Let me tell you about the best quiche recipe EVER! Everyone needs that one amazing recipe that they know is the best. You can be sure guests will love this easy quiche recipe and leave wanting more.
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Best Quiche Recipe
This recipe, introduced to me by my sister-in-law, always gets rave reviews. Go ahead and follow the recipe below! Don’t leave out anything and use the heavy cream – it does make a difference. I have seen my sister-in-law carry these quiche frozen in her carry-on, on an airplane!
You can make the mixture the night before and refrigerate, then the next morning pour it into pre-baked crusts and bake or they can be frozen and reheated. Prepared either way, it is delicious!
Easy Quiche Recipe
We are going to visit friends for a long weekend and I thought I would take some quiche to help with breakfasts. They are going to love this ham and quiche!
Ham and Cheese Quiche Recipe
Remember, this recipe makes TWO quiches. Make one now and the other can be frozen for later. This quiche freezes beautifully and is great to keep on hand for unexpected guests or to take someone in need of a meal.
I have taken this quiche to a new mom, a friend who has lost a family member, and to a family in quarantine. Each time, the friend told me how yummy the quiche was, and that they felt loved by the delivery. I just have to say this is such a great quiche and I make it often to take when a friend is in need.
- 2 9” Pie crusts pre-baked
- 1 Tablespoon finely chopped bell pepper any color
- 1 Small onion finely chopped
- 1 4.5 oz. can of mushrooms drained and chopped
- 7 Eggs
- 2 Cups heavy cream
- 8 oz. grated Monterrey Jack or Colby Jack cheese grated
- 6-8 oz. Swiss cheese grated
- 12 oz. chopped ham
- 1/2 Teaspoon vinegar
- 1/2 Teaspoon salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon dried tarragon
- 1/4 Teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/8 Teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 Teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 Teaspoon ground pepper
Pre-bake pie crust according to directions
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
In a large skillet, saute onion, green pepper, and mushrooms until onions are soft and translucent. Set aside to cool
Lightly beat eggs together and then add cream and mix. Stir in cheeses, ham, vegetables and the rest of the ingredients. Divide filling between two pie crusts.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes, until crusts are golden and filling is set. Eggs puff up beautifully! Baked quiche may be frozen and then reheated. Filling can also be made the night before and then put into crusts just before baking and
How to make quiche
First, pre-bake your two 9-inch refrigerator pie crusts according to the package directions on the pie plates. Next, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet, sauté onion, green pepper, and mushrooms until the onions are soft and translucent. Set aside to cool.
Lightly beat eggs together and then add cream and mix. Stir in cheese, ham, and vegetables, along with salt and pepper and the rest of the ingredients. Pour the egg mixture into your 9-inch pie crusts. Divide the filling evenly between the two pie crusts.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes, until crusts are golden and filling is set. Eggs puff up beautifully! Baked quiche may be frozen and then reheated.
Feel free to prep ahead of time! The filling can be made the night before and then put into crusts just before baking.
You may print the yummy quiche recipe above, or download it here if you want to give it a try. Don’t forget to follow the instructions for award-winning quiche recipe results!
There isn’t much tarragon, vinegar, nutmeg, mushrooms, peppers etc… but it all works together to make it the best quiche recipe ever! So don’t leave those ingredients out. Trust me – you are going to love this!
Nothing beats homemade quiche! I love the combination of Monterrey Jack or Colby Jack with Swiss cheese. The seasonings and onion really help bring out the flavor of the ham. Using pre-made or frozen pie crusts makes it so quick and easy – just mix and bake your pie!
Do you have a favorite quiche? One of the best things about a classic quiche is that it is so versatile. Using the basic base recipe of cream and egg, you can mix in so many delicious ingredients. You can even save some fat and calories by going crustless.
Some of the best quiche recipe ideas include:
- Bacon – bacon, swiss, and onion is called quiche lorraine.
- Crab–ham is my fave go-to, but crab is also perfect to fold in for a delicious twist!
- Broccoli or spinach – besides making for a healthy quiche ingredient, green vegetables add beautiful color.
- Mushrooms – fresh or canned, mushrooms add great texture.
- Green onions – use as a garnish or mix into the filling. An onion quiche is a classic.
- So many cheeses work wonderfully! Try goat cheese, gruyere cheese, or cheddar cheese!
When can you serve quiche? Anytime! It makes the perfect breakfast quiche or brunch food. It’s also a fantastic option for potlucks, dinners, and any special luncheon party when you serve a group.
My quiche is frozen and we’re off for a nice weekend with some dear friends. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Let me know if you give this recipe a try and what you think!
Looking for a special drink to serve for a morning with friends? We like making mimosas. This looks like a delicious variation, a tequila sunrise. We might even try this boozy fruit salad.