The other morning, one of my best friends and her husband stopped by for a quick visit and breakfast before their long ride home to NY. I wanted to feed them something filling, but not too heavy. I also had to consider the fact that my friend, Julie, tries to eat gluten-free.
For a vegetarian quiche, just leave out the bacon! 🙂
- 1/2 lb slices of bacon, diced
- 6 oz fresh spinach
- 4 oz shredded cheddar (or, create a cheddar-mozz blend)
- 1.25 c milk, low fat
- 1/4 c all-purpose flour
- 6 large eggs
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp dry mustard
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp paprika
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-inch baking dish.
Cook bacon until fat is rendered and bacon is crisp.
[I like to bake it at 350 for about 17 minutes!]
Wilt spinach leaves, either on the stovetop or in the microwave
Place spinach, diced bacon, and cheese in the baking dish.
Bake for 30-40 minutes, until firm.
There are lots of ways to create variations on this dish, for instance: change the cheese, add sausage instead of bacon, add kale instead of spinach…the list is endless.
Have a friend over for breakfast, and enjoy!