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Mini Puff Pastry Quiche with Bacon and Spinach

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These mini quiches made with puff pastry are an easy and delicious recipe that are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or lunch! A great quick recipe that the kids can help cook!

mini quiches with bacon piled on white platter

These bacon and spinach quiche cups are a perfect quick meal that can easily double as a fancy appetizer or brunch item. They are also perfect for grab and go breakfasts

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I love a good breakfast! Cinnamon rolls and pancakes are amazing, but a savory breakfast filled with protein and minerals to keep a body going and full all day are where its at in my book! (I mean, truthfully, I’ll take both, but definitely give me some protein!)

Eggs are nutrient powershouses, economical, and quick to prepare, which makes them an excellent option to turn to. Eggs are a great first food for babies, are awesome for toddlers learning to feed themselves, and excellent for kids , teens and adults alike! They are great for all ages and stages.

A good source of eight essential nutrients, protein, and all nine essential amino acids, when you serve eggs its like you are serving a delicious multivitamin! 

Learn more about what eggs can do you for you.

Try these other great egg recipes:

puff pastry quiches lined up on cooling rack

Recipe Ingredients:

To make this recipe, you need a few things on hand:

  • Puff Pastry – Go ahead and make things easy by using store bought puff pastry. You will need one box (or two pre-rolled sheets) for this recipe of 24 mini quiche. You could also use pie crust, too, if you want. This would be an excellent recipe to try sourdough pie crust!
  • Bacon – You need pre-cooked, crispy bacon. I recommend frying bacon in the oven to make this simple. Bake on a rimmed baking sheet (affiliate link) lined with foil for 10-15 minutes at 400 F degrees.
  • Cheese – Mixing gruyere and sharp cheddar is perfect here, and gives great flavor! I recommend getting the best you can find and grating it yourself.
  • Spinach – Chop it into small pieces and remove any stems. I also like using the “power greens” salad mix that often has baby kale, chard, and spinach all mixed together! 
  • Eggs – Use fresh large eggs!
  • Heavy Cream – The cream helps to create fluffy and soft eggs. Use a good quality cream with great taste. You can substitute half milk if you want to lighten things up.
mini bacon quiche on platter

How to make mini quiche with puff pastry

These mini quiches are so simple to make! For the full set of directions, please scroll down to the recipe card below.

Prepare the puff pastry

  1. Cook bacon until just crispy and set aside. 
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  3. Spray two muffin pans with cooking spray. Make sure they are well coating to help release the quiches after baking.
  4. Roll the puff pastry sheet to about a 14’x13” rectangle, and cut into 12 even squares using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter. 
  5. Fit each square into a well of the muffin pan. You want to push it down all the way to the bottom but still let the corners overhang the top
  6. Repeat with the remaining sheet of puff pastry and then bake the shells for 5 minutes. This helps to ensure the crust is nice and flaky all the way through the quiche, even after adding the other ingredients. Don’t skip this step!
cutting squares in puff pasty for quiche

Assemble and bake

  1. In a large mixing whisk, whisk together 6 of the eggs with the cream and the salt and pepper.
  2. Distribute the crumbled bacon, chopped spinach, shredded cheese, and chives between the puff pastry lined muffin wells.
  3. Evenly pour the egg mixture over the toppings. Each muffin well should get about ⅛ of a cup of the egg mixture.
  4. Crack the remaining egg into a small bowl and whisk with 1 teaspoon of water and use a pastry brush to brush the egg wash over the exposed puff pastry of each mini quiche.
  5. Bake for 24-28 minutes, until the egg mixture is puffed and set and the puff pastry is golden brown.
  6. Remove the quiches from the pan (I recommend carefully running a knife around the edges and gently pulling them out) and allow to cool on a wire rack.
assembling mini quiches

Recipe variations

These are so great because you can easily swap out the fillings and get different flavors. Try:

  • Swapping out the bacon for diced ham or cooked, crumbled sausage
  • Switch out the spinach for broccoli, asparagus, bell peppers or another veggie.

Storage Information

Mini quiche are best the day they are made, but you can store them, too! Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

If you want to rewarm them before serving, you can pop them in the microwave for 20-40 seconds.

How to serve this to your family

Serve these mini quiches as part of an easy weeknight meal or weekend brunch. They are great when served alongside a sweet option like apple baked oatmeal or overnight cinnamon roll breakfast casserole. Don’t forget a nice berry fruit salad!

puff pastry quiches on platter sitting on wooden tray

How kids can help with this recipe

Inviting kids into the kitchen is an important step in helping them be confident and curious eaters. Not only do kids learn important life skills (like language arts and math!), but they also develop a strong sense of ownership in what they make – which means they are more open to trying it and more likely to like it!

These mini quiches are a great recipe for kids to make as there are so many easy steps they can help with. 

  • Kids aged 1-3 can help you wash the greens, divide the toppings in the muffin cups, and help whisk the eggs.
  • Kids aged 4-6 can do everything above plus help roll out and cut the puff pastry, crack the eggs, chop the greens, shred the cheese, and brush on the egg wash.
  • Kids aged 7-10+ can help you do everything above, plus help you cook the bacon.

*Please note that these recommendations are generalized, and to please use your personal discretion with your child’s skill level. And always, always supervise! Read more about how to have your children help you in the kitchen.

bacon and cheese quiche piled on tray with bite taken out of one

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Yield: 24 servings

Mini Bacon Quiches with Puff Pastry

mini quiches with bacon piled on white platter

These mini quiches made with puff pastry are an easy and delicious recipe that are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or lunch! A great quick recipe that the kids can help cook!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 sheets puff pastry
  • 7 eggs, divided
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • ⅔ cup gruyere cheese, shredded
  • ⅔ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped chives

Instructions

  1. Cook bacon until just crispy and set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  3. Spray two muffin pans with cooking spray.
  4. Roll one puff pastry sheet to about ¼” thick.
  5. Cut into 12 even squares using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter.
  6. Fit each square into a well of the muffin pan.
  7. Repeat with the remaining sheet of puff pastry.
  8. Bake the shells for 5 minutes.
  9. In a large mixing whisk, whisk together 6 of the eggs with the cream and the salt and pepper.
  10. Distribute the crumbled bacon, chopped spinach, shredded cheese, and chives between the puff pastry lined muffin wells.
  11. Evenly pour the egg mixture into the puff pastry shells.
  12. Crack the remaining egg into a small bowl and whisk with 1 teaspoon of water.
  13. Use a pastry brush to brush the egg wash over the exposed puff pastry of each mini quiche.
  14. Bake for 24-28 minutes, until the egg mixture is puffed and set and the puff pastry is golden brown.

Notes

Can be stored in a covered container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 153mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information is an estimate and is provided for informational purposes only. For the most accurate information, please calculate using your specific brands and exact measurements.

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