A savory breakfast quiche is always a welcoming breakfast. With bright green spinach leaves, crispy and chewy bacon, and a lot of cheese, this spinach bacon quiche really hits the spot on appearance and taste!
This quiche packs a cheesy combination of bacon and cheddar and parmesan cheeses into every bite. Bacon and cheese? Yes, please! Of course, we toss in fresh spinach leaves, onion, and green onions for color and added nutrition so it's not all fun and games.
I love making quiches around here. It's one of the low-maintenance breakfasts that I toss in the oven while we get ready for the day and then we can enjoy a hot meal together before going our own ways.
Why This Recipe Works
- It's great for leftover veggies and meats. I love that I can use up any number of vegetables or meats in my fridge and pantry. This makes it a frugal way to clean out the pantry before payday and a good way to get my kids to want to eat their veggies!
- It's quick to prep. This quiche is pretty quick to pull together, and the flavors are wonderful. You can even prep the filling in advance and just bake it in the morning. (just keep separate from the crust until morning).
- Simple ingredients. We use simple ingredients like cheese, eggs, seasonings, bacon, and veggies to make a flavorful dish everyone can enjoy.
Prepared pie crust- You can use a store-bought deep dish pie crust or make your own pie crust for this recipe.
Eggs- These are the star of the show and will hold everything together in the quiche.
Milk- Adding milk will give us more volume and richness and help give us a fluffier consistency.
Salt and Pepper- These are simple seasonings that will help to bring out the flavors in this dish.
Spinach leaves- Use some fresh spinach leaves for added color, iron, and savory goodness.
Green onions- I love to add green onions whenever I can, and this recipe is no different. Add some chopped green onions for added freshness and flavor.
Yellow onion- You will need an onion to help give this quiche a little natural sweetness and some nice depth of flavor.
Bacon- This will give us a nice chewy bite and some salty flavor, and it pairs wonderfully with the other savory flavors we have going on.
Cheese- You will want to use Colby or cheddar cheese as well as some parmesan cheese too.
For the exact amounts needed, please see the recipe card below.
🍽 Equipment Needed
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Check out how to make spinach bacon quiche with these simple step-by-step instructions:
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
Pierce a storebought frozen deep-dish pie crust several times along the bottom and side. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes and allow to cool.
Dice the onion and chop your bacon. Cook them in a skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes until the bacon is cooked and the onions are translucent. Remove from heat and set aside.
Beat the eggs with a fork in a large mixing bowl.
Add in the milk, salt, pepper, and mix again.
Add in the spinach, green onion, and the onion bacon mixture as well as the cheeses. Stir together until combined.
Pour the mixture into the baked pie crust. It's okay if you don't need all of the egg mixture.
Bake in the oven at 425 degrees F for 15 minutes. Reduce heat and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes at 325 degrees F until a knife can be inserted into the center and come out clean.
Let rest and cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
🍴 Recipe Tips
Making a quiche is easy especially with a store-bought crust, but you can always use homemade if preferred! I like less effort in the morning, at least until the coffee kicks in, ha!
When the spinach bacon quiche recipe has finished baking, make sure to check the internal temperature. Because eggs are chicken, the internal temperature should be a minimum of 160 degrees F before removing it from the oven and serving.
You should be able to do the "clean knife test" in the center of the quiche and it should look set on top, especially around the edges. There might be a slight jiggle when you shake it, but it definitely should not slosh around.
Also, the requested wait time after the spinach bacon cheese quiche is baked is for the cheese and eggs to solidify and cool down enough that our slices don't fall apart. Like any pie, having a moment to cool down helps it to set up which helps with the ease of serving and makes for a nicer presentation.
You can! Thaw your spinach and then drain and squeeze out as much moisture as possible before adding it into the egg mixture. Also, when adding it, try to break it up with your hands so that there aren't huge clumps of it and it can be more evenly distributed.
You can swap out the milk for unsweetened almond milk if you want it to be dairy-free or you can use a nondairy alternative of choice. Half and Half as well as heavy cream also work well too (for those looking for dairy alternatives)!
More great savory brunch recipes to try
- Overnight Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
- Sheet Pan French Toast Breakfast
- Easy Hashbrown Casserole
- Scrambled Eggs with Spinach and Tomatoes
Spinach Bacon Quiche
- 1 Deep dish pie crust (storebought) ($1.49)
- 5 large eggs ($0.40)
- 1 cup Milk ($0.19)
- ¼ teaspoon Salt ($0.02)
- ¼ teaspoon Black pepper ($0.02)
- 1 cup Spinach leaves, chopped ($0.66)
- ¼ cup Green onions, chopped ($0.03)
- ½ med. Yellow onion, diced ($0.30)
- ½ cup Bacon, chopped ($1.08)
- 1 ½ cups Colby cheese, shredded ($1.50)
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded ($0.50)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Pierce your prepared pie crust with a fork several times along the sides and bottom. Blind bake your pie crust for 10 minutes and remove from oven to cool. (This prevents soggy crust later).
- Dice onion and chop bacon. Place in hot skillet over medium heat and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently until bacon is cooked and onions are translucent or slightly browned. Remove from heat and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, egg your eggs. Beat with a fork until eggs are slightly beaten.
- Add in milk, salt, pepper, mix again.
- Add in spinach, green onions, the cooled onion and bacon mix, and cheeses. Stir again until combined.
- Pour into a prepared pie crust and bake in an oven at 425 degrees F for 15 minutes.
- Reduce heat and cook at 325 degrees F for 25-30 minutes until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Cool 10 minutes before cutting into wedges.