Highly Rated Basic Quiche Recipe with Pie Crust, Super EASY, plus 4 Flavor Ideas including Bacon Cheddar, Steak & Cheese, Ham & Cheese and more listed below. Our easy quiche recipe is actually less difficult than scrambling eggs. Let's Go Make it
About Our Basic Quiche Recipe
Our Quiche recipe was written to be easy and give you the perfect base with pie crust allowing you to try many different flavors. The base of the recipe is always the same- Eggs. Choice of Dairy. Cheese. Pie Crust.
It is so versatile that any dairy of choice and actually any cheese will work. It really is up to you. Along with the quiche base listed in the recipe card, we added bacon and cheese as that's the most common request we receive.
What is A Quiche
Quiche is a French egg based pie that is traditionally made with Swiss cheese. You may have heard the term before- Quiche Lorraine. It literally is just swiss Lorraine cheese baked into the egg with pie crust base.
I am not a fan of Swiss cheese, therefore I have always used Cheddar or Greek Feta in my recipe, especially if making bacon quiche. To easily make this a keto friendly quiche, use the keto crust recipe listed below.
What Crust Do I Use For Quiche
Use our own easy homemade pie crust recipe with your quiche OR one of these ideas:
Quiche Crust Ideas
A Quiche is almost always made with a traditional flour based pie crust, however there are many variations as well. Including:
- Making a quiche without crust OR
- Almond flour and Coconut Flour crusts are great LOW CARB or KETO Alternatives like THIS Keto Quiche has.
- Using Bacon as a Crust- OH YES, I have done it. Precook your bacon till almost done, but still bendable. Layer into a round pie plate, bake until crispy. Dab with paper towels to remove grease. Pour in quiche mixture, bake as normal. Oh yes.
- Store bought canned dough like crescent or biscuit dough. Some would argue that it isn't a quiche at that point because pie crust is not being used, however we think you can get away with it!
Making Our Easy Quiche Recipe
Written in the post below- Variations that include Spinach & Feta, Western style, Ham & Cheese.
Below that is the full printable recipe card for this basic quiche with Bacon & Cheddar (our most popular).
PLEASE NOTE* We use deep dish pie plates like this one pictured here, if you are not using deep dish see the note in the recipe.
Flavor Ideas for Quiche
Spinach & Feta- 1 Cup frozen cut spinach, thawed & drained. 8oz. feta cheese broken into crumbles. Mix into the egg mixture, pour into pie crust. Bake as directed in recipe card. We suggest using the feta blocks, pre-crumbled feta is more dry and lacks the flavor because it is not in it's brine.
Western Style- 1 Cup total of mixed diced onion, green pepper and red peppers. 8oz. shredded Monterey Jack ( 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. Pour into pie crust. Bake as directed in recipe card.
Ham & Cheese- Purchase a ½ lb thick cut piece of your favorite ham from the deli. Dice into cubes. Mix into egg with 8oz orange sharp cheddar cheese. Bake as directed in recipe card.
Steak & Cheese- This is by far one of my favorites. Start with 12oz. shaved steak from the meat department OR Roast Beef from the deli. Saute in a little Olive Oil or butter. Now, we don't usually use this stuff, but it's a MUST here- 6oz of Velveeta (there I said it!) cubed (so creamy!). Pour into pie crust with egg mixture. Bake according to the recipe card.
Have a Quiche recipe variation you like? Let us know your favorite in the comments below.
MAKE THIS RECIPE KETO OR LOW CARB APPROVED
This is such an easy recipe to make keto or low carb approved. There is a few simple ways it can be done. Use an approved crust like mentioned above OR kick the crust completely. Turn it into a frittata! You can do this in a skillet right in the oven or even on the stove.
Cheesy Ham Keto Frittata
Try experimenting with your quiche, Albeit a normal, keto or low carb version, all in all the ingredients are virtually endless! Indeed, I have even seen one made bagel and lox style, you know with the smoked salmon and cream cheese. Not my thing however proof of versatility. As I write this ideas keep coming... someone make a BBQ pulled pork and cheddar quiche then get back to me.
