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Easy Spinach Bacon and Swiss Cheese Quiche Recipe

ID-10060761This is such an easy meal to make. Spinach, bacon and Swiss cheese go so well together. Put that into a pie shell and you have a delicious treat you can enjoy for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

5 Large Eggs
1/2 LB Bacon (thick cut)
1 Lb Frozen Spinach
8 oz package Swiss Cheese Slices
1 Pint Half and Half
1/2 tsp of each Salt /Pepper
2-Pie crust 9 inch frozen or home made.
1/2 tsp Nutmeg

On a Baking pan with a wire rack, lay out slices of Bacon and bake at 350 degrees until crisp. About 15- 20 minutes. When cooled enough to handle, cut into small bite size pieces. (you can cook the bacon in a skillet, I prefer the oven for even crisp bacon)

Add frozen spinach to a strainer and run water on it until defrosted. Squeeze out excess water.
Double up about 4 paper towels and add spinach. Squeeze out any more excess water, you want very dry spinach so your quiches is not overly liquid.

Chop up bacon and Swiss cheese into small pieces.

In a mixing bowl, whip up eggs, add spinach, bacon, cheese, Half and Half, salt, pepper, nutmeg and stir.

Divide mixture into two pie crust evenly. Sprinkle top with a bit more Nutmeg. Place pies on a baking sheet. Bake on 350 degrees for 45min to 1 hour. Check that it is cooked same as a cake, insert a toothpick and when it comes out dry they are finished. Serve with any seasonal fruit.

*Hints: If you see the rim of the pie shell is browning to quickly, add aluminum foil around the edges.

Keep pie shells frozen until ready to use, this will make easier to handle.

To give as a gift, let Quiche cool and wrap in a colorful saran wrap with a pretty bow or ribbon!

**If you do not like Bacon, substitute with crab meat, ham or breakfast sausage to taste.

Serves 6-8

Photo Courtesy of piyato at FreeDigitalPhotos.net


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Bacon Spinach Quiche Bites Easy Recipe With Just Five Ingredients

baconmockquichecloseup-150x150These quiche bites are yummy and with just five ingredients easy too make and serve. I made these for a party and should have made more.

2 Eight Ounce Packages Cream Cheese
1/2 LB Bacon (not thick cut)
6 oz Frozen Spinach
2 packages Mini Fillo (Phyllo) Shells
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese

Bring Cream Cheese to room temperature or place in microwave until soft.

Defrost spinach and squeeze out all the water you can until almost dry. I put mine in a few paper towels and ring the water out.  Set aside.

Cut slices of bacon into small pieces and cook on med until crispy. Remove to drain on paper towels. Keep the drippings in pan.

With an electric mixer on high, beat cream cheese until fluffy, about a minute. Add about 4 tablespoons of the bacon drippings and mix again until the drippings are well incorporated. Add spinach and mix again until blended with cream cheese. Stir in by hand, the bacon and Parmesan cheese.

Use cooking spray lightly on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Place mini phyllo shells on baking sheet   Fill each shell just to the top, about a spoonful each. Sprinkle the tops with more Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 5-7 minutes or until the Parmesan on top is turning beige.

Makes 45 appetizers