Recipe by evelyn/athens
This is a dish you'll be happy to serve at any meal of the day - be it breakfast, lunch, or a light dinner with soup and/or salad. A delicious combination using ingredients from RSC #6.
Top Review by Shawnee TX
Well, my husband just told me that this is the best quiche he's ever had, and I agree. I used mushrooms, spinach (pre-cooked) and swiss cheese. Thanks for a good basic recipe, I look forward to playing around with it and seeing how many delicious combinations I can come up with.
- 1 pie pastry (for a 10-inch quiche or tart pan or 9-inch pie plate)
- 1 tablespoon dry breadcrumbs
- 8 ounces bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1 medium onion, minced
- 2 cups chopped portabella mushrooms
- 2 cups chopped fresh spinach, packed (very well dried)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 cups grated cheddar cheese, divided use
- 6 ounces cream cheese
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup milk
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Sprinkle bottom of pastry-lined quiche/tart pan or pie plate with 1 tbsp dry breadcrumbs (this will absorb any excess moisture).
- Place bacon in a large skillet; cook over medium high heat until evenly brown; remove with slotted spoon and drain on paper toweling; set aside.
- With 2 tbsp of the bacon fat, sauté onion and mushrooms until all the liquid released by the mushrooms has evaporated; add spinach and cook 1-2 minutes, just until spinach wilts; add reserved bacon, coriander and nutmeg and season lightly (remember there will be salt in the cheese); place in pastry and top with 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese.
- Beat together cream cheese, eggs and milk; season to taste; carefully pour over quiche and gently shake quiche to distribute custard.
- Bake in preheated oven for 40-50 minutes, or until quiche is golden-brown, sprinkling with 1/2 cup of cheese 10 minutes before quiche is done (put the quiche directly on the oven floor for the last 10-15 minutes of baking to crisp up the crust); cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.