When To Make Our Quiche
- Holidays - Quiche is one of the most requested recipes during the holidays, especially Christmas.
- Meal Prep- it reheats very well making this dish perfect for meal prepping.
- Breakfast for Dinner- our recipe is one of those perfect for dinner kind of breakfasts!
- Parties- any quiche flavor can be made into a mini using a muffin tin and served at parties or as an appetizer.
- Any Weeknight- because it is so easy, this quiche recipe can be made weeknights for a hearty protein packed meal.
Basic Quiche with Bacon and Cheddar
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EASY BASIC Bacon QUICHE RECIPE PLUS 4 IDEAS
- 8 Large Eggs
- 1 Cup Dairy of Choice (See Note*)
- 1 Deep Dish Pie Crust (See Note*)
- 1 lb cooked, chopped crispy bacon
- 8 oz Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Salt & Pepper (optional)
- Pre Heat the oven to 375
- Wisk the eggs and dairy together in a large bowl.
- Lay the pie crust out into a 9" deep dish pie plate OR use store bought (the ones in the foil pan)
- Add half of the cooked crispy bacon and half of the shredded cheese to the egg mix. Stir well.
- Pour into pie crust.
- Bake on 375 for 20 mins. Add remaining bacon and cheese
- Continue Baking for 10 more minutes (ovens vary, times may also)
- 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, this is normal.
- Cut & Serve!
Dairy of choice- This quiche recipe base has been tested with Milk only, Half & Half and Unsweetened Original Almond Milk only.I personally could not tell the difference in either. A true quiche uses a French full fat cream. I choose to cut back on fat & calories and use Almond Milk.It really is your choice. The flavor is not affected enough for me to suggest using one over the other, especially is certain dietary or health restrictions prevent using certain dairy.
FOR KETO APPROVED QUICHE- Use Our Keto Crust and ½c Heavy Cream + ½c Almond Milk. It's That Easy! Bacon and Cheese is Already Keto approved.
Pie Crust- We suggest using deep dish pie crust (or deep dish pie pan) , if using regular size then cut the recipe in half. Otherwise you will have too much filling.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 583Total Fat: 42gTrans Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 15gNet Carbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 34g
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45 thoughts on “Easy Basic Quiche Recipe”
My family likes it with Canadian bacon, Provolone cheese and diced onions.
I want to make these for gifts. Can I assemble and freeze the entire uncooked pie to be cooked at their leisure? If so, any adjustments in preparations?
Ive never done that, please let us know if it works out!
The quiche looks fantastic! Love that you included variations of the basic recipe.
Thank you Lisa ! I make it with your crust now and the whole family loves it 🙂
Can I make this the night before to be served the next day room temperature? Need something to bring to my sons school for teach appreciation day. Thx.
Has anyone tried with almond milk? Recommendations?
if not using a deep dish pie crust and only 4 eggs, do I need to adjust the amount of milk (or cream)?
I do reduce it by half. Then I just eyeball it and add a little more if needed. Some eggs are a lot more ... what is the word, gooey LOL thank others. What I mean is the white doesn't whisk up easily and stays thick. So I add a touch more milk.
I make your same recipe, but I also add artichoke hearts and broccoli florets as well as the eggs, milk, bacon and cheddar cheese, and sometimes minced garlic and/or Mrs. Dash for a more spicy flavor. I alternate between a pie dish, square dish, oblong, deep dish, deep muffin tin or my 12" cast iron fry pan, depends on my mood. LOL.
My favorite variation includes sauteed asparagus (EVOO + garlic + s&p), cooked bacon and cheddar or swiss cheese. Delish! Even my picky husband enjoys it!
My pie crusts were not deep dish as well and I used 4 eggs. Turned out great! Made cheddar bacon and spinach mozzarella. Didn't think of feta! Will have to try that next time as well as the zucchini parm. My family also likes ham and the chipotle gouda we get at our local deli or ham cheese and broccoli!
