Sunday, July 5, 2009

Quiche with Spinach, Bacon, Onions and Mushrooms


***After purchasing a new quiche pan at Williams-Sonoma the other day, I just had to try it out! I came across the following recipe over at Carmen Cooks. It looked delicious in her photo...and pretty easy too! So, I decided to give it a whirl.

Brad and I had this quiche for dinner, but as you know, quiche makes for a perfect brunch as well. This recipe really caught my eye because of the ingredients - spinach, mushrooms, onion, Gruyere and bacon...it was just what I had in mind! I did cheat and use a store-bought pie crust. I do like using them whenever I can...it just makes it much easier!

The great thing about quiche is that you can toss in any of your preferred ingredients. One thing I never substitute in quiche is the Gruyere cheese...it's just my favorite in quiche and is more traditional in the dish. If you're looking for a yummy quiche recipe that is sure to please, give this one a try!***

Ingredients:
1 pie crust, rolled out and fitted into a 9″ pie pan
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups milk
1 Tbsp oil
1 medium onion, minced
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
3 cups spinach, chopped (I used baby spinach, no need to chop)
6 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 1/2 cups cheese (Gruyere or Swiss), shredded
1 tbsp flour
Salt & Pepper, to taste

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Bake the pie crust for 5-7 minutes, until very lightly browned. Remove from oven and reduce oven to 325°F.

Meanwhile, in a large saute pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Saute the mushrooms and onions for about 5 minutes. Add the spinach and saute until the spinach is wilted. If there is a lot of extra moisture in the pan, drain the vegetable mixture.

In a large bowl, stir together the eggs, milk, onion, bacon, spinach, mushrooms, and salt. In a separate bowl, toss the cheese and flour together. Add the cheese to the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Pour into your partially baked pie crust and bake 45-55 minutes, until set. Let it cool for about 20 minutes before slicing. It can be served warm or at room temperature.

3 comments:

Colleen said...

Perfect flavors for a quiche!

Peabody said...

Quiche is so wonderful...and with bacon, even better.

Mushrooms Canada said...

What a perfect quiche recipe and lovely photo! I must say that you had me at bacon and mushrooms, throw a little spinach in there and I am in heaven. Thanks for sharing!
- Brittany