Torta salata con spinaci e guanciale

Spinach and bacon fat pie  Our original home cooking

This spinach-and-bacon quiche is ideal when you get home in the evening and want to have dinner in a hurry. The recipe is easy and fast to do for everyone, including those who do not have much confidence in cooking ;) And the result is great. Match it to beer.

Ingredients / Serves 6

  • 450g (1 pound) frozen spinach
  • 40g (1 1/2 ounce) stoned green olives, sliced
  • 125g (4.4 ounces) bacon fat (lard), sliced
  • 4 halves dried tomatoes, cut into strips
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 50ml (1 2/3 fluid ounce) dry white wine
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 200 to 250g (7 to 8 3/4 ounces) pkt ready rolled pie crust
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Time:
    preparation: 15 minutes
    cooking: about 50 minutes
    total: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Difficulty:
    easy recipe
  • How many calories in a serving?
    Calories: 405 (kcal) 21 % GDA (*)- 1694 (kJ)
    Protein: 7.0 (g) 14 % GDA
    Total fat: 34.9 (g) 50 % GDA
    Total carbohydrate: 20.6 (g) 8 % GDA
    Sugars: 0.7 (g) 1 % GDA

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Recipe for spinach and bacon fat quiche

Preparation and cooking

  • - Put 2 tablespoons olive oil together with wine, olives, tomato paste, dried tomatoes and frozen spinach in a pan.
    Cook on medium heat, stirring now and then.
    Meanwhile cut bacon fat into strips.
    When spinach are thawed and its cooking juice is well reduced, add bacon fat strips.
    Now taste for salt; add a pinch of it only if necessary.
    Turn off the stove.
  • - Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F).
  • - Grease a baking pan with remaining olive oil.
    Line it with pie crust allowing it to flow over the edges.
  • - Beat eggs with a pinch of salt, pour them into your spinach mixture and stir quickly.
  • - Spoon spinach-and-egg mixture on pie crust.
    Level its surface and refold the excess of dough over it.
  • - Bake until your pie is golden, about 20 minutes.

Just before serving

  • - Serve your spinach quiche warm or cold.



  • - You can prepare this savory quiche in advance, even the day before

Menu planning

  • - You can serve it as cold or warm appetizer or one-plate meal (in this case it serves 4). It’s ideal for a picnic or a buffet.

Healthy eating

  • - Calories and fat (especially fat) of this spinach-and-bacon quiche are certainly not low. So do not make it for your family menu frequently.