Chard, Bacon, and Gouda Quiche Recipe

The following post, photos, and recipe for Chard, Bacon, and Gouda Quiche is a guest post from Katie (great name!) of Epicurean Mom. Step right up and enjoy her beautiful photography and delicious recipe while I’m away in San Diego for a few days. Welcome, Katie!

Before I started Epicurean Mom Katie from GoodLife Eats was one of my favorite reads and, of course, still is. Her posts, food and photography are always so inviting and delicious! When she asked me to guest post for her I, of course, jumped at the opportunity!

chard, bacon, and gouda quiche

We both have a strong passion for family and food; especially healthy foods for our growing family. Sometimes its difficult to find wholesome, healthful foods that the entire family will eat.

Don’t get me wrong, I love to blog about desserts and cheesecake (like my Blueberry Cheesecake Bars) although I’m always trying to find healthful foods my picky girls will eat. This is a huge feat in our household!

Chard Bacon and Gouda Quiche

Anything green, leafy, earthy or healthy they will not touch; although I’ve found that if I ‘hide’ the veggies they will gobble them right up.

My go-to kid friendly meals are quiches. I just adore quiche, so do my kids!  One of my favorite quiche recipes I created was my Summer Squash Bacon and Mozzarella (as seen in Cooking Light Magazine July ’11.)

pie crust crimps

I’ve been mulling over a good quiche recipe to share with all of Katie’s readers; also a recipe that would include lots of greens. Spinach seems the easy answer, but what about Chard?  Equally as healthy but less watery… big plus!

Add bacon, you can’t go wrong… Hope you enjoy this quiche!

Chard Bacon and Gouda Quiche

Thank you Katie, for letting me have your beautiful blog for the day!

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Chard, Bacon, and Gouda Quiche

Yield: serves 4

Prep Time: 10-20 minutes

Cook Time: 55-70 minutes

Total Time: 65-90 minutes


For Crust:
1 1/2 unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
9 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cubed
1/3-1/4 ice cold water

For Filling:
5-6 eggs (I used 6 since I have a deep dish pie pan)
1 large shallot, chopped
1 cup whole milk (if you use 5 eggs, use 3/4 cup milk)
1/2 cup, lightly packed rainbow chard (or any kind, I just like the colors in rainbow)
3-4 pieces cooked bacon, crumbled
1/4 tsp fresh cracked pepper
3/4 tsp fresh sea salt
1 cup grated dutch gouda cheese
1/2 cup grated mozzarella


For Crust:
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Pour flour and salt into bowl of a food processor. Add cold butter cubes and pulse, until mealy.

While the food processor is running add the cold water, slowly, until just comes together. Be sure not too over water. If dough is too wet, add a little flour. Lightly grease a pie pan.

Lay out plastic wrap onto a sil-pat, or cleaned surface. Lightly flour and roll out dough into a 9-inch circle. Using the plastic wrap as a guide, carefully lift dough into a greased pie pan. Press in and crimp edges. Place parchment paper over the pie dough, fill with pie weights.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until par-baked (leave oven on.)

For Filling:
Place bacon evenly over the prepared crust.

Beat the eggs and milk until light and fluffy, add salt and pepper. Whisk in shallots, chard, cheese. Pour into the prepared crust.

Bake for 40-50 minutes (it may take shorter but since I have a deep dish it takes about this time) or until set and not wiggly in the middle.

This is a guest post from Epicurean Mom.

About the Author:

katie epicurean momKatie’s love of food started when she was young helping her mom in the kitchen. Her mom always said, “Go ahead. It’s good to play with your food.”

Katie has been playing with my food ever since! She blogs at Epicurean Mom where she shares how she teaches her daughters to experiment and enjoy the process of coming up with culinary creations of their own.

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