It’s a blustery Winter day and buses on the south end of the Island weren’t running. With Little One home today, we decided to make (upon her request) a quiche! Usually I have Little One as my sous chef, but today she wanted to call the shots and have me as the sous chef! I don’t know if it’s a blessing or a curse that my five year old loves cooking shows and is addicted to Food Network Canada. She takes after me. Hmmm…
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that my child is different from her peers.
- She doesn’t like overly sweet things. She’ll ask for an apple over a cookie.
- She doesn’t like bread or bread-type products. She will eat the fillings from pies, toppings from pizza, but not the actual crust.
- She is a veggie monster. She often requests cucumber slices, red/yellow/orange pepper slices and anything green!
- She’s not a fan of fried food. She doesn’t like greasy food. Yay! Right?
- Although she loves baking with me and loves the idea of cupcakes and cakes, she won’t actually eat the cake.
How do we make a quiche with no pie crust? Well, I just didn’t include one. I suppose this recipe could be called “Gluten-free Spinach, Maple Bacon & Cottage Cheese Quiche” or alternatively, “Spinache, Maple Bacon & Cottage Cheese Bake”!
Hard to believe that my five year old chose all the ingredients! This turned out perfectly for the kid who loves protein and veggies!
- 3 cups chopped baby spinach (I used fresh & not frozen)
- 8 strips Maple Bacon, chopped
- ½ a large onion, chopped
- 6 eggs, whisked
- 500 g Cottage cheese (I used Gay Lea Nordica 2%)
- olive oil to cook bacon and sautee vegetables
- butter to grease baking dish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Lightly grease 9x11 baking dish (you can use a pie or quiche dish/pan, but this recipe is for a farming family who loves their quiche & won't do with small slices of quiche 😉
- In a heated pan with a bit of olive oil, cook copped bacon.
- Add chopped onion and sautee. Add spinach until cooked down.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk eggs and add cottage cheese. Add mixture from pan into prepared baking dish. Pour egg and cheese mixture into prepared dish, making sure that everything is evenly distributed.
- Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 45 to 60 minutes, until eggs are set.
If you give my Spinach, Maple Bacon & Cottage Cheese Quiche a try, please let me know what you think! I always appreciate feedback!
This may sound a little crazy, but I think one of the reasons I love cottage cheese so much is because it brings back memories of my grandmother and grandfather. Both have passed away, but whenever I pick up cottage cheese or ricotta cheese at the grocery store, I think of my grandparents. As a kid, I remember my grandparents having toasted Italian bread with strawberry jam and cottage cheese or strawberry jam and ricotta cheese. Whenever I have that combination, I’m always transported to my childhood and spending mornings in my grandparents’ kitchen with them. Happy times.
Ha! Who knew a food post would make me cry like this?!
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