A basic quiche is one of life’s simple pleasures. Its creamy custard filling and endless choice of extras (cheese, mushrooms and ham, to name but a few) make it a satisfying and tasty meal. It can be enjoyed warmed as a savoury dinner, or served cold for lunch with a simple side salad. Keep pre-baked pie shells on hand to easily whip up a delicious meal the whole family will enjoy.
Things You'll Need
Pre-baked pie shell
1-2 cups of cream or milk
Salt and pepper
Pinch of nutmeg (optional)
Additional fillings (see variations below for filling suggestions)
Quiche Lorraine: Combine 6 slices crumbled crisp bacon, 1 cup (250 mL) shredded Swiss cheese, 1/4 cup (60 mL) minced green onion, 1/4 cup (60 mL) each green and red pepper strips, 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground nutmeg, and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) dry mustard.
Mushroom Quiche: Combine 1 cup (250 mL) sautéed sliced mushrooms, 1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded Cheddar cheese, and 1 tsp (5 mL) dried thyme.
Ham and Cheese Quiche: Combine 3/4 cup (175 mL) shredded Swiss cheese, 3/4 cup (175 mL) diced cooked ham, 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped red or green sweet pepper, and 2 tsp (10 mL) finely chopped fresh chives.