Thursday, December 29, 2011

Quiche Lorraine with Spinach


 Okay, I'm going to start this post off with a small confession... I totally left the bacon out of the dish.  Traditionally Quiche Lorraine has bits of lovely bacon throughout and mine is missing this delicious ingredient.  So I am calling this my "ode" to the vegetarian Quiche Lorraine.  The quiche still turned out fluffy, light and fantastic and my bacon loving husband did not make one complaint of my small bacon omission.  He actually loved it so I'm thinking there is hope to make him enjoy more meatless meals in the future.  Of course, you can always add the bacon to the dish and it will make it more traditional and just as tasty. 

1 (8oz) brick of plain cream cheese (at room temp)
1 cup of plain milk
5 large eggs
1 cup of defrosted and drained chopped spinach
1tsp of granulated garlic
seasoning salt and black pepper to taste
2 cups of shredded Swiss cheese
1/8 tsp of freshly grated nutmeg
red chili flakes to taste
2 (8inch)regular pie crust (not deep dish)

Note: if you would like to add the bacon, prior to making your egg mixture cut some bacon into small pieces and fry until crispy.  Drain on a paper towel to soak up the excess oil.  Then add your bacon at the same time you add the cheese into the egg mixture. 

Use an electric mixer to blend the (room temperature) cream cheese with the milk until smooth.  Then add your eggs and seasoning and blend well.  Next use a spoon to mix in the Swiss cheese and chopped spinach (and bacon) into the egg mixture.  Pour egg mixture into frozen pie shells and bake at 375 degrees for 40-50 minutes until the quiche is set.
Note: bake in the middle of the oven and use a baking tray to keep the quiche mess free and easy to get in and out of the oven.

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  1. hahaha,,,I did lastweek,forget to brush wash egg on my cookies,,,then i realized after few minutes,i take out from the oven and brush them,LOL
    I take mine without bacon,,,so is perfect recipe to me :)

  2. I love quiches. I think they are so delicious and spinach is my FAVORITE thing to have in them!

  3. I'll forgive you that there's no bacon in here, simply because I love quiche! And this one looks so good!!

  4. Love your ode to vegetarian quiche lorraine. I don't eat pork, so this quiche is right up my alley! Beautiful photos too.

  5. That looks fabulous--and my guess is that the bacon isn't even missed. Buzzed!

  6. Fabulous quiche, Ramona...and I think I'd like it better without the bacon!

  7. I love quiche!! I would eat this for any meal!

  8. Ramona...this looks perfect even without the bacon. I love spinach and try to sneak it into many things I make. I recently made a frittata, and while it was good...I couldn't help but think "I wish this had a crust"! So I think it's time for me to try your quiche!

  9. I love quiche lorraine! Yours looks fabulous!

  10. with or without bacon - this is stunning! Quiche Lorraine is one of my all time favorites!

  11. I simply adore quiche, especially with spinach. Quiche lorraine is probably the most commonly served kind in Germany, so this looks like a great mix to me :)

  12. I'm still catching up with my emails and this is a tasty find!

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