Make brunch for the fam fast, or have an elegant dinner. This quiche recipe is a favorite for my family. While it includes ham and cheese among the ingredients, you can use the basic foundation to make it meatless or add in other veggies. My kids just love spinach in it too!
Best Quiche Recipe
The best quiche recipe is one that is versatile. My goal with this one was to give you a basic formulation for making quiche that never fails. You won’t ever buy one again when you can make it yourself with fresh and healthy ingredients you can pronounce!
Easy Quiche Recipe
Want to know why this is one easy quiche recipe? I know you don’t have time for making pie crust (heck, who usually does?). Using one that’s ready-made shortens the process significantly while allowing you to spend time with your family instead. While it bakes you can enjoy those precious moments.
Ingredients for Quiche
- Eggs – Nutritious and delicious eggs are the foundation of any quiche.
- Half and half – This adds a rich and thicker quality when it bakes up.
- Cheese – Shredded cheese is easiest to distribute. For the best taste, use 2 different types of cheeses!
- Veggies and meats – While this recipe calls for ham and scallions, you can feel free to omit the meat, add to it, or use different veggies altogether. My husband loves fresh spinach in his quiche.
Quiche me baby…and quiche me again.
How to Make Quiche from Scratch
Grab a ready-to-go refrigerated pie crust and simply prep the ingredients. This recipe uses ingredients you don’t have to cook first so you’ll only be spending 15 minutes prepping. Gluten-free or low-carb and missing quiche? Simply use a greased pie pan and omit the pie crust for a crustless version that will satisfy your soul!
What is quiche?
Quiche is a French dish that uses an unsweetened pie crust as the vessel for holding a mixture of eggs and cream combined with cheese, meats, and vegetables.
Can I use milk instead of heavy cream when making quiche?
Traditionally, heavy cream is used in quiche to help the eggs get that custardy texture. This recipe uses half and half but if you don’t have that, you can use whole milk instead.
Do you need to blind bake for a quiche?
You do not need to blind bake for a quiche, but to avoid a soggy crust, you might want to. The custardy texture of the filling can bog it down. Do be careful when baking though after you fill it as the outer edge of crust can get burnt so you will want to cover it.
Do you bake the crust of a quiche first?
In this recipe, I do not. I pierce the bottom of the thawed crust and pour everything in. It comes out just the way I like it!
What to Serve with Quiche
Salads and soups (hot or cold) are always a good way to flank a homemade quiche on your brunch or dinner table. Roasted potatoes and asparagus with bacon can also enhance this tasty dish.
How Long Should I Bake Quiche?
At 375F, it requires 25 minutes of baking time uncovered. At that point, you’ll want to check things out because you don’t want the crust to get too brown. If it’s looking a bit well-done, cover it with aluminum foil and continue cooking for 10 more minutes.
Can You Freeze Quiche?
Yes, you absolutely can. You can freeze it unbaked or after it cools from baking. Just make sure you wrap it well and use it up within a month.
How to Reheat Frozen Quiche
For frozen quiche you can just unwrap it and bake it with aluminum foil. You’ll need to add between 10 and 20 minutes to the baking time though for unbaked quiche. For already baked quiche, you can bake as directed.
If you’re heating up leftover quiche from the fridge, you should also use the oven. You can do it in the microwave, but it will taste better when you wait patiently for it from your oven.
Classic quiche recipe
- 1 pie crust refrigerated
- 6 large eggs
- 3/4 cup half and half
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 1/2 cups cooked ham chopped
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
- 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 4 tbsp scallions (green onions)
- Preheat oven to 375F and place frozen pie dish into refrigerator to thaw.
- In a large bowl, mix together eggs, half and half, salt and pepper.
- Once the pie crust is thawed, pierce the bottom with a fork then sprinkle the ham, scallions, and 1 cup of the mozzarella and cheddar mix into the pie crust. Pour the egg mixture over the top and sprinkle the remaining cup of cheese on top.
- Bake for 25 minutes covered then cover with aluminum foil for the remaining 10 minutes if the crust starts to brown too much.
- Once the center is completely set, let cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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