KAY so I'm just gonna get right down to it. Never made quiche before today (yes I actually made this recipe today!) and I was pleasantly surprised at the easiness and deliciousness! I'm thinkin' this recipe might be on the repeat for this Sunday's morning brunch..
recipe adapted from the Picky Palate cookbook
serves ~4 main dish servings
2 cups spinach
1/2 cup white onion, chopped
1/2 pound bacon, chopped
1/4 cup milk
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 cup cheese- cheddar or monterey jack
1 refrigerated pie crust (or frozen pie crust- I used this, or homemade pie crust)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Unroll the pie crust and put in a 9-inch pie plate. Poke the bottom of crust with a fork several times. Put chopped bacon in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until it is cooked through, about 10 minutes. Place bacon on a paper-towel lined plate. Discard all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease. Add spinach and onion to the reserved grease over medium-high heat and cook until onions are tender and spinach is wilted, about 5 minutes.
When oven temperature is ready, bake pie crust for about 10 minutes to pre-bake it (do not need this step if using a frozen pie crust). In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt and pepper. When crust is done baking, take out of the oven and spread the spinach and onion mixture over the pre-baked crust, and top with the bacon. Pour egg mixture over, and then top with parsley and cheese. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes, until eggs are set. Let cool for about 5 minutes before cutting into wedges.