Quiche, pronounced keesh, is a simple yet delicious dish that combines eggs, cheese and usually bacon. You can’t go wring with bacon, right!? I’ve always loved quiche. In fact, when asked my favorite food as a kid I didn’t answer the typical pizza or mac and cheese, I said quiche.
There’s just something about gooey cheese, crispy bacon and eggs that says home for me. Quiche was the first dish that I learned to make. Even before I actually knew how to cook, I could make a mean quiche. I have recently learned to change it up a bit with different variations, some successful and others not so much but I still love my quiche!
Using the basic ingredients of eggs, cheese and a pie crust, you can easily change up the add-ins using your favorite veggies or other meat. Though bacon is a necessity in my book, you could make it meatless if you wanted to. I would recommend only having about a cup of extras, too much more than that and you will risk it not fitting into your crust. Also, I typically suggest that you cook your extra ingredients ahead of time, but that is not necessary unless it is raw meat like bacon or sausage. You can also add in extra seasonings like herbs or garlic to help compliment the flavors of your ingredients.
Here’s a few suggestions for add-ins:
- Sauteed onion
- Bell pepper
- Cubed ham
- Ground sausage
- Sauteed spinach
- Sauteed mushrooms
My favorite kind of quiche is a basic quiche Lorraine made with Swiss cheese and bacon. My mom made it this way once with the most delicious Amish Swiss cheese, that was the best quiche I’ve ever had!
Basic Quiche with Variations
Quiche, pronounced keesh, is a simple yet delicious dish that combines eggs, cheese and usually bacon, but there's no limit to the variations you can make using other meats or vegetables.
- 1 pie crust, 9 inches
- 2 cups freshly shredded cheese (Swiss, cheddar, Colby-jack)
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 cup half and half
- 4 eggs, lightly beaten
- 8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- other add-ins (see note at bottom), if desired
- Toss cheese in pie crust with flour. Add bacon (or other add-ins) and toss again to evenly distribute.
- Mix eggs with half and half, salt, pepper and any other seasonings. Pour into pie crust.
- Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until lightly browned and set. Test with a knife to make sure it comes clean.
Use no more than a cup of any of the following: Sauteed onion, sauteed spinach, chopped broccoli, chopped asparagus, chopped bell pepper, cooked ground sausage, cubed ham, sauteed mushrooms.
Add in other seasonings as desired as well to compliment your other ingredients. Some suggestions: fresh or dried herbs, ground mustard, garlic.
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What are your favorite variations of quiche?
Do you have any other suggestions for add-ins?