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Breakfast quiche with bacon is a simple quiche recipe using a premade crust. We use white cheddar cheese, dill, and chives to pack flavor into this easy egg bake. The rich flavors of the bacon, combined with the creamy eggs and melty cheddar cheese make a fluffy quiche that’s perfect for a simple brunch or holiday breakfast. If you’ve never tried making quiche before, it’s easy to do, and this recipe is a great one to start with.
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What makes something a quiche?
Quiche is a savory pie or tart that originated in French cuisine. It consists of a pastry crust filled with a mixture of eggs, cream, and various ingredients such as vegetables, cheese, or meat. The filling is typically seasoned with herbs, spices, and salt to enhance the flavor. Quiche is known for its smooth and custard-like texture. It’s often served as a breakfast or brunch dish, but it can also be enjoyed for lunch or dinner. Quiche is versatile and can be customized with different ingredients so you can prepare it in a way that your whole family will enjoy.
What can I put in a quiche?
The ingredients in this recipe make a very simple and yummy quiche everyone is going to enjoy. But you can add so many things to your quiche. Here are ideas:
Vegetables – mushrooms, bell pepper, onion, spinach, tomato, grated zucchini, broccoli
Meats – ham, cut-up or ground sausage, chicken, smoked salmon, prosciutto
Cheese – Gruyere, Swiss, feta, goat cheese, mozzarella
Seasonings – Kosher salt, nutmeg, garlic powder, dried herbs, red pepper flakes
- Pie crust – Use any frozen or pre-made crust you’d like.
- Eggs – Fresh eggs will always make a better quiche.
- Half and Half – You can also substitute whole milk, cream, or a mixture of them.
- Salt and pepper – to taste.
- Bacon – Your bacon will need to be cooked, so buy pre-cooked bacon or make it ahead of time.
- White cheddar cheese – Any yummy cheese you like will do. I also like sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack.
- Fresh dill and chives – You can substitute with other spices you have on hand.
How to Make
STEP ONE: Preheat the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
STEP TWO: Prep the egg mixture. Take a medium bowl and whisk the eggs. Whisk in the Half and Half, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper.
STEP THREE: Add the bacon and cheese. Spread the cooked bacon onto the pie crust. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top. Pour the egg mixture into the pie crust.
STEP FOUR: Bake. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cover the quiche for the last 10 minutes of baking time if the crust is getting too brown. Transfer the quiche to a rack and let cool for 15 minutes
STEP FIVE: Serve. Sprinkle the dill and chives on top of the quiche.
Recipe Notes and Tips
- Quiche can dry out if overcooked, so watch carefully
- Buy a block of cheese and grate it yourself. It always melts better than storebought grated cheese.
- Measure your ingredients carefully. It’s easy to end up with a watered-down quiche. If in doubt, always add more eggs, not more cream.
What To Serve With Quiche?
Quiche is so simple to dress up or down. You can add just about anything to your plate and it will still be a hit. Here are a few ideas:
- Serve Avocado Bread on the side
- Add Brown Sugar Bacon into the quiche or have it on the side
- Toast and jam
- Sweet Potato Muffins
- Instant Pot Pancake Bites are so yummy for breakfast
- Use your air fryer to make Smashed Potatoes on the side
- Cook Turkey Bacon in the Oven alongside your quiche
How to Store
Keep your cooked quiche in the fridge, well covered, for up to 3 days. Place it covered, back in the oven for 5-7 minutes at 350°F or until hot.
You can also freeze quiche. So freeze your leftovers, or a whole quiche for a quick meal on another day. Wrap your quiche really well with plastic wrap, then foil, then put it in a Ziploc bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. Allow it to thaw in the fridge before reheating it.
Need a gluten-free recipe? Make this gluten-free quiche by making the following changes.
- Use a gluten-free pie crust.
- Choose gluten-free bacon.
Yes, you can prepare the quiche ahead of time. Simply follow the recipe instructions, allow it to cool, and refrigerate. When ready to serve, reheat it gently in the oven to preserve its texture.
Of course! If you prefer a vegetarian option or simply don’t want to include bacon, you can omit it from the recipe. The quiche will still be flavorful and delicious.
While the recipe calls for whole eggs, you can use egg whites if you prefer a lighter option. Keep in mind that the texture and richness of the quiche may be slightly different.
Yes, quiche can be enjoyed warm or at room temperature. If serving it at room temperature, allow it to cool for a few minutes after baking before slicing and serving.
Breakfast Quiche with Bacon
- 1 9 inch deep dish frozen pie crust
- 4 large eggs
- 3/4 cup half and half
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
- 4 slices bacon cooked and diced
- 1 cup white cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 tablespoon chopped dill
- 1 tablespoon chopped chives
- Preheat the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Prep the egg mixture. Take a medium bowl and whisk the eggs. Whisk in the Half and Half, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper.
- Add the bacon and cheese. Spread the cooked bacon onto the pie crust. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top. Pour the egg mixture into the pie crust.
- Bake. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cover the quiche for the last 10 minutes of baking time if the crust is getting too brown. Transfer the quiche to a rack and let cool for 15 minutes
- Serve. Sprinkle the dill and chives on top of the quiche.
- Use a gluten-free pie crust.
- Choose gluten-free bacon.