bacon and cheese quiche garnished with shredded cheese and bacon

Bacon And Cheese Quiche

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Bacon and Cheese Quiche is baked in a tender flaky pie crust, and is my favorite recipe for brunch on the weekends. This breakfast quiche recipe is made with bacon, eggs, and 3 types of cheese. It’s easy to make and will become one of your favorite breakfast or brunch recipes.

Bacon and cheese quiche with bacon and shredded cheese for garnish

I absolutely love this Bacon and Cheese Quiche! To keep things simple, I used a store-bought pie crust and loaded it with simple ingredients, such as eggs, bacon, and cheese. This breakfast quiche is easy to adapt to your families liking. Add sausage instead of bacon and mix it up with your favorite cheeses. If you love this quiche, you may want to try our Bacon Spinach Quiche with our Homemade Pie Crust.

Ingredients for bacon and cheese quiche

  • Pie Crust: You can use a store bought refrigerated or frozen (thawed) pie crust, or a homemade pie crust.
  • Half and Half: I like to use half and half in this recipe, but you can always use whole milk.
  • Eggs: Medium to large eggs work well in a quiche.
  • Salt and Pepper: Add more or less to taste.
  • Garlic Powder: Garlic powder adds just the right amount of flavor for this quiche.
  • Bacon: You can cook and crumble bacon strips, or measure 1 cup of bacon crumbles.
  • Shredded Cheese: This recipe calls for shredded cheddar, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese.

How to make bacon and cheese quiche

  • Preheat oven to 350F and lightly grease the bottom of a pie dish if you are using a refrigerated or homemade pie crust. *If you are using a frozen pie crust, make sure to thaw it out before preparing quiche*
  • Carefully place pie dough into a 9″ pie dish and poke holes in the bottom of the dough with a fork.
  • I suggest pre-baking/blind baking your pie crust in preheated oven for 8 minutes. This prevents the crust from becoming soggy. It creates a barrier that helps to ensure a flaky, crispy crust.
  • While pie crust is pre-baking, cook bacon in a large skillet. Once cooked remove from skillet and chop.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl whisk eggs, half and half, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Add crumbled bacon and shredded cheesed to pre-baked pie crust.
  • Pour egg mixture over bacon and cheese evenly.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean when inserted in the middle.
steps to make bacon and cheese quiche
  • Remove quiche from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before cutting.
  • Serve warm with chopped green onions if desired.
  • Store leftovers covered in the fridge.
bacon and egg quiche served in a pie dish with shredded cheese and bacon on the side

Tips for making the best quiche

  • Watch the quiche as it bakes. If the crust is browning too quickly, cover the outer crust with tin foil.
  • Don’t skip the pre-baking/blind baking process. If you pour the egg mixture into an unbaked crust, the liquid will seep into the crust and prevent it from becoming crispy.
  • Bake it on the bottom rack of your oven to ensure the pie crust gets nice and golden brown.
  • Don’t over bake your quiche. Bake until the edges are set and the middle has a little juggle.

Can quiche be made ahead?

You can prebake the crust, cook the bacon, whisk the egg custard together and store them in the fridge. Then, assemble it right before baking.

Can I make a quiche without the crust?

If you prefer to make your quiche without the crust, you will simply make a crustless quiche the same way you would make one with a crust. Simply omit the crust and generously spray the pie dish you are cooking the quiche in with a non-stick spray. Cook for 40-45 minutes.

bacon and cheese quiche garnished with shredded cheese and bacon

Bacon and Cheese Quiche

April King
Bacon and Cheese Quiche is baked in a tender flaky pie crust, and is my favorite recipe for brunch on the weekends. This breakfast quiche recipe is made with bacon, eggs, and 3 types of cheese. It's easy to make and will become one of your favorite breakfast or brunch recipes.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 206 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pie crust, refrigerated or homemade
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • 8-10 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F and lightly grease the bottom of a pie dish if you are using a refrigerated or homemade pie crust. *If you are using a frozen pie crust, make sure to thaw it out before preparing quiche*
  • Carefully place pie dough into a 9" pie dish and poke holes in the bottom of the dough with a fork.
  • Pre-bake/blind bake pie dough in a preheated oven for 8 minutes.
  • While pie crust is pre-baking, cook bacon in a large skillet. Once cooked remove from skillet and chop.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl whisk eggs, half and half, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Assemble quiche by adding crumbled bacon and shredded cheesed to pre-baked pie crust.
  • Pour egg mixture over bacon and cheese evenly.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean when inserted in the middle.
  • Remove quiche from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before cutting.
  • Serve warm with chopped green onions if desired.

Notes

*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.

Nutrition

Calories: 206kcalCarbohydrates: 4.8gProtein: 12.7gFat: 15gCholesterol: 149mgSodium: 313mgPotassium: 147mgSugar: 1.9gVitamin A: 73.5IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 142.3mgIron: 3.7mg
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10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This quiche turned out wonderfully. Everyone loved it at brunch last week.

  2. 5 stars
    The recipe is mouthwatering. I love quiches. They are such a lovely meal. I like the 3 cheeses you have used. Surely going to try this soon.

  3. 5 stars
    This is such a simple but delicious meal! I love serving my quiche with a nice side salad with vinaigrette. Yummy!

  4. 5 stars
    You can’t beat homemade quiche, and cheese and bacon is such a classic flavour.

  5. 5 stars
    Excellent quiche. You can never go wrong with cheese and bacon!

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