Learn how to make a quiche! This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial shows you a simple method for creating this delicious and impressive brunch or breakfast egg dish.
A Deceptively Easy Entre
Quiche is one of those interesting dishes…it’s always elegant, well-received, and is usually met with “oohs” and “ahhs.
It makes the recipient feel special, and as though you put in a LOT of work to make such an impressive meal.
The truth is though, there are few things I regularly make in my kitchen that are simpler than a quiche. It’s easier than making an omelet and less restrictive than following an egg bake recipe.
As long as you have 40-ish minutes to wait for it to bake (yes, the most difficult part of making a quiche is waiting for the timer to go off) it’s a very simple meal to feed your family and guests.
What You’ll Need to Make a Quiche
- One 9-inch deep-dish pie crust
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup milk or half and half
- 1 cup shredded cheese (for this recipe I used a cheddar blend, but you can use whatever you choose)
- Whatever fillings you choose: in this recipe, I used 4 slices of turkey bacon, ½ a red pepper, and ¼ a Vidalia onion
- Salt and pepper to taste
What Fillings Can You Use in a Quiche?
Make sure that your fillings are cooked/softened before adding them to the egg mixture.
During the summer, I often use leftover grilled veggies, or sometimes will use leftovers from a previous meal.
In this instance, I diced the bacon, cooked it for about 4 minutes until crisp, then added the red pepper and onion and sautéed in a bit of olive oil until soft.
How to Make an Easy Quiche
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Add one cup of milk and four eggs to a bowl.
- Gently mix until combined and add salt and pepper to taste.
- Next, add desired fillings to pie plate.
- Top with one cup of your choice of shredded cheese and use your hands to combine.
- Gently pour the egg mixture over the filling, making sure that it is completely covered.
- Place the quiche in the oven and cook for about 40-50 minutes. Cooking time will depend upon your oven, so start checking for doneness around 30-35 minutes, to ensure that the quiche is not overcooked.
Time to Eat!
Once done, let it sit for a few minutes to cool, then slice and enjoy!
If you are planning on serving at a later time, let it cool completely and then cover with foil and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
Keep in mind that reheating a whole quiche takes almost as long as cooking it in the first place did. You can speed up the experience by heating individual slices in the microwave in a microwave safe dish.