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This is the quiche recipe of all quiche recipes and can be taylored to your taste by switching out the mix-ins. BUT, it's the egg custard that is the shining star here-- creamy, dreamy, and delcious!

The Best Basic Quiche Recipe

 Just like the name states, you'll never need another quiche recipe again! This creates a creamy and rich egg custard and you can switch up the mix-ins however you like. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Keyword best quiche, cream filling, homemade crust
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Cooling Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 219kcal


  • 1 ½ cup heavy cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup California Ripe Green Olives chopped
  • ¼ cup sharp white cheddar grated
  • ¼ cup diced ham
  • ¼ cup caramelized onions *see notes*


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine eggs, cream, salt and pepper in a medium-sized bowl and whisk until well combined. 
  • Layer olives, cheese, ham, and onions into the pie crust and pour egg mixture over the top. 
  • Place pie pan on a baking sheet and bake for 60 minutes or until the center of the quiche is just set-- it will jiggle like jello right in the center and when you insert a knife into the center it will come out with just moisture on the blade. 
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before slicing. 


To customize this quiche recipe, you can mix and match your mix-ins! You can use up to 1 ½ cups of ingredients and get good results. For the recipe above I knew I wanted to use 4 ingredients, so I just split them up into ¼ cup quantities to make 1 cup total. 
It's best to cook vegetables that have a high water content (onions, peppers, greens, mushrooms, etc.) before adding to the quiche. Not only does it keep the quiche from getting soggy, it gives great flavor! That's why I use caramelized onions in the above recipe instead of just plain onions. 
Some of my favorite mix ins:
  • Browned Breakfast sausage
  • Crumbled Bacon
  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • Fresh, diced tomatoes
  • Steamed Broccoli (finely chopped)
  • Any kind of cheese
  • Sauteed Kale, spinach or Mushrooms 
  • Potatoes, diced and cooked


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 271mg | Potassium: 70mg | Vitamin A: 835IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 0.4mg