I feel like quiche is such an underused meal option. It’s flexible, and it requires just a few simple ingredients – pie crust, milk, eggs – that are easy to keep on hand. While it takes awhile to bake, quiche stirs up and goes into the oven in a flash.
As far as I’m concerned, there are two big advantages to whipping up a quiche for dinner every now and then:
1. Quiche is cheap.
Eggs are a cheap source of protein, and they’re usually already in your fridge.
2. Quiche is a great way to clean out the refrigerator.
I grate cheese odds and ends, those extra couple of strips of bacon, the two slices of deli ham left in the ziptop bag, and the steamed broccoli that came home from the restaurant a couple days ago and hasn’t been eaten – whatever you’ve got in your fridge will probably go well in a quiche.
Today’s quiche is a simple bacon and cheddar because, well, that’s what I had on hand, but feel free to change this up to use up your odds and ends. And if you’re watching your carbs, you can always just grease the pie plate and bake the filling without a crust.
- 1 refrigerated pie crust (or homemade, if you are more ambitious than I am today!)
- 4 eggs
- 1½ c. milk
- 1 t. salt
- ½ t. black pepper
- 1 c. sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- 4-6 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Spray pie plate with cooking spray.
- Soften pie crust according to package directions, and unroll into pie plate.
- Spread cheese and bacon evenly in the pie crust.
- Beat eggs in a large bowl (I use a large measuring cup for this step so that it is easy to pour.)
- Whisk in milk, salt and pepper.
- Pour egg mixture evenly over fillings in pie crust.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes, until quiche is set in the middle.
More Easy Egg Recipes:
- Asian Vegetable and Rice Frittata
- Southwest Steak Frittata
- Steak and Artichoke Fritatta
- Ham and Broccoli Frittata
- Pizza Frittata
Leigh M. Caldwell is a radio personality and a professional blogger, but her favorite and most important job title is mommy. She has also baked more than 500 dozen cupcakes in the past few years for family weddings, classroom parties, church events and countless birthdays. She’s considering adding “proficient in pastry bags” to her Linked In profile. She’s the woman behind ThemeParkMom.com.