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Easy Quiche Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
55 mins

This easy quiche recipe is made from scratch and perfect for breakfast lunch or dinner.

Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Quiche Recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 385 kcal
Pie Dough
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (250 grams)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup buttermilk, cold see Note 1
Quiche Filling
  • 4 green onions, chopped substitute with leeks
  • 3 oz chicken sausage, diced 1 link
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided sharp cheddar or medium/mild cheddar would work
  • 6 eggs, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup whole milk use cream for more richness
  • ¼-1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon chicken bouillon powder could omit and use more salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  1. Make Dough. Use the shred side of a box grater to shred the cold butter into a large bowl. Add in flour, baking powder and salt. Mix everything to combine with fingertips. Add in cold buttermilk and mix to form a dough. Do not knead the dough. Divide dough into 2 equal portions. Shape each portion into a circle. Wrap the dough in plastic wraps and place in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.

    Note: You only need half of the dough for this recipe. Use the other half to make another quiche!

  2. Prepare Filling. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, milk (or cream), salt, pepper and chicken bouillon powder (if using).

  3. Preheat Oven. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius).

  4. Roll Out Dough. Remove one half of dough from the fridge and place on a generously floured surface. Roll it out into a large circle about 13 inches in diameter.

  5. Place Dough Into Pie Pan. Place the dough over a 9-inch pie pan. Arrange the dough to ensure it completely covers the pie pan then trim off the excess around the rim of the pan. Press the dough around the sides so it kind of takes the shape of the pie pan.

  6. Assemble Quiche. Add the chopped sausage, ¾ cup of cheese and the green onions to the pie pan. Spread all the ingredients around to ensure that they are well distributed. Pour in the egg mixture then sprinkle the remaining cheese over the egg mixture.

  7. Bake Quiche. Carefully place the pan in preheated oven and let it bake for about 35-40 minutes until set in the middle.

  8. Serve. Let it cool for about 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Recipe Notes

1. To make buttermilk at home: Add 1 and a half teaspoons of vinegar or lemon juice to a half-cup measuring cup or liquid measuring cup. Add in enough milk to make half cup. Let it rest for 5 minutes. It’s going to thicken up. Then you can can use the milk-vinegar mixture in place of buttermilk. No worries you won't taste the vinegar!

Another substitute for buttermilk for this pie dough is to just use plain regular milk.