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Bacon Swiss Quiche

March 6, 2014Danita

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Although I’ve never read it, every time I make Quiche I think of the book

Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche.

I really enjoy Bacon Swiss Quiche but I don’t make it too often because most of my family doesn’t really like it. One of my daughters used to eat it because we called it “Bacon Pie”.  She didn’t realize the main ingredient was eggs, which she doesn’t like.  That all ended several years ago when I was in Alabama with my parents after my mom’s heart surgery.  My mom thought quiche sounded good so I was going to make it for her.  I couldn’t remember the exact recipe so I called home to get someone to read it to me from my recipe book.  Of course, the person who answered the phone had to be the daughter who liked “Bacon Pie”.  Imagine her shock when she read “eggs”…and lots of them.  That was that!

I think Quiche is for anyone but it does make a great “Ladies Luncheon” dish.  I like to serve it with a small croissant (usually purchased from Sam’s Club) and Strawberry Strawberry Spinach Salad or maybe French Onion Soup. That doesn’t sound like a lunch menu my husband would be thrilled about. Maybe if all those were served as sides for say…brisket or some other large quantity of grilled meat…that might work? 

This is a “traditional” French recipe I learned to make with my friend Eunice.  It’s the perfect recipe for me because it has no onions.  If you like them, they could be added.  Other meats could also be used instead of bacon…for instance ham or sausage would be good.

Here’s the Recipe:

  • 1 uncooked pie crust 
  • 3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 8 slices of bacon – cooked and crumbled
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • pinch nutmeg
  • pinch cayenne pepper

*I use refrigerator pie crust*

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

Spray pie pan with non stick spray

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Unroll pie crust and place in prepared pan

“Flute” the edges of crust

*I’m not great at this, I crimp them with a fork*

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To save time, prepare Bacon Bits ahead

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Place bacon and cheese in bottom of uncooked pie shell

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Mix eggs, half and half, and spices together and whisk until well combined

*To save on clean up, I measure liquid in a 4 cup measuring cup then add eggs and whisk*

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Pour egg mixture over bacon and cheese

Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes

*Check crust to make sure it’s not getting too brown.  If edges are brown enough, “tent” with foil to prevent burning*

Reduce heat to 325 degrees and continue to cook about 20 minutes or until done

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Quiche is done when it no longer “jiggles” in the center and knife or toothpick comes out clean

If you like soft scrambled eggs, you can leave it a little “jiggly”

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Let stand about 10 minutes before cutting

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Is it true? Do “real men” eat Quiche?



  • Joanne

    March 11, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    This looks delicious! I don’t eat egg yolks though, do you think it would be just as delicious with eggs whites?

    1. Danita

      March 11, 2014 at 9:04 PM

      Joanne, I’m not sure how it would work with whiles only. What about egg substitute? I’m not too familiar with it so I don’t know if it contains yolks. Thanks for stopping by!

  • beingawordsmith

    March 11, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    Looks so good and sounds so good. Bacon and cheese! Pinning this.

  • Susan OrganizedThirtyOne (Organized31)

    March 10, 2014 at 11:48 AM

    Mmmm, you had me at bacon! Thank you for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  • Jess @HungryHarps

    March 9, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    This is seriously one of the most delicious quiches I have ever seen! I had never heard of the book Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche before reading this post – but I will have to disagree with the title. haha 😉 My husband could and would devour the majority of this Bacon Swiss Quiche! Thank you for sharing at #GetHimFed Fridays!

    1. Danita

      March 10, 2014 at 9:15 AM

      Thanks Jess! I love linking up with you each week. Have a great Monday!

  • Belinda Smith

    March 9, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    Hi there. Just browsing through the Happy Kids, Inc: Bloglovin’ Blog Hop and found your blog. Now following you via Bloglovin’ and would love if you popped along to my blog and maybe even followed back!

    1. Danita

      March 9, 2014 at 5:52 PM

      Thanks Belinda! I stopped by your bloglovin page and returned the follow. Have a great week!

  • savoryexperiments

    March 8, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    Mmmm- looks fabulous! Great photos too!

  • lydiaf1963

    March 8, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    My man eats quiche. He’s pretty good at making them, too. I love them but just about anything with cheese and bacon tastes good, doesn’t it? Yours looks especially appetizing.

    1. Danita

      March 8, 2014 at 1:05 PM

      Thanks Lydia! I’d love to hear how the Snicker Cake turns out if you try it in cupcakes! That would make a fun dessert! Thanks for stopping by and pinning!

  • Cindy @ Hun… What’s for Dinner?

    March 8, 2014 at 8:01 AM

    Mmmm, bacon and Swiss……This quiche looks fantastic! I’d love for you to come link up at Simple Supper Tuesday. A new party starts every Monday night, so you still have time to share at this week’s party.

    1. Danita

      March 8, 2014 at 8:07 AM

      Thanks Cindy! I just hopped over and linked up.

      1. Cindy @ Hun… What’s for Dinner?

        March 8, 2014 at 8:47 AM

        Thanks so much for linking up!

  • Christine

    March 8, 2014 at 7:39 AM

    I love quiches…we used to eat them as lunch about 2 times a week when we lived in France. So cheap, easy to take with you, and delicious with just about any addition!

  • Hezzi-D

    March 8, 2014 at 7:08 AM

    I love easy quiche recipes! They are great for breakfast or dinner. Looks great!

  • MooshuJenne

    March 8, 2014 at 6:19 AM

    I love quiche! Mmm bacon!

  • Kathy

    March 7, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    Quiche lorraine is my go to dish for brunch (with a spinach/fruit salad). This recipe sounds delicious. What’s not to love with bacon? 🙂

  • christine

    March 7, 2014 at 6:43 AM

    I love quiche, but same as you, my family doesn’t. I usually make it for Christmas morning, but I always do the same, one ham & cheese and the other broccoli. I could use the switch up w/ the bacon and swiss. thanks.

  • Old World ~ New Girl

    March 6, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    Baaaccccoooooon! =) This looks delicious and simple enough to make (I’m not a baker lol) I’m definitely going to give it a try! =)

  • Kate @ Green Fashionista

    March 6, 2014 at 8:55 PM

    This looks DELISH! My husband loves anything with eggs and bacon 🙂

  • Sarah

    March 6, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    My husband loves quiche and bacon, so I will have to make this for him very soon!

  • Becky @ lovetobeinthekitchen

    March 6, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Yum! I love quiche! This looks delicious!

  • [email protected] Apple of My Eye

    March 6, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Mhmm this looks delicious! I’m a big fan of quiches and anything with bacon in it too? Sign me up!

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