Meat Lovers Quiche Recipe | Barbara Bakes (2024)

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This Meat Lovers Quiche is loaded with ham, bacon, sausage and cheese in a tender, flaky crust. A perfect breakfast for a birthday, holiday, or breakfast, lunch or dinner any day of the week.

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We like to celebrate birthdays all day long at our house. The birthday person gets to pick whatever they want to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.

Usually everyone wants strawberry crepes, but since my husband and my oldest son’s birthdays are only three days apart we’re having crepes for my son’s birthday, and my husband requested quiche for his birthday. He said real men do eat quiche when it’s loaded with meat.

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MakingMeat Lovers Quiche

There was only a little bit of Swiss cheese left in the fridge, so I decided to use three different kinds of cheese, Swiss, Parmesan, and cheddar.

I like to put the filling in the par-baked crust and then pour the eggs on top. Then the meat and cheese are more evenly distributed throughout the quiche.After I added the fillings to the crust on this quiche, I was worried that the eggs wouldn’t fit, but it was perfect.

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If the quiche is getting too brown on top, you can cover it with foil. Be sure and check the middle of the quiche with a toothpick or a knife to see if the center is cooked, similarly to how you would check a cake to see if it’s done.

This quiche is perfect for holiday breakfasts as well. I’m sure your family would love to wake up to a slice of this on Easter or Christmas morning. Or, quiche freezes very well. You could bake it and freeze it in slices for a great breakfast any day of the week.

Have you made quiche before? What do you like to eat for breakfast on your birthday?

Meat Lovers Quiche

Cook Time30 minutes mins

Total Time30 minutes mins

Course: Eggs

Keyword: Breakfast, pie

Servings: 8 servings

Calories: 379kcal

Author: Barbara Schieving

Ingredients

  • 1 homemade or store-bought single-crust pie dough
  • 6 large eggs well beaten
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup cooked ground sausage
  • ½ cup diced ham
  • 2 large green onions chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425º. Press crust into a 9 inch quiche pan, prick crust and bake until lightly browned, about 10 minutes.

  • In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Sprinkle the bacon, sausage, ham, green onions, and cheese evenly on top of precooked crust. Pour the egg mixture on top.

  • Bake for 20 minutes until the center is set and a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Notes

You can use a pie plate, but your cook time will be longer.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 190mg | Sodium: 747mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

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  1. Kristine Goldman

    So good!!

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  2. Rose

    Have you ever made this crustless?

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  3. Angie

    Meat Lovers Quiche Recipe | Barbara Bakes (7)
    I have made this several times and it is delicious!

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  4. Rehoboth

    Meat Lovers Quiche Recipe | Barbara Bakes (8)
    Excellent post.
    Thanks

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  5. Barbara

    would love to have the instructions for this recipe

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  6. Tessa

    took around 40 mins, not 20 mins!

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    • Jennifer

      glad u posted this. thought I did something wrong

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  7. BARBARA WILSON

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    Thanks
    ❤️I love this site

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FAQs

What is the best cheese to use for quiche? ›

Cheese: Some favorites include feta cheese, goat cheese, cheddar cheese, white cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, and gruyere. Add-Ins: Add up to 2 cups add-ins including vegetables and meat/seafood. Most quiche add-ins should be pre-cooked and can still be warm when mixing into the egg filling.

Is milk better than heavy cream in quiche? ›

In fact, Martha Stewart's recipe for a classic quiche filling lists equal parts whole milk and heavy cream (1 ½ cups of each). To determine the ratio of milk or cream to eggs that should be used in a quiche recipe, remember that it's one egg to one-half cup of cream or milk.

What is the formula for quiche? ›

Quiche Ratio: 1 large egg to 1/2 cup of dairy

You'll need to increase the amount of eggs and milk based on the size of your quiche, so knowing the basic ratio makes it really easy to scale up or down. For a standard 9-inch quiche: Use 3 large eggs (6 ounces) 1 1/2 cups of whole milk or cream (12 ounces)

Can you put too many eggs in a quiche? ›

Using too many eggs in the custard results in a quiche that rubbery and too firm when baked, while not using enough will prevent the custard from setting. Follow This Tip: Remember this ratio: 1 large egg to 1/2 cup of dairy.

