|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
I love crustless quiches because they're easy to prepare and they make a delicious high protein meal. The ingredients in this flavorful spinach quiche include Cheddar cheese, bacon, and seasonings.
Serve this quiche with a cup of soup, baked beans, or a simple tossed salad for a fabulous lunch, brunch, or evening meal. Feel free to saute 1/2 to 1 cup of sliced fresh mushrooms with the onions.
- 4 thick slices bacon (diced)
- 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
- 1 package fresh spinach (about 5 to 6 ounces)
- 1 cup (4 ounces) Cheddar or a Cheddar Jack blend (shredded)
- 1 1/4 cups milk, low-fat
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 5 large eggs
- 1 large egg white
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- Pinch leaf oregano
- Sweet paprika (optional)
Heat oven to 350 F. Butter an 8-inch square baking dish or spray with baking spray.
Pour off all but about 1 teaspoon of the bacon grease. Save the bacon grease to use in cornbread or for a flavorful fat for sauteing onions or other vegetables.
Add the onion to the pan and cook over medium heat, stirring, until just tender.
Add the spinach leaves and cook, stirring constantly, until spinach is wilted and any excess water clinging to the leaves has evaporated.
Transfer the spinach mixture to the baking dish. Top evenly with the bacon, then with the cheese.
In a bowl, whisk together the milk and flour until smooth.
Whisk in the eggs and egg white, then whisk in the pepper, salt, onion powder, and oregano.
Pour over evenly over the spinach and cheese mixture. Sprinkle very lightly with the paprika, if desired.
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the quiche is firm.