Eat Skinny Be Skinny: Mini Spinach & Turkey Bacon Quiches

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I’m a creature of habit. As described here, and as shown by my nervous apprehension to do/try anything daring (read: poached egg). I’m not in a rut, per say, but I do mostly the same things day in and day out and, despite being a recipe creator, flock to right around the same types of dishes. As I laid in bed last night, reading Mr. Bourdain, I had a eureka moment. I’m going to make something I’ve never made before EVER SINGLE DAY this week.

Am I crazy? Probably. But had I not had this idea, these beautiful little egg cups would have seized to exist.

And I very well couldn’t live with myself if I was the reason you could not enjoy these crispy, yet soft, decadent and amazing little quiches.

I’ve never made a quiche. Ever. And before last year at my bridal shower, I’d never eaten one either. I know, I know. How the FREAK have I lived 26 years on this lovely planet earth without enjoying such a delicacy?

Not only are quiches ah-mazing, these mini versions are just the cutest. I’m a fan of mini anything, not only for the cute factor, but for the built in portion control factor too! When things are smaller, like these shooters and these ice-cream cakes, it is much easier to control how much I eat. And, seriously, how flippin’ cute?

If you aren’t as wowed by bite size food than I am, just make these for the taste. Which is out of this world. Mmmmmk?

Recipe adapted from All Recipes.

Mini Spinach and Turkey Bacon Quiches

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Yields 6 quiches
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: About 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 pieces of whole wheat bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of light cream
  • 1 cup of frozen chopped spinach
  • 4 pieces of turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated fresh mozzarella
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a muffin tin liberally with cooking spray.
  • Using a round cookie cutter that equals the size of the bottom of the muffin tin, cut out a hole in the middle of the bread. Place the circle bread on the bottom of 6 muffin cavities.
  • Place spinach in a microwave safe dish and cook on high for 3 minutes, or until defrosted. Let cool for 5 minutes. Evenly distribute spinach, chopped onions, garlic and cheese among the 6 pieces of bread.
  • Mix eggs, cream, salt, pepper and parsley in a medium bowl. Using a scoop, pour egg mixture evenly over the spinach cups, careful not to overflow. Sprinkle crumbled bacon on top and bake for at least 20 minutes.
  • Let quiches cool (they will sink in a bit) and enjoy!

Such perfect little quiches for breakfast. or lunch. or a party! (You could eat them in a hat, with a cat!)

Nutritional information per quiche: 185 calories, 8 grams of fat, 15 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber and 7 grams of protein.

 

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  1. Posted by Stephsbitebybite on
    Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
    These are too cute! And sound like the perfect little breakfast bite!
  2. Posted by Stephsbitebybite on
    Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
    These are too cute! And sound like the perfect little breakfast bite!
  3. Posted by jules on
    Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
    These look great. I love mini quiches to take to work or the gym. Lovely.
  4. Posted by Ravienomnoms on
    Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
    Yummy yummy in my tummy! This looks really amazing, I love the turkey bacon!
  5. Posted by Maggie Wescott on
    Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
    Brilliant!  This would be a perfect grab-and-go breakfast.  And way to go trying something new every day!  I can't wait to see what else you come up with.
  6. Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
    These look great!  And much lower in calories than my mini quiche recipe!
  7. Posted by Kiri W. on
    Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
    Ooooh. Dreamy stare.
    Quiches are one of my biggest weaknesses, and this looks like the perfect solution. Adorable and I bet super tasty!
  8. Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
    What gorgeous quiche...I do so love it and I love that you've made it "skinny"
  9. Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
    What gorgeous quiche...I do so love it and I love that you've made it "skinny"
  10. Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
    What gorgeous quiche...I do so love it and I love that you've made it "skinny"
  11. Posted by Bake Your Day on
    Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
    I love individual sized food. This sounds amazing!
  12. Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
    I adore making bite sized anything!!!! These came out so beautiful claire!!! <3 whoohoo! 
  13. Posted by Lauren on
    Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
    I am so making these! They look so beautiful :)
  14. Posted by Healthyjalapeno on
    Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
    Love spinach, love bacon and LOVE quiche!!! Excellent
  15. Posted by Lizzy Do on
    Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
    Oh, what a fun challenge!!!  I'm so glad you've now made a quiche!  Your minis look fabulous!
  16. Posted by Ann Mc on
    Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
    Wow - these look stunning!  I really like everyone of the ingredients...BRAVO and I look forward to seeing what you make!  BTW, you and I are polar opposites!  I make new things probably 5 days a week!
  17. Posted by Treat and Trick on
    Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
    Healthier and looks gorgeous!
  18. Posted by Jen @ pretty plate on
    Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
    These look so good! I want to try making them this weekend. 

    : ))
    Jen
  19. Posted by Danielle on
    Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
    Yum, this flavor combination sounds delish!
  20. Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
    This look so great! I'm a breakfast girl so I'll have to give these a try. 
  21. Posted by Bree on
    Thursday, January 19th, 2012
    These look outstanding!
  22. Posted by Colleen on
    Thursday, January 19th, 2012
    These look so good! I love eggs. They're a great way to get protein. And all that cheese makes these quiches even better!
  23. Posted by Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. on
    Thursday, January 19th, 2012
    These look perfect, Claire! I love the idea of using wheat bread instead of the crust!
  24. Posted by Julie on
    Friday, January 20th, 2012
    Genius!  I love it that you are pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone in the kitchen.  It is inspiring me to do the same.  These look lovely and I've never made a quiche, so its going on the list!
  25. Posted by Kathryn257 on
    Friday, March 16th, 2012
    If I make these in bulk, does anyone know how to store them for a day or two?
  26. Posted by Nita Karina on
    Sunday, April 22nd, 2012
    Looks yummy and easy:)
  27. Posted by Jackie on
    Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
    Hi! First, I love your blog. I wanted to let you know that I made these mini quiches for my Mother's Day brunch I hosted at my house on Sunday, but turned them into Greek mini-quiches. Everyone loved them!!