Simple Salmon Quiche

Simple Salmon Quiche

The Spruce / Ana Zelic

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 50 mins
Total: 65 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
456 Calories
25g Fat
33g Carbs
25g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 456
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 191mg 64%
Sodium 848mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 286mg 22%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 438mg 9%
*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.)

A true quiche is the quiche Lorraine which originated in northeastern France in a region known as Alsace-Lorraine, hence its name. This rich, savory egg custard and bacon pie with Gruyère cheese is baked in a pastry crust.

Over the years, however, the original recipe has been adapted to include a variety of ingredients, including, in this case, salmon to make a filling meal for a special lunch when eaten with a side salad and artisan bread and butter. For an even heartier meal, serve it with a simple soup or consommé.

Typically, fish and cheese are not complementary flavors so the latter is left out here, but you will see seafood and cheese combined in the same dish in other recipes.


  • 1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust

  • 14 3/4 ounces canned salmon, with liquid

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter

  • 1/2 cup minced onion

  • 1 tablespoons chopped parsley

  • 4 large eggs

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt

  • 1 dash freshly ground black pepper, or white pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients and heat the oven to 450 F.

    salmon quiche

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  2. Bake the pie crust in the preheated oven for 5 minutes. Remove the crust from the oven and place on a rack to cool. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 F.

    Bake the crust

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  3. Drain salmon, reserving 1/4 cup of the liquid. Pick the salmon over and remove bones and skin. Flake the salmon and set aside.

    flake the salmon in the bowl

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  4. When the pastry has cooled, add the flaked salmon and then sprinkle with lemon juice.

    Add the salmon to the cooled pastry and then sprinkle with lemon juice

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  5. In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Cook the onion for about 4 minutes, or until translucent. Spoon the onions over the salmon and sprinkle with parsley.

    Spoon the onions over the salmon in the crust and sprinkle with parsley

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  6. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs with the reserved 1/4 cup of salmon liquid, the milk, seasoned salt, and pepper. Pour over salmon.

    whisk the salmon liquid with eggs, milk, seasoned salt, and pepper

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  7. Place the quiche on a baking sheet and bake it at 350 F for 40 to 45 minutes, or until firm. Remove the salmon quiche to a rack and let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

    Simple Salmon Quiche

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  8. Serve this salmon quiche hot with a tossed salad if desired.

    Simple Salmon Quiche

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Recipe Variations

Quiche is the type of dish that lends itself to experimentation and variation with all types of proteins. To maintain a seafood theme, consider these ideas or make up your own. It's important to remember that any ingredient you add must not have a significant water content otherwise, your quiche will be soupy.

  • If you like a richer egg custard, use part milk and part half-and-half.
  • Instead of canned salmon, use smoked salmon.
  • Use crabmeat in place of the salmon and add 3/4 cup Swiss cheese along with a pinch of nutmeg. 
  • Try 1 pound of peeled and deveined cooked shrimp in place of the salmon and add 1/2 pound blanched asparagus cut into 1-inch pieces.
  • Add a few tablespoons of crumbled cooked bacon to the quiche mixture.

How to Store

  • Cover and refrigerate leftover salmon quiche within 2 hours and eat within three days.
  • To reheat quiche, remove it from the refrigerator and let it stand at room temperature while you preheat the oven to 350 F. Cover the quiche with foil and heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until hot.

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