Whoever invented quiche must have known that we’re busy gals who love to entertain. It doesn’t get any easier than using a pre-made pie crust with our bacon zucchini quiche recipe to make an elegant brunch that’s light and delicious! Not a fan of crust or cooking a gluten-free diet? No sweat! Try our delicious crustless spinach quiche recipe!
Although quiche originated in Germany, it’s long been considered a French dish. Simply put, it’s a pastry crust filled with a custard of milk, eggs and cheese then baked to a light golden color. We’ve taken the liberty of adding sour cream for an even richer taste and the whole thing can be made ahead of time, which is always a bonus.
Bacon teamed with garden fresh zucchini is always a winner, but if bacon’s not your thing, try ham, sausage or even mushrooms. You can’t go wrong!
Bacon Zucchini Quiche Recipe
- 1 pie crust, homemade or premade
- 6 large eggs
- 3 tsp all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 cup Swiss cheese, grated, or cheddar
- 8 oz bacon, diced and cooked until slightly crispy
- 1 cup zucchini, thinly sliced (approximately one 7−8 zucchini trimmed and sliced thin)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll out pie crust and place it in a 9" round deep-dish pie pan. Flute or decorate the edges of the crust, if desired.
- Next, dock the dough by using a fork to poke holes in the bottom and sides of the pie crust. Then prepare to blind bake a pie crust for 15 minutes.
- To blind bake, place a piece of parchment or wax paper into the pie dish on top of the crust and pour in enough dried beans or rice to come about half way up the crust. These will weigh down the crust and parchment paper. Then place the crust into the oven for 15 minutes to bake while preparing the filling.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, crack one egg and whisk it together with the flour until completely smooth. Continue to add the remaining 5 eggs and whisk until there’s a uniform consistency.
- Add the sour cream, milk, kosher salt and pepper then whisk until smooth.
- If you haven’t already diced and cooked the bacon into crispy bits, now’s the time. While the bacon is cooking, slice the zucchini into thin rounds and grate the cheese. Add the prepared bacon, zucchini and cheese to the egg mixture and stir to incorporate.
- Remove the pie crust from the oven then remove the pie weights carefully, allowing them to cool. The crust should be very pale and maybe a light golden color around the edges. For a shiny crust (we opted not to), brush the edges with a beaten egg white.
- Pour the filling into the pie crust and return to the oven for an additional 45−60 minutes. The filling will brown slightly in some areas and the center will feel firm when pressed.
- Remove the quiche from the oven and allow it to cool for at least 15 minutes. Enjoy immediately or at room temperature!
Grab a jar to save the beans or rice you use for blind baking. Label it ‘pie weights’ and use them for your next pie crust.