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Weekday Breakfast: Spinach Gruyere and Smoked Bacon Mini Quiches

Anisa Sabet

Fluffy quiche dotted with spinach, smoked bacon and creamy gruyere, set in a buttery puff pastry.

It makes the dreaded Monday feel like the weekend!


What you need

  • 12 hole muffin pan, sprayed with coconut oil
  • Fry pan
  • Large mixing bowl



Makes 12

  • 3 sheets puff pastry, each sheet cut into 4 parts
  • Olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small red capsicum, finely chopped
  • 4 strips Pialligo smoked streaky bacon, diced
  • 2 packed cups fresh spinach, roughly chopped
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/3 packed cup grated gruyere
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon smokey paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper



  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Prepare your muffin tin by spraying with coconut or olive oil. Cut squares from your pastry sheet (I cut each sheet into four parts), and place pastry in each muffin hole. Press down on the sides and if you want, trim excess pastry.
  2. In the fry pan, add a dash of olive oil and sauté the onion and capsicum for a few minutes. Add the bacon and cook until it has browned. Add the spinach and cook until wilted. Set aside to cool slightly.
  1. In the large mixing bowl, toss together all the quiche ingredients.
  1. Scoop out onion/bacon mixture into each pastry case and pour over enough egg to cover. Pop the tray into the oven to bake for 15 minutes.
  1. When baked, allow the quiches to cool in the muffin tray for 10 minutes before popping onto a wire rack to cool properly (definitely eat one warm though!).


Quiches will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.

For more recipes, check out Canberra based food and recipe blog, The Macadames.


Anisa Sabet

Anisa is a Canberra based food and recipe blogger, budding food photographer and stylist, mum to a gorgeous baby girl and a serious coffee addict. Among other things, she loves getting outdoors, reading, entertaining friends, the snow, good wine, travelling and going to the movies. Most days, you can find her in her fav Canberra haunts, in the kitchen or behind the lens. More about the Author

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