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Beef and Cheddar Quiche

This recipe has been a family favorite for years. It's easy to prepare and perfect for a busy schedule. I've also made this recipe with salmon - substituting two cans for the ground beef and adding 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice. It's great!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided


  • In a large skillet, cook the beef over medium heat until no longer pink. Meanwhile, line unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450° for 5 minutes. Remove foil; bake for 5 minutes more. Set aside.
  • Drain beef; place in a large bowl. Add the eggs, mayonnaise, milk, onion, cornstarch, salt, pepper and 1 cup cheese. Pour into crust. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • If necessary, cover the edges of crust with foil to prevent overbrowning. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Let stand 5-10 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 433 calories, 32g fat (13g saturated fat), 143mg cholesterol, 700mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 17g protein.

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  • Sonya
    Dec 25, 2018

    what are the directions for a frozen pie crust? Do I bake it still first or put the egg mixture without blind baking

  • Mae
    Aug 30, 2017

    I tried the quiche this evening and it was really tasty. I had to substitute flour for the cornstarch because I was out of stock on that item. I used colby jack and NY sharp cheese. I will use this recipe often when I need a quick meal.

  • KristineChayes
    Nov 29, 2015

    This quiche was a hit at a recent gathering of friends. I used white cheddar (due to a severe allergy to Annatto, the food dye in yellow cheeses) and I added 1/2 cup of chopped tomato. The recipe is a keeper and I will definitely be making this again!

  • DeepSorrow
    Jun 4, 2014

    Very tasty, easy to put together. I added a can of green chilies to mine , and even my picky 6 year old ate it up.

  • Docsbob
    Mar 23, 2014

    Yum! So easy and yummy. Was a nice change from the usual sausage or bacon. Made it for a brunch and it was a big hit.

  • chinasushi
    Aug 10, 2013

    Added mushrooms because we like them and used biscuit on hand for bottom. We still love the recipe. Thanks

  • KeanB
    Jun 8, 2013

    No comment left

  • eshmoyer
    Jul 19, 2011

    Have made it many times and it is always a hit with the whole family!

  • downundercanadian
    Dec 14, 2010

    I added a chopped green pepper to add a little nutritional value.

  • allaboutcookies86
    Jan 27, 2010

    I am a quiche fan; I love making it and DEFINITELY LOVE eating it! I have a version I make, but this was VERY good. I may even like this better than my own. My husband gave it a two thumbs up and we almost ate the entire pie in one sitting. There is only two small servings left. Very good. Thank you for the recipe! Next time I may have to make two pies so we can have some left over.