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 stars 1237
This versatile dish goes from the 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 stars 984
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.

Classic Quiche

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
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 stars 1112
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.

Crustless Broccoli-Cheddar Quiches

Rating: 3 stars 941
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.

Ham and Cheese Strata

Rating: 3.5 stars 233
This hearty make-ahead breakfast is infused with Dijon mustard and bakes up to a fluffy, golden finish.

Breakfast Casserole with Bacon

Rating: 3.5 stars 156
Like quiche, this savory dish has a custard filling; using frozen puff pastry instead of traditional pie dough makes it even simpler to prepare. This time-saving recipe is 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.

Spinach and Cheddar Strata

Rating: 3 stars 360
This is a great option for a vegetarian dinner; the eggs, cheese, and milk provide plenty of protein.

Asparagus, Leek, and Gruyere Quiche

Rating: 3.5 stars 535
This spring brunch dish is made richer with Gruyere, an aged Swiss cheese with a nutty flavor that tastes great with eggs. Meanwhile asparagus adds a springtime element to the dish.

Ham-and-Swiss Quiche

Rating: 3.5 stars 78
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.
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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.
Freezable Quiche Lorraine
This delicious and freezer-friendly quiche shows how easy it is to lasso the power of your freezer. The recipe comes from It's Always Freezer Season: How to Freeze Like a Chef With 100 Make-Ahead Recipes ($27, amazon.com). Chef Ashley Christensen and food writer Kaitlyn Goalen show how simple it can be to preserve fresh ingredients and complete heat-and-eat meals like this quiche.
Shallot-Mushroom Quiche
Rating: 3.5 stars 157

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.