Onion and Bacon Quiche

    1 hour

    This very tasty, protein-packed quiche is my favourite meal of the week. It can be cooked in advance, served hot or cold and freezes well.


    Washington, United States
    4 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 2 bacon rashers, chopped
    • 1 large onion, finely chopped
    • 2 large eggs
    • 2 egg whites
    • 1 1/2 cups milk
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
    • pinch ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 cup shredded Gruyere cheese (or other sharp flavoured cheese)
    • 1 prebaked pie shell

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Fry bacon in a large frying pan over a medium high heat until crispy. Keep the bacon fat in the frying pan, and set bacon aside (I put my bacon onto a few sheets of paper towel to soak up some of the fat).
    3. Add onion to the bacon fat and cook over a medium heat, stiring until golden (about 8 minutes).
    4. Whisk the cooked bacon, eggs, egg whites, milk, salt, pepper, nutmeg and 1/4 cup of the cheese in a medium bowl until combined.
    5. Evenly scatter the onion onto the bottom of the pie shell. Pour the egg mixture on top and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Bake until the top is golden and the centre is no longer watery to touch, about 35-40 minutes.


    I often make four at a time and freeze three after cooling and pre-slicing them.

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    I love a meal that can be made in advance and frozen if needed. This is my staple finger food dish at parties or to pull out of the freezer when friends drop in unexpectedly for lunch.  -  02 Apr 2012