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Bacon and Cheese Quiche

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Bacon and Cheese Quiche
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 8

This meal-in-pie-form provides plenty of protein, a creamy custard and a flaky crust. To save time, Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crust makes an easy substitute for a from-scratch crust. This quiche recipe can be eaten hot from the oven or served in cold slices the next day. MORE+ LESS-

October 30, 2018
Pillsbury Pie Crust
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Pillsbury Pie Crust

Ingredients

1
Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box
1
cup half-and-half or milk
4
eggs, slightly beaten
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
8
slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
1
cup shredded Swiss or Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1
tablespoon chopped onion, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Place pie crust in 9-inch glass pie plate as directed on box for One-Crust Filled Pie.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, mix half-and-half, eggs, salt and pepper; set aside. Layer bacon, cheeses and onion in crust-lined plate. Pour egg mixture over top.
  • 3
    Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes; cut into wedges.

Expert Tips

  • When you unroll the pastry dough, lay it out on floured pastry cloth or silicone baking mat. Roll the dough out so that it’s about 1 inch larger in diameter. Sprinkle a little flour in bottom of the pie plate; fold the dough in half, lift it up and lay on half of the dish. Unfold the dough and gently ease the pastry into the pan.
  • Use a wire whisk to beat the half-and-half with the eggs, after seasoning them. A whisk is the most efficient way to really blend them together, creating a custard mixture that will meld well with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Try slicing the bacon slices crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces before cooking them in a skillet until nice and crisp. Drain the pieces well on paper towels—no need to do anything more than layer them in the pie plate.
  • Finish the unbaked quiche with a sprinkle of chopped green onion to a pop of color and flavor.
  • Frozen cut broccoli, thawed and well drained can be substituted for fresh broccoli.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
250
% Daily Value
Total Fat
28g
44%
Saturated Fat
12g
61%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
150mg
50%
Sodium
600mg
25%
Potassium
130mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
12g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • While it may seem like a next-level gourmet dish, this easy quiche recipe streamlines the process for you and requires just 10 minutes of preparation time. By starting with Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crust, all you need to mix together is the filling ingredients. Want to try something different for your protein? Feel free to mix and match with ham, sausage or any other cooked meat. If you’ve ever wondered how quiche came to be such a symbol of elevated dining, you might be surprised to know that cooks throughout Europe were using eggs and cream in pastry at least as early as the 13th century. Some food historians trace the word “quiche” to the German word “kuchen,” or cake. It was the French who took the idea of a quiche recipe and made it uniquely their own. Speaking of making it your own, check out all of our best quiche recipes to the one perfect for you!

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