15 Best Crowd-Pleasing Quiche Recipes (2024)

If there's one factor that links our top-rated quiches together (besides how fabulous they taste, that is), it's that each recipe is a blank canvas. Once you've got the eggs and the pan, everything else can be customized. Double up on veggies, change the cheeses, switch pork bacon for turkey... the riffs are endless! These fan favorites all stand up to lots of tinkering, though the originals are pretty outstanding too. They also refrigerate and freeze well, so you can get ahead on party or meal prep. Go classic or try something new, then share your quiche creations with us!

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Easy Quiche

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Over 700 reviewers adored this quiche, many for its endless versatility. Change the cheese! The meat! The veggies! The final dish will still be a big hit. Adding biscuit mix to the egg mixture makes it more substantial — no need to bother with a crust.

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Quick Quiche

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"This may be my favorite recipe EVER," says Kelly in Kitsuki. She loved this lightened-up quiche that skips the crust and uses milk in place of heavy cream. The combo of bacon and Swiss is always a winner, but you can use whatever stir-ins you like.

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Quiche Supreme

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You've heard of Pizza Supreme; now give your quiche the same treatment. Two cheeses, sautéed veggies, ham, and seasonings fill two deep-dish pie crusts to the brim. "This has become a weekend brunch staple for me," says pdizzy.

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Spinach Quiche

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The beauty of quiche, besides being an easy, elegant, make-ahead superstar, is that it's very forgiving — which is how many reviewers (1,000 and counting) described this recipe. A prepared deep-dish pie crust and frozen chopped spinach make it so easy too.

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Quiche Lorraine

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Quiche doesn't get more classic (or French!) than Quiche Lorraine. Cream gives the egg mixture a luxurious, custardy texture. Bacon is traditional, but from there you can add any cheese and seasonings you like — Swiss and a dash of cayenne are delicious here.

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Summer Garden Crustless Quiche

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"Fantastic way to pack a meal with nutritious vegetables," says ConkyJoe. We couldn't agree more. With fresh kale, tomatoes, and carrots, it's the kind of breakfast, brunch, or lunch you can really feel good about.

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Shredded Potato Quiche

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Hash browns, eggs, and ham already go together, so it's not a far leap to combine them all in one gorgeous quiche. The hash browns stand in for the crust, a great option for those with gluten sensitivities. "I will never again use a pastry crust for quiche!" says Wondermama.

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Asparagus Quiche

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French bistros have nothing on this simple, beautiful quiche. Brushing the inside of the crust with egg white helps keep the filling from seeping through. The bacon, Swiss, and asparagus filling is just right for your next spring celebration.

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Crab and Swiss Quiche

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Instead of a bacon, sausage, or all-veggie quiche, give this version a try. Tender, slightly sweet imitation crab melds with the egg and Swiss mixture. Many fans called this a surprising family hit — a great way to get more seafood into your dinner rotation.

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Easy Bacon and Cheese Quiche

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The "Easy" in this recipe's title is well-deserved. The filling doesn't require any extra cooking; just stir the bacon bits, onion, and cheeses together before adding to the prepared crust with the egg. Variations abound, of course, but hundreds of reviewers agree that the method is spot on.

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Clark's Quiche

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Clark is now a superhero to nearly 1,000 reviewers, many of whom have made this quiche again and again. Three cheeses, sour cream, and half-and-half make it extra indulgent. As Clark and his fans say, you'll be glad this recipe makes two whole quiches.

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Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche

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We love the addition of Dijon mustard, dried thyme, and oregano to the egg and milk mixture, an easy way to infuse the quiche with lots of flavor. Frozen broccoli just needs a quick trip to the microwave and a rough chop before going into the crust.

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Salmon Quiche

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You'll want to keep a can of salmon in the pantry and a pie crust in the freezer just to make this recipe. It's a holiday favorite at creator Stef's house, and a weeknight wonder for Dawn Acero: "I had no idea what to cook for dinner. This recipe to the rescue!"

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Easy Broccoli and Ham Quiche

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Straightforward and delicious, this is the kind of classic quiche you'll want in your back pocket for brunch or a light lunch. Frozen broccoli and diced cooked ham cut down on prep and make it easy to assemble. "I could eat it three meals a day," says MrsJPS.

