Bacon, Spinach, & Cheddar Crustless Quiche

The first time I ate this moist and savory quiche–I actually am not sure why it’s call it a quiche since there is absolutely no pastry involved, and it’s not a frittata, and definitely not a casserole!–I was at a friend’s house for a girl’s brunch.  My firstborn daughter was 7 months old, I was exhausted and dealing with an aggravating stomach bug that caused me pain every time I ate anything. This dish, however, was actually worth every twinge. It was cheese-strung, bacon-crisped ambrosia to my hungry and worn young mama soul. With stomach pain long gone and the baby now a vivacious toddler, I still make this dish for breakfasts or any meal.

The sunny-ness of eggs and cheese help lift moods on gloomy winter mornings but even better, in spring, when the spinach shows up, proud and tender,  you can also enjoy this. I’ve found that amounts are somewhat flexible, I’ve added more greens than called for, used swiss chard or kale, and swapped the cheddar with Colby jack, mozzarella, or whatever needed to be used up.

This can also be nutritionally dense. If you can, use nitrate-free bacon, free-range eggs and organic dairy.  Low-fat ingredients can still be tasty but if you have the availability of quality cheese, eggs, and meat absolutely bring on the fat! It will nourish you in a way that will cause sugar cravings to cease and extra (in my case) baby weight to slowly come off while allowing you to have the energy most of us desperately need day-to-day.

Bacon, Spinach, & Cheddar Crustless Quiche

8 oz. of nitrate-free bacon
1 lb. fresh baby spinach
1 small onion
1 tbs. butter
Salt
Pepper

1 cup cottage cheese
8-10 eggs
2 C shredded cheddar
Directions:
1. Fry bacon until crisp, drain, and set aside
  
2. Wipe out pan, dice onion and saute until soft in butter.
3. Coarsely chop spinach and add to pan. Cook until bright green and wilted.
4. Salt and pepper spinach and onion lightly.
5. In a large bowl crack eggs, add grated cheese and cottage cheese. Mix well.

6. Add spinach, bacon, and onion to cheese mixture and fold together.

7. Pour into greased glass baking dish

8. Bake at 400 degrees 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and firm in the center.

Thank you Rachel!

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This entry was published on June 28, 2011 at 7:19 pm and is filed under Main Dishes, Spring, Winter. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Bacon, Spinach, & Cheddar Crustless Quiche

  1. Pingback: Savory and Sweet Dishes: 8 Easy Bacon-Filled Recipes « Mom it Forward

  2. Perfection! Everyone loved it! Thanks for this recipe.
    🙂

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