Be honest. How frequently do you eat breakfast?
I don’t have to tell you that it’s the most important meal of the day- you’ve heard it a million times! But despite knowing how awesome it is, so many people still skip breakfast most days, and very frequently because they feel rushed or that there is no time.
So, what if I told you that you could make a delicious spinach and cheddar quiche from scratch- in FIVE MINUTES- in your microwave? Well, you’d have to start making breakfast in the morning and stop with the excuses, that’s what!
If only I had known about this in COLLEGE! If you know someone who is living in a dorm right now or has no kitchen, do them a favor and send them this recipe. No more easy mac and ramen for them!
You can use frozen or fresh spinach for this. The key here is to get as much liquid as possible out of the spinach before microwaving the quiche. Otherwise, the quiche will be a little bit watery on the bottom. Don’t fret if this happens to you- it will still be delicious! But, here are some tricks to avoiding a watery quiche.
If you are using frozen spinach: Place the frozen spinach in a mesh sieveand run warm water over it until it wilts down a bit and thaws. Using a wooden spoon, press as much liquid as possible out of the spinach through the sieve.
If you are using fresh spinach: Fill your mug with fresh baby spinach leaves and add a couple of tablespoons of water. Cover with a paper towel and microwave for one minute, until leaves steam/wilt down. Drain the liquid from the mug and press the spinach with a spoon to ensure as much liquid is removed as possible.
Once you have your spinach prepped, just add it to a mug with an egg, shredded cheddar, milk, and salt and pepper (and bacon, if you are being bold). Beat thoroughly with a fork to mix well, cover with a paper towel, and microwave on high for 3 minutes (or until quiche is fully cooked).
That’s it! You now have a “fancy,” made-from-scratch, warm breakfast to kickstart your day.
If you get up early like me and Zach (we have to be at work at 7:25am), you may simply not be that hungry for breakfast. If this sounds like you, I recommend mixing up this quiche in a glass tupperware with a cover (like these 1-cup Pyrex containers– I have them and use them for everything! Baking, storing food, mixing, etc.).
Then, you can take it with you to work and cook it up in the microwave there. Your coworkers will be mighty jealous of your awesome breakfast, that’s for sure!
- 1/2 cup chopped frozen spinach, thawed and drained (or 1/2 cup packed fresh spinach)
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 slice cooked bacon, chopped (optional)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- If using fresh spinach, place it in mug with 2 tablespoons of water. Cover with a paper towel and microwave on high for one minute. Remove from microwave and drain the water and liquid from spinach thoroughly.
- If using frozen spinach, make sure it is completely thawed and drained and add it to the mug.
- Crack the egg into the mug with the spinach and add the milk, cheese, bacon (if using), and salt and pepper. Mix until thoroughly combined.
- Cover with a paper towel and microwave on high for 3 minutes, or until fully cooked.