This spinach and bacon quiche is a staple at our house and perfect for feeding a crowd!
It’s less than a week until Christmas and I pretty much feel like this:
In just a few days we’ll be ripping through boxes and bows, sipping coffee and watching the Christmas magic unfold! I can hardly wait! I’m sharing with you a bacon and spinach quiche with a bit of an optional Southern twist. I love this recipe because it can be put together the night before and makes 2 9 inch pies. If that’s more than you need, bake one now, freeze the other for later. Boom! 1 prep, 2 meals!
My son calls quiche “egg pie,” and I feel like that’s a perfect 4 year old description! My kids would also NEVER eat spinach by itself, but put it in an “egg pie” and they scarf it down!
2 9 inch pie crusts (homemade or frozen)
6 large eggs, beaten
1 cup heavy whipping cream
6-8 strips of bacon cooked (my hubby, the bacon snob, only likes Wright bacon)
1 1/2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
3/4 cup cheddar cheese
3/4 cup swiss cheese (or honestly, any cheese you like!)
1 can green chilis (optional)
Beat eggs and cream until blended. Cut or tear bacon into bite-sized pieces and add to mixture. Add chopped spinach, cheese, and chilis (optional).
Mix well and pour 1/2 of the mixture into each of your pie crusts.
Cover and keep in the fridge overnight or bake for 40-45 minutes at 375 degrees. Once eggs are firm and the top is golden, it’s ready!
Let sit 5-10 minutes before serving.
The first time I made this my husband pulled out the salsa and put it on top. I thought it was strange, but once I tried it, I thought it totally made sense….at least to this Texas girl! So now, we also make this pico to go on top. If these flavors don’t seem to blend for you, I don’t blame you for being skeptical, but give it a try!
1 cup Cherry tomatoes cut into fours
1/2 cup white onion, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 of a jalepeno, chopped
1 teaspoon lime juice
Mix all ingredients and spoon on top of quiche. Modify the quantities of this recipe to fit your taste. If you like the spice, add more jalepeno. Take it out completely if you don’t. Make this your own!
No matter what you serve this Christmas, I hope you’ll find your recipe for MERRY, love and joy! Here’s a little slice of mine!