Beginner Quiche

READY IN: 50mins


  • 1 12
    cups whole milk
  • 2
    egg yolks (save the whites for another recipe)
  • 4
    ounces shredded cheddar cheese (by weight)
  • 4
    ounces shredded swiss cheese (by weight)
  • 4
    slices american style smoked bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2
    small onions, thinly sliced into half-moon slices
  • 2
    tablespoons oil or 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1
    dash salt
  • 1
    teaspoon onion powder
  • 1
    dash nutmeg
  • pepper, to taste
  • 2
    tablespoons flour
  • 1
    par-baked pie crust (frozen is fine; I use Marie Callendar's brand)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Preheat a cookie sheet or upside down cast iron pan.
  • Parbake pie crust by lining uncooked pie crust with parchment paper and filling with pie weights or uncooked dry beans.
  • Bake atop cookie sheet or cast iron pan for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • While crust is baking, mix together eggs and milk until thoroughly combined.
  • Add onion powder, pepper and nutmeg.
  • Sweat onions in oil/butter until soft.
  • Sprinkle with salt while cooking to prevent browning.
  • If they get a little brown, that is okay.
  • Remove onions from heat and set aside.
  • Shred cheese, if necessary.
  • You should have 8 ounces total of shredded cheese. The weight is AFTER shredding.
  • Mix shredded cheese with flour.
  • Remove crust from oven.
  • Fill with onions, bacon, cheese in that order.
  • Pour egg/milk mixture over fillings until crust is full (just below the crust edge). DO NOT OVERFILL!
  • (If you have extra custard mix, you can cook it in small Pyrex ramekins with a bit of cheese for a crustless mini-quiche.)
  • Cover edges of pie crust with foil to prevent over-browning. Remove this foil for the last 10 minutes of baking.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes on the preheated cookie sheet or cast iron pan.
  • Allow to cool slightly before serving.
  • This can also be served cold for brunches or breakfast.
  • To reheat in the microwave, place 1 slice on a plate; cover with paper towel; warm on 70% power for 1-2 minutes.