Friday, May 13, 2011

FFWD - Spinach And Bacon Quiche

Quiche me you fool!!!





OMG! You will absolutely fall in love with this recipe and once you try it, your life will never be the same again. True story :)

Dorie Greenspan's recipe for this incredible Spinach and Bacon Quiche can be found on page 160 of her cookbook "Around My French Table" and I can not recommend it highly enough for all you quiche lovers out there.  Actually, I can not recommend it highly enough for all you non-quiche lovers out there either.  Bottom line, you simply must try this recipe!!!

With a pastry crust (i.e. tart dough, found on page 498) that's as flaky as it is buttery, it comes together in a snap and is as easy as pie to make (LOL pun intended).

The filling of this delicious quiche is light and creamy and loaded with flavors that are both bold and delicate.  It's a match made in heaven with the addition of sweet and smokey bacon and the healthy and flavorful spinach!  In order to add my own twist to this recipe, I omitted the onion and garlic and added some minced shallots instead.


Eggs, cream and Parmesan cheese come next with lots of fresh cracked black pepper.  I also added in some dry mustard for a little bit more tang and topped this beauty with halved graped tomatoes for extra color.



Baked in a 400 degree oven for approximately 40 minutes has you licking and smacking your lips in anticipation!  Allow your quiche to cool for at least 5 minutes and your ready to plate and serve! 


I served my quiche alongside a salad with balsamic vinegar dressing and some additional tomatoes for a little extra pop of color (not that it needed it).  Such a pretty and colorful meal.  It makes me hungry all over again.


With me being the veggie lover in the family and my husband going ape for all things bacon, this is one meal I will find myself making time and again. 

Thank you so much for this recipe Dorie!  It has earned a special place of honor "Around My Illinois Table" and we couldn't love it more! 

With Love and Quiches,




17 comments:

  1. Oh I LOVE the addition of the tomatoes - so pretty. Love how customisable this is!

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  2. Just had to stop by since you used the word yummy and OMG!. I also love the addition of the tomatoes - the flavor and color are a great idea. Nice job!

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  3. Dry mustard! Shallot! Okay, those are fantastic ideas. Noted for next time. Thank you~~

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  4. I love tomatoes with bacon and cheese! Great additions to a great recipe.

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  5. Ha - you are so "punny"!
    Sounds like this one is a match made in heaven for you and your man. The tomatoes add a lovely pop of color.

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  6. You always take a great dish and make it wonderful with your added touches. This looks amazing and not only are you a great cook, but you are a funny one too.

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  7. This was such a fun dish to "play" with. Dorie always gives a great canvas to create with.

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  8. Cute! I love your inclusion of the grape tomatoes. What a great pop of red color!

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  9. Love your pictures! Absolutely mouthwatering!

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  10. Those tomatoes really make your quiche pop! It's a wonderful-looking tart and it's got your very own personal touches which makes it special.

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  11. Quiche me you fool! Hee! I love posts that make me laugh/smile right off the bat. Your variations were great. I'm curious about the mustard powder addition.

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  12. Wow, that looks fantastic! My mouth is watering!

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  13. Oh, I love the tomatoes you've added...great tweaks and a gorgeous quiche!

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  14. I agree with everyone else about the tomatoes on top. I also love your additions of shallots and mustard. Looks great!

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  15. I love the addition of the tomatoes, Renee! It gives such a beautiful pop of color! I am not a quiche fan, but I really fell in love with this recipe as well. :)

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  16. WOW. Your quiche is beautiful. I love your tomatoes...your additions/changes are a great idea. Seeing your photos makes me want this quiche again and to make it look like yours. Great job!

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  17. The tomatoes on top of your quiche look wonderful!! Great addition!

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