What other meal can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner? Quiche can be dressed up and served at a high class dinner party or dished out at a casual brunch. The best thing about quiche is that one easy recipe is the launch pad for dozens of scrumptious variations.
Baking the Basic Quiche
- 1 frozen 9-inch pie shell
- 3 or 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 cup of milk or cream
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 2 cups shredded cheese of your choice
Take the pie crust out of the freezer or refrigerator and allow it to warm up to room temperature. If you’re using an unroll-and-fill crust, place it into the pie dish before thawing.
Beat the eggs and add the rest of the ingredients.
Pour the mixture into the pie shell. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes or until it is firm to the touch.
Make it Your Own
South of the Border: Make a Mexican quiche by adding chilies, onions, tomatoes and steak or chicken flavored with fajita seasoning. Serve with a variety of salsas and sangria.
Greek Quiche: Add olives, chopped artichoke hearts, spinach and feta cheese.
Veggie Supreme: Pack your quiche with bell peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, broccoli or green onions to get your recommended serving of vegetables.
Pump up the Protein: Substitute a 12-ounce container of cottage cheese for milk or cream to pack in extra protein. It gives the quiche a light, creamy texture, too. You’ll need to increase the heat to 425 degrees when using cottage cheese.
Decorate the top of your quiche with thin slices of tomato or make a pinwheel out of asparagus spears. Add bacon bits if you like.