What do you put in your quiche?
November 1, 2017 1:13 PM   Subscribe

I love making and eating (crustless) quiche, but I'm in search of some new ingredient combinations. Give me some quiches to make!

The two quiches I make:

- Spinach, diced onion, crumbled bacon, and diced baby portabella mushrooms
- Ground sausage with diced onion, bell pepper, and poblano pepper

Both of these are great but a bit repetitive (I make quiche at least once and sometimes twice a week), so I'm in search of some new ingredient combinations to keep my quiches as interesting as they are delicious!
posted by Pope Guilty to Food & Drink (36 answers total) 74 users marked this as a favorite
 
What about a spanish tortilla?
posted by quaking fajita at 1:18 PM on November 1, 2017


broccoli and sun-dried tomato (I use dry stored, not oil stored and the liquid of the quiche re-hydrates it nicely) with optional onion
posted by carrioncomfort at 1:19 PM on November 1, 2017 [1 favorite]


I forgot to mention that I bake crustless because I try to keep carbs to a minimum. Spanish tortillas are delish but potatoes are a no-go. Sorry about that.
posted by Pope Guilty at 1:20 PM on November 1, 2017 [1 favorite]


Broccoli and leek.

Chorizo and onion.

Ham and cheese.

Crab and asparagus!

You can also vary the kind of cheese you use.
posted by DarlingBri at 1:22 PM on November 1, 2017 [1 favorite]


Smoked salmon, asparagus and dill. So good!
posted by amarynth at 1:24 PM on November 1, 2017 [6 favorites]


I've been eating Starbuck's new(ish) sous-vide egg bites. The one with gruyere and bacon is delicious. I've googled the recipe and plan to make some as crustless quiches, to save my pocketbook. The key is to blend the eggy ingredients (not the cheese or bacon) in a blender along with a little bit of cottage cheese, which gives it a great tangy note.

My other fave egg combo is feta and spinach, some mushrooms wouldn't be terrible in there, either.
posted by sarajane at 1:26 PM on November 1, 2017 [4 favorites]


not sure if it's too much for your carbs but cubes of roasted butternut squash goes great in quiche. Throw some sage in too.

mushroom, sundried tomato, mustard and cheddar is good.
posted by fingersandtoes at 1:27 PM on November 1, 2017 [3 favorites]


lotsandlotsandlots of well-caramelised onions, and gruyere
posted by halation at 1:30 PM on November 1, 2017 [3 favorites]


I have never had gruyere but it sounds like I'm going to have to remedy that!
posted by Pope Guilty at 1:33 PM on November 1, 2017 [4 favorites]


Pepperoni and cheese
posted by bbqturtle at 1:37 PM on November 1, 2017 [1 favorite]


Spinach and feta.

Also great with broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes and cojack.
posted by crunchy potato at 1:37 PM on November 1, 2017 [2 favorites]


I'm a big fan of the BLT quiche. Bacon, Spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes with swiss or gruyere is beautiful.

Last night, we made what we call the Kitchen Sink quiche. Basically, any leftover veggies in the fridge with whatever cheese that isn't funky goes in it. So we had some mushrooms, a lone piece of bacon, onions, peppers, zuchinni, and a mix of swiss and Kellygold Reserve Cheddar. I sliced up some cherry tomatoes and set them in the quiche mixture after it was poured.

The thing that I found that works the best for me is to saute everything, put the heavy stuff in the crust first, beat my eggs with cream and then mix in the cheese. Then pour the cheese/egg mixture and put the fragile stuff like tomatoes or spinach pieces on the top.
posted by teleri025 at 1:41 PM on November 1, 2017 [2 favorites]


Sauté chard with curry type spices, add cheddar, make quiche.
posted by kellyblah at 1:41 PM on November 1, 2017 [2 favorites]


Sauteed onion and kale with feta
Broccoli/Cauliflower bleu cheese
Roasted Zucchini/Yellow squash + swiss
posted by Ferreous at 1:43 PM on November 1, 2017 [1 favorite]


My fallback is Bacon Cheeseburger, sometimes I pre-cook the bacon and crumble in and sometimes I just stripe the bottom of the cooking vessel with bacon (it comes out pretty soft and pork-belly-ish). Usually I throw in some thawed frozen green vegetable like spinach or fine-chopped broccoli.

Chicken with a sharp cheese, some ham or bacon diced, and a dash of mustard mixed into the eggs = cordon bleu. (Also good with spinach or broccoli.)

I thin-slice tomatoes to go on the top of mine, because they help keep the top from cooking to chewiness and they look very fancy.
posted by Lyn Never at 1:49 PM on November 1, 2017 [2 favorites]


Bacon, mushrooms, and bellpeppers (and cheese).

Grilled salmon (or just out of a can) and bacon (and cheese).

Smoked turkey and bacon (and cheese).

Bacon, bacon, and bacon (and cheese).

I prefer cooking the bacon first to give it it rendered fat/Maillard taste and for texture.
posted by porpoise at 1:52 PM on November 1, 2017 [1 favorite]


Sauteed Zucchini and cherry tomatoes, with lemon zest and ricotta. It's summery and refreshing.
posted by Green Eyed Monster at 1:54 PM on November 1, 2017 [2 favorites]


Kimchi. It is absolutely bonkers how many things kimchi is delicious in that you'd never think of. This is one of them.
posted by solotoro at 2:04 PM on November 1, 2017 [4 favorites]


This one is time-consuming and will probably raise an eyebrow, but the flavors were so exquisite, I almost cried when I made it. Roasted beet, spinach and goat cheese.

