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Recipe For Quiche: Delicious and Easy to Make

Updated on March 31, 2013

How To Make Quiche

A recipe for quiche comes in handy if you need an easy meal that you can put together in a pinch. It makes a great meal if you are having guests over for brunch, lunch or dinner.

One of the fabulous things about quiche is its versatility. Your quiche recipe can be rich with lots of cream and cheese, you can make a lighter version using milk instead of cream, or you can even make a vegan quiche.

In this lens you will find some popular recipes for quiche including Quiche Lorraine, a recipe for quiche crust if you would like to make your own pastry from scratch, crustless quiche, and more. You'll also find links to more fabulous quiche recipes from the web.

If you are wondering what to serve with quiche, there is an entire section devoted to side dishes for quiche.

Enjoy!

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Recipe for Quiche Lorraine
Recipe for Quiche Lorraine
  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 1 hour 5 min
  • Ready in: 1 hour 20 min
  • Yields: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 - 9 inch single crust pie
  • 12 slices bacon
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/3 cup minced onion
  • 4 eggs (beaten)
  • 2 cups light cream
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp white sugar
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Place bacon in a large skillet and fry over medium-high heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels and then chop coarsely. Sprinkle bacon, cheese and onion into pastry shell. In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, cream, salt, sugar and cayenne pepper. Pour mixture into pastry shell. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C), and bake an additional 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted 1 inch from the edge comes out clean. Allow quiche to sit 10 minutes before cutting into wedges.
  2. Recipe: www.allrecipes.com
  3. Photo used under Creative Commons from carol.baby
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Recipe for Quiche Crust
Recipe for Quiche Crust
  • Prep time: 5 min
  • Cook time: 45 min
  • Ready in: 50 min
  • Yields: 1 pie shell

Recipe For Quiche Crust - by Elizabeth

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (or canola oil)
  • 1/4 cup ice water (or cool refrigerated water)

Instructions

  1. Mix flour and salt with fork. Beat oil and water with whisk to thicken. Pour into flour and mix with fork. Press into 9" pie crust. Fill with quiche mixture and bake at 400 degrees F until done.
  2. Recipe: www.food.com
  3. Photo used under Creative Commons from eatquiche

Duel: Crust or No Crust?

Do you prefer your quiche with or without the crust?

Crust all the way!

Crust all the way!

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    • Kristen 4 years ago from Boston

      The crust makes it!

    • TransplantedSoul 4 years ago

      Absolutely with the crust!

    • RinchenChodron 4 years ago

      I know the crust is not that good for you but I like it anyway.

    • poutine 4 years ago

      to me a quiche without the crust is not a quiche.

    • Tara Wojtaszek 4 years ago

      @santadelcobre: That sounds like such a yummy and fantastic idea!

    • santadelcobre 4 years ago

      With crust and if you add cream cheese to the crust it will turn out absolutely deicious!

    • pinkrenegade lm 5 years ago

      With a delicious crust.

    • LynetteBell 5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      I've never heard of a crustless quiche!. I like short pastry

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I love cruets, but either way if fine with me if its yummy.

    • julieannbrady 5 years ago

      You absolutely need a crust for a quiche!

    • Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Yes a crust for sure.

    • Mystico 5 years ago

      You're making me hungry!

    • Tara Wojtaszek 5 years ago

      I have to say I'm mostly traditional on this and like my quiche with a crust. But after seeing all the fabulous crustless quiche recipes I can see myself becoming a flip-flopper.

    Crustless! All the good stuff without the crust.

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      • norma-holt 5 years ago

        Not being a great quiche eater I have ti say the ones I have had had no crust.

      • Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

        While a good crust is fine occasionally, I actually do prefer a crustless quiche.

      Try This: Take your recipe for quiche and make mini quiches - Mini quiches are so adorable!

      Instead of making a traditional 9 inch quiche, why not make mini quiches? They will make great appetizers for your next cocktail party or other social gathering.

      Casabella 4-Inch Large Baking Cups, Set of 6, Assorted Colors
      Casabella 4-Inch Large Baking Cups, Set of 6, Assorted Colors

      These silicone muffin cups are easy to use, make cleaning up a breeze and are great for quiche, muffins and cupcakes.

