The Easiest Quiche Recipe Ever Plus 4 Variations!
Quiche is an egg based pie that is traditionally made with Swiss cheese. I am not a fan of Swiss cheese so I have always used Cheddars or Greek Feta. Quiche is one of those warm, comfort foods that can be made with so many different ingredients, but the great thing is the basic recipe is always the same. Eggs. Cream(Or Milk). Cheese. Pie Crust.
It is simple with a quick prep time and can easily feed 6. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner! I remember when my mom use to make it on Christmas morning for brunch. We would get up really early to open presents and after all was said and done, sit down to enjoy the Quiche. It is a tradition that we now share with my girls!
Below is my basic recipe for Quiche with Bacon & Cheddar. Underneath the printable recipe is variations that include Spinach & Feta, Western style, Ham & Cheese.
- Basic Recipe:
- 6 Large Eggs
- 1½ Cups of Cream or Milk ( I use what I have on hand)
- 1 Store bought (or your own) pie crust
- Bacon Cheddar:
- 1 lb cooked, chopped crispy bacon
- 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Salt & Pepper is optional. I leave it out because the bacon is salty enough.
- Pre Heat the oven to 375
- If not already done, then cut the bacon and fry until crispy. TIP- it is much easier to cut the bacon into small pieces if it is partially frozen.
- Wisk the eggs and milk together in a large bowl
- Lay the pie crust out into a 9" pie plate
- Drain the bacon grease, blot with paper towels
- Shred cheese if necessary ( I only had a block, you can buy shredded)
- Add half of the bacon and half of the cheese to the egg mix. Stir well.
- Pour into pie crust
- Bake on 375 for 20 mins. Add remaining bacon and cheese evenly over the top and continue baking for 20-25 mins. (Time may vary)
- Quiche is down when golden brown and raised significantly. If you are uncertain, then you can test like you would a cake.
- Let the Quiche set for about 10 minutes. It will fall, no worries it is suppose to.
- Cut & Serve!
Spinach & Feta- 1 Cup of thawed and drained frozen cut spinach, 1/4 lb of feta cheese broken into crumbles. Mix into the egg mixture, pour into pie crust.
Western Style- 1 Cup total of mixed diced onion, green pepper and red peppers. 1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese ( Or Pepper Jack for some spice), 1 Cup cooked crumbled breakfast sausage (no casing, like the Jimmy Dean roll). Add all ingredients to the egg mixture. Proceed as above.
Ham & Cheese- Purchase a 1/2 lb thick cut piece of your favorite ham from the deli. Dice into cubes. Add to egg mixture with 1 Cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese.
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