Bacon and Cheddar Quiche

Bacon and Cheddar Quiche
Bacon and Cheddar Quiche. Riou/Photographer's Choice RF/Getty Images
  • 70 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins,
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 8 Servings
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This bacon cheddar quiche makes a fabulous brunch or lunch dish. For a delicious brunch, serve this easy quiche along with mixed fresh fruit or a tossed salad. Or serve it with a cup of soup for a filling lunch or dinner.

Use the included pastry recipe or a frozen thawed pie shell if you need to cut time.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cut in small pieces
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons ice-cold water
  • Filling
  • 8 strips lean bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half or whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

How to Make It

  1. Prepare crust for quiche. In a mixing bowl, mix together flour and salt. Cut in cold butter with a pastry blender until coarse crumbs form; add water, a little at a time, until dough holds together and forms a ball. Shape into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  2. On a lightly floured surface with a floured rolling pin, roll out dough into a circle about 12 inches in diameter. Fit dough into a 9-inch pie plate or quiche pan. Trim edges, leaving a little overhang, about 1/4-inch all around the edge. Prick dough with a fork. Line with foil and fill with dried beans or pie weights. (How to Prepare a Prebaked Pie Crust) Bake quiche crust for 10 minutes at 375°.
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, thyme, and pepper. Pour into the baked crust.
  2. Crumble bacon over the top with the shredded Cheddar cheese.
  3. Bake at 375° for about 30 minutes, or until quiche filling is set and ​the top is lightly browned.

Serve the quiche with fresh tomato wedges or a tossed salad.

Quiche serves 8.

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