Quiche is made from a combination of eggs, liquid and cheese baked in a pastry shell, and it's easy to fix. As long as you beat the egg mixture well, cook the fillings before adding them to the pie, and follow the baking times and temperatures carefully, you will bring a tasty quiche to the table.
The filling must have some kind of structure so the quiche will hold together when it's sliced. As the eggs cook, they set, forming a custard. You can make homemade pastry dough or buy refrigerated or frozen at the grocery for a super easy meal.
You can fill your quiches with just about anything; they're a great way to use up leftovers. In a quiche, leftover shrimp, cooked chicken, ham, cooked vegetables, and especially bits of cheese transform into a dish worthy of company. Serve with French bread or crusty rolls and a fresh green salad or fresh green beans with sauteed onions and bacon bits.
Classic and Offbeat Quiche Recipes
Easiest Cheese Quiche
All you have to do with this recipe is put grated cheese in a prepared crust and top it with an egg and milk mixture. This makes a fluffy and light quiche.
The sausages must be fully cooked before being baked in this classic and hearty quiche.
This classic recipe, the mother of all quiches, is filled with crisp bacon and savory cheese.
This is a good option for vegetarians or just people who are watching their meat intake. The fresh spinach adds color and texture to this light recipe.
Rich Chicken Dijon Quiche
Tender chunks of chicken are suspended in an eggy cream mixture flavored with Dijon mustard in this simple recipe.
Wild Rice Quiche
Wild rice gives this quiche heft and an unusual texture. Add bacon or sausage if you want to up the hearty quotient.
Ham and Swiss Quiche
This classic recipe is a great way to use up leftover ham. You could substitute cooked shrimp, crabmeat, or cooked and crumbled bacon for the ham if you'd like.
Enchilada Microwave Chicken Pie
This recipe bakes up in a New York minute in the microwave, but if you prefer to use the oven, bake this Mexican-style quiche at 375 F for 30 to 40 minutes, and omit the step of brushing the crust with the egg and Worcestershire sauce mixture. Just add the egg and Worcestershire sauce to the custard.
Ricotta Artichoke Pie
Omit the top crust in this quick and easy recipe and you've got yourself a quiche. It bakes for the same time as the double crust pie.
Chile Rellenos Pie
Refrigerated crescent roll dough forms the crust in this spicy, cheesy pie. You can substitute your own homemade pie crust for the dough if you'd like.