Easy Quiche Recipe

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An easy dish to make during the holidays for company or even to take a slice for work lunch, this recipe is one that I’ve made many times for friends and family, and is what I would add to the “comfort-food” variety.

You can vary the cheeses and vegetables to your taste.

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Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit

two ready made crusts

Pat down into pie plates flute the edges by pinching softly together all around the edge with fingers.

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Poke crust in bottom of pan with a fork to vent and prevent bubbles. (see photo above)

Bake crust alone for 15 minutes to slight golden color ~

Remove from oven, set aside.

Reduce heat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

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Prepare ingredients ~ while crust is baking mix together…

10 eggs

1 1/4 cup half n half

3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce ( does contain anchovies, so is not vegetarian).

salt and pepper to taste

set aside…..

In a separate bowl mix together …

1 cup of grated cheese ( here I used gruyere with cracked pepper)

3 Tbsp white flour

set aside ~

slice one small red onion

1/2 cup spinach

2 Tbsp parsley

Mix egg mixture, cheese mixture and vegetables together and pour into pie crusts

Sprinkle additional grated cheese on top before inserting into oven.

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Bake 350 degrees F for 45 – 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Let cool for 10 – 15 minutes before slicing.  It will be hard to resist as the aroma is divine!

Makes two pies.

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Helpful Tips:

French Quiche Lorraine is typically made with precooked bacon slices, swiss cheese, and a buttered crust ( made with real butter in place of shortening).

Optional vegetables ~

mushrooms

green onions

leeks

grated zucchini

peas

corn

green beans

Spices ~

nutmeg

basil

thyme

red pepper flakes

Meats~

Canadian bacon

ham

sausage

chicken

turkey

Cheeses ~

Swiss

goat cheese

cheddar

Monterey jack

ricotta

I hope you try it.

Leave a comment and tell me what combination you prefer.

This is where cooking creatively becomes fun.

Once you have the basic recipe, you can add some of your own favorites.

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