       
      Recipe for Quiche
      Recipe for Quiche
      • Prep time: 15 min
      • Cook time: 45 min
      • Ready in: 1 hour
      • Yields: 4-6

      Recipe For Quiche: Yam, Mushroom & Onion - by Tara_W

      • Yam (small to medium)
      • Mushrooms (8-10 small to medium)
      • Onion (half)
      • 3 eggs (beaten)
      • Milk (3/4 cup)
      • Olive Oil (1-2 tbsp)

      Instructions

      1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Add chopped yam, onions, mushrooms and olive oil to a skillet and cook until tender and golden brown. Let cool and add to pie shell. Combine eggs and milk, then pour into pie shell. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.

      Quiche Crust Tip:

      If you want to prevent your crust edge from burning, try wetting your finger and running it along the crust edge before putting your quiche in the oven. You don't want to soak your crust but a little extra moisture will prevent that delicate edge from burning.

      Recipe for quiche
      Recipe for quiche
      • Prep time: 10 min
      • Cook time: 40 min
      • Ready in: 50 min
      • Yields: 6

      Recipe For Quiche With Bacon and Spinach - by Lois Sundheim

      • 4 eggs
      • 2 cups milk
      • 1 1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese (divided)
      • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onion
      • 4 bacon strips (cooked and crumbled)
      • 1/2 tsp salt
      • 1/2 tsp dried mustard
      • 1/4 tsp paprika
      • 1 (10oz) package frozen spinach
      • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pastry shell

      Instructions

      1. In a large bowl beat eggs. Whisk in milk, 1 cup cheese, onion, bacon, salt, mustard and paprika. Add spinach. Pour into pie shell. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake at 400 degrees F for 40 minutes or until a knife inserted halfway between the center and the edge comes out clean.
      2. Recipe: www.allrecipes.com
      3. Photo used under Creative Commons from miss karen
      Recipe for crustless quiche
      Recipe for crustless quiche
      • Prep time: 10 min
      • Cook time: 20 min
      • Ready in: 30 min
      • Yields: 4

      Recipe For Crustless Quiche - by Lillian Chou

      • 1 1/2 tbsp fine bread crumbs
      • 1 cup frozen chopped onions
      • 1 cup diced cooked ham (1/4 lb)
      • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
      • 1 8 oz package of shredded Swiss cheese (2 cups)
      • 4 large eggs
      • 1 cup heavy cream
      • 1 cup whole milk

      Instructions

      1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F with rack in middle. Butter quiche dish, then sprinkle with bread crumbs. Cook onions with ham in butter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until pale golden, about 5 minutes. Spread in dish, then evenly sprinkle cheese on top. Whisk together eggs, cream, milk, and 1/2 tsp pepper and pour over cheese. Bake until top is golden and and custard is set in center, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool slightly before cutting into wedges.
      2. Recipe: www.epicurious.com
      3. Photo used under Creative Commons from missbossy

      Video: How To Make Mini Quiches - Recipe by Diane Denny, Jacksonville FL

      These mini quiches are quick and easy to make. This "Mini Quiches To Go" recipe uses spinach, onion, mozzarella cheese with a garlic Crescent dinner roll pastry crust.

      **Update May 28, 2012: I made these for brunch yesterday and they were fantastic! I give them 5 stars and will definitely make them again. They were so delicious and creamy! For brunch I served three per person with strips of bacon and fresh pineapple, but they would also make great appetizers.

      Ingredients:

      2 cans of garlic dinner crescent rolls, 8 triangles each (if you can't find garlic rolls, just use the plain ones and add a little garlic powder to the filling)

      1 package of softened cream cheese, 8oz

      3 eggs

      1/4 cup of chopped onion

      1 box, 9oz, of frozen spinach, thawed and drained (squeeze out the water)

      1/4 tsp salt

      1/8 tsp pepper

      1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

      what to serve with quiche
      what to serve with quiche

      What To Serve With Quiche

      Side dishes for quiche

      If you're wondering what to serve with quiche, rest assured there are a great many possibilities to compliment your dish.

      Breakfast or Brunch

      Pair your quiche with a fruit salad. Depending on what is available and in season you may choose a citrus fruit salad with strips of juicy orange and tangy grapefruit, or perhaps fresh strawberries, raspberries and grapes, or an assortment of melon balls. Any type of fruit salad will add a splash of color and be a welcomed accompaniment to your quiche.

      If you want to go with a fruit theme but don't necessarily want a fruit salad, then try a fruit salsa.

      Links of sausage or strips of crispy bacon are also wonderful beside quiche.

