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Monday, March 26, 2012

Spinach, Bacon and Tomato Quiche and Spinach and Tomato Quiche


Today is National Spinach Day, March 26th, for more about this click here:  http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2012/03/26/national-spinach-day/

Spinach has always been my favorite vegetable and I loved how Popeye enjoyed it so much and promoted its health benefits :)   Spinach goes well with so many things, like cheese in quiches or gratins, in side dishes and pastas and fresh in salads.   So I pulled out a photo of a spinach quiche I made last summer and put the recipe together in time for Spinach's big day, hooray for spinach!!!!

Spinach, Bacon and Tomato Quiche
One 9inch prepared pastry shell
1/2 of 10 oz package of Stouffer's frozen spinach souffle
3 strips of crispy bacon
1 ripe tomato, thinly sliced
2 oz grueyere or swiss cheese + 2 oz cheddar cheese - shredded
3 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups half and half
dash of salt and pepper
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg


Preheat oven to 375 degres.  Arrange pastry shell in pie/quiche pan.  Cut frozen spinach into inch cubes and place on top of crust.  Crumble the bacon over spinach.  Sprinkle cheeses over bacon.   In a bowl beat eggs, then mix in 1/2 and 1/2, salt, pepper, and nutmeg.  Pour this mixture over cheese, then top with tomato slices.  Bake for 40 -45 minutes or until center is set.  


Variation:  Spinach and Tomato Quiche
substitute 4 oz shredded mozzarella cheese, 2 oz cheddar and 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese for the cheeses.  Use 1 large or 2 medium ripe tomatoes, layer half on the bottom and top half on top, reserve a little bit of the cheese to sprinkle on top.  I also added a little bit of sauteed onions and mushrooms to this quiche, add any vegetable you like, optional.



Enjoy!



4 comments:

  1. How could I have missed National Spinach Day when it's one of my favorite vegetables?? I will say, though, that's I've eaten spinach nearly every day this week so that sort of makes up for it :) The quiche looks terrific.

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    1. Thanks Anita, as a spinach lover it sounds like you instinctively knew :)

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