Spinach Quiche

May 18, 2011
{see that image? it’s from my new camera! finally, we are friends!}

I have always been a huge fan of quiche. If it’s on the menu, I’ll almost always order it for lunch when we’re out. I’ve convinced myself it’s somehow a “healthy” option even though I’m sure the restaurant version includes cream instead of milk.

But here’s a great recipe for a spinach quiche that’s a little healthier than restaurant quiche and packed full of spinach. I suppose if you hate spinach, that won’t really impress you, but it happens to be right up my alley.

Spinach Quiche

4-5 slices streaky bacon
1 large onion
2 cups frozen spinach, thawed
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
5 whole eggs
3 egg whites
1/2 cup milk
1 pre-made pie crust

Brown the bacon in a skillet and set aside. Chop the onion into small chunks and cook over medium heat until it’s soft and translucent. Thaw and drain the frozen spinach (Tesco and Dunnes do great big bags of these frozen spinach bullets. They’re super fun. Which makes me a super nerd.)

Spread your pie crust out in your quiche pan. Chop the bacon and layer that in the pie crust, along with the onions and spinach. Whisk the eggs, egg whites and milk together and pour it into the filled tart pan, taking care not to let the egg overflow the edges. Sprinkle the top with mozzarella cheese. Bake at 200C/400F until the quiche is firm. The genius of using a shallow tart pan is that it only takes about 25 minutes to cook!


  • Reply Rachael K May 18, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Oh wow, this looks yummy – you must give me photography tips some time, my pointing and shooting is getting old! πŸ˜‰ I love spinach too, can never understand why it gets relegated to the ‘ewww’ shelf alongside brussells sprouts!

    • Reply emily May 18, 2011 at 2:23 pm

      Rachael–the only photography tip I can give at the moment is “let your friend who works at Nikon convince you to splurge on a really nice camera that makes you look way more talented than you are!” Seriously, the quality of the camera makes the food look way more appetizing! And just think when I actually figure the thing out!?

  • Reply Brandi {not your average ordinary} May 18, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Sadly, I haven’t had too much luck with quiche. I’ll have to leave out the bacon, but I may give it another go. It really is such a good healthy breakfast dish.

    • Reply emily May 18, 2011 at 2:19 pm

      Brandi–I really think making it in a shallow tart pan makes a huge difference. Also, I usually make it without the bacon and it’s equally yummy! It cooks fast because it’s so full of stuff that doesn’t even need to cook!

  • Reply naomi May 20, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    The picture looks great Em, good work!!

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