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Quiche Lorraine Recipe

I’ve been sharing a few recipes that I’ve created using produce from Aldi with summer in mind. Quiche is one of my favourite things to eat over the summer and it’s perfect for dinner with a jacket potato and salad, a light lunch or to take on a picnic. It’s a great option for healthy family meals especially on the hottest of days. Today I’m sharing one of my favourite quiche recipes, a classic, easy Quiche Lorraine recipe which is such a wonderful comfort food.

Quiche Lorraine Recipe

Do you have to make your own pastry for a Quiche Lorraine?

Although we make the classic Quiche Lorraine pie shell with with ready made pastry or even buy a pie crust ready made, you can make your own pastry if you like. I just love finding ways to cut corners and save time and this way you can still create the perfect quiche with a lot less effort!

We always use ham for this easy quiche recipe but you can use streaky bacon instead. If you use smoked bacon it gives a lovely saltiness to the finished dish. Plus, we use mature cheddar cheese for a ham and cheddar quiche but you can use any cheese you like – swiss cheese works well in a lorraine quiche. 

Quiche Lorraine is a super easy ham and cheese quiche that the whole family love. It’s such a nice recipe to make on a summer afternoon for dinner served with a salad and also works well for lunchboxes or picnics.

Here’s our Quiche Lorraine Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 500g shortcrust pastry or a ready made savoury pastry case
  • spray oil
  • 4 rashers smoked bacon
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 250g creme fraiche
  • 130g cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 large slices ham, chopped
Quiche Lorraine Recipe

Recipe

  • Preheat oven to 200C/Gas 6.
  • Line a tart tin or flan tin with the pastry and put in the fridge to chill before lining with baking paper, filling with baking beads and bake for 20 minutes. Leave to cool slightly. Reduce the oven temp to 180C/Gas 4.
  • Chop the bacon. Spray a frying pan with oil, add the bacon and cook for a couple of minutes over medium heat before adding the onion and garlic. Cook bacon for a few minutes until browned. Leave to cool before spreading in the base of the pastry case.
  • Mix the eggs, creme fraiche and cheese in a large bowl. Pour the egg mixture into the pastry case.
  • Top the quiche mixture with the chopped ham and place the tin on a baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes or until golden on top.

If you’d like to print or pin the Quiche Lorraine Recipe for later you can do so below. Enjoy!

Quiche Lorraine

Today I’m sharing one of my favourite quiche recipes, a classic, Quiche Lorraine recipe.
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine British
Keyword baking, pastry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 600kcal

Ingredients

  • 500 g shortcrust pastry or a ready made savoury pastry case
  • spray oil
  • 4 smoked bacon rashers
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 250 g creme fraiche
  • 130 g cheese grated
  • 2 ham slices chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200C/Gas 6.
  • Line a tart tin with the pastry and put in the fridge to chill before lining with baking paper, filling with baking beads and bake for 20 minutes. Leave to cool slightly. Reduce the oven temp to 180C/Gas 4.
  • Chop the bacon. Spray a frying pan with oil, add the bacon and cook for a couple of minutes before adding the onion and garlic. Cook for a few minutes until browned. Leave to cool before spreading in the base of the pastry case.
  • Mix the eggs, creme fraiche and cheese. Pour into the pastry case.
  • Top the quiche mixture with the chopped ham and bake in the oven for 35 minutes or until golden on top.

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

Quiche Lorraine Recipe

Author

  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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