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Spinach and Mushroom Quiche with Shiitake Mushrooms

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It turns out shiitake mushrooms are not just for stir-fries! They add meatiness and fantastic flavor to this bacon, Swiss, and spinach quiche. "This recipe takes quiche to the next level," says nachonat. "Restaurant quality."

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FAQs

Is heavy cream better than milk 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.

Can you put too many eggs in a quiche? ›

Using too many eggs in the custard results in a quiche that rubbery and too firm when baked, while not using enough will prevent the custard from setting. Follow This Tip: Remember this ratio: 1 large egg to 1/2 cup of dairy.

What's the difference between quiche and quiche lorraine? ›

Quiche (/ˈkiːʃ/ KEESH) is a French tart consisting of pastry crust filled with savoury custard and pieces of cheese, meat, seafood or vegetables. A well-known variant is quiche lorraine, which includes lardons or bacon.

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.

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)

Should quiche crust be prebaked? ›

The crispy, flaky crust is one of the best parts of a quiche. "But to achieve that tasty outer layer, you need to bake your naked crust a little before adding the egg mixture," says Zakari Davila, executive chef at Willa's in Tampa, Florida. This prevents it from getting soggy.

Should I bake the bottom pie crust first? ›

Pre-baking is a must if you're looking for a flaky pie crust. It's especially helpful for recipes with a wet center. Recipes for most tarts, pies, and quiches call for pre-baking to ensure that the final product doesn't end up soggy.

Should you blind bake crust for quiche? ›

Line the unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. The foil weighs down the crust, which prevents it from bubbling up or blistering. This technique, known as blind-baking, creates a stronger crust that can better hold a moist filling, such as the egg mixture in quiche.

What not to put in quiche? ›

Using too many eggs in the custard. The best quiche consists of a custard that's the perfect ratio between eggs and milk. Using too many eggs in the custard results in a quiche that rubbery and too firm when baked, while not using enough will prevent the custard from setting.

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.

Why do you put flour in quiche? ›

Roll it out a tad bit thicker than you normally would for a standard pie if possible, and absolutely use it all. Confidently press any overhang or extra pieces into the walls of your pan. Add flour to your filling: Adding a bit of flour to your quiche filling helps absorb moisture and stabilize things in general.

What is a quiche without pastry called? ›

Frittatas are Italian in origin and can be described as a cross between an omelet and a crustless quiche. Frittatas take less time to make than quiche or strata.

What does quiche mean in slang? ›

quiche (comparative more quiche, superlative most quiche) (slang) Extremely appealing to look at; sexually alluring. I'm not even bragging, but me and my friends are pretty much quiche.

What should I serve with quiche? ›

30 Sides To Serve With Quiche
  • 01 of 30. Roasted Broccoli. ...
  • 02 of 30. Asparagus with Cheese Sauce and Herb Breadcrumbs. ...
  • 03 of 30. Spring Salad with Berries and Bacon. ...
  • 04 of 30. Sugar Snap Pea Salad. ...
  • 05 of 30. Oven-Roasted Asparagus. ...
  • 06 of 30. Romaine Salad With Oranges And Radishes. ...
  • 07 of 30. Broccoli Salad. ...
  • 08 of 30. Fresh Fruit Salad.
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Can you substitute heavy cream for milk in quiche? ›

Long story short, YES. You can use heavy whipping cream to replace half and half and/or milk in a recipe.

Can you replace heavy cream with milk in quiche? ›

The answer is, yes you can, which is a relief. You do need some fat in there to help it set, but you can get that from the cheese. Using just milk and eggs as the basis for the filling works perfectly well and I figure you are more likely to have these ingredients in, which is way more helpful.

Is it better to bake with milk or heavy cream? ›

Whole milk is a good choice for general cooking and baking, as it adds richness and flavor without being too heavy. Heavy cream and heavy whipping cream are best for recipes that require a thick and creamy texture, or for making whipped cream.

Is milk or heavy cream better for eggs? ›

What about a splash of milk or cream? This can give you more leeway when quick-cooking eggs and help keep the eggs softer, but isn't really necessary with our slow-cooked version. Even so, I still like the touch of velvety richness a tablespoon of heavy cream adds to the eggs.

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