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The Best Quiche Recipe for a Hearty Breakfast or Special Brunch

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Spinach Quiche Recipe with Bacon, and Goat Cheese

This Spinach Quiche Recipe is a perfect breakfast or brunch recipe anytime you want something special. Made with fresh spinach, goats cheese, mild red onion, egg and Canadian bacon.

This quiche recipe is loaded with spinach, some goat cheese and a little Canadian bacon to make it extra special.  It rich but the spinach and lean bacon balances the richness. You can also substitute the Canadian bacon for ham.

I used my own pie crust recipe, but if you prefer to purchase crust thats fine too. You can make this recipe as one large quiche, but for today I turned the recipe into four individual sized quiche.

Spinach Quiche Ingredients

1 pie crust homemade or purchased

1 tsp olive oil

5 slices of Canadian back bacon, diced (or lean ham)

2 cups chopped fresh spinach

1/4 cup very finely diced red onion

1/2 cup goat cheese (or feta)

1 cup half/half cream

2 large eggs

pepper to taste

Quiche Recipe Directions

Line your quiche dish(s) with whatever pie crust you like.

Quiche recipe ingredients, pie crust, Canadian bacon, back bacon

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Chop the Canadian bacon, spinach and onion. In large frying panover medium heat, add tsp of olive oil and cook the diced bacon.  Add the chopped fresh spinach and diced onion.  Cook until spinach is wilted, about five minutes.

Transfer the spinach mixture to a colander and let the excess water drain from the wilted spinach. Press with a spoon to make sure any excess moisture is gone. Doing this will give your filling a nicer texture.

Filling the Quiche Pan(s)

Preheat your oven to 325F.

Once the spinach is well drained, divide evenly between your pastry lined quiche pans.

Crumble the goat cheese (feta) and place over the spinach mixture.  Add salt and pepper to taste. My family likes no salt and loads of pepper.

Mini quiche recipe with pie crust, bacon, goat cheese and spinach.

Whisk the eggs and cream together, pour over the spinach filling. Fill the quiche to the crusts edge.

Baking Spinach Bacon Quiche

To make the quiche stay flat in the oven, place on a cookie sheet before placing the cookie sheet in the oven. 

Bake the bacon and spinach quiches about 30 minutes, until top is golden brown and center is set. For a full sized bacon spinach quiche bake for 45 minutes.

Remove from oven, set aside for 5  minutes and then serve.

How to make a quiche recipe that has Canadian bacon, spinach and goat cheese

How to Freeze Quiche

To freeze quiche before baking.  Assemble, place on a tray, wrap the entire tray with plastic wrap and freeze until firm. Once frozen wrap each one in a double layer of tin foil, or slide into a freezer bag.  Seal, label and freeze for up to one month.  Thaw and bake as usual.

To freeze baked quiche. Let the quiche cool, place in a freezer bag and label.  They will keep up to two months.  The reheat thaw and bake at 325F until warm.

Two pictures of spinach a bacon quiche, one image shows the quiche before baking the second shows the baked quiche with golden crust, and loads of spinach.

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How to make a quiche recipe that has Canadian bacon, spinach and goat cheese

Spinach Quiche Recipe

The best quiche recipe I ever made. This spinach quiche recipe is perfect for a hearty breakfast and although rich and delicious the quiche is lightened by using Canadian bacon and loads of spinach. A very special breakfast or brunch recipe.
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Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:30 mins
Total Time:40 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 5 slices Canadian back bacon or lean ham
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
  • ½ cup goat cheese or feta cheese
  • 1 cup half & half cream
  • 2 eggs
  • pinch salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Chop the Canadian bacon, spinach and onion.
  • Line your quiche dish(s) with pie crust, home made or purchased.
  • In large frying pan add tsp of olive oil, and cook the bacon.  Add the chopped spinach and diced onion.  Cook until spinach is wilted, about five minutes.   Transfer the mixture to a colander and let drain to remove the excess water from the wilted spinach.
  • Once the spinach filling is well drained, fill your pastry lined quiche pans with the spinach filling.
  • Crumble goat cheese (or feta) over the spinach mixture.  Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Beat eggs and cream, pour over spinach filling, filling the quiche to the crusts edge.
  • To make the mini quiche stay flat in the oven, place them on a cookie sheet, and then place the cookie sheet in the oven.  A large quiche does not need the cookie sheet. Bake the bacon and spinach quiche about 30 minutes, until top is golden brown and center is set. For a full sized quiche bake for 45 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, set aside for 5  minutes and then serve.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: Spinach Quiche
Servings: 4 small quiche

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4 Comments

  1. Yum, I love this recipe! Perfect for brunch. Pinning!
    Is the pan oval or that the photo?
    Have a great week,
    Kippi

  2. Oh, YUM! Quiche is one of our favourite summer meals! Along with goats cheese! Love that these are made in individual portions so that you can bulk make them and freeze for a night when you don’t want to cook! Can’t wait to try it!
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  3. We love a good quiche for breakfast at my house and this one sounds quite delicious. We all eat spinach and goat cheese. I just made a recipe with spinach a few days ago. My parents did not like spinach so my brothers and I were not introduced to it growing up consequently I didn’t know how good it was until recent years. Now I use spinach in recipes every chance I get.
    Pinned and planning to make this.
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  4. I do love quiche and this recipe sounds so easy. I will be trying this.

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