French Fridays with Dorie: Spinach and Bacon Quiche

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Spinach Bacon Quiche is a flavor packed, easy and delicious recipe perfect for breakfast or brunch.

spinach and bacon quiche

At the beginning of the month I was so delighted to see that quiche was on the French Fridays with Dorie menu. I love me some quiche, especially one that comes with bacon!

First time I made quiche I was a freshman in high school, and I made Quiche Lorraine during French class. Our teacher, among other things, taught us how to gargle when we speak French and how to cook like the French. Smile

I remember making this in class and thinking that I just put scrambled eggs inside of a pie shell – and that I wish I had put apples in there instead.

spinach and bacon quiche

But, then the quiche came out of the oven, I took a bite, and thought the French were super lucky because their version of an omelette was waaaaay better than ours! It was cheesy, the crust was buttery and flaky, and the entire meal was simply delicious. Quiche became a regular breakfast/snack item on my menu.

Especially my quick and super easy Spinach Quiche!


This particular quiche that we got to enjoy last night is made with eggs, of course, spinach, bacon, cheese, onions and a tiny bit of garlic.

spinach and bacon quiche

I enjoyed Dorie’s version of this quiche because she uses more filling and less cream and eggs; in my book, that is a winner quiche because I like my omelettes with a whole lot of fixins, and that is exactly what this one delivered.

spinach and bacon quiche

Spinach Bacon Quiche
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs 20 mins
Resting Time
1 hr
Total Time
4 hrs

Spinach Bacon Quiche is a flavor packed, easy and delicious recipe perfect for breakfast or brunch.

Course: Breakfast/Brunch
Cuisine: French
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 266 kcal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut into pieces
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 slices cooked bacon crumbled
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded gruyere cheese
  • 2 cups packed baby spinach
  1. Combine flour and salt in a food processor and pulse until combined.
  2. Add cut up butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  3. Whisk together egg yolk and 2 tablespoons water; add to flour mixture and pulse until moist crumbs start to form.
  4. Transfer mixture to a piece of plastic wrap, and using wrap and your hands, form into a disk.
  5. Refrigerate, wrapped, at least 30 minutes to 4 hours.
  6. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out refrigerated dough to an 11-inch round.
  7. Transfer to a 9-inch pie plate or tart plate; trim edges to a 1-inch overhang.
  8. Wrap in plastic; freeze at least 30 minutes and up to 3 days.
  9. Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
  10. Line crust with parchment and fill with dried beans or pie weights.
  11. Bake for 25 minutes, or until dough underneath parchment paper is dry.
  12. Remove parchment and beans; bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden.
  13. Let cool slightly.
  14. In the meantime prepare the filling.
  1. Reduce oven temperature to 375F degrees.
  2. Whisk eggs until smooth, then whisk in cream, milk, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  3. Stir in half of bacon and half of cheeses.
  4. Pour filling mixture into crust; be careful not to overfill.
  5. Press spinach into custard, leaving some poking out from top.
  6. Sprinkle with remaining bacon and cheese.
  7. Bake 10 minutes at 375 degrees, then reduce to 325F and continue to bake for 55 more minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool 1 hour before cutting and serving.
Nutrition Facts
Spinach Bacon Quiche
Amount Per Serving
Calories 266 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 124mg41%
Sodium 244mg10%
Potassium 128mg4%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1195IU24%
Vitamin C 1.8mg2%
Calcium 153mg15%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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45 Responses
  1. Kate, you’ve been making quiche since high school? No wonder your tart looks so professional and yummy! Thank goodness Ana is feeling better and it was nothing more serious than a flu virus. She’s such an adorable little girl, and so lucky to have you as her mommy!

  2. Hehee… Anna is carrying a cellphone around even at a table… she is just like a teenage girl or mama! 🙂 So adorable! Your quiche looks so beautiful. I like quiche, but I love yours even more (by looking at pictures and ingredients). Very nice and I’m so hungry looking at the pictures now.

  3. Mmmmm wow that looks delicious! I grew up hating quiche, because the one time I ever remember being sick to my stomach as a kid was a night I happened to be eating quiche. I’m finally over it though. My mom makes it all the time almost just like this, and lately she does garlic and shrimp quiche. Yumm.

  4. What a darling little girl – I’m glad she’s feeling better! Lovely quiche. Quiche recipes are so much fun. You can add almost any ingredients and come up with a dish everyone will love.

  5. Your quiche is so beautiful. It’s been a while since I have made a classic quiche. It was so delicious. I did add mushrooms to the spinach and bacon. I will definitely make this again. So glad to know your daughter is getting better every day.

  6. I didn’t know Ana was ill, (so behind on my blog reading) but I am glad she’s better! I love quiche as well … I think I had it for the first time in high school, and I thought it was so fancy! lol

  7. So happy to hear that Ana is better. Can’t do much better than blueberries. Great quiche/tart: love the photos with the dark background. That sounded some great French teacher. I wish I had been told to gargle: I could have saved myself 10 years of trying to work that one out myself! 🙂

  8. I haven’t gotten to the Ana is sick post yet, and I’m sorry I missed it. But, I am so happy to hear that she is feeling better. That’s an adorable picture of her!

    Your quiche is out of this world fantastic. I can’t believe I haven’t made it yet. It has everything inside it that I love (kind of like that breakfast streudel thing, eh?).

  9. Sorry I’m just hearing about Ana, so glad she is doing better. Feels like I’ve been on the road all week. I actually made the quiche, but couldn’t post it because blogger has been down, it was divine. Yours looks great.

  10. While I’m not a big Quiche fan, I would totally try this one! I got her book for Christmas and I haven’t made much from it yet. But, I love to look through it and pretend I’m french 🙂

  11. Aaaww Ana is so cute glad to see that she is doing fine now 🙂
    You know I love quiche so much and you did with spinach and bacon.. can’tget any better!! Brilliant pics !!

  12. Glad to hear your daughter is getting better by the day.

    Everything is better with bacon! These pictures made my mouth water. I must get my hands on this book!!! 🙂

  13. I love quiche too, but mine don’t look anything like yours. Your quiche is gorgeous! I live the spinach bacon combo.
    Glad that Ana is feeling better.

  14. Oh dear, I obviously wasn’t paying attention, I am sorry your little one has the flu. Poor girl.
    The quiche, oh my. It’s just gorgeous. Toothsome – I could sink my teeth right into it.

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