ffwD: Spinach & Turkey Bacon Quiche

This recipe was pretty much a winner in my book. My sister (Codename: Gamer Psychologist) even commented that she likes when I make quiche for dinner. So, I knew I wouldn’t have a problem convincing her to try them.

I didn’t do too much different with the recipe other than a) make them individual size and b) use turkey bacon instead of regular bacon. Because of the leaner turkey bacon, there was no need to drain any fat from the pan as there was just enough to saute the onions and garlic.

It was interesting that Dorie went into side instructions about steaming the spinach. I just microwaved a couple of handfuls with a teaspoon of water for two minutes.

Dorie’s tart dough recipe was enough to line five individual quiche pans. Plus, I had about half a cup of spinach, turkey bacon, and onion mix leftover. But, I’ll use that to make yummy omelets tomorrow morning!

I was rather surprised at the lack of fresh herbs in the recipe. I’m so used to “a teaspoon of rosemary here”, “thyme or parsley there”, that this Dorie recipe seemed a bit naked with only salt and pepper. Oh, well. I’ll just incorporate more herbs next time!

To see other bloggers’ spinach and bacon quiche, head over to French Fridays with Dorie. As usual, the recipe for this dish can be found in Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.


53 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Serene
    May 13, 2011 @ 00:07:20

    Those are gorgeous!

  2. Maris (In Good Taste)
    May 13, 2011 @ 04:07:53

    What a delicious quiche. Bookmarked for this weekend!

  3. Ronda
    May 13, 2011 @ 06:50:35

    Again I did not make the meal this week. Yours looks fabu!

  4. saffronandhoney
    May 13, 2011 @ 07:38:09

    Such a good idea to make them in tartelette/individual quiche form! They look wonderful.

  5. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    May 13, 2011 @ 07:46:44

    That sounds good. I don’t think I could resist fresh spicing it up either! Those photos… yum.

  6. Karla
    May 13, 2011 @ 08:19:32

    Wow, those are beautiful little quiches! There’s no way I would have had the patience to line that many little pans with pastry – just thinking about it makes me sweat. Kudos to you!

  7. spicegirlfla
    May 13, 2011 @ 08:58:16

    Oh yum! I like that you made individual little quiches! I think it feels so special and pretty to serve! I too would choose to use the turkey bacon!

  8. Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen
    May 13, 2011 @ 09:13:44

    That’s a great idea to substitute turkey for bacon, it’s healthier too. And I love, love, love your individual portions, they are most adorable looking quiches I’ve seen so far!

  9. Candy
    May 13, 2011 @ 09:22:29

    Love, love, love the individual quiches!

  10. Liz
    May 13, 2011 @ 09:24:52

    Oh, these are fabulous!!! You rocked this one~

  11. Eileen
    May 13, 2011 @ 10:08:46

    Your individual quiches are adorable! How on earth did you get the crusts to look so perfect? Mine was a mess. lol

  12. Chunklet's Mom
    May 13, 2011 @ 10:28:26

    The quiche looks great! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  13. ComeUndone
    May 13, 2011 @ 11:11:24

    Individual size always looks impressive. πŸ™‚ I agree that steaming is too fussy especially since we refresh them in cold water immediately after. I blanched mine in the frying pan that I later used for cooking onion and pancetta. One fewer pan to wash! Fresh herbs sound like a good idea next time.

  14. Jessica of My Baking Heart
    May 13, 2011 @ 11:48:40

    I love your minis – they’re adorable! And since your momma said so, Happy Birthday! πŸ™‚

  15. Kathy
    May 13, 2011 @ 12:27:19

    Love the individual tartlets!! What a great idea! I have to say I didn’t steam my spinach either. I let it steam in the frypan after cooking the other ingredients. I also added mushrooms for some of the spinach. Bet the fresh herbs added some pretty nice flavor to this quiche!

  16. alex
    May 13, 2011 @ 12:41:42

    Wow – love these little quiches, I think my children would go for these, they like anything in a small size. I don’t think we get turkey bacon here, I’ll have to ask. Now we are really in picnic time of year quiches make such a great change from a sandwich, you’ve inspired me to make some of these.

  17. kankana
    May 13, 2011 @ 14:25:23

    I so love quiche and this is looking beautiful. Wish I had the recipe πŸ™‚

  18. RadioDiva
    May 13, 2011 @ 14:45:20

    As Charlie Sheen would say….Uh, WINNING! Great job…they look so good!! And just one more time….HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Fellow Taurus
    Smooochez =)

  19. nana
    May 13, 2011 @ 15:00:04

    I love the individual tarts. They are such a perfect size, and reminds
    me of some of the quiche I had purchased while traveling in France.
    Tricia had a little leftover crust so she was able to fill one small tart tin,
    I barely had enough for my square pan. Either way, we both loved the recipe.
    Your photos are wonderful.

  20. Betty @ scrambled henfruit
    May 13, 2011 @ 15:01:59

    Your quiches look delicious! I love your flaky crust. πŸ™‚

  21. Jay
    May 13, 2011 @ 15:03:42

    making it this weekend…looks delicious..
    Tasty Appetite

  22. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking
    May 13, 2011 @ 15:16:56

    I love the flavors you used in this quiche – It looks so delicious! Wonderful recipe. Thanks for sharing. I’m so glad to have found your beautiful blog and can’t wait to check out more of your recipes! πŸ™‚ – Georgia

  23. Betsy
    May 13, 2011 @ 16:04:46

    I love your “quiche for one” size! More crust for everyone! These look great!

