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Basic Cheesy Spinach Quiche with Bacon | This easy quiche is loaded with spinach, ham, bacon, caramelized onions, mushrooms and Gruyere! No complicated dinner here, it uses frozen pie crust! | http://thechunkychef.com
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Basic Cheesy Spinach Quiche with Bacon

This spinach quiche is made easy by using frozen pie crust, and is filled with mouthwatering flavors like gruyere, ham, bacon, and mushrooms!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Entree, Main Course
Servings: 8
Calories: 403kcal
Author: The Chunky Chef

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen pie crust deep dish
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup diced cooked ham (I buy pre-diced from the grocery store)
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/3 cup Gruyere cheese, shredded divided
  • 1/2 10oz box frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and wrung out in paper towels to remove excess moisture
  • 1/4 cup chopped canned mushrooms wrung out in paper towel to remove excess moisture
  • fresh parsley, minced

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  To a medium skillet, add butter and heat over MED/MED-HIGH heat.  Add onions and ham, saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until edges are deeply caramelized and golden.  Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Cook bacon, then crumble and set aside.
  • Place open box of frozen spinach on a microwave safe plate, pour 2 tsp of water on frozen spinach, close lid and microwave for 6 minutes.  Transfer defrosted spinach to a mesh sieve or colander.  Let cool for a few minutes, then press with several paper towels and press to remove excess moisture.
  • To a medium mixing bowl, add eggs, and half and half and whisk to combine.  Add salt, pepper, nutmeg, onions, ham, bacon, and spinach.  Stir to combine.
  • Add chopped mushrooms to same sieve or colander you used for the spinach, and press with paper towels to remove excess moisture.  Stir mushrooms and 1 cup shredded cheese into the egg mixture.
  • Remove frozen pie crust from freezer and transfer egg mixture to pie crust.  It will be very full, and depending on your pie crust, all the mixture may not fit.  Good news is, the mixture can be used to make a fabulous egg scramble!
  • Sprinkle top with remaining 1/3 cup shredded cheese.  Bake quiche for 40-45 minutes, until top is golden brown and center is set.  Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes or so.  Cut into 8 wedges and serve.  Sprinkle with parsley if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 403kcal