      Lunch or Dinner

      Quiche goes very well with a crisp salad. This can be a leafy green salad, a tomato salad, cole slaw or even a beet salad with chunks of goat cheese and a balsamic vinigrette dressing.

      If you like the idea of vegetables but don't necessarily want a salad, try veggie sticks with ranch dressing. You can also have a side of steamed vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and carrots.

      Soup is a very nice side dish for quiche. Try to match or compliment the ingredients. If you have mushrooms in your quiche, then cream of mushroom will suit very nicely. In the summer months pair your quiche with gazpacho.

      Garlic bread goes very well with quiche and a green salad, especially if you have chosen to make a crustless quiche.

      Pasta salad is another option to pair with a crustless quiche. Try making one with orzo, bow tie or spiral noodles.

      Ina Garten's Gazpacho

      This five star gazpacho recipe is super quick (20 minutes!) and will compliment any summer quiche recipe.

      Photo used under Creative Commons from Dinner Series

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          Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

          Yummy recipes! I might have to try the spinach and bacon quiche. Sounds good!

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          norma-holt 5 years ago

          You have wetted my appetite for a quiche. Think I would need to try them all before deciding on my favourte. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012-2 and also on Squids Cooking Cake Recipes

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          Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

          I have not had many Quiches, but I must try your recipes. Thanks for sharing, very nice lens. Blessed.

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          Lou165 5 years ago from Australia

          I love quiche, I often use a basic quiche recipe to use up any leftovers in the fridge like chicken or sausage or veggies - it's a yummy way to stretch the food budget :)

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          julieannbrady 5 years ago

          We need more quiche! I love the ingredients which go into a quiche and I love the crust. I was just eyeing a quiche in the grocery store the other day. Better that I make it from scratch. Yumm!

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          KarenCookieJar 5 years ago

          Spinach and Feta is my favorite kind of Quiche.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          What a yummy looking recipe lens this is. I have to bookmark it, and I will be try some of these recipes. I'm so hungry right now, and my mouth is watering. :)

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          Tara Wojtaszek 5 years ago

          @anonymous: I highly recommend the mini quiches from the video, they are so tasty. This is what I'll be making next time I have a potluck to go to : )

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          LynetteBell 5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

          Nice lens yummy

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          pinkrenegade lm 5 years ago

          Looks yummy. Thanks for the recipe.

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          Tara Wojtaszek 5 years ago

          @pinkrenegade lm: Your very welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

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          malena10 4 years ago

          Looks tasty, I must try it!

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          Camden1 4 years ago

          Yummy! I make the kids quiche for breakfast and then freeze the leftovers for later meals.

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          Tara Wojtaszek 4 years ago

          @Camden1: That's a great idea to freeze quiche for later.

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          Melissa Miotke 4 years ago from Arizona

          I have actually never made a quiche but I enjoy them out so I will definitely have to give this a try:)

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          sukkran trichy 4 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

          one more yummy recipe from you. i love it.

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          imjens 4 years ago

          I have actually only tasted quiche once, but I liked it.

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          RinchenChodron 4 years ago

          I love quiche! Thanks for the tantalizing recipes.

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          TransplantedSoul 4 years ago

          Quiche is a great supper on those windy fall days. Being vegetarian, I use the meatless recipes, but have sometimes put vegetarian sausages or vegetarian bacon into them as well. If you can find some good smoked gouda to add in, that can be wonderful too.

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          Tara Wojtaszek 4 years ago

          @TransplantedSoul: That sounds really yummy. I love how versatile a quiche recipe can be.

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          Kristen 4 years ago from Boston

          I love the recipes that you've put together. Quiche is great because it's such an easy dish and the flavor combinations you can put together is almost endless.

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          Camden1 4 years ago

          I knew you had a great quiche recipe! My mother-in-law is visiting soon, and I want to make quiche for lunch. Pinned so that I can find this again!

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          Tara Wojtaszek 4 years ago

          @Camden1: Glad to help : ) I highly recommend the mini quiches from the video, they are super yummy. Every time I make them my guests wonder if they are store bought but say they taste too good to be from a store.

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          norma-holt 4 years ago

          A new blessing on this lovely lens and may you have a wonderful, successful and happy 2013. Hugs

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          Tara Wojtaszek 4 years ago

          @norma-holt: Thanks for the blessing! Happy 2013 to you too!

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          WriterJanis2 4 years ago

          The Quiche Lorraine sounds so delicious.

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          VeseliDan 4 years ago

          This sounds delicious!

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