Quiche with Waffle Crust Recipe

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Cooking Breakfast With Kids

When you are cooking with your kids, especially younger kids like mine, not only do you want the tasks to be simple so that they can be successful, but you want the food to be able to be cooked relatively quickly. This doesn't mean that you have to sacrifice quality or elegance for your recipes. This quiche recipe is much more simplistic than the traditional version, but still gives both adults and children a chance to enjoy a dish that is often considered to be fancy. These mini quiches are perfect for a Sunday brunch, to serve for company that is visiting, or just to make breakfast a little more special one morning.

Traditional Quiche

A traditional quiche is an egg based dish that is custard like in texture. The mixture of egg and heavy cream, along with the addition of a variety of vegetables and cheese, create a sinfully delicious taste.

In a traditional quiche, the crust is made from pastry dough. It has a rich buttery flavor and flakes with just a small touch of your fork. You can use pre-made pie crusts instead of making your own, but even with that you have to pre-bake the crust before adding the egg and additional ingredients. With this waffle crust version of the traditional quiche, you will be eating your breakfast or brunch quiche in no time at all!

Cook Time

  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 20 min
  • Ready in: 35 min
  • Yields: 4-6 servings

Ingredients for Quiche with Waffle Crust

  • 4-6 toasted waffles, I used previously frozen waffles
  • 4-6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, you can substitute milk to make this a lighter version
  • 1 cup diced Canadian bacon
  • 1 cup diced zucchini
  • 1 cup diced, sauteed onion
  • 1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions for Quiche with Waffle Crust

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. If you are using mini casserole dishes, spray them with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Toast your waffles in your toaster or toaster oven. This will help to keep your quiche crust a little crisper.
  4. Dice your Canadian bacon and vegetables. If you want your vegetables to be slightly softened in your quiche, saute them for a few minutes in a small pan with a tablespoon of Olive Oil. If you like your veggies to be a little crunchy, then skip this step.
  5. If your cheese is not already grated, grate your cheese.
  6. In a medium size bowl, mix your eggs, cream, salt, and pepper until well blended.

Pictures of the Quiche with Waffle Crust

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Grace grates the cheese.Then she pours the cream into the eggs.Then she mixes it completely.
Grace grates the cheese.
Grace grates the cheese. | Source
Then she pours the cream into the eggs.
Then she pours the cream into the eggs. | Source
Then she mixes it completely.
Then she mixes it completely. | Source

Mini Casserole Dishes for Individual Quiches

7. Place the toasted waffle into the bottom of the mini casserole dishes and push down so that it remains in the bottom of the dish.

8. Next, add any ingredients that you have selected for your quiche. The nice part about making these individualized is that each person can add what they enjoy eating.

9. Finally, ladle the egg mixture over the meat, cheese, and vegetables. You want to add about 1/2 cup of mixture per container. Remember that it will puff up while cooking.

10. Place in the oven at 350 degrees F to bake for about 20 minutes.

11. Remove from oven when the egg has puffed up and is golden brown. When it is springy to the touch, then it is cooked through.

Pictures of Assembling the Mini Quiches

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I placed all of the ingredients in small bowls so that it was easy for the kids to add to their waffle crust.Alex works hard to push down the waffle into the casserole dish.Grace adds the vegetables, meat, and cheese.Alex carefully ladles the egg onto the vegetables.All of the mini quiches are ready to go into the oven.  I placed them on a foil lined baking sheet just in case they bubbled over.A finished quiche!Here is one that I made in a larger container.  I used two waffles instead of just one.  I did this because I only had two of the smaller dishes.
I placed all of the ingredients in small bowls so that it was easy for the kids to add to their waffle crust.
I placed all of the ingredients in small bowls so that it was easy for the kids to add to their waffle crust. | Source
Alex works hard to push down the waffle into the casserole dish.
Alex works hard to push down the waffle into the casserole dish. | Source
Grace adds the vegetables, meat, and cheese.
Grace adds the vegetables, meat, and cheese. | Source
Alex carefully ladles the egg onto the vegetables.
Alex carefully ladles the egg onto the vegetables. | Source
All of the mini quiches are ready to go into the oven.  I placed them on a foil lined baking sheet just in case they bubbled over.
All of the mini quiches are ready to go into the oven. I placed them on a foil lined baking sheet just in case they bubbled over. | Source
A finished quiche!
A finished quiche! | Source
Here is one that I made in a larger container.  I used two waffles instead of just one.  I did this because I only had two of the smaller dishes.
Here is one that I made in a larger container. I used two waffles instead of just one. I did this because I only had two of the smaller dishes. | Source

Simplicity of a Quiche

The beauty of a quiche is that you can put almost anything into this dish and it will be magnificent. There are so many variations that you can create that all you have to do is think of your favorite omelette ingredients and add them to your mini quiche.


