Zucchini Bacon Quiche

This savory zucchini bacon quiche is baked in a crispy pie crust. Loaded with Gruyere cheese, this quiche is sure to impress!

Zucchini and Bacon Quiche - This savory zucchini bacon quiche is baked in a crispy pie crust. Loaded with Gruyere cheese, this quiche is sure to impress!

I’m sure you all still have a billion zucchini to use up from your gardens. And you are probably getting burnt out on zucchini bread. I know some of you have made four to five loaves and popped them in the freezer for later enjoyment.

You have zucchini bread coming out your ears and are clueless what to do with the rest of the zucchini.

No fear, I am here to share with you an outstanding quiche recipe that will utilize those lingering zucchini. One super cheesy, savory, zucchini, bacon party baked in a flaky pie crust. The best quiche I’ve ever had.

Quiche is a timeless brunch meal of a savory egg custard in a flaky crust. It can be served warm, straight from the oven or allowed to cool. And the best part is you can flavor it with leftovers like ham, bacon or veggies.

Zucchini and Bacon Quiche - This savory zucchini bacon quiche is baked in a crispy pie crust. Loaded with Gruyere cheese, this quiche is sure to impress!

For this quiche, I used eggs, heavy cream, Gruyere cheese, shredded zucchini, crispy bacon crumbles, and green onions. This quiche is extra cheesy.

I should mention how delicious Gruyere cheese is. It is seriously so damn good; I could just take bites of the cheese block and be a happy camper.

The crust for this quiche is prebaked so that it won’t turn out soggy. The bacon is then cooked with the green onions and drained very well. Then it’s time to whip up the egg custard: eggs, heavy cream, salt, nutmeg, red pepper, and white pepper. I don’t mix the cheese into the custard. Instead, I like to layer it throughout the quiche and then top it with a thick layer.

Thick, cheesy, and flavorful! My zucchini bacon quiche will be your new favorite!

Bake the quiche for about 35 minutes or until the top begins to turn a golden brown. If you want a darker color on the top simply leave it in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes longer. Just be sure not to burn it. The quiche will puff up and at first, you may think it’s going to spill over. Have no fear, once you take it from the oven it will deflate some.

The greatest part about this quiche is it great leftover. We reheated slices for a quick lunch the next day and it tasted just as good as when it first came out of the oven.

Have fun with the recipe and create your own delicious quiche. Use your own favorite cheeses and veggies. I can’t wait to hear what you come up with!

Zucchini and Bacon Quiche - This savory zucchini bacon quiche is baked in a crispy pie crust. Loaded with Gruyere cheese, this quiche is sure to impress!

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Zucchini Bacon Quiche
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Zucchini Bacon Quiche

This savory zucchini bacon quiche is baked in a crispy pie crust. Loaded with Gruyere cheese, this quiche is sure to impress!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Yields 8

Ingredients

For the crust

For the filling

  • 8 bacon slices
  • 1 and 1/2 shredded zucchini
  • 4 green onions sliced
  • 2 cups Gruyere cheese
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

Instructions

Make the crust

  1. Prepare the homemade pie crust according to the recipe instructions

  2. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Roll crust out and fit into a 9-inch pie dish or quiche dish. Trim off any excess dough. Use a fork to prick the sides and bottom of the dough. Bake for 3 minutes. Gently prick once again with a fork, bake for 5 more minutes. Set aside.

Make the filling

  1. Cut bacon into pieces. Add bacon and green onion to a skillet over medium heat. Cook until bacon is browned. Drain thoroughly.

  2. Combine zucchini and bacon mixture. Spread mixture evenly over crust. Top with 1 cup of cheese.

  3. Combine eggs, milk, salt, nutmeg, red pepper, and white pepper, stir well. Pour the mixture over the zucchini mixture, top with remaining cheese.

  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until cheese is golden brown. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Zucchini Bacon Quiche loaded with Gruyere cheese is sure to be a hit with the family!

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