Bacon and Cheddar Quiche Recipe

Bacon and Cheddar Quiche
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Ratings (20)
  • Total: 70 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 8 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
417 Calories
33g Fat
11g Carbs
19g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 417
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 17g 84%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Sodium 726mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 19g
Calcium 314mg 24%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This bacon cheddar quiche makes a fabulous brunch or lunch dish. For a delicious brunch, serve this easy quiche along with mixed fresh fruit or a tossed salad, or serve it with a cup of soup for a filling lunch or dinner. Use the included pastry recipe or a frozen-thawed pie shell if you need to cut time.

Ingredients

  • For the Crust
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter (cut in small pieces)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons ice-cold water
  • For the Filling
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half (or whole milk)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 strips lean bacon (cooked and crumbled)
  • 1 cup sharp Cheddar cheese (shredded)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a mixing bowl, mix together flour and salt.

  3. Cut in cold butter with a pastry blender until coarse crumbs form.

  4. Add water, a little at a time, until dough holds together and forms a ball.

  5. Shape into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

  6. On a lightly floured surface with a floured rolling pin, roll out dough into a circle about 12 inches in diameter.

  7. Fit dough into a 9-inch pie plate or quiche pan. Trim edges, leaving a little overhang, about 1/4-inch all around the edge. Prick dough with a fork.

  8. Line with foil and fill with dried beans or pie weights.

  9. Bake quiche crust for 10 minutes at 375 F.

  10. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, thyme, and pepper.

  11. Pour into the baked crust.

  12. Crumble bacon over the top with the shredded Cheddar cheese.

  13. Bake at 375 F for about 30 minutes, or until quiche filling is set and the top is lightly browned.

  14. Serve the quiche with fresh tomato wedges or a tossed salad.