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Mini Quiche

This easy mini quiche recipe has been a family favorite for so many reasons and is a constant staple and huge hit in my house. My kids love it because they are made in cute little muffin tins, and I love them because they are an easy and quick breakfast option when we need to eat on the go.

mini quiches on a cooling rack.

Every Friday evening I sit down and plan out my meals for the week and create my grocery list.

When I am meal planning, I like to look at my calendar and see what our family schedule looks like in order to plan out a weekly menu that accommodates our busy lives.

I have a handful of family favorite recipes, quick weeknight wonders, and some new recipes that I want to try.

Using those guidelines, I start to build our meals and get an idea of what to eat for each and every meal. 

Having this recipe on hand has been a lifesaver for our crazy weekday mornings and I hope that you find that this recipe helps you get your family fed on those busy on the go mornings. 

mini quiches on a fork.

What is Mini Quiche?

A quiche is a pastry shell or crust that is filled with eggs and other savory ingredients, baked together.

This recipe uses a mini muffin tin to create small, handheld quiches that are easy to freeze and can be eaten on the go.

Quiches can be made sweet or savory, with a variety of different fillings. 

mini quiches on a cooling rack.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This is the perfect recipe for little kids. Having a quick and healthy breakfast option ready in minutes, makes this a perfect staple in your home. 
  • You can use any ingredients you like for this recipe. This is also a great option when you have some vegetables in your fridge that you need to use before they go bad or any leftover cheeses that may need to get used up. 
  • I would encourage you to make a double batch of these mini quiches to have on hand in the freezer. You will find this to be the perfect option on those mornings where you need to have breakfast but don’t have a lot of time. 
  • If you have a picky eater at home, this is the perfect recipe to sneak in some vegetables or to add ingredients that they typically would not eat. I find that my kids are attracted to anything small or miniature, and if you tell them it’s a breakfast pie, they will be gone in seconds. 
  • This recipe is incredibly flavorful and includes so many healthy basic ingredients that they are the perfect start to any morning. 
  • You could serve this delicious mini quiche for any special occasion such as a potluck, brunch gathering, baby shower, or your next party. They are great as mini quiche appetizers too!
  • The holiday season is a great time to pull out your frozen mini quiche for breakfast to feed the guests that you are hosting!
mini quiches on a cooling rack.

Tell Me About Mini Quiche

  • Taste– Each bite has an incredible flaky, cheesy, and rich egg flavor that is simple and delicious. 
  • Texture– The crust is flaky and the filling is a creamy silky texture that almost melts in your mouth. 
  • Ease– This recipe uses minimal ingredients and tools you already have on hand, making this an easy and beautiful addition to any table. 
  • Time– These mini quiches take no time to prepare and are baked in the oven in under 30 minutes. 
ingredients for mini quiche.

Ingredients for Mini Quiche

  • Pie Crusts– You can use store-bought pie crust or handmade pie crust dough, either option is great. 
  • Ham– Ham and eggs go great together! Just make sure the meat is already cooked. 
  • Cheddar Cheese– I like to use cheddar because it melts so beautifully, but you can substitute with any cheese you like. 
  • Onion– I love the sweet flavor this adds to the dish. 
  • Eggs– This is an essential ingredient for any quiche. 
  • Heavy Cream– This helps to thicken the egg mixture.
  • Italian Seasoning– The herbs used in this seasoning mix are the perfect compliment to the ham and eggs. 
  • Garlic Powder– I like to use garlic powder instead of fresh garlic to add a more subtle flavor. 
  • Black Pepper– Adding black pepper adds the perfect amount of spice without being overly spicy. 

Make Mini Quiche in 3 Easy Steps

  1. Prepare the Pie Dough– Roll out your pie dough. Fill the muffin cups in the muffin tin with one circle of pie dough. 
  2. Add ingredients– Add the quiche filling ingredients to each pie crust. 
  3. Bake– Preheat the oven temperature to 375 degrees. After preheating, place the muffin pan on the oven rack and bake the mini quiches for 25-28 minutes or until the quiches are set up.

Substitutions for Mini Quiche

  • Almond or Cashew Milk– If anyone in your family has a dairy allergy, you can substitute nut milks for dairy milk.
  • Alternate Cheeses– Pepper jack, gruyere, goat cheese, mozzarella, and Swiss cheese would all work in place of cheddar cheese.
  • Bacon– Crispy bacon is a great option instead of ham. Cook it before you add it to the quiche.
  • Gluten Free Crust– Gluten free crust may be used in place of regular crust if you prefer.
  • Whole Milk– If you don’t have heavy cream on hand, whole milk or even 2% milk will work.
pie crust cut into 3 inch circles.

