Learn how to make quiche – with just 5 minutes of active preparation time thanks to this basic quiche recipe.
I love to make quiche because the active preparation time is minimal, and you can add any vegetables, meats, and cheeses you like. The processing of making quiche is simple, you add your fillings to a pastry crust, and then top with an egg mixture and bake.
Some of my favorite quiche flavor combinations are:
You do want to precook meats like bacon and sausage before adding it to the quiche, so that does increase the preparation time. To add meat without increasing the active preparation time, add crumbled precooked breakfast sausages, precooked bacon, or diced prosciutto.
Quiche is perfect to serve at a breakfast, brunch, or lunch. It’s great to make when you are hosting overnight guests, since it reheats well. You can make it a day or two in advance and simply reheat it in the oven for 20 minutes at 300 degrees.
The easiest way to make quiche is to buy a pie crust already in a pie pan at the grocery store. Usually I think those in the freezer section at my grocery store, near desserts. If they have a deep dish pie pan, that works best.
The biggest tip I have for making quiche is to place your pie crust on a baking sheet and to set it on top of your stove to pour the egg filling into the pie crust. If you have to walk across the kitchen with the filled quiche to get it into the oven… you might end up with egg filling spilling everywhere. (I have certainly never done this 😉
Reader Tips for Making Quiche:
My quiche recipes have been pinned over 500,000 times on Pinterest, and I have gotten some reader feedback that I want to share.
- You can omit the cream and use 1 cup of whole milk instead
- Someone substituted the milk and cream for sour cream and almond milk and found success
- If you are lactose intolerant, apparently using almond milk and goat cheese worked
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How to make Quiche / my Basic Quiche Recipe:
- 1 9-inch Deep Dish Pie Crust
- 3/4 cups Vegetable or Cooked Meat Filling
- 3/4 cups Second Filling (Cooked Meat or Vegetable)
- 1 cup shredded or diced Cheese
- 5 Large Eggs
- 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
- 1/2 cup Whole Milk
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1/8 teaspoon Pepper
Heat the oven to 375 degrees. There is no need to precook the pie crust. If it is frozen let it thaw for 15 minutes first.
Layer the vegetables and/or meats, and cheese in the pie crust.
Mix the eggs, cream, milk, salt, and pepper. Either beat them by hand for 2 minutes, or use a mixer for 1 minute. You want the eggs to be light and fluffy.
Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables and cheese and into the pie crust. Fill the crust as much as possible, without letting the egg spill out.
Bake for 35-45 minutes, until the center of the quiche has firmed up.