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kitty's spinach quiche

(15 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Katrina Freed
Newark, DE

This is the best spinach quiche I have ever had. I usually make my own crust, but if you want a faster, easier quiche I am sure a purchased pastry shell will do the job. This is incredibly good even warmed in the microwave as leftovers.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

A perfect blend of flavors in this scrumptious spinach quiche. It's a from-scratch recipe that reminds us of something grandma would make. The crust is flaky and a perfect shell for the spinach, bacon, and onion filling. There's just enough cheese to add flavor but not be overly gooey. Serve this quiche for Mother's Day, brunch, or when you want an impressive (but easy) meal.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(15 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For kitty's spinach quiche

  • 1 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 c
    white shortening
  • 5 Tbsp
  • 6 slice
    bacon, cut into small pieces (raw)
  • 1/2 c
    onion, chopped
  • 8
  • 3 c
    fresh baby spinach chopped (do not pack)
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1/2 c
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • pinch
  • 2/3 c
    shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 c
    shredded Swiss cheese

How To Make kitty's spinach quiche

  • Shortening and flour combined in a bowl.
    Cut shortening into flour using a pasty cutter until flour mixture is small pea-sized beads.
  • Rolling out the dough.
    Add water and blend by hand just enough to form a dough. Then roll out on a floured cloth or surface.
  • Dough in a pie plate with crimped edges and pricked with a fork.
    Fit pie crust to pie pan. Crimp and prick bottom and sides with a fork. Line pastry with heavy-duty aluminum foil.
  • Crust in the oven with aluminum foil covering it.
    Bake in a 450-degree oven for 8 minutes. Remove the foil, bake 5 minutes more or until golden. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Cooking onions and bacon in a skillet.
    While the pastry is baking, cook bacon and onion together in a medium-sized skillet until bacon is crisp. Drain on paper towels.
  • Eggs whisked together in a bowl.
    In a medium-sized bowl, beat eggs.
  • Spinach, bacon, and onions poured into eggs.
    Then add the rest of the ingredients and blend together.
  • Egg mixture poured into crust.
    Pour egg mixture into warm pie shell.
  • Quiche baking in the oven.
    Bake for 45 minutes at 325 degrees. Cool at least ten minutes before serving.