Breakfast Quiche & Stratas

In the same family as omelets, frittatas, and other egg casserole dishes, quiches and stratas are unique. Quiches are lighter custards that can be baked with a variety of ingredients combined with eggs. While typically served in a pie-like crust, crustless quiche recipes are also just as savory. Check out some of the best breakfast quiches and stratas recipes!

Staff Picks

Broccoli-Cheddar Quiche

Rating: 3.17 stars
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This versatile dish goes from brunch buffet to dinner table in a snap and is great with a leafy green salad. The flaky crust and custard filling make it a perfect vehicle for an array of mix-ins.Baking the crust before adding the filling, known as blind baking, ensures it won't get soggy. Our favorite pie dough recipe is Basic Pie Crust.

Bacon-Cheese Quiche

Rating: 3.1 stars
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This versatile dish goes from brunch buffet to dinner table in a snap and is great with a leafy green salad. The flaky crust and custard filling make it a perfect vehicle for a variety of mix-ins. Baking the crust before adding the filling, known as blind baking, ensures it won't get soggy. Our favorite pie dough recipe is Basic Pie Crust.

Fresh Herbs Quiche

Perfect for brunch—or any meal, reallly—this easy recipe makes enough for one quiche baked in a nine-inch springform pan, or two quiches baked in eight- or nine-inch pie plates.

Classic Quiche

Rating: 4.67 stars
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This recipe, which is a perfect main dish for brunch, makes enough for one quiche baked in a nine-inch springform pan, or two quiches baked in eight- or nine-inch pie plates.

Spinach and Gruyere Quiches

Rating: 3.19 stars
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An outstanding quiche relies on a few simple elements: a creamy egg custard, buttery homemade crust, and flavorful cheese and vegetables. This family-friendly brunch recipe delivers all three.

Bacon and Spinach Quiche

Can't decide between a quiche Lorraine or Florentine for your next brunch? Add bacon and spinach to the basic filling for the best of both worlds.

Potato-Crusted Herb Quiche

Thinly sliced potatoes layered gratin-style make a beautiful gluten-free crust for this easy company-worthy quiche that's perfect for brunch.

Spinach-and-Cheddar Slab Quiche

Feed a crowd during the holidays with this big-batch make-ahead quiche. It teams a rich sesame seed-studded crust with a cheesy spinach filling.

Asparagus Custard Tart

Rating: 3.3 stars
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This tart is unapologetically rich—there is puff pastry, Gruyere, goat cheese, and cream—yet the overall effect is one of lightness. It's a handy make-ahead addition to a festive spring brunch spread, but paired with a green salad, it also makes a satisfying supper on its own.

Crustless Broccoli-Cheddar Quiches

Rating: 3.11 stars
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Breakfast for one? In these individual quiches, broccoli gives the creamy cheddar and egg a nice crunch; eliminating the crust cuts down on baking time.

Shallot-Mushroom Quiche

Rating: 3.43 stars
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This versatile dish goes from brunch buffet to dinner table in a snap and is great with a leafy green salad. The flaky crust and custard filling make it a perfect vehicle for a variety of mix-ins.Baking the crust before adding the filling, known as blind baking, ensures it won't get soggy. Our favorite pie dough recipe is Basic Pie Crust.

Bacon and Scallion Quiche

Rating: 5 stars
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This easy recipe makes enough for one quiche baked in a nine-inch springform pan, or two quiches baked in eight- or nine-inch pie plates. It's a classic main dish that's light enough for lunch or brunch.
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Inspiration and Ideas

20 Frittata and Strata Recipes Just Right for Brunch or Dinner

Whether you have the time to plan ahead or prefer to improvise on the spot, frittatas and stratas are a two delicious categories of egg dishes that will meet the moment.

Mini Ham-and-Cheese Quiches

These savory little mini muffin-size quiches have family-friendly appeal and an easy crust made simply from slices of buttered white bread.

Ham-and-Swiss Quiche

Rating: 3.29 stars
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A tender pie crust plus a savory filling add up to a delicious and classic ham-and-cheese quiche for brunch. The key to this gluten-free recipe is the easy-to-work-with dough. Since there's no gluten, which leads to toughness if the dough is overworked, you can mix and roll without worry.