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Spinach, Bacon, Cream Cheese and Swiss Quiche


Quiche tends to get a bad wrap. Heck, even I wasn't a fan of quiche, until I tried this recipe. Imagine a flavorful, creamy quiche filled with small pockets of cream cheese, bacon and Swiss. To describe it in one word: Heavenly. I have made this recipe, no joke, about 1-2 times a month for the past few months. I think I may be addicted.

Enjoy!


Spinach, Bacon and Swiss Quiche
Makes one deep dish pie

Ingredients:
  • 1 Frozen Deep Dish Pie Crust
  • 10 strip bacon, fried extra crispy and crumbled
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 c. half and half
  • 1/2 c. Grated Fresh Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 c. Shredded Swiss Cheese
  • 10 ounce box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed thoroughly
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, chilled and cut into little cubes
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350-f degrees. Add the uncooked pie crust to your pie dish. 
  2. In a bowl, combine the eggs and half and half until thoroughly combined. Add the Swiss cheese, Parmesan cheese, and spinach, separating the spinach a bit as you add it so it is easier to combine. Stir until incorporated. 
  3. Gently add the cream cheese to the quiche mixture and stir just a bit. Be very gentle so the cream cheese doesn't break apart. Pour into deep dish pie shell.
  4. Bake for 45-55 minutes, checking at 40 minutes.  The middle of the quiche should not jiggle much when you gently shake it.
  5. Let rest for 30 minutes before you cut into it or it may release the liquids. Serve after allowing it to rest, or store in the fridge and reheat in the microwave. 
Slightly adapted from My Homemade Life

Comments

  1. Nice to see you blogging so regularly again, Ali!

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  2. Thank you Sweet Kitchen, it is good to be back :)

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  3. Oh my gosh you are so sweet! Thank you for posting my quiche. Honored, thank you so much!
    Oh by the way......I FOR SURE am making your steak n shake burger this week!

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  4. Sally - I hope you like the Frisco sandwich. And thank you again for the quiche recipe. I am a bit smitten with it. :) hehe

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  5. Hi Ali,
    This is a beautiful Quiche that we would really enjoy. Thanks for sharing and have a fun day!

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  6. Oh, I love, love, love quiche!! Now I'm hungry! =) visiting from Make Something Mondays.

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  7. sound delicious one that my mother and I would both love it seems she has been on a spinach kick as of late come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  8. YUM!!! This looks Heavenly!! :) I love anything with spinach, bacon and swiss too. DELISH!!

    Thanks for sharing. Found you from Lil' Luna

    Would love if you would join our 1st linky party at http://www.nothingbutcountry.com we want to feature favorites each week on tuesday and would love if you would participate too. :)

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  9. yum! this looks delicious! I love your blog! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  10. With bacon & cream cheese how could it NOT be good?! Thanks for linking up!

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  11. That looks really yummy! Thanks for sharing over at Tuesday Tell All!

    Melissa
    MyCraftieLife.Blogspot.com

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  12. omg you have made me hungry!!! this looks sooooooooo good! :D Lovely blog!

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  13. Hi Ali,
    This Quiche looks amazing, I just love the combination of flavor. We would really enjoy this quiche. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!

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  14. Oh my goodness! This looks fantastic!!! Thanks for sharing at Make Something Mondays!

    ~ Sarah

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  15. I can almost taste this delicious quiche! It sounds/looks divine. Thanks for sharing with Sweets This Week!

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  16. Yum! I could live on good quiche!

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  17. I really want to make a quiche (I've never tried one) and I'm super nervous for some reason. thanks for posting this

    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  18. oh yes, heaven is the combo of bacon and cheese!

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  19. oh! I love spinach!! Come on over and link up to my party! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/2011/05/papas-mac-and-cheese-and-tasty-tuesday.html

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  20. This sounds delish!!
    New follower - found you via 'Homemaker in Heels' :)

    http://keeleymcguire.blogspot.com

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  21. Looks absolutely awesome! I am sooo late visiting this week! Thanks for linking this up to Fat Camp Friday, see you tomorrow!

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  22. Oh wow! This sounds really yummy!! I love quiche. My family not so much but I could probably eat the whole thing by myself! I might have to find a time to make it...for myself.

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  23. Hmm.. This looks SO yummy!! Thank you so much for linking this up with {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  24. I just love quiche and this one looks so delicious and creamy.

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  25. found you via someone else who had a photo on Pinterest ... um, when does the bacon go in? I had everything else in the bowl, poured it in and then went: "huh.bacon". My feeling is it should have gone in with the spinach but it was too late for that so I sprinkled them on top, tried to poke 'em in a bit. Although, I was tempted to just eat it on the side while I waited for the quiche to cook.... ;)

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  26. I second Leanne's question - when would you have us add the bacon? Also, do you thaw the pie crust first, or put it in the oven frozen? Would it work to make everything up the night before, refrigerate, and then put it in the oven in the morning?

    This looks delicious, can't wait to make it!

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    1. The bacon can go in with all the filling ingredients and stirred gently. I used a pie crust that is rolled out so it isn't frozen. I didn't pre-bake it, just roll it out, put it in the pan, add the filling and bake. If you are making it the night before, keep the filling in a tupperware and add it when you are ready to bake. I think the crust would get soggy otherwise.

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    2. OH. Okay great! In the ingredients list it says to use a frozen one, that's why I asked. Thanks for the info! :)

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  27. I made a bacon/spinach/cheese quiche last night from another recipe and it only use three slices of bacon and no Parmesan cheese. I found it to be bland so I'm going to make yours next. Just wondering could I leave out the cream cheese to cut the calories a bit?

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