Easy Bacon, Cheese and Spinach Quiche

Easy Bacon, Cheese and Spinach Quiche | 31Daily.com

This Easy Bacon, Cheese, and Spinach Quiche is familiarly delicious and simply executed with a mere 10 minutes or less of prep.

Definitely company or Sunday brunch worthy with family and friends.

Perfect served with lightly dressed greens.

In our house, it even shows up on our holiday buffet.

Long considered a French classic, “Quiche Lorraine,” the original dish, actually originated in the medieval kingdom of Lothringen, Germany. When the borders changed during the Franco Prussian Wars, the region was renamed, Alsace Lorraine. The word ‘quiche’ is from the German ‘Kuchen’, meaning cake.  That original recipe was simply an egg and cream custard flavored with smoked bacon, much like this dish.

A quick substitute: Try thinly sliced leek instead of scallions, about 1 small leek, white part only.

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Easy Bacon, Cheese and Spinach Quiche

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Easy Bacon, Cheese and Spinach Quiche

Easy Bacon, Cheese and Spinach Quiche | 31Daily.com

This Easy Bacon, Cheese, and Spinach Quiche is familiarly delicious and simply executed with a mere 10 minutes or less of prep.

  • Author: Stephanie Wilson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Brunch
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: French
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Ingredients

Refrigerated store-bought pie crust
1 cup milk
5 eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, swiss, asiago, etc.)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves, chopped
23 scallions, with green parts, sliced thinly

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a 9-inch pie plate with store bought pie crust and crimp the edges.

In a medium bowl, whisk milk, eggs, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

Layer cooked bacon, cheeses, spinach and scallions in the crust-lined pie plate. Pour the egg mixture over the top. Bake 15 minutes in the oven at 425 degrees. Reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees and continue to bake for another 20 to 25 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before cutting into wedges.

Notes

If substituting frozen spinach, be sure to thaw first and then ring out as much moisture as possible. Too much moisture will lengthen the baking time.

Keywords: Quiche, Quiche Lorraine, Bacon, Cheese, and Spinach Quiche

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14 thoughts on “Easy Bacon, Cheese and Spinach Quiche

  1. Anonymous

    This should have had directions to cook covered. It came out completely black on top.

  2. Ann

    I made this quiche for a recent brunch. It was delicious and everyone loved it. Directions were clear and easy to follow.

  3. Susan Balsom

    I made this tonight,but I made my own crust and it took forever to get to middle of the quiche to cook.I ended up putting it back in 2 times .Hoping it tastes as good as it looks.

  4. Emily

    Made this with garden fresh spinach (left drips on from washing), store bought crust, Parmesan and mozzarella. Put the spinach on the crust and sprinkled with bacon, then two cheeses before pouring on the eggs. Wonderful!!!

    1. Thank you Emily! So glad you liked it!

  5. Donna

    Can I use a frozen crust?

  6. Donna

    Using frozen crust how should I proceed ?

    1. Hi Donna! I’ve not made this using a frozen crust. But if I were… I would let the crust sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes, and then I would blind bake it. After it has set at room temperature, prick the dough with a fork and then line the inside of the crust with parchment paper or foil. Place dry beans or pie weights on top of the liner, and bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Then, remove the liner and weights/beans, and bake for another 5 minutes. Then add the quiche filling, baking according to the instructions. I would definitely cover the crust edges with a ring of foil to prevent over-browning!

  7. Bonnie

    I made 2 of these for a brunch and everyone loved them!!! Not a bite left!

    1. I’m so glad, Bonnie! It’s one of my favorites for just that reason!

  8. Paula Engborg

    A delicious savory delight. My husband says it is the best quiche he has ever had. Fresh spinach and scallions combined with bacon really please the palate.

    1. Hi Paula! So glad your family loved that quiche as much as we do. It’s a favorite with my guys too!

  9. Dolly

    I did add the cheese to the milk and egg mixture although you did not mention when to put the cheese.

    1. Hi Dolly! I usually layer the cheese on top of the bacon, but it works just fine to add it with the egg mixture too.

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