Everyone loves a good quiche, but they have a reputation as a fancy, hard-to-make food that’s reserved for great chefs. In reality, you don’t have to be a gourmet cook to make a quiche that’s unforgettable.
You probably know that “quiche” is pronounced “keesh” and not “queesh” (or, even worse, “quickie”) but you might not know just what goes into this delectable egg dish to make it so yummy.
Even though quiche is considered a traditional part of French cuisine, similar dishes were actually recorded in England and Italy many centuries earlier. But we won’t discount the contributions of France — it was French chefs who made this creamy egg pastry what we know as modern quiche.
One of the best parts about quiche is that it’s essentially a savory egg pastry. Who wouldn’t love the best part of breakfast in a flaky pie crust? Of course, modern versions might use crepes instead of crust or skip it altogether. The good news is – there’s a version for everyone.
Whether you love a creative riff on the French classic or you’re a purist who prefers the traditional version, you’re bound to find something you love in this list of 30 delicious quiche recipes.
1. Quiche Valerie
This delicious quiche gets its name from celebrity chef Valerie Bertinelli. It relies on six eggs, cream, mushrooms, herbs, and three different kinds of cheese to make a rich breakfast treat that’s also vegetarian. You’ll need to know how to make a flaky pie crust — or at least go to the store to buy one.
2. Cowgirl Quiche
The Pioneer Woman uses this hearty quiche to prove that cowgirls can do haute French cuisine, too. This rich quiche uses prosciutto as well as a lot of cheese and vegetables for the perfect breakfast dish. But the real kicker is the crust, which uses chives in the pastry.
3. Deep-Dish Ham and Cheese Quiche
Ham, cheese, and eggs have been a classic for as long as humans have been eating breakfast. Okay, maybe not that long, but there’s a reason this delicious recipe has endured so long. This deep-dish version has, well, twice as much as the traditional version.
4. Mini Spinach and Mushroom Quiche
Vegetable enthusiasts will love these tiny spinach and mushroom quiches. As the name implies, these little quiches are heavy on the veggies and can easily be made meat-free (although the recipe version uses turkey bacon). Plus, they’re so cute!
5. Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, and Gruyere Quiche with Oat Crust
What better to go into a French pastry than a French type of cheese? Brie is the classic soft cheese of French cuisine, with brie enthusiasts all around the globe. This flavorful quiche from The Pioneer Woman combines it with broccoli for a veggie kick.
7. Bread Bowl Quiche Lorraine
Quiche Lorraine is the classic of all quiches, possibly even the Original Quiche itself. But this version gets rid of the pastry crust in favor of a full-size bread bowl. Panera Bread would be so proud!
8. Ham and Gruyere Quiche
Ham and cheese may be a classic, but it comes in many forms. Just take this scrumptious ham and gruyere quiche, which takes everyone’s favorite meat and cheese combo to the next level.
9. Mini Quiches with Peas and Bacon
Even if you’re not a big fan of peas, let these mini quiches with peas and bacon convince you. Not only do they contain, well, bacon, they’re also full of delicious spices like paprika, cayenne pepper, and Dijon mustard. Oh, and cheese, of course.
10. Green Chile Quiche
People usually eat quiche for breakfast, so recipes normally don’t contain a lot of serious spice. But that doesn’t mean you can’t think outside the box. This green chile quiche packs a delicious punch from chili peppers, paprika, and pepper jack cheese.
11. Ham, Tomato, and Swiss Quiche
Lots of quiche recipes contain vegetables, but tomatoes aren’t a common one. This ham, tomato, and swiss cheese quiche is an incredible blend of meaty, tangy, and decadent. Basically, it’s your perfect weekend breakfast.
12. Crepe Quiche Lorraine
Alton Brown is the king of combining classic and creative dining. His crepe quiche Lorraine riffs on the mother of all quiche recipes and replaces the pastry with a crepe. The result is nothing but glorious.
13. Crustless Caprese Quiche
Caprese salad is known not just for being delicious, but also for being beautiful, with its bright array of tomatoes, basil, and cheese. That means this crustless Caprese quiche uses the same ingredients – bursting with brightness and color.
14. Goat Cheese Quiche
There are few things better than delicious, tangy goat cheese. Since most quiches use cheese, it was only a matter of time before one of them included this delicious Mediterranean version to make a quiche that’s simply to die for.
15. Poblano Enchilada Quiche
One of the best things about cooking is combining the cuisines of different cultures. Just take this poblano enchilada quiche, which combines elements of a traditional quiche with the spicy explosion of Mexican cuisine.
16. Slow-Cooker Ham, Cheese, and Spinach Crustless Quiche
Slow cookers are super popular these days and for good reason. Who doesn’t love popping ingredients in a pot and coming home to dinner waiting? There’s almost no end to the things you can cook in a slow cooker, including this delicious crustless quiche.
17. Spicy Chicken and Onion Quiche
Included in this spicy chicken and onion quiche recipe are other non-traditional flavors to produce a dish that’s intensely spiced and full of texture and flavor. You’ll love the combination of cuisines and tastes packed into one savory pie.
18. Turkey and Cheddar Quiche
Is there a rule that if it makes a delicious sandwich, it will also make a delicious quiche? It certainly seems like it. This turkey and cheddar quiche is a classic flavor combination in a flaky pastry that you won’t want to miss.
19. Meat Lovers’ Quiche
Some quiche recipes have a little bit of meat, while others are vegetarian. But this meat lovers’ quiche packs in four different kinds of meat as well as Monterey Jack cheese for a flavor that’s anything but dainty.
20. Pastrami and Swiss Quiche
Pastrami is usually seen between two slices of bread, but that’s not the only option for this salty, delicious meat. Combined with Swiss cheese and red onions, and then covered in black pepper and nutmeg, it makes perfect pastrami and Swiss quiche.
21. Soppressata and Olive Quiche
This soppressata and olive quiche is definitely an example of thinking outside the box. Flavored with parmesan cheese and chives, it’s a tangy, salty quiche that perfectly captures the flavors of the Mediterranean.
22. Sausage and Mozzarella Quiche with Pickled Cherry Peppers
Quiche may be considered fancy by some, but that doesn’t mean you can’t put a little country flavor into it. This country quiche uses Cheddar cheese, tomatoes, pork sausage, and sage to get a real homestead type feel.
24. Crustless Spinach Quiche
After eggs and cheese, spinach is one of the most widely-used ingredients for quiche recipes. Maybe that’s because the dark leafy green goes so well with other brunch ingredients. This crustless spinach quiche is a super healthy option that doesn’t skimp on flavor.
25. Hash Brown, Tomato, and Mozzarella Quiche
In many parts of the world, quiche is considered a breakfast food, so it only makes sense to combine one with another breakfast food like hash browns! This hash brown, tomato, and mozzarella quiche is a rich and flavorful combination of tastes and textures.
26. Cowboy Quiche
Who said quiche can’t be enjoyed the cowboy way? This “cowboy quiche” (courtesy of The Pioneer Woman, of course) includes lots of cheddar cheese, bacon, and a total of eight eggs. Now that’s a recipe that definitely has a home on the range.
27. Cheesy Bell Pepper and Herb Quiche
You can enjoy a hearty, delicious quiche that’s still good for you! Just take a look at this cheesy bell pepper and herb quiche. Packed with veggies, it’s a great choice for someone who wants to keep things a little healthier.
28. Roasted Broccolini, Bacon, and Caramelized Shallot Quiche