Isn’t it true that bacon makes everything better? These Spinach and Bacon Mini Quiches are a great high protein, portable, grain-free lunch idea!
The hard part, is getting kids to eat their leafy greens without turning up their noses.
These Spinach and Bacon Mini Quiches are sure to get them just as excited about eating their greens as they are about eating bacon. And once you try these, you can see more yummy Egg Cup recipes here!
If you are following a grain-free diet, you know how difficult coming up with new ideas can be. And, it’s not always easy to add veggies in a variety of ways our kids will actually eat.
For this reason, having a consistent influx of recipes that are kid approved can be very helpful.
So, now you might be wondering, where do I begin? All it takes is a change in approach.
It can be as simple as changing the way we talk about veggies and leafy greens, or even how we use them in a recipe.
For these mini quiches, the spinach magically becomes confetti, adding a fun splash of color to each bite. It doesn’t take much, but every little bit counts.
Check out how easy these mini quiches are to make! This is one recipe kids can also help make!
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Spinach and Bacon Mini Quiches
These spinach and bacon mini quiches are a great grain free lunch idea kids (and adults) will love! Easy to make and perfectly portable.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15-18 minutes
- Total Time: 20-23 minutes
- Yield: 24 mini quiches
- Category: Breakfast/Lunch
- Method: Oven
- Diet: Gluten Free
- 6 eggs
- 3 tablespoons milk
- ¾ cup finely chopped spinach
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 4 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
- Dash of pepper
- Preheat oven to 350F (180C) and grease a 24 mini muffin pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk eggs and milk. Add in chopped spinach, shredded cheddar, chopped bacon, and pepper. Give it a quick mix to combine all ingredients.
- Distribute egg mixture evenly into muffin pan cups.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes.
- Once cooked, allow mini quiches to cool in the pan before carefully removing with a small knife or spatula.
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- Serving Size: 4 mini quiches
- Calories: 188
- Sugar: 0.7g
- Sodium: 329.7mg
- Fat: 13.9g
- Saturated Fat: 6.1g
- Carbohydrates: 1.6g
- Fiber: 0.1g
- Protein: 13.6g
- Cholesterol: 212.8mg
When I made these, I had a hard time getting them out of the pan. What is your secret?
Make sure to use enough cooking spray or oil to grease the pan. I also use USA baking pans, they are made with a non-stick material so everything is easily removed.
I sautéed spinach and mushroom in garlic per Valerie Bertanelli’s recipe ahead of time and froze it and then added a cup of it to this instead of spinach – super delicious.I ended up with batter for 27 – yummy!
MOMables - Laura
Sounds delish! Glad you enjoyed it.
These were great! I used 5 eggs because I didnt have 6, 2 spoons of almond milk, premade real bacon bits, frozen spinach, and goat cheese. I also put a dash of garlic salt in addition to the pepper. Perfectly cooked. Thanks for the recipe!
MOMables - Laura
Boom! I’m so glad you enjoyed them Brandi!
Yum Yum Yum! Looks delicious!
Just confirming that no additional salt is needed, since there is enough salt from the bacon and cheese? These look great – looking forward to trying!
Salt is to taste. Some bacon meat is saltier than others. I usually add about a pinch.
Oh wow this sounds like the most perfect spinach– if only I would pop a crisp through the screen and take a piece now!
While I don’t have a kid in school, or a kid at all for that matter I am alway looking for recipes for quick and easy lunches to take to work. And of course anything with bacon makes the list!
Thanks for posting, excited to try these out! Cheers!
Hello! Can you send these in kid’s lunch box cold? Trying to figure out the best way to send with my four year old. Thanks so much!
Absolutely. You can send them cold or warm in a thermos.
Do these freeze well? If so what’s the best method for defrosting?
these freeze great. we just warm them up in the microwave for 20 seconds or so.
My family loved it and had seconds. Quick and easy
OMG, just made these, breakfast for dinner and my kiddos loVed them!! Actually we all did! Delicious!
Success! one more way to add veggies!!