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Easy Quiche Recipe

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Quiche is a really underrated budget meal. With simple ingredients, you get a flaky crust, creamy egg custard and your favorite filling and toppings. It is so versatile and works for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. This Easy Quiche Recipe will show you just how easy it is to bake up a filling, budget-friendly meal.

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Eggs: You’ll need 6 large eggs or 12 ounces of liquid eggs or egg whites

Pie Crust: Either frozen or refrigerated pre-made pie crust will work, or feel free to make your own crust from scratch. We’re going for convenience by using pre-made. If using frozen, remove it from the freezer and allow to thaw for at about 20 minutes before filling and baking.

Milk: Whole milk, half and half, or heavy cream all work with this recipe. It’s all about the ratio of eggs to milk and any option makes for a creamy custard filling.

Shredded Cheese: My favorite in Colby jack cheese, but you can really use any variety and either pre-shredded or shred yourself with a box grater.

Vegetables and Meat Filling Options: In this recipe, we are using red pepper, mushrooms and crumbled bacon. The beauty of this recipe, though, is that you can fill it with whatever you want. Whether you keep it vegetarian or load up with your favorite meats and cheeses, there is no end to options. Get creative!

ingredients for quiche: pre-made pie crust, bacon, mushrooms, red pepper, eggs, milk, shredded cheese


How to Make Easy Quiche

  1. If using a frozen pie crust, take the crust out of the freezer and let thaw.  If using refrigerated pie crust, unroll and line a 9 inch pie plate and crimp the edges.
  2. Cook bacon in a large skillet until browned and crispy. Remove and crumble into small pieces (or use pre-cooked bacon or bacon bit crumbles). 
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, shredded cheese, salt and pepper. 
  4. Chop mushrooms and bell pepper into small pieces. 
  5. Place the chopped ingredients into your thawed pie shell.  Top with the egg mixture.  
  6. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 35-40 minutes, or until the center is set and the crust is golden brown. 
  7. Carefully remove the quiche from your oven and let it cool slightly.

Variations for Quiche Filling

  • Spinach and Tomato
  • Ham and Swiss
  • Broccoli Cheddar
  • Add salsa to the egg mixture and serve with diced avocado
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Easy Quiche Recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Easy Quiche Recipe

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Quiche is such a versatile meal - good for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. With the basic egg filling mixture, you can add any number of mix-ins or toppings to customize this super easy quiche recipe.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 frozen or refrigerated pie crust
  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or cheddar jack cheese
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 5 slices cooked bacon
  • 4 small white mushrooms
  • ½ red bell pepper


  1. If using a frozen pie crust, take the crust out of the freezer and let thaw. If using refrigerated pie crust, unroll and line a 9 inch pie plate and crimp the edges.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, 3/4 cup shredded cheese, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  4. Chop bacon, mushrooms and red pepper into small pieces and add to pie crust.
  5. Pour egg mixture into pie crust and top with remaining shredded cheese.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 35-40 minutes, or until the center is set and the crust is golden brown. If crust browns before eggs are set, you can cover the crust with aluminum foil.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.


Variations: The beauty of this recipe is that the quiche egg mixture base is basic and you can fill the quiche with whatever you want.

Storing: Package leftover quiche in a container lined with paper towel. This will absorb any excess moisture and make sure the crust stays flaky. The quiche will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for 2 months.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 376Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 225mgSodium: 811mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 19g

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By on November 7th, 2023

About Sarah

Hi, I'm Sarah. The voice behind Feast for a Fraction. I've been a penny-pincher all my life, but still have a taste for nice things. I'm here to show you that you can eat (and live) well on a budget. From recipes and DIY tips to ways to make extra money, we'll be in control of our budgets together!

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