Quiche is one of the most beloved and easy recipes for entertaining a crowd: With a few eggs, some cheese, and whatever add-ins strike your fancy, you can create a tasty and filling meal in about an hour. Save time with a store-bought crust or keep some pastry dough in the freezer for a quick solution to making your pie crust from scratch. Or you can even forget the pie crust completely (but crust-lovers will be pretty disappointed). Try one of these 11 recipes for a satisfying and simple quiche that will leave you wondering why you didn’t crack a few eggs for Sunday-night supper last week.
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1. Savory Onion and Leek Tart


Taking a cue from Alsatian flammenküche (a quiche with onions, cream, and bacon), this is an homage to cuisine from German-speaking Europe (Alsace, Austria, Belgium, and Germany, of course). It avoids the thick custard in typical quiches, and instead offers a rich, concentrated filling on a flaky, buttery crust. Get our Savory Onion and Leek Tart recipe.

2. Roasted Red Pepper Tart


Whole milk ricotta and crumbled feta form the base of this quichelike tart. They’re merely the support, though, for a vivid filling of pitted and sliced kalamata olives, chopped oregano, and sweet roasted red peppers. Get our Roasted Red Pepper Tart recipe.

3. Easy Crustless Quiche

Although crustless quiche can be disappointing to lovers of pie crust, this easy staple is great for a light dinner or cut into squares as an appetizer. Bacon, scallions, Parmesan, and Gruyère cheese meld in this delicious dish that you can make in a traditional pie plate or a rectangular pan.
Photo and recipe from Chowhound

4. Broccoli, Mushroom, and Gouda Quiche

Gouda adds a pleasant nuttiness to this broccoli and mushroom quiche that stores so well you can bring it to work for lunch the entire week. Feel free to substitute anything you have in the refrigerator for the mushrooms and broccoli—as long as you keep the liquid proportions of eggs, half-and-half, and cheese relatively similar there’s no limit to what you can add to this versatile recipe.
Photo and recipe from Chowhound

5. Spinach and Weisswurst Quiche

This hardy German fare begs to be served with a cold beer at the dinner table even if it’s not Oktoberfest. Be sure to use a deep-dish pie plate with this recipe, as all the sausage and spinach goodness can’t be contained in a shallow aluminum pie plate. If you can’t find Weisswurst you can use any fresh sausage available at the grocery store or butcher.
Photo and recipe from CHOW

6. Savory Egg Pudding

Similar to a crustless quiche, savory egg pudding is a silky custard flavored with fresh herbs. This is an ideal recipe for serving at a holiday party, cut into slices and passed with crackers or a crusty baguette. The medium red potatoes make it reminiscent of a Spanish tortilla, a traditional favorite on the tapas menu.
Photo and recipe from CHOW

7. Brie and Bacon Quiche

With Brie, bacon, and Swiss cheese, the richness of this particular quiche is undeniable. Make sure to cook the bacon until it’s crispy (almost on the verge of burnt) so it will maintain its crunchiness after baking. Whipping cream and sour cream really push this quiche over the edge—one slice is more than enough.
Photo and recipe from Tasty Kitchen

8. Potato and Rosemary Quiche

The flavors of fresh rosemary and nutmeg make this a delightful choice for a holiday meal. The recipe is also a great way to use up leftover cooked potatoes. You can make this quiche up to two days before baking it, so it’s a smart plan-ahead choice for a Christmas party or large gathering.
Photo and recipe from Fine Cooking

9. Tomato Basil Herring Quiche

This recipe for crustless quiche has tomato, thyme, Parmesan, and red bell pepper, which adds a beautiful color. Feel free to substitute tuna, salmon, or any other fish (fresh or canned) and experiment with adding in more vegetables as well. Packed with protein, this can be paired with a salad or soup for a filling meal.
Photo and recipe from The Posh Pescatarian

10. Broccoli Cheddar Quiche with Kale

This inventive recipe uses vegan cream cheese and extra-firm tofu instead of eggs to make a creamy, protein-packed quiche that’s full of vegetables. With a whole head of broccoli, a bunch of kale (or another leafy green of your choice), garlic, and spices, this is a healthy dinner choice that’s dairy-free. (Make sure to use a vegan pie crust recipe.)
Photo and recipe from Triangle Vegan Pledge

11. Bacon-Cheddar Mini Quiches

Perhaps the only thing more enticing to find on a holiday party buffet table than a bacon-cheddar quiche is a tray of perfectly bite-sized bacon-cheddar quiches. CHOW’s recipe with leeks, fresh thyme, sharp cheddar cheese, and bacon is made fuss-free with the addition of frozen puff pastry. You can make these mini quiches in traditional muffin tins or mini muffin tins—but do yourself a favor and make a double batch, because they’re going to go quickly.
Photo and recipe from CHOW

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