I've switched the spinach with arugula for that characteristic heat it gives, and also added half-brie/half-goat cheese to the egg mixture with delightful results.
posted by Everydayville at 2:07 PM on November 1, 2017 [4 favorites]


Broccoli and goat cheese is a delicious pairing.

Tomato, cheddar, green onion and green chile.
posted by purple_bird at 2:16 PM on November 1, 2017 [1 favorite]


Ohhhh yes, I have experimented with this. Here are my faves:

Mediterranean: Feta, chopped sage/thyme/oregano, pancetta.

Taco: Red bell peppers, black beans, cilantro, pepper jack, red pepper flakes, tomatillo salsa on top—after baking.

Benedict: Ham, minced garlic, spinach, chopped oregano, topped with light hollandaise.

Fully Loaded: Chives, crumbled bacon, chopped onion, cheddar, broccoli, Jane's Krazy Mixed Up Salt.

Bruschetta: Chopped tomato, chopped basil and oregano, chopped mozzarella, a sprinkle of balsamic after baking.
posted by functionequalsform at 2:30 PM on November 1, 2017 [1 favorite]


This book, that I've used for years, has lots of interesting combinations in it. But you can also just scrounge through your refrigerator and use up leftovers in a quiche. All those little bits of cheese? Quiche fixings. The end of a sausage or salami? Quiche fixings. Vegetables that are so sad they'll be chucked in the garbage in a day or two? Yup, quiche fixings.
posted by DrGail at 2:35 PM on November 1, 2017 [2 favorites]


Manchego, crumbled bay leaves brussel sprouts and well-drained artichoke hearts.
posted by Mr. Yuck at 2:39 PM on November 1, 2017 [1 favorite]


My roommates made this asparagus/goat cheese quiche for my birthday one year in college. Yum.
posted by Ms Vegetable at 2:49 PM on November 1, 2017 [1 favorite]


swiss cheese + tiny chunks of roasted veggies (beet, parsnip, sweet potato, onion)

swiss cheese + asparagus
posted by belladonna at 2:49 PM on November 1, 2017 [1 favorite]


I like Chorizo and black beans with adobo.
posted by answergrape at 2:54 PM on November 1, 2017 [2 favorites]


They're not traditional, but good black olives (pitless) in quiche are amazing — they play the same "dense little salt bomb" role as bacon does, and go great with cheese and with egg.
posted by nebulawindphone at 4:35 PM on November 1, 2017 [3 favorites]


I've been thinking that cut-up meatballs with tomato, basil, and cheese would be good.
posted by jgirl at 4:42 PM on November 1, 2017 [1 favorite]


My 3 favorites are spinach/crabmeat/tarragon/feta
And
Caramelized onion/goat cheese
And
Gruyere and caramelized onion and thyme
posted by TestamentToGrace at 5:39 PM on November 1, 2017 [1 favorite]


If you have a Trader Joe's near you, a good handful of their Quatro Formaggio brings any quiche recipe calling for gruyère to a whole other level. No grating, just drop in a generous amount with your other ingredients. So simple and good.
posted by Elsie at 6:35 PM on November 1, 2017 [1 favorite]


Smoked salmon and goat cheese!
posted by honeybee413 at 7:32 PM on November 1, 2017 [1 favorite]


Crispy bacon, caramelised onion, scallions, sauteed mushrooms cooked in garlic butter, chutney, parmesan cheese!
posted by h00py at 7:25 AM on November 2, 2017 [1 favorite]


Well, let's think of some of the things that go well with eggs.

Q: What goes well with eggs?
A: Everything.

I have not (yet) made quiche (so would love to hear your recipe as I'm back on the low-carb train) but I do make scrambles a lot, which are basically a deconstructed crustless quiche, and here's some of what I have done historically:

-Jalapenos & blue cheese
-Habaneros & smoked cheddar
-Smoked salmon & grana padano
-Pretty much every kind of cured deli-type meat, salami, prosciutto, etc.
-Canned tuna (this might not work so well in a quiche, possibly)
-Just a damned can of chipotles in adobo
-Home made sauerkraut (you lose the probiotic health benefits, but it's still good)
-Steak
-Leftovers

(For the most part I put jalapenos or some kind of hot pepper in just about everything, as well as red onion and usually garlic.)

I don't consider quiche or scrambles "meals" exactly any more than bread is a "meal" or a bowl of stock is a "stew". They are vessels for flavours and components and I honestly can't think of too much that wouldn't work with them.

Except, surprisingly, chicken. The few times I've tried chicken (of various preparations) with scrambles it just...hasn't worked. It's weird as hell and might just be a brain...thing...but yeah.
posted by turbid dahlia at 7:53 PM on November 2, 2017 [1 favorite]


Salmon and mushroom.
posted by lollusc at 8:32 AM on November 3, 2017 [1 favorite]


I have not (yet) made quiche (so would love to hear your recipe as I'm back on the low-carb train)

Six eggs plus 3/4 cup of cream, beat thoroughly, add ingredients (almost always including a good bit of shredded cheese) and bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes, until the top is golden-brown and the center isn't liquid. All of your ingredients save the tuna sound excellent!
posted by Pope Guilty at 8:35 AM on November 3, 2017 [1 favorite]


Steamed jerusalem artichokes and spinach with herbs.
posted by pipstar at 2:10 PM on November 6, 2017


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