A Quite Fabulous Quiche

Posted by Vanessa in Cooking, March 31, 2010

I’ve had quiche a time or two in my life, but nothing quite like this.  Most are more eggy than anything, but not this.  This is so chock full of goodies, well…it really is something.  Something special, if you ask me.

And what’s even greater?  You can have some fun with the goodies, adding or substituting as you like with veggies and meats.  This combination rocked my world though.

And it just might do the same to yours.

Now you can buy a pie crust from the grocery store.  And it would cut down on the work a bit.  But to be quite honest, I wouldn’t.  Homemade pie crust is leaps and bounds better than the premade stuff, and it’s totally worth the extra effort.  To find out how to make it, check out this recipe.

I think this will be on the menu for our Easter brunch this weekend.  Mmm, I’m excited already.  And it’ll give me a reason to make chocolate pie again.

Not that I need one.

Okay, here’s a quick photo tutorial.  Enjoy!

Make your pie crust.

Cook up your “goodies” and plop ’em in the pie crust.  Just look at all that good stuff.  Wow.  My mouth is watering.

Then whip up the egg mixture and pour it right over the top.

And bake, slice and serve.  Oh yeah, and this also freezes well so you can make two, eat one now and save one for later.  Like tomorrow.


recipe slightly adapted from Our Best Bites
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes.
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes.
  • Ready in 1 Hour, 10 Minutes.
  • Makes: 16 Servings
  • 1 pound bacon
  • 10 ounces spinach
  • 1 cup light sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 unbaked pie crusts (I made my own pie crusts using the recipe from my chocolate pie)
  • 1 onion, minced
  • ½ pound diced mushrooms
  • 1 pound sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup fat-free half and half
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Brown bacon, drain, crumble and set aside. Saute spinach in bacon drippings. Drain. Saute onions. Add mushrooms. Stir in bacon. Combine spinach, sour cream, salt, and pepper. Add bacon mixture. Mix in cheese. Divide into each pie crust.
  • Mix eggs, half and half, and parsley. Pour over pies. Place pies in oven and bake 45-50 minutes or until tops are puffed and golden brown. Let stand 5-10 minutes.
  • If reheating, cover pie with foil and bake at 325 for about 20-30 minutes, checking frequently to make sure it\'s not getting too brown.

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