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This is a great basic quiche recipe I got from my sister in law Mary. You can add a different kind of meat, or omit the onions and spinach. However, I wouldn’t dare make it without a lot of cheese and some sort of meat. This recipe calls for bacon and Swiss. Sausage or ham would also be great. I made this for a baby shower last week and it turned out quite well. You could easily purchase a ready made pastry shell. I have posted a from scratch recipe for the crust  that I used to make this quiche. Have fun!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Yield: 1 quiche


1 (9 inch) pastry crust, unbaked 
8 slices bacon, crumbled
1 C spinach
1/3 c chopped onion
1 C Swiss cheese
2 C heavy cream (I used whole milk)
4 large eggs
1/4 t salt
1/4 t cracked pepper
1/8 cayenne pepper


1.Beat the eggs, cream, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl.
2. Layer the bacon, cheese, onion, and spinach on top of the crust. Careful not to put the cheese on top.
3. Pour the egg mixture over the other ingredients.
4. Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes.
5. Turn down your oven to 300 and cook for another 45 minutes. This time is approximate, stick a knife in the center and when it comes out clean, it's done.

Recipe from my sister in law, Mary Ehrhart

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  1. I made this last night and it was SO yummy! Thanks for the recipe!
    P.s. you might want to add in how much heavy cream to use:)

  2. Michelle,
    I almost always substitute whole milk for heavy cream. It works particularly well in this dish. However, when I'm making some kind of dessert, I tend to always follow the recipe and add the ingredients it calls for (I use the heavy cream….) It is dessert, after all!
    Thanks for your comments, and happy cooking!

  3. Jamie,

    This looks really yummy! I am going to try it with no cayenne pepper, and with bacon and broccoli instead of spinach! Thanks for the recipe!