  24. Louise
    May 13, 2011 @ 17:23:10

    Oh how I adore, quiche. Especially little cuties like these. I think I would add just a smidgen of nutmeg:)

    Thanks for sharing, yummy…

  25. pachecopatty
    May 13, 2011 @ 18:18:48

    You’re so lucky you have a WordPress blog! Your quiches came out beautifully and I like the individual size that you’ve made. We loved the recipe and I will make this again, will have to try the smaller size tart pans;-)

  26. Christina
    May 13, 2011 @ 18:39:38

    The individual tarts are so cute! I need some of those in my kitchen. I love fresh herbs too so I will definitely add some next time as well. This was delicious as-is, though. Glad you liked them too!

  27. Mary
    May 13, 2011 @ 19:33:08

    What lovely little tarts, they look delicious. I keep almost buying Dorie’s book, I think I’m going to have to. I love your blog, I just found you from One Perfect Bite. I’m signing up to follow you!

  28. Simply Life
    May 13, 2011 @ 19:47:09

    wow! these look amazing! did you bake in them in pie pans?

  29. Cakelaw
    May 13, 2011 @ 19:49:17

    Love the individual quiches, and a bonus that your sister loves quiche.

  30. Christy
    May 13, 2011 @ 20:03:01

    Aww, that’s a great idea of having more fresh herbs in this!!:) These little individual quiches make great snacks/bites to serve guest for tea;)

  31. Krissy
    May 13, 2011 @ 23:54:22

    I love your beautiful mini tarts…a perfect size for a yummy snack. Great idea that I’ll use! And so fun that your sister comes to share your foods with you.

  32. kitchen flavours
    May 14, 2011 @ 02:10:34

    This looks delicious! Making them into mini quiche is really great, it is really convenient where the perfect size makes it easier to finish with no half-cut leftovers! Will have to look into this book of Dorie’s!

  33. Cher
    May 14, 2011 @ 06:31:49

    Looks like it worked out perfectly for you. It’s always nice when everyone can have their own and you don’t have to share.

  34. Yuri
    May 14, 2011 @ 09:12:35

    Ahh I can’t wait to make mine! Your turned out so good πŸ™‚ love the pics. Enjoy your omelettes!

  35. Jay
    May 14, 2011 @ 09:30:10

    stop over n pick up your lovely awards dear..
    Tasty Appetite

  36. Parsley Sage
    May 14, 2011 @ 10:39:33

    Fridays are just so much fun now! I love seeing everyone’s FFWD recipes. Your quiche turned out lovely. I like that you made little individual quiches. So cuto!

  37. Mary
    May 14, 2011 @ 10:59:57

    These look amazingly delicious. I really want to give your recipe a try. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  38. Trix
    May 14, 2011 @ 15:30:04

    That’s so cute that you made them as little tartlets – I love anything individual size … cuz then you can eat more than one … right?? ; )

  39. Barb
    May 14, 2011 @ 15:48:43

    I think this looks like dinner for tonight.

  40. Cooking Gallery
    May 14, 2011 @ 16:35:29

    I’ve only eaten Quiche once in my life, a French friend of mine made it for me and I loved it! How could I forget about quiche and not try to make it myself again at home…?! Spinach and turkey sound delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe πŸ™‚

  41. Audrey
    May 14, 2011 @ 20:47:48

    I am so, so sorry that I missed this week, and I’m vowing to go back and make up for it. Especially after seeing your pictures… gorgeous!!!!

  42. Allison
    May 14, 2011 @ 22:14:22

    Love your pile of quiche! Great pictures my friend. You totally rock!

  43. rebeccasubbiah
    May 15, 2011 @ 05:29:00

    oh these look great adore quiche and good that you added herbs

  44. kitchenarian
    May 15, 2011 @ 07:59:54

    I love individual quiches and yours are perfect! I loved this recipe and will be trying different versions often. Great job.

  45. Adriana
    May 15, 2011 @ 08:44:09

    I had the tiny tart pans but didn’t think of using them! AW MAN! What perfectly cheesy looking quiches.

  46. gingerbreadbagels
    May 15, 2011 @ 11:32:18

    They look just gorgeous! My mama would love this recipe. πŸ™‚

  47. Ryan
    May 15, 2011 @ 14:35:22

    Happy Birthday! Your quiches look delicious and your pictures are beautiful!! I’m sure you’ve already been given this award but I’m giving you the Versatile Blogger award because I really love your blog! http://www.ryanbakes.com/2011/05/versatile-blogger-award.html

  48. Elaine
    May 15, 2011 @ 16:44:55

    I really liked the individual size quiches and yours look lovely! I like your idea of using the leaner turkey bacon. I am going to try that next time.

  49. Candy
    May 16, 2011 @ 10:47:59

    I always think individual servings make things special. Your quiches look wonderful!

  50. Jessica
    May 16, 2011 @ 12:21:13

    Quiches are good. You can also add this to the list of foods you’ll make for me in NC.

  51. Renee - Kudos Kitchen
    May 17, 2011 @ 18:07:13

    Oh yum!!! I’ll bet your sister fell in love with your personal pan quiches. This recipe was/is a real winner! I’ll have to give the turkey bacon a try sometime. Good idea!

  52. sanyaliving
    May 18, 2011 @ 07:02:43

    They look so cute! Turkey sounds like a great idea!

  53. erica@fashionmeetsfood
    May 20, 2011 @ 10:12:24

    I made this last night for dinner…. pure bliss!


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