Italian Quiche

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
This Italian Quiche is bursting with Italian style meats, cheeses and baked into a flaky pie crust.


The pie is perfect for breakfast, brunch lunch or even as a light dinner.


This style quiche makes it Italian because of the blended seasonings and imported Italian meats in it.


We used escarole and spinach in ours or you can use any greens you prefer.


The quiche is loaded with delicious Italian flavors and can be transformed into an all vegetable or meat pie.


We love eggs baked with cheese and egg tarts are a favorite also.


This egg and meat vegetable quiche are so easy to make and perfect any time of the day and leftovers are even better the next day!


It almost reminds me of a breakfast pot pie and we make several kinds of savory pie combinations.



Below you will find our Italian pies with pepperoni, spinach and some with hot ham (capicola) along with escarole and spinach with blended cheeses.


Just choose your favorite combination addition and adapt away1



Scroll down to this easily printable recipe.







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Simple Baked Quiche



Just about every pie I make is a little different.


This simple basic recipe for Italian style quiche is made to order.


Seriously if your family is anything like mine, we all have some picky eaters.


Some like this all vegetable, some likes it loaded with 3 kinds of meats and then others love a combination of both!


Below will be some tips to keep in mind when you add several additions and suggestions of alternative vegetables and meats.






this is an egg mixture called quiche with spinach and ham ready to be baked



Tips



  • When using vegetables, do not overuse ones that contain lots of water IE tomatoes, shredded zucchini, squeeze out the seeds and blot dry the zucchini.
  • Canned artichoke hearts drained and cut up are a great addition in flavor to quiche
  • Any kind of greens IE spinach escarole can be used but boil them first to remove any dirt particles and clean squeeze out all the water before adding to the egg mixture
  • Always drain cooked meats using (cold cuts are fine as is) Italian sausage and bacon must be drained on paper towels first
  • Let the pie sit a few minutes after baking to set before slicing
  • Use any kinds of cheese you prefer (mozzarella is a mild cheese and not as flavorful as using provolone shredded which is our first choice)





this is a pepperoni quiche with spinach








Suggestions

Meat or Vegetarian


  • Cooked Loose Italian hot or sweet sausage drained
  • Crumbled cooked bacon
  • Capicola sliced and chopped
  • Pepperoni chopped
  • Any Coldcut's you prefer (salami, mortadella, roast beef
  • Escarole boiled and rinsed and water squeezed out
  • Spinach or other greens boiled rinsed
  • Chopped bell or hot peppers, tomatoes, onions, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, chopped asparagus






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Ingredients You Will Need to Make Italian Quiche

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for exact measurements



  • thinly sliced capicola (hot ham), pepperoni, precooked Italian loose sausage drained or bacon
  • eggs
  • heavy cream
  • milk
  • shredded Italian blended cheese, extra sharp cheddar or use all provolone shredded
  • fresh raw spinach or you can use finely chopped escarole boiled
  • minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 deep dish pie shell uncooked
  • grated cheese
  • Italian seasoning
  • granulated garlic powder
  • Optional additions: sliced peppers, artichoke hearts, mushroom slices, grated eggplant, zucchini or plum tomato slices





this is a quiche with pepperoni,, sausage, ham and spinach






More Recipes To Try:


Zucchini Tomato Tart
Easter Rustica
Bacon and Egg Biscuits
Italian Style Poached Eggs
Spinach and Egg Breakfast



this is an Italian capicola and egg pie baked





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Anytime Italian Quiche



Just remember, this basic quiche recipe turned into a delicious Italian pie, is a savory delight you can serve anytime.


We love it on a Sunday afternoon for brunch and keep it on the light side with sliced tomatoes and cucumber salad.


Adapt this recipe any way you like and I would love to hear how you like it in the comment box below.










Italian Quiche

Italian Quiche

Yield: 4
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prep time: 15 Mcook time: 55 Mtotal time: 70 M
This is a pie filled with Italian cheeses, Italian meats and eggs baked into a deep-dish flaky pie crust. The pie is bursting with Italian flavors and perfect for any breakfast, brunch or light dinner.

ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound (around 1 cup) thinly sliced and chopped capicola (hot ham), pepperoni, precooked Italian loose sausage drained or bacon
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded Italian blended cheese, extra sharp cheddar,  or use all provolone shredded
  • 2 cups of fresh raw spinach or finely chopped escarole boiled first and then squeeze out all the water
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 deep dish pie shell uncooked homemade or store-bought
  • 2 tablespoons grated cheese and more for the top
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • Optional additions: sliced peppers, artichoke hearts, mushroom slices, grated eggplant, zucchini or plum tomato slices

instructions:

How to cook Italian Quiche

  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, cream, herbs, grated cheese, spices, salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
  2. Use cooked meat of choice and add to the mixture (drained if using sausage or bacon).
  3. Stir in the cheese, spinach or escarole.
  4. Note: You can add more garlic and sprinkle more grated cheese on top.
  5. Pour into unbaked crust.
  6. Place on a cookie sheet for any spillovers.
  7. Bake on 350-degree hot oven until browned on top and the middle doesn't shake anymore around 45 to 55 minutes.
  8. Let sit for at least 10 minutes before cutting.
Calories
415
Fat (grams)
22
Sat. Fat (grams)
11
Carbs (grams)
27
Net carbs
12
Sugar (grams)
10
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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2014. It was edited and re-published in 2020.



3 comments

  1. This quiche looks perfect! I can't wait to make it for brunch this weekend!

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  2. So easy and comforting! Love quiche on lazy weekend mornings with the fam!

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  3. Love this and bet it is delicious! Pretty colors too!!!

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