Basic Quiche With Gruyère


Store-bought pie crust and simple ingredients make this quiche easy-peasy.

Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
6 serves

If you've never made one before, this basic quiche recipe is the perfect starter. It calls for a store-bought pie crust, but you earn extra points if you make your own.

After a few successes, you can experiment with the filling, which starts with simply eggs, half-and-half, Gruyère cheese, onions, and seasoning. Swap out the Gruyère with one or more of your favorite cheeses, or add vegetables and proteins. The possibilities are endless!

As you perfect your quiche-making skills, keep this dish in mind next time you need an easy, crowd-pleasing recipe—whether it's for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. Prepare this quiche the day before, and keep it in the fridge until it's time to bake, freeing yourself up for other hosting duties or perhaps a well-deserved glass of Prosecco.


  • 1 9-inch refrigerated piecrust

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 2 medium onions, chopped

  • Kosher salt and black pepper

  • 1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped

  • 4 large eggs

  • ¾ cup half-and-half

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 8 ounces Gruyère, grated

  • 4 cups mixed greens


  1. Heat your oven to 375°F. Fit the crust into a 9-inch pie plate. Place on a baking sheet.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add onions and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper, and then cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the parsley.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, half-and-half, nutmeg, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Stir in onion mixture and Gruyère.

  4. Pour the egg mixture into the crust. Bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes.

  5. Drizzle greens with the remaining tablespoon of oil and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Serve with the quiche.

Basic Quiche With Gruyère Served With a Side Salad
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

362 Calories
27g Fat
18g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 362
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 198mg 66%
Sodium 533mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 18g
Calcium 454mg 35%
Iron 2mg 11%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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