An Easy Cheese and Bacon Quiche Recipe that is so simple to make. Made with only 10 ingredients, this is a delicious breakfast!
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Quiche recipes are such a quintessential part of a Sunday brunch and while we love our Potato Crust Quiche, we wanted to share one that is a little more traditional, but still delicious and versatile!
This recipe takes just over an hour (most of which is baking time) to make and only 6 ingredients and some spices.
It has crispy bacon, a perfectly flakey pie crust, and delicious fresh herbs on top!
Whether you are meal prepping this recipe or serving it at your next brunch, we know you are going to love this homemade quiche!
why we love this bacon and cheese quiche:
There are so many things to love about this easy quiche recipe and here are some of the reasons it’s a favorite for us:
- Super easy to make – This recipe only takes about 5 minutes of prep time and is done baking in around an hour!
- Easy to customize – You can change up almost every ingredient in this recipe and our recommended substitutions are in the green box below. Our favorite add-ins are lots of fresh veggies, like spinach and asparagus!
- Great for meal prep – We love meal prepping this recipe because it lasts up to 3 days in the fridge and reheats SO well!
Ingredients for Bacon and Cheese Quiche
To make this bacon quiche you’ll need the following:
- deep dish pie crust or pie dough
- eggs, egg whites
- white cheddar cheese
- garlic powder, salt and pepper
- fresh dill, fresh chives, fresh parsley
You can find substitutions for all of these ingredients below in the green shaded substitutions box.
How to Make Easy Bacon Quiche in a Pie Crust
- Whisk the eggs until smooth. Then whisk in milk, garlic powder, salt and pepper to make an egg mixture.
- Spread the cooked bacon onto the crust.
- Pour the egg mixture into the crust. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top.
- Bake quiche at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Loosely cover the pie pan with foil for the last 10 minutes of bake time if the crust is getting too golden brown.
- Transfer to a rack and let cool for 15 minutes. Garnish with fresh herbs.
SUBSTITUTIONS FOR BACON CHEDDAR QUICHE
Pie Crust: You can use a regular or gluten free crust. You can also use a homemade pie dough. You can also make this recipe completely crustless – it’s up to you!
Eggs: You can substitute eggs and egg whites in the egg mixture. I would not add less than 3 whole eggs to this recipe.
Milk: You can substitute milk with half and half, heavy cream, or almond milk. Whole milk or skim milk will work great.
Bacon: Feel free to substitute bacon with turkey bacon or other breakfast meat like sausage.
Cheese: Cheddar, Gruyere, Monterey Jack or even mozzarella will work best in this recipe. You could also try swiss cheese or goat cheese, but I’m not sure how those would work. It’s best to grate your own cheese rather than using pre-shredded.
Fresh Herbs: Feel free to use any mix of fresh herbs you like, chopped green onions would be delicious. You can also substitute with 1/2 teaspoon of dried herbs if you don’t have fresh, but it will not be as flavorful.
To Make Gluten Free: You can use a gluten free crust in this recipe.
To Make Dairy Free: We have not tried making this recipe dairy free but I think a dairy free crust/milk/cheese would work. If you try it, let me know!
To Make it Lower Carb: You can make this bacon quiche completely crustless if you’d like! It will still be delicious and be more like a bacon cheese frittata.
To Make it Lower Calorie: Use less cheese, use lean bacon or turkey bacon, use fat free milk or almond milk, skip the crust and make it crustless.
Add Ins: Add in other mix ins such as chopped asparagus, bell peppers, spinach, and grated parmesan cheese. Let us know what you end up trying below!
Make them mini! This Mini Quiche Recipe is super cute and tasty!
What to serve with Bacon and Cheese Quiche
You can totally serve this Bacon and Cheese Quiche alone! If you’re wondering what to serve with it, here are some ideas:
- crispy potatoes
- with a little hollandaise sauce on top
- fruit salad
- balsamic mushrooms
- make it brunch by serving with Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal or Almond Joy Overnight Oats
Other Tips for Bacon Cheddar Quiche:
In order to make the best quiche, here are a few tips:
- Buy a block of cheddar and grate it yourself. Packaged shredded cheese has more preservatives which prohibit it from melting. Freshly grated cheese melts so much better!
- Keep an eye on the quiche while it bakes. You don’t want the crust to brown too much or burn. If you’re noticing that it is browning a little, you can cover the quiche loosely with aluminum foil or cover the edges with foil.
- Make it your own! There are lots of ways to customize this bacon cheddar quiche. Feel free to add in more/fewer mix ins. Let me know what you end up trying below!
Can you make this quiche ahead of time?
Yes, you can make this quiche ahead of time but I find that quiches are best when made/served fresh. If you do make it ahead of time, remove it from the refrigerator one hour before serving and warm it in the oven for 5-10 minutes until the center is warm.
How to Store Bacon Cheese Quiche
This bacon and cheese quiche does store well and is perfect for meal prep!
Refrigerating: Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Freezing: You can freeze leftovers. Wait for the quiche to cool and then wrap in plastic wrap followed by foil. The quiche will last for 2 months in the freezer.
Reheating: This quiche is best reheated in the oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Or if you would like to heat one slice, you can use a toaster oven for 5 minutes, or in the microwave for 2-3 minutes.
Bacon Quiche FAQ
The best cheese to put in a quiche is cheddar cheese. It melts great and has a delicious flavor. Shredded mozzarella is also a good option for quiche.
Yes, you can use milk in place of heavy cream in the egg mixture for a quiche. Heavy cream will add more fat and flavor, but whole milk or half and half will work just fine! This recipe actually calls for milk.
A quiche is made in a crust while a frittata is typically made crustless and cooks a lot quicker!
Grate the cheese yourself! Use crisp bacon and bake until the crust is golden brown. Don’t overcook!
Precook your crust according to the directions to prevent a soggy bottom.
Quiche Lorraine is typically made with lardons (bacon) while quiche florentine is made with spinach and is normally vegetarian.
Use the right amount of milk (or half and half) to egg ratio in the egg mixture and cook low and slow.
Other healthy breakfast recipes:
Looking for more brunch ideas? Check out these Healthy Brunch Recipes! Here are some of our favorite healthy breakfast recipes:
Cheese and Bacon Quiche
- 1 9 inch deep dish frozen pie crust prepared according to package directions
- 4 large eggs
- 2 egg whites (can also use whole eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 4 slices bacon cooked and diced
- 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Note: We did not blind bake the pie crust.
- In a medium bowl whisk the eggs until smooth.
- Whisk in milk, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
- Spread the cooked bacon onto the pie crust.
- Pour the egg mixture into the pie crust. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top.
- Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Loosely cover the quiche with foil for the last 10 minutes of bake time if the crust is getting too brown.
- Transfer the quiche to a rack and let cool for 15 minutes. Garnish with chopped dill and chives.
- Serve in wedges.
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