Thursday, April 19, 2012

Turkey-Bacon and Spinach Quiche

Are you a quiche person or a frittata person? Here is the difference:

Quiche and frittata are both egg dishes made with cheese, veggies, meat, seafood or poultry. A quiche has a crust, but a frittata does not and has less milk. Also, frittatas are cooked first on the stove top and then finished in the oven. Both are good and are easy to make for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. We enjoyed this recipe. The bacon, green onions, spinach, and Swiss all went really well together. Adding sun dried tomatoes, which I did not have, would have added another depth of flavor to this particular combo.

I plan on making other variations soon. If you need suggestions in the meantime, please leave me a comment and I will be glad to share with you my ideas.

8-10 slices of turkey bacon
2 green onions, chopped
1 1/2 cups of chopped fresh baby spinach
1 cup grated Swiss cheese
5 eggs
1 1/4 cups of milk
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp of salt
2 tbsp melted butter

Prepare the pie crust as directed here.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the turkey bacon in a single layer. Cook until slightly crisp. Once done, shred into bite size pieces (I use kitchen scissors.)

Layer the bacon, green onions, cheese, and spinach inside the prepared pie crust. In a bowl, combine the eggs, milk, black pepper, nutmeg, salt, and melted butter. Whisk all together. Pour over the bacon, green onions, cheese and spinach mixture.

Bake for 45-50 minutes. (Mine is slightly burnt because I added more cheese on top. Bad idea.)

Source: My friends Caitlin and Jennifer
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1 comment:

  1. Dalia,
    Your quiche looks perfect to me! I always cook mine until is brown on top, so I don't think you messed up at all. Glad you liked it, and I'm glad Caitlin shared her recipe. It can't get much easier than that:)