Quiche Lorraine Recipe

Quiche Lorraine is a delicious, savory dish made of eggs, cream, cheese, and bacon inside of a pastry crust. It’s the perfect brunch food, best served with a side of greens, vegetables, or fruit. Make this easy Quiche Lorraine recipe for breakfast, lunch, or even for parties. The texture of the egg filling is absolutely perfect, and I can’t get enough of this flavorful dish!

Quiche Lorraine on a plate with grapes

Quiche Lorraine Recipe

Quiche Lorraine is the best brunch food you could ask for. It’s savory, it’s egg-y. and it’s cheesy. It’s so good, you could eat it any time of day!

This Quiche Lorraine recipe is filled with eggs, lots of cheese, and tasty bits of bacon, all cooked into a flaky pie crust. It’s breakfast in a pie, and it’s too good to resist.

This French-inspired dish is the perfect savory breakfast recipe. I don’t always want to fill up on sugar first thing in the morning (only sometimes), so I love having recipes like this for days when I want something hearty and flavorful. It also makes a great lunch with a nice side salad to add in some greens.

This easy quiche recipe can be made ahead of time, or easily refrigerated if you have leftovers! You can serve it hot or cold, so make it the night before and have a tasty breakfast ready to go in the morning.

This Quiche Lorraine recipe is the perfect brunch or breakfast dish. It’s savory, cheesy, and incredibly delicious!

 

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Quiche Lorraine in a 9-inch pie dish

What is Quiche Lorraine?

Quiche is a dish made up of pastry crust, with a filling made of eggs, milk or cream, and other ingredients like cheese, vegetables, meat, etc. It’s a savory dish that is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or parties. You can make any kind of filling you want (spinach, tomatoes, & mushrooms are popular ingredients), but today we are making Quiche Lorraine.

Quiche Lorraine typically consists of bacon and Swiss cheese, which is what we’re making in this quiche recipe. It got its name from Lorraine, a region in France where this dish originated.

Quiche filled with bacon, cheese, and eggs

Cheesy quiche on a blue and white plate

How to Make Quiche Lorraine

This isn’t one of those 30 minute recipes, but don’t let that scare you. It’s really not complicated and it’s definitely worth the extra time (let’s be honest, an hour isn’t that long for a delicious meal). I’d recommend this for a weekend breakfast or brunch, OR you can make it the day before and reheat it in the morning.

Here is a basic overview of how to make this Quiche Lorraine recipe:

  1. First you get the pie crust set up. It’s pre-made but you will have to bake it.
  2. Then you move on to the filling. Cook the bacon & mix it in with the cheese.
  3. Next, it’s time to whisk the eggs and cream together.
  4. Now you can assemble the quiche by alternating layers of the cheese/bacon mix and the egg mixture.
  5. Finally, bake the quiche for 30-45 minutes at 375°F.
  6. Check the recipe card for full details and instructions.

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Partially eaten Quiche on a blue and white plate with grapes

Quiche Lorraine recipe made with bacon and cheese

How long can you keep a quiche in the fridge?

A quiche will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days maximum.

Can you make a quiche ahead of time?

Yes! Quiche is the perfect dish to make ahead of time because it keeps well in the refrigerator, and it can be served warm or cold. To reheat, cover with aluminum foil and bake for about 15 minutes at 325°F.

How many eggs do you need for a quiche?

This quiche lorraine recipe uses 5 large eggs.

Quiche Lorraine in a pie dish

This Quiche Lorraine recipe is one of the best! I can’t get enough of the egg-y, cheesy goodness. I love serving this for brunch, a nice weekend lunch, or for a savory breakfast. It’s super flavorful and plenty filling. It feels like the perfect cafe meal served with salad and fresh, warm bread.

See the recipe card below for details on how to make this Quiche Lorraine recipe. Enjoy!

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4.5 from 2 votes
This Quiche Lorraine recipe is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or lunch. The pastry crust is filled with an egg & cream mixture full of bacon and cheese!
Quiche Lorraine
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 
This Quiche Lorraine recipe is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or lunch. The pastry crust is filled with an egg & cream mixture full of bacon and cheese!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: quiche, quiche lorraine
Servings: 6
Calories: 528 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
Ingredients
  • ½ 14.1-ounce package store-bought pie crusts.
  • 8 strips bacon
  • ½ cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • ¾ cup shredded Gruyere cheese good quality
  • ¼ grated Parmesan cheese good quality
  • 5 large eggs beaten
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
Instructions
  1. For ease in rolling out, remove pie crust from refrigerator 20 minutes before using.
  2. Fit one pastry crust into a 9-inch pie plate, cover and rest in the refrigerator until oven has preheated.
  3. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  4. Pre-bake store-bought pie crust according to package directions (approximately 10 minutes); set aside to cool.
  5. While crust bakes, prepare the bacon by cutting the strips into ¼” slices. Place the bacon in a cold skillet set over medium-low heat and cook until crisp; drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  6. Set oven temperature to 375°F.
  7. In a medium bowl, combine the Swiss, Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses and bacon. Toss to mix.
  8. In a different medium bowl, whisk together eggs and add the cream, half-and-half, nutmeg, black pepper and kosher salt.
  9. To assemble the quiche: Sprinkle the cooled crust with half the cheese/bacon mixture, pour half the egg/cream mixture on top, sprinkle with the remaining half of the cheese/bacon mixture and finish with the remaining half of the egg/cream mixture.
  10. Bake at 375°F for 30-45 minutes or until set in the middle. Cover the crust edge after 30 minutes to prevent burning.
  11. Serve with a side salad and buttered warm baguette. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Quiche Lorraine
Amount Per Serving
Calories 528 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g 68%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 233mg 78%
Sodium 605mg 25%
Potassium 225mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 20.2%
Vitamin C 0.7%
Calcium 16.5%
Iron 8.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Comments

Paul Gioia
What is half and half, never heard of this?
    Becky Hardin
    Hi! It's half cream/half milk but its sold at the grocery store as half and half or 1/2 and 1/2. Its in the dairy section right by the cream, usually in small containers. Enjoy the recipe!
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