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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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-Potato Bake

Rating: 3.5 stars 175
This family-friendly brunch dish is basically a crustless quiche; serve it hot, cold, or at room temperature.
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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.
Fresh Herbs Quiche
Perfect for brunch—or any meal, really—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.
Asparagus Custard Tart
Rating: 3.5 stars 194

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.