Cheddar Bacon Quiche

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Cheddar Bacon Quiche




Cooking Time: 60
Recipes Makes: 6
Calories: 237
Carbs: 21
Fat: 16
Protein: 3

Ingredients Related Tips

•1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
•1/8 teaspoon salt
•1/2 cup cold butter, cut in small pieces
•2 to 3 tablespoons ice-cold water
•8 strips lean bacon, cooked and crumbled
•4 large eggs
•1 1/2 cups half-and-half or whole milk
•1/4 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
•1/8 teaspoon pepper
•1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese


Prepare crust for quiche. In a mixing bowl, mix together flour and salt. Cut in cold butter with a pastry blender until coarse crumbs form; add water, a little at a time, until dough holds together and forms a ball. Shape into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
On a lightly floured surface with a floured rolling pin, roll out dough into a circle about 11 inches in diameter. Fit dough into a 9-inch pie plate or quiche pan. Trim edges, leaving a little overhang, about 1/4-inch all around the edge. Prick dough with a fork. Line with foil and fill with dried beans or pie weights. Bake quiche crust for 10 minutes at 375°.

In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, thyme, and pepper. Pour into the baked crust. Crumble bacon over the top with the shredded Cheddar cheese. Bake at 375° for about 30 minutes, or until quiche filling is set and top is lightly browned. Serve the quiche with fresh tomato wedges or a tossed salad.

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