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Bacon, Egg & Cheese Quiche

Author: Posie Harwood

Bacon, Egg & Cheese Quiche Recipe Bacon, Egg & Cheese Quiche Recipe

This quiche is inspired by the flavors of a breakfast sandwich: crisp bacon, egg, and salty cheese. Using a sharp cheddar helps the cheese stand up to the assertive flavor of the bacon. It's perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Make it in advance and freeze it so you have a filling, homemade meal at the ready.

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Prep
Bake
Total
Yield
one 9" quiche
Nutrition information

Ingredients

Choose your measure:

Crust

Filling

  • 3/4 pound bacon
  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup milk (whole, low-fat, or skim, your choice)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Cabot Alpine Cheddar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Roll the prepared crust into a 12" circle (to fit a 9" pie pan). Prick it all over with a fork. Bake the crust for 10 minutes, then remove it from the oven and set it aside to cool.
  3. To make the filling: Cook the bacon in a frying pan until crisp. Let it cool on a paper towel-lined plate. Once cool, roughly chop it up.
  4. Dice the onion into medium-sized pieces (about 1/2"). Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat and add the onion. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook until the onion has softened and is just starting to brown. Remove it from the heat and set it aside.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together the cream, milk, and eggs. Add the bacon, onions, cheese, salt, and pepper. Pour the mixture into the pie crust. Don't overfill! If you find you have too much filling, just leave a little out, baking it alongside the pie in a custard cup, if desired.
  6. Bake the quiche for about 40 minutes. The edges should be golden brown and the center should feel just set. 
  7. Remove the quiche from the oven and let it cool on a rack. Serve warm, or at room temperature. Refrigerate any leftovers.
  8. Yield: one 9" quiche.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1/10th (135g)
  • Servings Per Batch 10
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 410
  • Calories from Fat 280
  • Total Fat 32g
  • Saturated Fat 16g
  • Trans Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 180mg
  • Sodium 380mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 20g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 12g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.