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Fast & Easy Dinner: Basic Quiche

Fast & Easy Dinner: Basic Quiche

Although you could take the time to make a pastry crust, for a super quick, weeknight version of quiche, use a store bought piecrust. The simple filling — eggs, sautéed onions, grated cheese, and fresh parsley — can easily be modified to your liking. Leftover vegetables, ends of cheeses, and mixed herbs can all be stirred into the egg mixture before being baked in the crust. For a more hearty version, add cooked ham, bacon, or roasted chicken.

Once you know the basic recipe — which is absolutely delicious on its own — the creative possibilities for quiche are endless. Get it now and


Basic Quiche
From Real Simple magazine

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 medium yellow onions, diced
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
4 eggs
3/4 cup half-and-half
8 ounces Gruyère, grated
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1 store-bought frozen piecrust in a tin

  1. Heat oven to 375° F.
  2. In a large skillet, over medium-low heat, heat the oil. Add the onions, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Cover and cook until the onions are softened, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Add the parsley and cook, covered, for 2 minutes more.
  4. Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs and half-and-half. Stir in the Gruyère, nutmeg, the remaining salt and pepper, and the onion mixture.
  5. Place the piecrust on a foil-lined baking sheet. Scrape the egg mixture into the piecrust; it will be very full.
  6. Bake until the filling is set and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve.

Serves 4.

NUTRITION PER SERVING: CALORIES 587.76(65% from fat); FAT 42.42g (sat 17.55g); PROTEIN 26.89mg; CALCIUM 687.46mg; SODIUM 703.71mg; FIBER 1.67g; CARBOHYDRATE 24.89g; IRON 2.89mg

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guinnevere guinnevere 9 years
whee! this post inspired me to make quiche tonight- i used mushrooms and spinach in place of the onions and parsley... it's in the oven now! i hope it comes out alright- the crust was VERY VERY full, like eggy mixture seeping over the sides full.
Tech Tech 9 years
I LOVE making quiche for dinner! My fave combo is sundried tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, and goat cheese.
bunnychick bunnychick 9 years
Yum! Quiche also is super tasty the next day. Mmmm...
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
i love quiche! its so easy to make and the results are ALWAYS delicious!
girlfriday girlfriday 9 years
I usually make it with leeks and shallots too. But it takes longer because you have to spend the time to sautee and soften the leeks. If you worry about all those eggs/cholesterol in a quiche another option is to make a "flamiche" (also called I think, a "gratin" if it has cheese) instead of a quiche. A Flamiche/Gratin uses only one or two eggs with cream/half and half to hold the ingredients together. It's less fluffy and eggy obviously. And sometimes it's even made without the crust, which is even healthier. But I like it with the crust myself.
emalove emalove 9 years
Mmmmm, I love quiche!
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
no thanks!!
Merlin713 Merlin713 9 years
Where I come from, this is called "Egg Bake".
amers230 amers230 9 years
i love quiche, but i prefer it crustless. one of my fav dinners :)
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
Not a fan of quiche.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i used to really dislike quiche becuase the only one that i knew was Quiche Lorraine, and that has ham in it and i'm a vegetarian, but now that i know how to make them, i love them. my mom has been struggling to find foods that i'll eat since my family LOVES meat, and lately she's been doing the quiche thing. i love the easy bake recipe here though!
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 9 years
I lurv quiche :)
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
This looks yummy.. I used to hate quiche but have grown to like it.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 9 years
I always add a big tablespoon of Dijon mustard to the egg and cream mix. I normally make leek and smoked salmon quiches, but you really can just put whatever you have on hand in it (spinach, roasted peppers, blue cheese and nuts).
haute77 haute77 9 years
I love quiche! I usually get the ones at Costco pre-made and pop them in the broiler.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
They look so easy to make...and yummy :drool:
ur_momm ur_momm 9 years
i've never made quiche but i love it and heard it's not difficult at all. My boyfriend's mom made a great crab meat quiche a few months ago.
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