Can you put too much cheese in a quiche? ›

Never use more than 2 cups of cheese. Too much cheese will make the quiche not set properly. 3. Sprinkle your solid ingredients evenly over the cheese layer.

What kind of pie pan is best for quiche? ›

Springform pan

A springform pan lets you create a deep, impressive quiche, and thanks to its removable sides, you can showcase your work. This is chef Thomas Keller's pan of choice.

What is the ratio for egg and milk when making quiche? ›

The key to a foolproof quiche is the ratio of eggs to liquid – 2:1. I used 3 eggs and 1 1/2 cups liquid ( a mix of whole milk and heavy cream) – this is enough for a deep dish crust. This is definitely a recipe to have in your repertoire.

Can I use 2% milk instead of heavy cream for quiche? ›

For gluten-free crust, try making a sweet potato crust. The Custard: For your custard to set properly in the oven, use this easy ratio: 1 part dairy to 2 parts eggs. Classic custards use heavy cream, but 2% milk contains a fraction of the saturated fat and is still plenty rich.

What is a substitute for heavy cream in a quiche recipe? ›

To replace 1 cup (237 mL) of heavy cream in your recipe, add 2 tablespoons (19 grams) of cornstarch to 1 cup (237 mL) of milk and stir, allowing the mixture to thicken. You can use whole milk or opt for skim milk to help slash the calories and fat content of your recipe.

Should quiche be cooked at 350 or 375? ›

BAKE in center of 375°F oven until center is almost set but jiggles slightly when dish is gently shaken and knife inserted near center comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes.

How many eggs equal 1 cup? ›

One cup is roughly equivalent to: Six small eggs. Five medium eggs. Five large eggs.

Why do you put flour in quiche? ›

Add flour to your filling: Adding a bit of flour to your quiche filling helps absorb moisture and stabilize things in general.

What not to put in quiche? ›

Avoid Fillings That Are Too Wet

"Some vegetables, such as sliced large tomatoes or raw zucchini, have a high water content and will make your quiche soggy (even if you follow all steps to avoid this!)," Davila notes.

Why does my quiche go watery? ›

If your quiche appears watery it may just need to set for a little longer. The recipe may also contain too much dairy, so make sure that the recipe you are following has the ratio of 4 eggs to 1 cup dairy. The added ingredients could also contain too much moisture, so it is important to cook or drain additions.

Do you need to prebake pie crust for quiche? ›

Some recipes like quiches recommend partially cooked pie shells because the baking time wouldn't be long enough to fully cook the dough otherwise. Pre-baking a crust can ensure that your pie or tart crust will be fully baked and browned, and not soggy.

What cheese can I use instead of Gruyere in quiche? ›

Emmental, Jarlsberg and Raclette are great gruyere substitutes. These Swiss cheeses have very similar flavors to Gruyere and will work well. It will also depend upon the quiche recipe you are following. Emmental is a great substitute for Gruyere.

What is a good substitute for Swiss cheese in quiche? ›

Fontina Cheese

Just like Swiss cheese, Fontina melts easily, which makes it perfect for making fondue. It's also a great choice for replacing Swiss cheese in dishes like quiches and Chicken Cordon Bleu.

Can I use Gruyere instead of Swiss in quiche? ›

In addition to quiche, it's commonly found in classic recipes like the Croque Monsieur or in fondue. While Gruyere is now fairly easy to find in grocery stores, it is on the pricier side, so feel free to substitute Emmental, Jarlsberg, Comte or Swiss cheese in this recipe.

What is cheese quiche made of? ›

Sprinkle cheese into the bottom of the pie crust; set aside. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the eggs, milk, cream, flour, chives, salt, and pepper, and beat with a wire whisk until the mixture is smooth and incorporated. Pour the custard mixture carefully over the cheeses in the crust.

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