Beef and Cheddar Quiche

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 45 min.


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
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!


  • Dough for single-crust pie
  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided


  1. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Line unpricked crust with a double thickness of foil. Fill with pie weights, dried beans or uncooked rice. Bake on a lower oven rack until edge is light golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Remove foil and weights; bake until bottom is golden brown, 3-6 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack. Reduce oven setting to 350°.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook beef until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes, breaking into crumbles; drain. In a large bowl, combine eggs, mayonnaise, milk, onion, cornstarch, salt, pepper and 1 cup cheese. Stir in cooked beef. Pour into crust.
  4. Bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Cover edge loosely with foil during the last 30 minutes if needed to prevent overbrowning. Remove foil. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese. Let stand 5-10 minutes before cutting.
Dough for single-crust pie (9 in.)
Combine 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour and 1/4 tsp. salt; cut in 1/2 cup cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add 3-5 Tbsp. ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Shape into a disk; wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 497 calories, 38g fat (17g saturated fat), 160mg cholesterol, 762mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein.