This easy, elegant quiche makes a delicious brunch, lunch or dinner served with a fresh fruit salad. Quiche Lorraine can be prepared 2-4 hours in advance of baking; chill until ready to bake.

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15 mins
35 mins
5 mins
55 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees F.

  • COOK bacon in large skillet over medium heat. When bacon starts to turn brown, add onion. Cook until bacon is crisp; drain. Sprinkle cheese into bottom of pie shell. Top with bacon mixture. Combine evaporated milk, eggs, salt, pepper and nutmeg in small bowl until blended. Pour into pie shell.

  • BAKE for 30 to 35 minutes or until knife inserted halfway between center and edge comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes on wire rack before serving.

  • NOTE: Quiche fits a variety of meal occasions from brunch to dinner and also makes an outstanding appetizer. If using metal or foil pans, bake on preheated heavy-duty baking sheet.

Nutrition Facts

378 calories; protein 14.2g; carbohydrates 17.9g; fat 27.6g; cholesterol 114.8mg; sodium 504.9mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (142)

Rating: 5 stars
This is by far the most popular recipe I've served to family and friends.... and so versatile! I use diced ham instead of bacon when pressed for time, and ground sausage with some sage makes it really hearty. I also throw in veggies whenever I'm in the mood - spinach and mushrooms are great. I've also substituted 1/2 cup Cheddar for some of the Swiss - it adds color and a little "bite" to the flavor (be sure you keep at least 1 cup of the Swiss, I've discovered that reducing below that alters the texture too much). Basically, you can suit whatever 'food mood' you encounter with this amazing recipe!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I've made this quiche several times, but I use cubed ham instead of bacon. I also use green onions. It turns out perfect every time. It also freezes well. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I liked this recipe although it came out a bit greasy tasting due to the bacon. I chopped mine up before putting it in the pie and used some low fat monterrery jack cheese mixed with swiss and a dash of red pepper. Next time I will use all low fat cheese and skim evap. milk to make it more light tasting. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
A favorite in our home! We like using sauteed diced deli ham, chopped onions and frozen spinach in ours. Add a little nutmeg, pepper and cinnamon to spice it up. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this for my 3 picky children and one picky husband. Thay all loved it! I used skinless breakfast sausage I cooked and chopped up instead of bacon and I added some diced green chiles. I also used cheddar instead of swiss cheese. It's a great basic recipe that can probably be altered many different ways. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Really Good! Added one extra egg and put into 2 dozen pre-frozen tart shells. Will make again!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is a quick, delicious recipe that can be adjusted for different ingredients. I swap the swiss and bacon for mozzarella and ham with roma tomatoes. Everyone loves when I bring this quiche! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Outstanding! Even my husband, who turned up his nose when I told him what we were having, ate 2 big pieces! I also lowered the fat by using turkey bacon, evaporated skim milk, and egg beaters. I also only used 1 1/4 cup of swiss cheese since it was all I had. I added 2 chopped plum tomates that made it just delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very good and easy. I cut the bacon before I cooked it, easier than crumbling the bacon after it is cooked. Read More