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Spinach and Bacon Quiche

Makes: 6 to 8 servings
Prep 25 mins Bake 57 mins  450/325 degrees F Stand 10 mins
Spinach and Bacon Quiche
Ingredients
  • 1  Pastry for Single-Crust Pie
  • 1/2  cup  chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 6  slices  bacon, chopped
  • 8  beaten eggs
  • 1/2  cup  dairy sour cream
  • 1/2  cup  half-and-half, light cream, or milk
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/8  teaspoon  ground white pepper
  •  Dash ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 3  cups  lightly packed chopped fresh spinach
  • 2/3  cup  shredded mozzarella cheese (about 3 ounces)
  • 1/2  cup  shredded Swiss cheese (2 ounces)
  •  Cherry tomatoes, cut up (optional)
Directions

1. Prepare and roll out Pastry for Single-Crust Pie. Line a 9-inch pie plate with the pastry. Trim; crimp edges as desired. Line the unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of foil. Bake in a 450 degree F oven for 8 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 4 to 5 minutes more or until pastry is set and dry. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F.

2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook onion and bacon until onion is tender and bacon is crisp. Drain on paper towels.

3. In a bowl stir together eggs, sour cream, half-and-half, salt, pepper, and, if desired, nutmeg. Stir in onion mixture, spinach, and cheeses.

4. Pour egg mixture into the hot, baked pastry shell. Bake in the 325 degree F overn for 45 to 50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. If necessary, cover edge of crust with foil to prevent overbrowning. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. If desired, garnish with cherry tomatoes.

5. Makes 6 to 8 servings

From the Test KitchenSpinach Quiche:
  • Prepare as above, except omit the bacon. Cook the onion in 1 tablespoon butter or margarine. Stir into egg mixture with spinach and cheeses.
  • Nutrition Facts per serving: 449 cal., 32 g total fat (13 g sat., fat), 321g chol., 437mg sodium, 23 g carbo., 1 g fiber, 18 g pro.
  • Daily Values: 43% vit. A, 9% vit. C, 24% calcium, 16% iron
  • Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1 Vegetable, 1.5 Medium-Fat Meat, 5 Fat
Nutrition Facts (Spinach and Bacon Quiche)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 478,
  • Fat, total (g) 33,
  • chol. (mg) 323,
  • sat. fat (g) 13,
  • carb. (g) 23,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 21,
  • vit. A (IU) 2041,
  • vit. C (mg) 5,
  • sodium (mg) 550,
  • calcium (mg) 242,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Vegetables () 1,
  • Starch () 1,
  • Medium-Fat Meat () 2,
  • High-Fat Meat () 1,
  • Fat () 5,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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