Today’s brunch had planned over a week ago when I put together my meal plan and menu and did my grocery shopping. There was no need for too much thought this morning. Other than putting together my homemade pie crust recipe, all I had to do was get out my Basic Quiche Recipe.
Quiche is one of those foods that can be served for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. It can be full of meat or vegetarian. The sides can be changed up depending on what meal you serve it for. For today’s brunch I served homemade shredded hash brown potatoes and bacon, because I made the quiche meatless. For a brunch or lunch side I would probably do a small salad or tomato bisque. Some melon would go nicely, also.
As I said today’s quiche was basic with no meat or added vegetables. Many quiche recipes have ham or bacon, while others include spinach. The one enhancement I made today was using some smoked Swiss cheese. The Hubs received a grill and smoker for his birthday and he has become an expert at making smoked cheese.
The hardest part of making my quiche recipe is scratch making the pie crust. However, for me, it has become second nature. If making homemade pie crust is not second nature for you there is no shame in using purchased pie crust. The important thing is that you don’t need to be afraid of making quiche. This basic quiche recipe is so easy that anyone can do it and look like a pro.
Basic Quiche Recipe
- 1 9- inch pie crust (baked and cooled)
- 6 ounces cheddar cheese (shredded)
- 6 eggs (beaten)
- 1 cup whole milk
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- Heat oven to 375 degrees.
- Beat eggs, milk, thyme, and nutmeg in a medium bowl until blended.
- Stir in shredded cheese.
- Bake until center is almost set, but jiggles slightly when shaken and when knife inserted in center comes out clean 30-40 minutes.
- Let stand 5 minutes.
- Cut in slices and serve.
Quiche can be served warm or cold.