipe
- Sausage: brown in a skillet before including in the quiche
- Vegetarian cheese quiche: skip the bacon and load up this recipe with lots of cheese
How to make spinach and bacon quiche recipe
Preheat the oven to 375F.
Cook bacon in a large skillet until lightly crisp. Chop or crumble bacon.
Layer bacon, mushrooms and onions into pie shell.
Chop up spinach and layer on top.
In a large bowl whisk together: eggs, salt, pepper and thyme.
Slowly stir in half and half.
Add cheese to quiche filling in the frozen pie shell.
Pour egg mixture over the top of the filled crust.
Place pie pan on a baking sheet in the oven.
Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a knife in the center comes out clean and the top is starting to brown.
Allow the quiche to sit for 15 minutes before serving.
Tips & Tricks
- You can use 1 cup of chopped frozen spinach in a pinch for the filling. When doing so, thaw and squeeze the excess moisture out of the spinach with a paper towel or cheesecloth to prevent watering down the filling.
- This quiche can be made up to one day in advance and reheated just before serving. To reheat a whole quiche, lay aluminum foil on top and heat in a 325°F oven for 15 minutes or just until heated through.
- When layering the Spinach Bacon quiche, keep most of the bacon right on the top. This will keep the bacon crispy while baking.
- If you notice the crust getting a bit too browned while the egg mixture is cooking, place aluminum foil around the crust and continue baking.
- 1 pre-made frozen deep dish pie crust, uncooked
- 4 large eggs, beaten
- 1 1/4 cup half n half
- 8 slices bacon, chopped
- 1/4 cup yellow onion, finely diced
- 1/4 cup mushrooms, sliced
- 1/4 cup spinach, chopped into small pieces
- 1 cup Swiss cheese, shredded
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- Cook bacon in a large skillet until lightly crisp. Chop or crumble bacon.
- In a large bowl whisk together: eggs, salt, pepper and thyme.
- Slowly stir in half and half.
- Layer the onion, mushrooms, spinach, bacon, and cheese in the frozen pie shell.
- Pour egg mixture over the top of the filled crust.
- Place pie pan on a baking sheet in the oven
- Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a knife in the center comes out clean and the top is starting to brown.
- Allow the quiche to sit for 15 minutes before serving.
- If needed, cover your pie crust edges with aluminum foil or crust shields if the crust starts to darken on the edges before the middle is done.
- If desired, turn on the broiler for the last few minutes of cooking to brown the top.
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Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 325Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 130mgSodium 497mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 14g
This spinach bacon quiche recipe is an easy meal to make when you meal prep or are need something to throw together after work.