Bobby’s Lighter Spinach and Bacon Quiche

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Bobby’s Lighter Spinach and Bacon Quiche Bobby’s Lighter Spinach and Bacon Quiche Recipe Courtesy of

480 Fewer Calories
41g Less Fat

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Difficulty: Easy

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2 teaspoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 (7-ounce) container baby spinach
2 large eggs
2 egg whites
1/2 cup low-fat (1%) milk
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
Pinch nutmeg
1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded Swiss cheese
3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (about 2 tablespoons)


Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a 9-inch glass pie plate with nonstick spray.

Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the spinach and cook, stirring, until the spinach is wilted and any liquid is evaporated, 2 – 3 minutes.
Whisk the eggs and egg whites in a large bowl until lightly beaten. Whisk in the milk, ricotta, salt, cayenne, and nutmeg until blended. Stir in the spinach mixture, cheese, and bacon until well combined.

Pour into the prepared pie plate. Bake until the top is golden and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, 35 – 40 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Original recipe courtesy Paula Deen: Spinach and Bacon Quiche

Nutritional Information: Per Serving: 145 Cal (43% from Fat, 36% from Protein, 20% from Carb); 13 g Protein; 7 g Tot Fat; 3 g Sat Fat; 2 g Mono Fat; 7 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 4 g Sugar; 292 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 422 mg Sodium; 98 mg Cholesterol

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Reader Comments:


Emailing this one to my momma to make for me!

By Mark on March 06, 2012


This quiche was the first I had ever made so I was really excited to try it. Super easy and inexpensive! Its light and fluffy, but feels up your stomach without leaving you feeling stuffed. My family really enjoyed it and husband had seconds! It was perfect!

By Colbyscott on January 31, 2012


Perfect for a gluten free meal. Made this for dinner 4/19/2011. It was wonderful! I did use pre-cooked bacon, quick mircrowave warmed up on it, paper toweled off any extra grease and then crumbled up. It was a great way cut down on grease. Dish cooked perfectly and didn't miss the crush at all. The quiche turned out perfect. I served it with 3/4 cup sliced fresh strawberries(sprinkled 1 packet of equal) on each plate. Made a wonderful combination. I will make it again & soon! Highly recommend this one for anyone who has to eat gluten free or is trying to cut fat calories. Family told me it was the best quiche I'd ever made for them. Sliced it up into six pieces and there were no leftovers at all!! ~A.S. Johnson

By Anita Johnson on April 24, 2011


By Anonymous on March 29, 2010

Reply to Patricia May…please try this

I have found that if you start hi-liting from the end of the recipe up to the work “ingredients” then right click and copy then you can paste to your document, this will only copy the words, no ads. Oh, then you have to go to the top of your document (above the word ingredients) and put the recipe name above.

Hope this helps.

By sandra on June 26, 2010

This sounds yummy! How ‘bout adding a picture of your version to each recipe? And keep ‘em coming!

By Debra Morgan on April 28, 2010

Bobby should write his own cookbook of lightened-up Paula Deen recipes!  It would be a best-seller!

By Allison Lusk on April 12, 2010

Please make you recipes in a format that is printer friendly without advertisements.

By Patricia May on April 02, 2010

Sounds good, will try it soon when the family comes over for brunch.

By kathy carlson on March 29, 2010

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