Easy Bacon and Gruyere Quiche Recipe
Quiche has always been a favorite of mine. It’s the kind of meal that’s great for any time of the day (or night). Breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. How many food items can boast that versatility? You’ve got your eggs, bacon and cheese. Sounds perfect for breakfast. Quiche is kinda fancy looking: Brunch anyone? It’s packs up really nicely to take along for a brown bag lunch. Need a quick meal to throw together after a long day at work? Yeah, it covers that too. And if you add a salad and soup to a slice of Quiche you’ve got a very filling, satisfying meal on your hands! Easy Quiche Recipe with bacon and Gruyere is crazy easy to throw together.
Use a prepared pie crust from the frozen section at the grocery store and all you have to do is literally throw all the ingredients into a bowl, mix it up well, pour it into the crust and bake. It doesn’t get much simpler than that! Don’t have Gruyere cheese on hand? Use cheddar or Swiss. Don’t have any bacon? Use ham or spinach or broccoli. Heck, you can slice an onion and use it instead of meat. There’s plenty of protein in the eggs you’re using. See, not only is it quick and easy, it’s extremely versatile and very economical!
Quiche is a savory pie
that starts with eggs, cream and cheese baked into a flaky pie crust. Most times there’s also a protein added and sometimes even vegetables. Spinach, swiss cheese and ham are the ingredients in a Quiche Florentine and Quiche Lorraine is bacon, swiss cheese and onion. There are a ton of quiche recipes out there and you can really add any combination of ingredients that you like or have on hand. Go crazy with it! What are your favorite cheese, meat and veggie combo’s? Add them to my recipe in place of the cheese and bacon and you’ve got your own specialty Quiche recipe!Easy Quiche Recipe with Bacon and Gruyere is an easy meal for anytime of the day or night!Click To Tweet
This Quiche Recipe is a great option for those days when you just don’t know what to cook. If you keep a frozen pie crust on hand (or make your own) and have some eggs, milk and cheese you are well on your way to a really delicious low cost meal that your whole family will love!
I normally serve my quiche with a fruit salad and sometimes a green salad on the side. It’s a perfect meal for a hot summer night when you’re hungry but don’t want a heavy meal. It’s also great served with a bowl of soup on the side for those cooler days and night.
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- 1 deep dish pie shell
- 1 egg yolk (to brush on pie shell before baking)
- 8-10 slices of fried bacon, drained and crumbled
- 4 whole eggs plus 1 egg white (left from the separated yolk above)
- 2 cups half and half
- 1 1/2 cups shredded Gruyere cheese (you can use a mixture of swiss and gruyere)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Lightly brush the pie crust with the egg yolk around the edges. Using a fork, put several holes in the bottom of the pie crust. Place the crust on baking sheet.
- In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs well, add the half and half, crumbled bacon, cheese, salt and pepper. Mix well and pour into the uncooked pie shell.
- Put the Quiche in the preheated oven, turning the temperature down to 375 degrees and let it cook for 35-40 minutes.
- You will know it's ready when a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Tips: I normally start checking it at about 25-30 minutes so it doesn't overcook.
- If you are using a regular pie crust and not deep dish, you will have too much filling and may need to use a second pie crust. In this instance cooking time will be shorter, so check it accordingly.