This Easy Bacon Cheese Quiche Recipe is perfect for an impromptu brunch or breakfast! Deliciously made with eggs, cheese and bacon, This easy baked quiche is the perfect way to start the day!
This wonderful quiche is so easy to make and you can make it ahead of time if you like too! So great for Sunday brunching or for a nice lunch any day of the week. Be sure to check out my time-saving tips following the recipe card.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
This is one of my go-to recipes for brunch, breakfasts and tea parties. It is made with just a few simple ingredients and it is always a delicious recipe that the whole family loves!
This great recipe is perfect to switch up with your favorite cheeses. You can also change up the quiche filling easily too!
You can also make this ahead of time and let family members reheat when they want. This may soon be one of your favorite brunch recipes with all the possibilities.
Ingredients for Bacon Cheddar Quiche
For this recipe, you just need a few ingredients and it is one of those recipes you will make again and again. I used pork bacon for this recipe, but you can make it with turkey bacon if you like.
Eggs - I use large Grade A eggs for this recipe.
Bacon - I love using traditional bacon, but you can use turkey bacon too if you like. Be sure to use crisp bacon for best results. Crumble bacon into small pieces.
Cheese - Medium Cheddar cheese is my favorite, but you can use Sharp Cheddar, Monterey Jack or a mixture of both to change it up.
Milk - I like using 2% milk for this recipe. Whole milk or heavy cream works great too!
pie crust - you can use a store-bought pie crust or a homemade pie crust. Personally, I like to use a pre-made crust.
Equipment and Kitchen Tools
- large bowl
- pie dish
- baking sheet
Hello Friends! Did you have a wonderful weekend? Ours was filled with friends and football. Recently, I updated my simple quiche recipe, so I am sharing it with you today. It not only makes a great breakfast or brunch idea, but you can also serve it for dinner. The best part is that it can be made ahead which makes it a great make-ahead breakfast recipe.
I like to use a frozen pie crust because they taste just as good as homemade, but it saves you so much time.
How to Make Bacon Cheese Quiche
The full recipe instructions for crumbl copycat recipe are in the recipe card, below but here is a step by step overview of the recipe
The First thing is to set your oven temperature. Heat oven to 350° f.
Use a fork to poke holes in the bottom of the crust and if the pie shell is uncooked, bake it for 10 minutes. This will avoid a soggy bottom crust.
Sprinkle bacon and cheese over the bottom of the crust.
You can also add ham or spinach to the batter.
Beat eggs in a medium bowl and add to quiche.
Place the pie pan on a baking sheet and back as directed. In no time at all, you will have a wonderful savory breakfast quiche.
Bacon Egg Quiche Ingredients
Eggs - I use large Grade A eggs for this recipe.
Bacon - I love using traditional bacon, but you can use turkey bacon too if you like.
Cheese - Medium Cheddar is my favorite, but you can use Sharp Cheddar, Monterey Jack or a mixture of both to change it up.
Milk - I like using 2% milk for this recipe. Whole milk works great too!
More Breakfast Recipes
For more great breakfast or brunch ideas, check out:
Bacon Breakfast Casserole - An easy solution when you want breakfast for a bunch. This has more servings than a quiche so it is great for potlucks or big breakfast mornings.
Mini- Monkey Bread - A fun and individual twist on a classic. Perfect individual monkey breads look so festive on a brunch table.
Breakfast casserole with hash browns - one of our most popular recipes and this recipe does not have any premade soup in it.
This is a favorite recipe and it was one of the first recipes I posted on this blog back in 2012.
Storage and Serving Suggestions
Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 4 days.
You can also freeze leftover quiche in an airtight container.
You can add a few green onions for color before baking, if desired.
IF your oven runs hot, you can use tin foil to protect the edges of the crust during the last 5-10 minutes of baking.
You can double the recipe and make two quiches at a time. Cooking time will likely be 40-45 minutes.
Easy Bacon and Cheddar Quiche Recipe
I hope you enjoyed this delicious quiche recipe.
Easy Bacon Cheese Quiche Recipe
- 1 frozen pie crust thawed
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ cup milk
- 6 strips of bacon cooked and chopped
- Thaw frozen pie crust as directed on package and poke holes in crust with fork. Place pie crust on a baking sheet.
- Pre-bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees f.
- Mix eggs, milk, and nutmeg in a bowl.
- Add the bacon and cheese to the crust.
- Pour egg mixture into crust.
- Place quiche on a cookie sheet and cook 20 – 30 minutes in 350°oven until top is golden and puffed.
- Let cool a few minutes before cutting.
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That quiche looks yummy!
Sounds delicious for holiday company.
Mmm.. I'm so obsessed with quiche. That's my favorite thing from our local pie bar! Sweet pie? Meh.
I love your new photos!
It is such a great meal any time of day!
Ran across this looking for Mother’s Day inspiration... looks delicious.
This was so easy to make!
Glad you loved it!
Made this for my husband for as a "side dish" and he LOVED it. Asked us to go get more bacon now!
Made this for brunch and my family (including my child who’s super picky) could not stop raving about how delicious it was! Followed the recipe but doubled it and left out the nutmeg as I don’t have any on hand. Thanks for sharing!!
Thanks for commenting Niki. Glad you enjoyed it and great that you doubled the recipe! 🙂
Hi! I made this recipe, doubled it, and enjoyed it with my four-year-old (who usually requires bartering to eat his protein). I am freezing the second quiche to have on hand for a rainy day. What would you recommend for the reheating process?
Such a great idea to freeze one.To reheat, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place quiche on a baking sheet and cover with foil.
Heat for 30-35 minutes, or until the inside of quiche is 165 degrees F.
Remove quiche from the oven and let it sit for 15 minutes without removing the foil.
If freezing, would you suggest baking first? Or place in freezer after pouring into crust?
I would freeze after baking for best results, then reheat to serve.
You poke holes in the crust before putting the filling in the crust? I just wanted to make sure that’s correct?
Yes, just small holes with a fork and it should be fine.
@Raquel, do we need to pre bake the crust?
Yes pre-bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees f.
Can you make ahead of time and bake the next day?
Absolutely. Cover and keep refrigerated.
So yummy and easy to make!😋
Can I bake it ahead and freeze? If yes, what is the best way to reheat? Thank you!
Yes you can. Be sure to wrap up well with plastic wrap and foil.
Do you use a deep dish pie crust?
No I use a standard sized pie crust.
Hi! Can you make this without a crust? And if so, do any steps need to change (other than excluding the crust?)
Yes, it would be more of a frittata but you could do it. It would take likely 10 - 15 minutes. Bake until eggs are completely set.