Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Rainbow Swiss Chard Quiche



Rainbow Swiss Chard Quiche

My favorite green is Rainbow Swiss Chard - in my opinion it has a better flavor than spinach and it is more beautiful than many flowers.

I make this quiche for dinner at least once a month - I hope you like it as much as I do!



3/4 cup bacon (chopped, fried & drained)
1 small onion (peeled & chopped)
4 cups rainbow Swiss chard (washed, drained & chopped)(you may substitute spinach but reduce the amount to 2 cups instead)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup milk
1 package cream cheese
4 eggs
1/4 teaspoon dried dill or 1 tablespoon fresh dill
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper (or to taste)
crust (homemade is best but store-bought will work also)

Make & roll out the crust and place in a glass pie pan and preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Prepare the ingredients as listed above.  Now place the pie crust in the oven for 12 minutes (baking the crust before filling will make sure that your crust will be crispy and not mushy).  While the crust is in the oven - in a large frying pan - fry the onion, Swiss chard & olive oil for about 7 minutes or until it looks like the picture below.  In a medium saucepan - heat the milk & cream cheese (stirring all the time) until the cream cheese has melted and combined with the milk to make a consistency of pudding.  By now the crust should be out of the oven
Quickly whisk the eggs, dill & pepper.  Now quickly stir in the milk mixture, the sauteed onion/chard mixture & the bacon (the filling should look like the second picture below).  Turn down the heat to 350 degrees.  Pour the filling into the hot pie crust and bake for 35 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean.




Allow to cool for 5 minutes and then serve - ENJOY!!



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5 comments:

  1. What a great way to use chard. I love quiche. Haven't had Swiss chard in years, but it looks great.

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  2. I just have to try this with what we call silverbeet.
    I found this on Stone Gable's On the Menu Monday. I have linked in a fried chicken dish that you don't want to look at if you are dieting! Have a nice week.

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  3. This looks amazing! I have pinned it for future reference. Thanks so much for linking up to Marvelous Mondays!

    Julie

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  4. Good morning! I am featuring this recipe today! Thanks so much for linking up to Marvelous Mondays! :)

    Julie

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  5. I love quiche but never tried making it, pinning this and trying it out soon!

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