If you’re looking for an easy, reheatable dish that you can dress up for company or down for weekday breakfasts, look no further than a quiche. Despite the French name, quiche is simply an egg custard, seasoned with pretty much anything, baked in a flaky crust (although there are delicious crustless versions, too! They’re the perfect way to use up leftover veggies, meat, and herbs since there are few breakfast dishes more versatile than the quiche.
Easiest Cheese Quiche
You can have this easy-as-pie cheese quiche on the table in about 10 minutes. Use a refrigerated pie crust and just five more ingredients for a fluffy and cheesy quiche that’s perfect for breakfast, lunch, or a light dinner. Use whichever cheeses you have on hand, for a customized flavor.
Beef Cheese Pan Quiche
When you have to feed a crowd, this fabulous recipe stretches a pound of ground beef to serve eight to 10 people. It’s rich, cheesy, delicious, and easy to make! Spice things up a bit by adding minced jalapeño or habanero peppers to the onion and beef, or stir in some chili powder and cumin for a south-of-the-border sensibility.
Quiche Lorraine is one of the most traditional quiche recipes, made with crispy crumbled bacon and creamy shredded cheese. Mix things up by substituting sausage or ham for the bacon and using any kind of cheese you’ve got on hand. This quiche tastes great as a light dinner with a crisp green salad and a glass of chilled white wine.
Vegetarian and Gluten-Free Spinach Quiche
Most quiche recipes call for lots of fat and cholesterol-laden cheese and meats, but you can make them diet-friendly, too. Go crustless for a gluten-free version, too. Depending on your individual diet restrictions, turn to soy milk and dairy-free cheese, or substitute cow’s products instead. The only limit is your imagination!
Cheese and Sausage Quiche with Boiled Eggs
Not only does this hearty quiche recipe use a hearty dose of sausage and cheese, but boiled eggs layered right into it really pump up the protein. They also add an unexpected texture that your guests won’t be expecting. Use any kind of cheese you have on hand, and try spicy sausage or chorizo for a zippier flavor.
Deep-Dish Broccoli Quiche
Chock-full of healthy broccoli, this deep-dish quiche will make sure you get your strive-for-five. Either store-bought or homemade pie crusts will work well. Mix up the flavor by adding additional vegetables, crumbled bacon, chopped ham, chicken, turkey, or crumbled sausage. If you use bacon or sausage, make sure you drain it well before adding, so your quiche doesn’t get greasy.
For best results, use fresh, well-beaten eggs, and drain both veggies and meat thoroughly before adding, to avoid extra grease or a watery end product. Keep a few refrigerated pie crusts on hand, for last-minute assembly.