I am a quiche lover through and through. Quiches are typically associated with brunch, but I love it for lunch and dinner as well. It also makes good party and potluck food, and is perfect for the holidays! I decided to re-photograph my beloved quiche recipe because, well, the old photographs just do not do it justice! And also, it is perfect for the holiday season.
Make this yummy Bacon Spinach Cheddar quiche for your holiday festivities (or seriously, make it ANYTIME), and I hope you and your people will enjoy it as much as I do!
(The post below was originally published on March 8, 2018 and updated on December 10, 2018)
Happy almost-Friday! Getting so close to the long-awaited weekend. If the week was long and hard for you, I just want to say two things: I feel you, and hang in there.
Besides getting close to the end of a week, there are two exciting things that are about to go down:
- We are quiche-ing it up
- BACON (’nuff said)
Quiche has always been a food item of choice for me at cafes or bakeries (whenever they have them). It is so elegant, delicious, and come on, breakfast items on a pie crust? Yes please! I like to eat it with with lots of fruits on the side and a warm cup of coffee.
Quiche is a dish in French cuisine, and you can find it at many places in the world today. It is also very versatile, easy to make, and can be served for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.
I have put some serious thought into this…If I can add bacon in everything, I probably would.
Bacon ice cream, bacon cookies, bacon in potato chips, bacon jam.
But bacon in quiche is HAPPENING, I tell you.
Because sometimes, especially after a long week, bacon is the answer.
Something else I absolutely love about this quiche – the incorporation of caramelized onions.
Caramelized onions gives this quiche so much flavor. It acts as the spice, providing that sweet, savory, smoky flavor. Onions are fascinating (to me. Yes, slightly weird. I know. But I embrace it) because when it cooks it tastes completely different. It produces a sweetnesss and tastes drastically different from the uncooked version.
It also provide great textures.
Combine caramelized onions, bacon, spinach, cheese, egg mixture…and then bake it on that flaky, buttery pie crust.
And because life is busy and there are so many awesome ready-made frozen pie crusts out here, we are using a ready made, but uncooked, pie crust. I am totally about making pie crusts from scratch, but something’s got give, and for the Bacon Spinach Cheddar Quiche, the pie crust’s gotta give.
Remember to bring the frozen pie crust to the refrigerate a couple of hours prior to baking, or the night before, to thaw it out.
Make it for yourself (and your fam), and just consume it over days if you don’t finish it all. It keeps so well as leftovers.
May you quiche to your heart’s content.
An easy but goodie recipe. A must share. Enjoy!
Other brunch favorites!
Bacon Spinach Cheddar Quiche
Buttery pie crust baked with savory ingredients such as eggs, bacon, spinach, white cheddar and caramelized onions, baked to perfection. Great for any meal and save well as leftovers!
- 1 frozen pie crust
- 10-12 oz bacon chopped
- 1/4 large onion
- 1 tbsp butter
- a pinch of salt
- 6 large eggs
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 1/2 cup fresh spinach packed
- 3/4 cup shredded white cheddar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
Make sure pie crust is completely defrosted. Bring frozen crust to the refrigerator the night before, or hours prior.
Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F. Place bacon on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and bake bacon for 12-20 minutes. Check at 12 minute mark, and bake for longer if needed. When done, drain grease. Cut bacon into 1 inch pieces.
While waiting for bacon to be done in the oven, slice onions. Heat up skillet. Add butter and once butter is melted, saute onions until it is soft and slightly brown. Add a pinch of salt to onions and stir. Remove and set aside.
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, heavy cream, salt and pepper.
Place pie crust into a pie pan (9″ x 2″). Add bacon, spinach and white cheddar. Pour egg mixture into pie pan.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until done. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the filling, and if it comes out clean the pie should be done.