Easy Basic Quiche Recipe plus 4 Ideas & Keto Version (2024)

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Highly Rated Basic Quiche Recipe with Pie Crust, Super EASY, plus 4 Flavor Ideas including Bacon Cheddar, Steak & Cheese, Ham & Cheese and more listed below. Our easy quiche recipe is actually less difficult than scrambling eggs. Let's Go Make it

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About Our Basic Quiche Recipe

Our Quiche recipe was written to be easy and give you the perfect base with pie crust allowing you to try many different flavors. The base of the recipe is always the same- Eggs. Choice of Dairy. Cheese. Pie Crust.

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It is so versatile that any dairy of choice and actually any cheese will work. It really is up to you. Along with the quiche base listed in the recipe card, we added bacon and cheese as that's the most common request we receive.

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What is A Quiche

Quiche is a French egg based pie that is traditionally made with Swiss cheese. You may have heard the term before- Quiche Lorraine. It literally is just swiss Lorraine cheese baked into the egg with pie crust base.

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I am not a fan of Swiss cheese, therefore I have always used Cheddar or Greek Feta in my recipe, especially if making bacon quiche. To easily make this a keto friendly quiche, use the keto crust recipe listed below.

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What Crust Do I Use For Quiche

Use our own easy homemade pie crust recipe with your quiche OR one of these ideas:

Buttery Pie Crust

Quiche Crust Ideas

A Quiche is almost always made with a traditional flour based pie crust, however there are many variations as well. Including:

  • Making a quiche without crust OR
  • Almond flour and Coconut Flour crusts are great LOW CARB or KETO Alternatives like THIS Keto Quiche has.
  • Using Bacon as a Crust- OH YES, I have done it. Precook your bacon till almost done, but still bendable. Layer into a round pie plate, bake until crispy. Dab with paper towels to remove grease. Pour in quiche mixture, bake as normal. Oh yes.
  • Store bought canned dough like crescent or biscuit dough. Some would argue that it isn't a quiche at that point because pie crust is not being used, however we think you can get away with it!

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Making Our Easy Quiche Recipe

Written in the post below- Variationsthat include Spinach & Feta, Western style, Ham & Cheese.

Below that is the full printable recipe card for this basic quiche with Bacon & Cheddar (our most popular).

PLEASE NOTE* We use deep dish pie plates like this one pictured here, if you are not using deep dish see the note in the recipe.

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Flavor Ideas for Quiche

Spinach & Feta- 1 Cup frozen cut spinach, thawed & drained. 8oz. feta cheese broken into crumbles. Mix into the egg mixture, pour into pie crust. Bake as directed in recipe card. We suggest using the feta blocks, pre-crumbled feta is more dry and lacks the flavor because it is not in it's brine.

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Western Style- 1 Cup total of mixed diced onion, green pepper and red peppers. 8oz. shredded Monterey Jack ( Or Pepper Jack for some spice), 1 Cup cooked crumbled breakfast sausage (no casing, like the Jimmy Dean roll). Add all ingredients to the egg mixture. Pour into pie crust. Bake as directed in recipe card.

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Ham & Cheese- Purchase a ½ lb thick cut piece of your favorite ham from the deli. Dice into cubes. Mix into egg with 8oz orange sharp cheddar cheese. Bake as directed in recipe card.

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Steak & Cheese-This is by far one of my favorites. Start with 12oz. shaved steak from the meat department OR Roast Beef from the deli. Saute in a little Olive Oil or butter. Now, we don't usually use this stuff, but it's a MUST here- 6oz of Velveeta (there I said it!) cubed (so creamy!). Pour into pie crust with egg mixture. Bake according to the recipe card.

Have a Quiche recipe variation you like? Let us know your favorite in the comments below.

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This is such an easy recipe to make keto or low carb approved. There is a few simple ways it can be done. Use an approved crust like mentioned above ORkick the crust completely. Turn it into a frittata! You can do this in a skillet right in the oven or even on the stove.

Cheesy Ham Keto Frittata

Try experimenting with your quiche, Albeit a normal, keto or low carb version, all in all the ingredients are virtually endless! Indeed, I have even seen one made bagel and lox style, you know with the smoked salmon and cream cheese. Not my thing however proof of versatility. As I write this ideas keep coming... someone make a BBQ pulled pork and cheddar quiche then get back to me.

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When To Make Our Quiche

  • Holidays - Quiche is one of the most requested recipes during the holidays, especially Christmas.
  • Meal Prep- it reheats very well making this dish perfect for meal prepping.
  • Breakfast for Dinner- our recipe is one of those perfect for dinner kind of breakfasts!
  • Parties- any quiche flavor can be made into a mini using a muffin tin and served at parties or as an appetizer.
  • Any Weeknight- because it is so easy, this quiche recipe can be made weeknights for a hearty protein packed meal.

Basic Quiche with Bacon and Cheddar

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Yield: 8 Servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Additional Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Highly RatedBasic Quiche Recipewith Pie Crust, Super EASY, plus4 Flavor Ideasincluding Bacon Cheddar, Steak & Cheese, Ham & Cheese and more


  • 8 Large Eggs
  • 1 Cup Dairy of Choice (See Note*)
  • 1 Deep Dish Pie Crust (See Note*)
  • 1 lb cooked, chopped crispy bacon
  • 8 oz Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Salt & Pepper (optional)


  1. Pre Heat the oven to 375
  2. Wisk the eggs and dairy together in a large bowl.
  3. Lay the pie crust out into a 9" deep dish pie plate OR use store bought (the ones in the foil pan)
  4. Add half of the cooked crispy bacon and half of the shredded cheese to the egg mix. Stir well.
  5. Pour into pie crust.
  6. Bake on 375 for 20 mins.Add remaining bacon and cheese
  7. Continue Baking for 10 more minutes (ovens vary, times may also)
  8. Quiche is down when golden brown and raised significantly. If you are uncertain, then you can test like you would a cake.
  9. Let the Quiche set for about 10 minutes. It will fall, this is normal.
  10. Cut & Serve!


