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Breakfast Quiche

I enjoy preparing hearty country breakfasts for the guests at my bed-and-breakfast. This fluffy golden pie, which has lots of cheese and bacon, is a most satisfying entree.—Mark Clark, Twin Mountain, New Hampshire
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + cooling Bake: 30 min. + standing
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 3 to 5 tablespoons ice water
  • 12 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Combine flour and salt; cut in butter until crumbly. Gradually add 3-5 tablespoons ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 450°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to an 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim crust to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge. Line unpricked crust with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake 5 minutes; remove foil. Bake 5 minutes longer; remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Reduce heat to 375°.
  • Sprinkle bacon, cheeses and onion over crust. Beat remaining ingredients until blended; pour over top. Bake until a knife inserted in center comes out clean, 30-35 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 709 calories, 60g fat (35g saturated fat), 290mg cholesterol, 980mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein.

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  • Daneille
    Apr 19, 2020

    Absolutely perfect. I wish I could add a picture of it. I added one clove of garlic, 1/3 cup of diced tomato, and used milk with butter instead of heavy cream (only because I didn't have any). Well it turned out divine. Even my 18month old ate a WHOLE SLICE. My hubby always says "Can I make a suggestion without you getting upset?" when I make something new. This time he said that, but his recommendation was "make it more often." Big hit for the Mooney family!

  • Carly
    Apr 18, 2020

    Delicious! My family wolfed it down! I did sautee the onions before I put them in the crust and it was perfect. I used whole milk instead of cream because I didn't have any and it turned out perfect!

  • Shoes58
    May 9, 2019

    This was a lovely addition to our "breakfast-for-dinner" short list. It was rich,filling with a creamy texture we loved. My only problem was that it made more filling than I had room for in my pie pan, The recipe allows for variation of ingredients. I will certainly use this again. Especially for company.

  • Kelley
    Jan 1, 2019

    One of our favorites!! Love that it only takes 4 eggs and Cooks to perfection every time. Can be customized to your own taste, alternate or add additional meats and vegetables. Add herbs of choice.

  • debfinecat
    May 2, 2017

    Great, not too eggy, saute onions first. Next time, smoked salmon and herbs.

  • Luija43OK
    Mar 8, 2017

    This appears to be same the same recipe as the one in the out of the old Betty Crocker Cookbook and wonderful. I am going to try with regular milk and mushrooms, good ideas

  • ms11145
    Mar 2, 2017

    Awesome recipe. While the crust was baking, I carmelized onions instead of just putting them in raw. Then added mushrooms (like one of the variations) and let them saute for 1 minute. I didn't use 2 cups of the whipping cream . It would have overflowed the pan. While I really didn't measure the cream, I probably only used 1 cup. AND I made this vegetarian and didn't add the bacon.

  • jetluvs2cook
    Feb 28, 2017

    This quiche is sooooo good!!!! Would do nothing to change it!

  • toolbarsco
    Feb 18, 2017

    Best quiche ever. I have always relied on my Quiche Lorraine recipe but not anymore. This is the new "go-to" quiche. Creamy and dreamy!

  • amehart
    Jan 30, 2017

    Excellent quiche! Came together quickly and smelled divine while baking! I made two and brought one to my parents who also raved about it! Will definitely add this to our rotation.