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Simple spinach and bacon quiche

Ingredients: 

6 large eggs, beaten 

1 1/2 cups heavy cream 

Salt and pepper 

2 cups chopped fresh baby spinach 

1-pound bacon cooked and crumbled 

1 1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese 

1 (9 inch) refrigerated pie crust 

Instructions: 

To begin, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celcius).  

Secondly, place the bacon in a large, deep skillet and cook it over a medium-high heat. Turn it occasionally until evenly browned. This usually takes about 10 minutes, but if you prefer crispier bacon cook as long as needed to get your desired crispiness. Then, drain the bacon slices on a paper-towel lined plate. Wait until they are cool then chop the bacon into short, thin slices.  

Fit the pie crust into a 9-inch pie dish and set the dish aside. 

Then, in a large bowl, whisk together the eggs until thoroughly mixed. Add in the cream, then the salt and pepper to taste.  

After the ingredients are combined, begin to layer the spinach into the bottom of the pie crust; top with bacon, and then the cheese.  

Finally, pour the egg mixture over the filling and sprinkle additional swiss cheese over the top. 

Bake the quiche in the oven for about 35 to 45 minutes or until the top is lightly puffed and browned. A trick to check if it’s ready is to insert a knife into the center and if it comes out clean, it’s ready. 

Cool for a few minutes then enjoy! 

Commentary: 

Quiche is a quick and simple meal for when you’re on the rush. It’s also great for those trying to save on groceries and meals as it requires minimal ingredients and can be split up into two meals. I have made this meal many times when I’ve run low on groceries and have been too lazy to go to the store. It’s the perfect, simple meal that can be made with almost any add-in ingredients.  

This recipe can be easily tweaked to suit one’s own tastes. If you prefer cheddar or any other type of cheese, switch the Swiss for that.  

Additionally, if you prefer more flavor or different tastes, you can add some more seasoning such as hot pepper sauce.  

Quiche can be made easily with whatever ingredients suite you. You can add any vegetables, meat, or seasoning you want and simply follow the same directions with the eggs. I often add cooked onion as well or sometimes shredded broccoli. Simply add the desired extra ingredients in layers the same as the bacon and spinach in this recipe.  

Quiche stays well in the fridge for a few days, and still tastes great warmed up in the microwave. I often eat it for several meals if I don’t finish it in one night.  

Additionally, a crust less quiche is a great option for those on the ketogenic diet or those with gluten restrictions. It can be prepared and baked the same way, just sans crust.  

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