I will be using a basic frozen 9 inch crust. I see where you have said there is no need to thaw which is great. What I did also see is that you said you use 6 eggs for a deep dish. Since mine are not how many eggs do you suggest I use? Thanks for the recipe. I will be making them tomorrow for my moms office lunch.
Im sorry that I didnt reply in time. If it helps, I would use 4 eggs.
I'm making this for a girls breakfast Friday morning! Could it be made without the crust?
Sorry for the late response ! Yes you can make this without the crust, at that point it is just considered a Fritatta of sorts 🙂
Quiche Lorraine is bacon and Swiss cheese with some cayenne pepper added for tang. 🙂 I usually add a squirt of mustard as well.
I don't like swiss , prefer bacon and cheddar which is why this isn't called a Quiche Lorraine. 🙂
I was trying to decide between this recipe and Julia Child's recipe...the only difference I see is she uses 3 eggs and you use 6. Have you tried hers, and is there a difference in texture, or does this make a much more full quiche? I am on a mission to save money this year, and if I can get the kids on board with what is basically egg pie (lol) this is a super super economical dinner!
I'm sure you could use 3 eggs. I use 6 because I use deep dish crust, so it makes it more full as you said. 🙂
i'm planning on using cooked John souls chicken fajita meat with red,green,orange peppers , onion, and mushrooms. Peter jack cheese. Question is do you cook veggies before adding or just throw them in raw?
I always saute them first!
Cut your bacon with kitchen scissors! Super easy! Thx for the easy recipe 🙂
This was my first quiche attempt, and it was an incredible success! I added diced ham and thawed chopped spinach. I'm in grad school and no Martha Stewart... my husband said this is his favorite thing I've ever cooked for him and he wants it every week. Thanks so much for this recipe!!!
Great recipe and so easy to make GF/DF. We like mushrooms, peppers & turkey sausage in ours! Thanks.
I plan to use up the zucchini from the garden. Two quiches in making today, one for meals, one to freeze.
Zucchini Parmesan: 1 cup zucchini rounds sliced thin and add 1/2 - 3/4 cup Parmesan
I make this at home a lot for my hubby ans two year old. We are currently at the beach and I am getting ready to make it for the whole house full of vacationers. I add green pepper, diced tomatoes, and usually onion (no onion this time because I am nursing a two month old and onions upset his tummy- boo!). Wish me luck!
I purchased a frozen pie crust, should I thaw it first?
Nope, no need! 🙂
Love this recipe! I see so many people post about the trouble cutting bacon.......fry it whole and then crumble! Never fool with uncooked bacon, even if it is frozen. Ain't nobody got time for that LOL
I don't know if I missed it, but is the crust pre-baked or not? Thanks.
No, not pre baked.
Back to make this for the second time! YUM! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
I was on the hunt for an easy breakfast option when I came across your pin on pinterest. Quiche is now in the oven & I added your post to Stumbleupon because it was too good not to share & it was already on Pinterest 🙂
I love quiche! We also had the tradition of eating it on Christmas after opening presents (with egg nog to boot!) - yum yum yum!
I make several at a time, bake and freeze. can't tell the difference
Wonderful breakfast idea! Thank you for sharing 🙂 It contains bacon so my husband is going to love it!
This looks great! Can you make this ahead and leave in the frig over night? If so, how do you adjust baking times? Thank you!!
I have made this before ahead of time , like on Christmas Eve so that I don't have to spend time in the kitchen Christmas morning. I cooked it about 30 mins, until it was firm but not finished. Let cool completely, then bake the next day until fully cooked. It was about 20 mins for me.
Your welcome, it is our favorite!
I use this same recipe. One of my favorite variations is Italian sausage and peppers. 1 c cooked sweet Italian sausage (no casing) 1c mixed diced green peppers and onions.
That would be fabulous especially with some chopped tomatoes!