Tips for Making Mini Quiche

  • Sautéing any vegetables before adding them to the egg mixture will help ensure that they are soft and perfectly cooked.
  • You can use any type of cheese you like for this recipe. Just use cheeses that melt easily.
  • Using a 2 or 3 inch round cookie cutter or a biscuit cutter will make sure that your pie crust will fit in the muffin tins. Fill each muffin tin with one circle of pie dough, making sure to firmly press them against the sides of the tin. Poke the dough a few times in each muffin tin to keep the pie crust from puffing up during the baking process.
  • To get a perfectly brown crust you can turn on the broiler and add a little bit more cheese to the top of each quiche. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until the top is browned and bubbly. 
  • Spray each tin with cooking spray to avoid the quiche from sticking to the pan, or line the muffin tin with paper liners to make the quiches even more portable. 
  • You can experiment in different ways with different ingredients each time you make them.

Add-Ins for Mini Quiche

  • Fresh Parsley– This herb adds an earthy herbal taste to the quiche.
  • Broccoli– This vegetable is full of nutrients and other health benefits. It also adds beautiful color to the dish.
  • Bell Peppers– Colorful, delicious, and slightly crunchy peppers add an extra touch to your quiche.
  • Green Onions– These onions have a milder taste than other types of onions.
  • Asparagus– Roast it first and then cut it into small pieces so that it is small and tender.
  • Green Beans– Sauté the beans first and then cut them into small pieces for tenderness.
ingredients for mini quiches on a table.

How Do You Store Leftover Mini Quiche?

This is the perfect recipe to make a double batch and to make ahead of time.

The flavors become even better when they have had a chance to absorb over night.

Store each quiche in a zip lock bag and keep in the freezer for several months. 

You can store the mini quiches in an airtight container for up to 4-5 days in the refrigerator.

I would recommend storing them in containers rather than with saran wrap to ensure that you keep as much moisture out of the quiche as possible. 

How Do You Reheat Leftover Mini Quiche?

You can reheat the quiche in a preheated 300 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until warmed through.

If you want to thaw them in the microwave, use a wet paper towel to wrap around the mini quiche bites and heat for 30 seconds at a time until warm.

For frozen quiche, you will want to use a toaster oven or oven method in order to warm the quiche evenly. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I make mini quiches instead of a whole quiche?

Mini quiches are easier to make. They are also customizable so that you can bake different kinds in the same muffin tin. They also freeze easily and you can take only one or two out at a time as needed.

Can I bake crustless mini quiches?

Absolutely! Just make sure that you use non-stick cooking spray before you pour the egg ingredients into the muffin tin. It will not take as long to bake, so be sure to shorten the baking time.

Mini Quiche Recipe

mini quiches on a cooling rack.

Mini Quiche Recipe

Liz Quick
This easy mini quiche recipe has been a family favorite for so many reasons and is a constant staple and huge hit in my house. My kids love it because they are made in cute little muffin tins, and I love them because they are an easy and quick breakfast option when we need to eat on the go.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
0 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 40 people
Calories 100 kcal

Equipment

  • 2 24 count muffin tin
  • 1 Rolling Pin
  • 1 2-3" round cookie cutter
  • 1 skillet
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • 1 whisk

Ingredients
  

  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts
  • 1 cup ham diced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups heavy cream or milk
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and spray muffin tins with non-stick spray.
  • Roll out your pie dough. Using a 2 or 3 inch round cookie cutter, cut your circles out of the pie dough.
  • Fill each muffin tin with one circle of pie dough, making sure to firmly press them against the sides of the tin. Poke the dough a few times in each muffin tin to keep the pie crust from puffing up during the baking process.
  • In a skillet, sauté your diced onion. Remove from heat and add the diced ham to the pan.
  • Spoon the ham and onion mixture into each mini quiche crust.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk your eggs, heavy cream, cheese, salt, and seasonings.
  • Pour into each mini quiche carefully.
  • Bake the mini quiches for 25-28 minutes, or until the quiches are set up.
  • Let them cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes and enjoy!

Notes

  • Sautéing any vegetables before adding them to the egg mixture will help ensure that they are soft and perfectly cooked.
  • You can use any type of cheese you like for this recipe. Just use cheeses that melt easily.
  • Using a 2 or 3 inch round cookie cutter or a biscuit cutter will make sure that your pie crust will fit in the muffin tins. Fill each muffin tin with one circle of pie dough, making sure to firmly press them against the sides of the tin. Poke the dough a few times in each muffin tin to keep the pie crust from puffing up during the baking process.
  • To get a perfectly brown crust you can turn on the broiler and add a little bit more cheese to the top of each quiche. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until the top is browned and bubbly. 
  • Spray each tin with cooking spray to avoid the quiche from sticking to the pan, or line the muffin tin with paper liners to make the quiches even more portable. 
  • You can experiment in different ways with different ingredients each time you make them.
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