Recipe: Quiche Lorraine (with ham!)

Today I’ll be sharing one of my favorite breakfast recipes with you: Quiche Lorraine! (And for those of you who don’t speak French…ummm, me!… Quiche Lorraine is just a fancy name for a bacon and cheese quiche! :-p)

Quiche Lorraine With Ham

I originally shared this over at Claiming Our Space, but in case you missed it there, I’m re-posting it here!

Breakfast is my favorite meal; I love pancakes, waffles, eggs, bacon, you name it! So I absolutely love quiche, and Quiche Lorraine (bacon and cheese) is the perfect combination of two fabulous breakfast foods.

I’ve added a printable version of the recipe below.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 pastry pie crust, 9 inch
  • 12 slices of bacon (or 1 ½ C diced ham)
  • 1 C shredded Swiss cheese
  • ½ of a yellow or white onion, minced
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 C light cream
  • ¾ t salt
  • ¼ t white sugar
  • ⅛ t pepper

I had actually cooked a ham a week earlier, and we had TONS of leftovers. So I used about 1 ½ cups of diced ham instead of the 12 slices of bacon listed above. Either way is totally delicious!

Start by preheating your oven to 425 degrees (F).

Fry your bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it is crisp. (If you’re using ham that is already cooked, you can skip this step, just make sure to dice it.) Drain the grease and chop the bacon coarsely.

Put your pastry shell into a pie pan. At this point, also make sure your cheese is shredded and your onion is minced.

Quiche Lorraine With Ham

Sprinkle the bacon (or ham), cheese, and onion into your pastry shell. (You may notice that there is no onion in the picture above or below…that’s because I don’t like onions. And my husband wasn’t around to scold me for not following the recipe exactly. :-p)

Quiche Lorraine With Ham

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, salt, sugar, and pepper. Once it’s well mixed, pour the mixture over the bacon etc. and into the pastry shell.

Quiche Lorraine With Ham

Put the pie pan into the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Then reduce the heat to 300 degrees (F) and bake for 30 more minutes. If you stick a knife into the quiche an inch from the edge and it comes out clean, it’s done. If not, keep cooking it. The times on this aren’t super exact; you may need another 5-10 minutes to get your quiche fully cooked, especially if you use a glass pie pan like I did.

Pull the quiche out and let it sit for 10 minutes before cutting it into wedges. This part is important; the quiche firms up during these 10 minutes and if you try to cut it right away it will totally fall apart on you!

Quiche Lorraine With Ham

Quiche Lorraine With Ham

I was hungry so I didn’t let it sit for quite the full 10 minutes, which is why it’s falling apart a bit in this photo. But it was still delicious!

What’s your favorite meal of the day? I love all breakfast foods, so that’s the clear winner for me. 🙂



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Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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  1. Shannon says

    10 years ago

    Yum! Thanks for the recipe & thank you for sharing at The Weekly Creative link party. I hope have a great weekend 🙂

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  2. Katherines Corner says

    10 years ago

    this is one of mu favorite things! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Wishing you a happy weekend. xo

  3. K @ Claiming Our Space says

    10 years ago

    I am going to try my hand at quiche for the first time this weekend and will be using this as my guide (though we will be using bacon instead of ham). Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week. (and thanks again for blog swapping with me!)

  4. Jeannie says

    10 years ago

    I love quiche!

  5. Megan says

    10 years ago

    YUMMM. I just had this at a restaurant recently. I need to make it myself! I would be honored if you linked this on my blog up at the Ginger Jamboree Link Party!!

  6. Crystelle says

    10 years ago

    So yummy! You had me at quiche…..

    hugs ~ Crystelle

  7. Sinea says

    10 years ago

    I love Quiche Lorraine! Looks delicious. Time to make some. Thanks for sharing! BTW Found you on Nifty Thrifty Things link party.

  8. Evelyn @ My Turn (for us) says

    10 years ago

    I love quiche! I am pinning to try this weekend:) So sorry you have had so many tech issues lately. Not to worry I am standing by (sorry I can’t help with the tech issue, my computer skills are very much lacking) but as moral support:) Hang in there, kiddo!

    • Jessi says

      10 years ago

      Haha, thanks Evelyn, I appreciate the moral support!

  9. PJ says

    10 years ago

    I love love love breakfast! Especially since I have a source for local eggs that taste soooooo good! I have never made quiche, but as Im trying to get back on a more sugar/carb free way of eating I just might have to try one!

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