Make Now Serve Later Easy Quiche Recipe

basic breakfast quiche recipe

Savory breakfast is my favorite!  Give me all the eggs.  This quiche is so delicious. There are just 4 basic ingredients and then you can layer in extra ingredients to make it your own.  

The great thing about this easy quiche recipe is you can make it and bake it ahead, then just rewarm it when you are ready to serve.  It looks dainty on a plate and makes your tummy happy.  Can you tell I love quiche?  It’s also pretty hard to mess up which gives it major bonus points in my book.

Let’s get to the easy quiche recipe, shall we?

easy basic quiche recipe ingredients

Basic Quiche Ingredients 

1 refrigerated pie crust
8 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheese
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees (quiche will cook for one hour)

Additional Optional Ingredients 

cooked breakfast sausage (I use 1 cup)
cooked, chopped broccoli
bacon (I use 8-10 cooked slices coarsely chopped)

How to Make a Basic Quiche

Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.  Then, crack 8 large eggs and 1/2 cup milk, whisk together.  At this point, I added in 1 cup cooked breakfast sausage as well.
Then add in 3/4 of the cheese, reserve a little bit back to place on the top of the quiche right before putting it in to bake.  Then mix all the ingredients together.

Place the pie pan on a metal sheet pan for cooking to catch any drips.  Then, carefully, pour the contents of the bowl into the uncooked, refrigerated pie crust.  Use the whisk to make sure the meat or optional ingredients are properly distributed.  

Finish by sprinkling the reserved shredded cheese on top.

The most difficult part is gingerly placing the quiche into the oven without spilling.  Cook for 60 minutes at 35o degrees.  It is done cooking when you put a fork or knife in the middle and it’s cooked through.  

It may rise while baking but allow the quiche to rest for a few minutes when finished baking.

Quick Tip – I like to make 2 quiches at a time since the refrigerated pie crusts usually come in a 2-pack.  The last time I made this, I made an extra for Christmas morning.  I simply let the quiche cool and placed the quiche in a ziploc bag in the freezer.  

The day before I will place in the fridge to thaw and reheat the quiche for 1 hour at 350 degrees covered with tin foil.  

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What do you serve with your quiche?

I love to serve quiche with a fruit salad, cinnamon rolls, my favorite Trader Joe’s almond filled croissants or doughnuts.  Do you love quiche? What do you put in yours?  There are endless variations but the basic recipe is so easy and doesn’t take more than 10 minutes to whip together which makes it my kind of recipe.

Need help with meal planning?  

I wrote down this recipe along with the rest of my meal ideas for the week in the Simple Purposeful Living 52-week meal planner.  Get yours here.   Join the Meal Plan Simple on Purpose group on Facebook for more meal planning ideas and support.  Join here.


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Yield: 6 servings

Basic Quiche Recipe

basic breakfast quiche recipe

Try this delicious, easy basic breakfast quiche recipe with 4 basic ingredients. Then, layer in sausage, bacon and vegetables to make it just the way you want it.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1 frozen pie crust
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • Optional Ingredients cooked breakfast sausage, spinach, cooked & chopped broccoli, onion, mushrooms, cooked crumbled bacon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Crack 8 eggs into a bowl and add in 1/2 cup milk. Whisk together.

Add 1 cup shredded cheese of your choice and any addtional optional ingredients. Whisk together.

Pour egg mixture into frozen pie crust.

Cook for 60 minutes.

Allow to cool before slicing and serving.


Make sure all optional ingredients are cooked.

Until next time keep on keeping on with a simple purposeful life!

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