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BLT Quiche with Gluten Free Crust from One Lovely Life

BLT Quiche (Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly)


  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Classic BLT flavors with a breakfast twist. This fully loaded BLT quiche recipe takes breakfast or brunch to the next level! (Gluten Free + Paleo Friendly)


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 (9″) pie crust (gluten free or paleo, as needed)
  • 2 cups spinach or baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup finely minced onion or shallot
  • 1 cup large diced tomatoes (or halved cherry/grape tomatoes)
  • 8 oz. bacon, crisped and crumbled
  • 8 eggs (I use large eggs)
  • 1 cup milk (we like unsweetened almond or cashew–use what you drink!)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • Optional: 2 Tbsp. fresh herbs for garnish, such as cilantro, basil, or parsley

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Prepare your pie crust for “blind baking” (baking without filling). Gently pat down a piece of parchment onto the bottom of the uncooked pie crust. Pour in some pie weights or about 1-1 1/2 cups dried beans to weigh down the parchment.
  3. Pre-bake the crust at 375 degrees F for 15-20 minutes, or until it’s set but not golden. (It will continue cooking in the oven as the quiche bakes.)
  4. Remove crust from oven and carefully remove parchment and pie weights/beans.
  5. Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees F.
  6. Prepare the quiche filling. Add spinach, onion, tomatoes, and cooked bacon to the pre-baked pie crust.
  7. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Whisk or blend with an immersion blender until completely smooth.
  8. Pour egg mixture into the pie crust over the vegetables/bacon.
  9. Place quiche on a baking sheet (to prevent any spills) and bake at 350 degrees F. for 40-50 minutes, or until almost the entire quiche is set, but the center is *slightly* wobbly. (It will continue to set as it cools.)
  10. Allow the quiche to cool at least 15-20 minutes before slicing. (The center should no longer be wobbly)

Notes

*If dairy isn’t an issue for you, feel free to top this with grated cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, or pepper jack cheese before popping it in the oven.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Brunch
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: BLT quiche, paleo quiche, gluten free quiche, bacon quiche, tomato spinach quiche, spinach quiche, dairy free quiche