Bacon and mushroom quiche is an easy quiche recipe filled with crispy fried bacon pieces, hearty mushrooms, and lots of cheese. This quiche is easy to make for a Saturday morning brunch.
Weekends revolve around food for me. I wake up wanting something besides a granola bar or fruit loops for breakfast. This morning, I was craving quiche. Honestly, I was craving pie crust but couldn't justify just baking a pie crust for breakfast. So, I made bacon and mushroom quiche instead!
What is in quiche?
A quiche is an egg pie so to speak. It is a savory baked egg dish in a pie crust. Many different things can be in a quiche from cheese to meat to vegetables. A crustless quiche is many times called a frittata. To make this easy bacon and mushroom quiche, you need these ingredients:
- Pie crust – While making a pie crust isn't difficult, I use a store-bought pie crust. I have used the refrigerator and frozen pie crusts both for this quiche recipe. This recipe works well as a low-carb quiche too by just not using a crust.
- Bacon – This recipe uses bacon that has been cooked and crumbled. I precut the bacon and fry it up. Cooking the whole strips of bacon and then crumbling the bacon works too.
- Mushrooms – SImple button mushrooms work just fine in this. If you want a heavier mushroom flavor, baby portobello mushrooms are fantastic as well. Regardless of the types of mushrooms you use, clean and chop them.
- Onions - Sweet or red onions are great in this quiche. Shallots are also a great option for the mushroom quiche too.
- Garlic - Fresh minced garlic just seems necessary in this recipe.
- Eggs – This recipe uses 6 whole eggs.
- Milk or Cream – The recipe calls for milk. You can also whatever kind of milk you have in the fridge. Cream or even evaporated milk can be used in the recipe too.
- Cheese – This recipe calls for colby-jack cheese. I also have used Swiss cheese, smoked gouda, or cheddar in the quiche as well. and we all loved it.
How to Make Bacon and Mushroom Quiche
Start by cutting up six slices of bacon. I just cut them with scissors right over the pan. Give 'em a swirl and let them fry up over a low flame.
Then get cracking. Crack four eggs into a bowl. Add a few shakes of Tabasco and a ½ teaspoon of creole seasoning or seasoning salt of your choice. Your ability to take spice should dictate how much you add. Add one cup of milk.
Head back to the bacon. Once it is browned to your liking, remove from the pan with a spoon. Put the bacon pieces on a paper towel to soak up the grease. Pour the grease into a small glass bowl. You are going to need that bacon grease in a minute. I chopped up two garlic cloves and a half of a red onion plus had some presliced baby bella mushrooms.
Pour two tablespoons of the bacon grease into the skillet and add onions and garlic. Let sauté for about a minute. Toss in mushrooms. If you don't have bellas, add button or whatever you have. About eight ounces worth. Mix the mushrooms and onions together and sauté on low for 3-4 minutes.
Now, the eggs and milk should be ready to add the goodies. I threw a fist full of cheese into the eggs. Probably about one cup. Stir in the bacon. Then stir in the mushrooms and onions.
I am not a pie crust maker on Saturday morning, so I just rolled out a refrigerator pie crust into a nine-inch pan. Pour the egg mixture into the pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees for an hour or until eggs are no longer jiggly.
The quiche makes eight pieces. This should mean it could feed eight people. But Princess and I ate two pieces of bacon quiche each.
What are you making for breakfast this weekend? Got anything for me to drool over?￼
Leftovers and Making Quiche Ahead
Storing leftovers in both the fridge and freezer is possible.
- Refrigerator - Keep the leftover quiche in an airtight container or plastic cover around the pie plate for up to three days. Reheat in the microwave or air fryer.
- Freezer - The quiche can be frozen after baking it as well. Let it cool completely then wrap it in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Keep in freezer up to one month. Thaw completely and reheat one piece at a time or as a whole pie in the oven.
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Bacon and Mushroom Quiche
- 6 slices bacon
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- ½ red onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic
- 8 ounces mushrooms sliced
- 7--10 shakes of Tabasco
- 1 teaspoon cajun season salt
- 1 cup shredded colby-jack cheese
- 1 pie crust
- Cut bacon into ½ inch pieces and pan fry on low. Once crisp, remove bacon from the pan on to a paper towel-lined plate while reserving bacon grease for later.
- Add one tablespoon of bacon grease to frying pan. Add onion and garlic to the pan. Saute for 2 minutes and then add mushrooms to pan. Saute for 3-4 minutes.
- Scramble eggs and mix milk, Tabasco and salt, milk, and cheese together.
- Mix sauteed veggies into eggs.
- Roll out the pie crust into a pie pan. Poke bottom a few times with a fork. Pour egg mixture into the pie shell.
- Bake on 350° for an hour or until eggs are set.