Additional Ingredients to Add to a Quiche

Meat
Vegetables
Cheese
pre-cooked bacon
asparagus
Gruyere
pre-cooked sausage
mushrooms
Feta
shrimp
leeks
Havarti
lobster
spinach
 
 
broccoli
 
 
peppers (red, orange, yellow, jalapeno)
 

Taste of a Quiche with Waffle Crust

I have to say that although you will not get the flakiness of the traditional quiche crust, this is an amazing alternative. The taste was incredible and rivaled that of a more traditional recipe. The egg was rich and filled with flavor while the edges of the waffle were crisp. It also got a resounding thumbs up from both kids, a definite must make again in my book!

Have you ever had quiche with waffle crust?

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Tracy Lynn Conway 4 years ago from Virginia, USA

Great idea! It looks simple enough and healthy. It is great that the kids are helping out. I really love the photo of Grace.


kelleyward 4 years ago

Wow this looks amazing. I love new ideas for traditional recipes. Voted up and 5 stars! Take care, Kelley


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

This recipe looks so yummy and am definitely going to try (I pinned it!). And loved the picture of Grace too!!! Have also shared and VUMs.


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

Wow! These do look amazing. Where did you get the little blue casserole dishes, I like them. I like how you suggested the sautéed veggies for a softer result. Your tips and explanation were very helpful, like the milk substitution for the cream. Very impressive!

The kids are getting increasingly skilled at comfortable in the kitchen at ages 4 and 5-that's great. Little Alex doesn't need much encouragement to push that waffle down, does he? LOL

Rated 5 stars and a 'have to try this one' for breakfast. I know my family will enjoy it for sure! Thanks. Up and Across including funny...:)


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

It was very simple Tracy and we had a lot of fun making our own creations! Grace is a fantastic helper and a great cook!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Me too Kelley. Some of the best dishes are just those that are reinvented. Thanks for the votes up and the visit.


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

So glad to hear that you're going to give it a try Janine! I really appreciate the shares and pin. :)


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

They got the dishes at a birthday party for Natasha. Each of the kids 'baked' their own cakes and they got to keep the dishes as part of their goody bag gifts. They were really tasty breakfast dishes and there were no leftovers which is a great sign that it was a hit! :)


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ChaplinSpeaks 4 years ago from Charleston, South Carolina

I love the way you set up the quiche making station with little bowls for the kids. Exposes them to cooking and also encourages them to eat different things. Love the waffle crust and never had heard of such a thing!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

We liked this new twist on the old quiche and the waffle crust really does taste similar to the traditional crust. Thanks for your visit ChaplinSpeaks.


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California

So well organized and an absolutely great recipe. This recipe is something new to me and that makes it exciting! Kid friendly and sounds quite tasty. I really appreciated the chart with other ingredients to consider for the quiche filling. Another winning hub, Cara!

HubHugs~


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I see that most of us have not tried this waffle idea before. I am one that will also try this next time I am wanting a fancy idea to serve guests. Your photo gives it much clout!


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I never would have thought to make quiche with a waffle crust, but I'm intrigued now! Thanks for sharing this innovative idea.


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas

great idea! Waffle crust sounds wonderful and I'm sure it is delicious. Your kids are always awesome models and chefs for you. Everything looks so easy to make and absolutely delicious. If it has a crust and cheese... YUM! Will probably give this one a try.


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks K9, I always appreciate and value your visits and comments!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Photos are something that I continue to work on teaches! I'm glad that this one was so appealing to you. :) I know that I will be making this the next time that we have breakfast guests, it was pretty quick and easy!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

You're welcome Rose. It is so much fun trying to be creative in the kitchen. Sometimes it works and other times, not so much! :)


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Haha, thanks missolive! They really enjoy cooking and now even when I want to get something done by myself they come running! I love cheese too! (In fact my husband calls me a mouse because I put cheese in everything!) Hope you get a chance to give a try.


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DeborahNeyens 4 years ago from Iowa

I think this would be enjoyed by kids of all ages, including me! We sometimes have leftover waffles on the weekends that we stick in the freezer to use for breakfast during the week, but I'm thinking the next time we have leftovers, I will make this recipe! Thanks for sharing.


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

This is a really cool and unique idea for quiche. I just love quiche, anyway. It is good to see you Cardelean. I vote this awesome and will share everywhere!


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hecate-horus 4 years ago from Rowland Woods

What a great idea! I'm going to try it tomorrow morning. Thanks!


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jennzie 4 years ago from Lower Bucks County, PA

How creative to use a waffle crust! I definitely want to try this.

Voted up!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

You are very welcome Deborah! I hope that your family enjoys them as much as we did!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks rebecca. This tastes so much like traditional quiche, just much faster to make. Thanks for your shares and it was great to have you stop by!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Well hecate-horus, since it's taken so long to respond to you, you may have made this recipe already. I hope that it turned out as tasty as ours did and thank you so much for stopping by.


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Excellent jennzie! I'm glad I've inspired you to give something a try. Hope that you enjoy it. :)

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