Dairy of choice- This quiche recipe base has been tested with Milk only, Half & Half and Unsweetened Original Almond Milk only.I personally could not tell the difference in either. A true quiche uses a French full fat cream. I choose to cut back on fat & calories and use Almond Milk.It really is your choice. The flavor is not affected enough for me to suggest using one over the other, especially is certain dietary or health restrictions prevent using certain dairy.

FOR KETO APPROVED QUICHE- Use Our Keto Crust and ½c Heavy Cream + ½c Almond Milk. It's That Easy! Bacon and Cheese is Already Keto approved.

Pie Crust- We suggest using deep dish pie crust (or deep dish pie pan) , if using regular size then cut the recipe in half. Otherwise you will have too much filling.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 8Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 583Total Fat: 42gTrans Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 15gNet Carbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 34g

Nutrition facts are auto- populated by the app for this recipe card, numbers may vary. For best results, input your exact brand ingredients into a recipe analyzer like Verywell or MyFitnessPal.

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What is the formula for quiche? ›

Ratios: The best way to make a quiche is to add the eggs to a large measuring cup, then add the cream or milk. For every egg used you should add enough milk or cream to create a 1/2 cup. Meaning for 1 egg you will add enough cream or milk to make 1/2 a cup of mixture.

Is milk better than heavy cream in quiche? ›

Heavy Cream and Milk – For the best tasting quiche, use a combination of whole milk and heavy cream. (Or simply use half-and-half.) Using just heavy cream produces an overly thick filling. Whole milk is great, but a combo of heavy cream and milk is better.

What can I use in quiche instead of heavy cream? ›

Use half-and-half as a 1:1 substitute for heavy cream. It can work nearly as well for bringing creamy texture and flavor to sauces, soups and stews, mashed potatoes, quiches, and casseroles.

How long does crustless quiche last in fridge? ›

TO STORE: Refrigerate quiche in an airtight storage container for up to 3 days. TO REHEAT: Rewarm leftovers in a pie dish in the oven at 350 degrees F. TO FREEZE: You can freeze a crustless quiche.

What is the milk to egg ratio for quiche? ›

Quiche Ratio: 1 large egg to 1/2 cup of dairy

You'll need to increase the amount of eggs and milk based on the size of your quiche, so knowing the basic ratio makes it really easy to scale up or down. For a standard 9-inch quiche: Use 3 large eggs (6 ounces) 1 1/2 cups of whole milk or cream (12 ounces)

What is the best cheese to use for quiche? ›

You can use any shredded cheese you like; one winning combination is havarti, colby, and Parmesan. Quiche is an excellent choice for any meal, including a busy weeknight dinner. It can even be prepared in advance and refrigerated or frozen, then quickly reheated.

Can you substitute almond milk for heavy cream in quiche? ›

Eggs: the base of any quiche is eggs, so we're keeping things traditional there. Almond milk: instead of cream/milk, we're swapping with unsweetened almond milk. I think you could also add a bit of cashew cream if you're wanting to make it a tiny bit richer.

Why is my crustless quiche soggy? ›

If your quiche appears too watery to serve it could be because it was overbaked or underbaked, the egg to dairy ratio was not correct, the ingredients have too much liquid or it was baked on the wrong rack in the oven.

Can I substitute sour cream for heavy cream in quiche? ›

But it's possible to make quiche without heavy cream — you could try a sour cream substitute for the cream, although keep in mind that sour cream also is high in calories, at 455 per cup, and contains almost 45 grams of fat per cup as per the USDA.

What is a substitute for 1 cup of heavy cream? ›

If you have butter and milk (whole milk or even half-and-half work best), you can make your own heavy cream substitute. To make 1 cup of heavy cream, melt 1/4 cup of butter and slowly whisk in 3/4 cup milk. This works for most baking or cooking recipes that require heavy cream, but it will not whisk into stiff peaks.

What is a quiche without pastry called? ›

WHAT IS A FRITTATA? Frittatas are Italian in origin and can be described as a cross between an omelet and a crustless quiche.

Should quiche be cooked at 350 or 375? ›

BAKE in center of 375°F oven until center is almost set but jiggles slightly when dish is gently shaken and knife inserted near center comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes.

Who sells crustless quiche? ›

Waitrose Ham & Cheese Crustless Quiche340g

Free range eggs and cream with the classic cheese and ham pairing, without a crust. A perfect quiche to serve at summer picnics or for lunch.

Can diabetics eat quiche? ›

Quiche is a delicious and affordable meal. This one is crustless, which makes it lower-carb, well suited to a diabetic diet. It is great served alongside a lettuce or a fruit salad.

What to pair with quiche? ›

A mix of seasonal fruits like berries, melons, grapes and citrus segments adds a touch of sweetness and juiciness to balance the savoury taste of the quiche. You can even incorporate some fresh herbs like mint or basil for an extra layer of flavour.

What is quiche filling made of? ›

Prepare the quiche filling.

Whisk together the eggs, milk, and heavy cream. Add the salt, pepper, garlic and cayenne (if using) to the egg mixture. Add 1 cup of Gruyère cheese and the bacon. Set aside.

What is a quiche base made of? ›

Quiche crusts are made with shortcrust pastry. The name “shortcrust” refers to the baking term “short” which means pastries that are flaky and crumble when you cut into them.

How many eggs equal 1 cup? ›

One cup is roughly equivalent to: Six small eggs. Five medium eggs. Five large eggs.

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