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I am a total breakfast person. In fact, I’m even happy eating breakfast for dinner. I’m also a Top Chef fan. So I was surprised to hear on last week’s episode that one of the chef’s did not like breakfast. In fact, I think she even went as far as to say she would eat Chef Boyardee for breakfast growing up. Such a shame. Anyone who doesn’t eat breakfast – especially on the weekends, is really missing out in my opinion.

So needless to say, I love trying out new breakfast recipes. The only problem (or maybe plus??) is that my husband loves making breakfast. So on the weekends, he usually makes breakfast. I’m totally ok with that, but the only drawback is that I don’t get to experiment with breakfast as much as I’d like to.

But this past weekend, we had a church function held on a Saturday morning, and we were asked to bring breakfast items. It was my chance! I decided to search my binder of printed recipes and came up with this recipe for Quiche Lorraine. I thought it would be perfect since it could be served warm or at room temperature.

Now don’t hate me, because I did use frozen pie shells. I had some in my freezer that I had intended to use for something else that didn’t happen, so I thought I may as well use them up. The biggest problem with the frozen pie crust is that they are quite shallow. I doubled the recipe, intending to make 2 quiches (one for church, one for home) but had enough filling to fill 3 pie crusts. I think that with a homemade pie crust, it wouldn’t be so shallow and it would fill just perfectly.

I loved this so much that I nearly ate half of the quiche we kept at home myself. I had a piece, then another piece, then kept going back and cutting small slices for myself throughout the morning. I’ll just say it’s good warm, room temperature, and straight from the fridge!!

Quiche Lorraine
from allrecipes

1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single pie crust
6 slices bacon
1 onion, chopped
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

Line pastry with a double layer of aluminum foil. Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 4 to 5 minutes more, or until crust is set. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). (Or if using premade crust, cook according to package instructions.)

Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Remove bacon from pan, crumble and set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon grease in skillet. Cook onion in reserved drippings until tender; drain and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together eggs, milk and salt. Stir in bacon and onion. In a separate bowl, toss cheese and flour together. Add cheese to egg mixture; stir well. Pour mixture into hot pastry shell.

Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until knife inserted into center comes out clean. If necessary, cover edges of crust with foil to prevent burning. Let quiche cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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32 Responses to Quiche Lorraine

  1. kat says:

    Don't beat yourself up about a store bought crust, you gotta use the shortcuts when you need them & some of the crusts are good.

  2. Debbie says:

    I love quiche and don’t make it enough…

  3. Ginny says:

    Delicious! I could really go for some bacon right about now…I use frozen crust too sometimes because it is so much easier… 🙂

  4. Barbara Bakes says:

    I too love breakfast. Your quiche looks great!

  5. sunita says:

    I am a breakfast person too and the quiche looks divine 🙂

  6. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Quiche Lorraine tastes soooo good! Yours looks delicious…



  7. noble pig says:

    I want to go to your church if you are bringing that! Yum!

  8. The Mediocre Cook says:

    Looks delicious! I’ve been craving quiche for a bit and I happen to have a few frozen pie crusts in the freezer…

  9. Paula says:

    Yummy! I actually like those frozen shells; they perform wonderfully and taste good. I love breakfast and am a huge fan of anything made with eggs. How cool that your hubby likes to make weekend breakfasts … that will come in handy soon!

  10. Maria says:

    I am with you, I love breakfast! I can eat it for any meal. Josh loves it too! We always fight on who gets to cook, so we usually do it together! The quiche looks awesome!!! Nice work!

  11. Sarah says:

    breakfast on the weekend…can you find a better meal? i think not. you have just inspired me to make a quiche soon…thanks!

  12. glamah16 says:

    Breakfast is one of my favorite meals too! And quiche is a great choice for a breakfast event.I have cheated with store bought crust.Ssshhhh!

  13. Peabody says:

    It’s pretty much one of the world’s most perfect food. You quiche lorranie made me run out and get quiche today.

  14. Ryley says:

    That looks soo good! I don’t really like pie crust.. but I bet it’s different in a savory dish..
    The one thing missing is spinach.. that would be reallly yummy! 🙂
    (but not very crowd friendly..)

  15. PheMom says:

    Haha! I thought the same thing. Not eat or like breakfast? Such a shame. We eat breakfast a lot here too. Your quiche looks great!

  16. Melissa says:

    This looks delicious! I think breakfast must be my favorite meal of the day.

  17. Aimée says:

    Hmm, several more things we have in common:
    Love breakfast
    Top Chef

    My mom makes the best. Mine still tend to be watery. yuk!

  18. Kevin says:

    I like eating breakfasts for lunch as well and this Quiche Lorraine would make a great breakfast or dinner.

  19. The Food Librarian says:

    This looks so delicious! Crust and bacon. How can you go wrong?

  20. Claire says:

    I am SO with you on the breakfast thing, especially eggs…such comfort food! I haven’t had quiche lorraine in a while….I think I need to make it sometime soon.

  21. Mary says:

    We, too, are breakfast people. The quiche looks great, frozen crust or not. Everyone uses a frozen shell now and then.

  22. Bellini Valli says:

    I love quiche and if it lasts that long it is even better the second day!!!!

  23. HoneyB says:

    I’m not a big breakfast person either, mostly because I have a hard time with eggs unless they are mixed up in something….like your quiche! I do love quiche…but would rather eat it for lunch or dinner.

    I won’t have you for the pie crusts if you won’t hate me for not caring for breakfast? 😉

  24. Darius T. Williams says:

    OMG – yea, I remember her saying that. That was hilarious. I guess tho – many of those guys are professional chefs and if they’re working in the restaurant during dinner times, they’re probably not getting to bed until 2 or 3 AM. This means they get up at what – 11 or 12? I can kinda understand…maybe.

  25. Patsyk says:

    I havent’ had quiche lorraine in years! Yours looks really delicious. My Hubby tends to do breakfast on the weekends, too… so, I don’t get to experiment much either.

  26. Marisa says:

    I’m also a huge Top Chef fan! I couldn’t have agreed more about that chef saying she ate Chef Boyardee for breakfast–what? This quiche looks amazing.

  27. kristina says:

    I completely agree with you about breakfast! Definitely my favorite meal of the day.

    And don’t apologize for using a ready-prepared crust. If I could find a nice one here in England, I’d use it too! K x

  28. Emily says:

    Yeah, I watched that episode. How could you not like breakfast?! I love all breakfast items.
    Why would she eat Chef Boyardee? That’s disgusting. I’ve never had Chef Boyardee before.

    Your quiche looks great. I love quiche. It’s like eating an egg pie.

  29. Anonymous says:

    This recipe had my mouth watering yesterday! I had to go grocery shopping last night and bought a crust thinking I would make this but I forgot the dang cheese!

    Diane in Cincinnati

  30. Grace says:

    i gasped when she said that, too. breakfast rules, as does your quiche. that woman don’t know what she’s missing…chef boyardee. pff. 🙂

  31. Ruth E says:

    I love quiche lorraine any time of day! So yummy and moreish!

  32. ~~louise~~ says:

    Hi Deborah,
    Just a quick note to let you know I’m borrowing this link for a National Pie Day post I’m doing for tomorrow (23) Quiche is a favorite breakfast food of mine and your adaptation looks oh so inviting.

    Thanks so much for sharing…

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