Bacon, Spinach, and Cheese Quiche

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Ingredients:

1 tablespoon butter
10 slices bacon
1 onion, diced
5 cups baby spinach
10 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup half-and-half
8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
½ teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

1. Grease the slow cooker with butter; set aside.

2. Cook bacon in a large pan until crisp; set aside on paper towels to cool. Reserve bacon fat.

3. In reserved fat, sauté onion until softened. Add spinach and cover until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes.

4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, half-and-half, cheese, onion, spinach, and pepper. Add to slow cooker.

5. Crumble the bacon on top.

6. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. Do not overcook or quiche will be dry.

Serves 8

Note: This recipe can be halved and cooked in a 3-quart slow cooker for 2 to 2 1/2 hours on low.