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Basic Cheese Quiche – A Hearty Main Course Delight

This basic cheese quiche is so easy to make, there is no reason to buy store bought versions of it.  As a bonus, you get all the goodness of home made without any of the chemicals of retail convenience food.

A quiche is an egg-based dish that has been cooked in a pie crust. It has a savory taste, not sweet and is often eaten for breakfast or lunch. If you enjoy the experience of brunch with friends, a quiche is for you!

I get tired of the same old traditional egg breakfast. A quiche makes a nice change of pace.

Today we’ll be making a basic quiche. It is how all quiches start, but you can add many more ingredients to the filling as you get better at making one.

Basic cheese quiche

I have also made several recipes of quiches, some with crusts and some with no crust at all. See my bacon crustless quiche as an example.

Basic Cheese Quiche – Tasty and Easy to Make

I have shown the recipe here as a luncheon entrée with my recipe for Greek Salad with Calamata olives and goat cheese.   It is great warm or cold and also makes a great breakfast main course.

What is your favorite type of quiche? Do you like a basic recipe or do you prefer your quiche loaded with other ingredients?

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Yield: 8

Basic Cheese Quiche

Basic Cheese Quiche

This basic cheese quiche is so easy to make, there is no reason to buy store bought versions of it. As a bonus, you get all the goodness of home made without any of the chemicals of retail convenience food.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 9 1/2 inch deep dish pie shell, unbaked and chilled
  • 6 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups grated Gruyere cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream, gently heated just until warm
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°; prick the crust all over with a fork. Line it with tin foil and weight the bottom with a pile of dried beans, so that they will sit flat on the surface.
  2. Bake for 12 minutes; remove from the oven and carefully remove the weight and foil; turn the oven to 325°.
  3. Add the oil to a frying pan and cook the onion until translucent.
  4. In a bowl, combine the eggs, cheese, cream, and seasonings; beat until everything is well blended. Add the onion and stir to mix well.
  5. Place the baked crust on a baking sheet; pour the egg mixture into the crust, right to the top. Carefully transfer the baking sheet to the oven; bake 30-40 minutes, until the mixture is set but still moist; it should still jiggle just a little in the middle.
  6. Cool on a rack; serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 379Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 210mgSodium: 464mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 17g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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