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Build Your Own Quiche

Build Your Own Quiche

April 09, 2013
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I like to think of quiches as the perfect brunch food. Why so perfect, you ask? Well, quiches are extremely customizable. Start with a basic crust recipe, some eggs and milk, your favorite cheese, and customize the fillings from there. Having a vegetarian over? No problem, just use a plethora of fresh veggies and herbs. Have to make the menu kid friendly? Add ham and cheese, and both kids and adults alike will enjoy. Make it your own!


Start with this basic recipe to get the perfect, flaky crust for your quiche.

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cold Land O Lakes® Butter, cut into chunks
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons cold water

Combine flour and salt in bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in enough water with fork just until flour is moistened. Shape dough into a ball and flatten slightly.

Roll out dough on lightly floured surface into 12-inch circle. Fold into quarters and place into ungreased 9-inch tart pan or glass pie plate. Unfold pastry, pressing firmly against bottom and sides of pan. Refrigerate until ready to fill.

Basic Filling

Half & half, eggs, salt and pepper are all you need to form the base of your quiche filling.

  • 1 1/2 cups Land O Lakes® Half & Half
  • 5 Land O Lakes® all-Natural Eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Whisk together eggs, half and half, salt and pepper in large bowl.

Add On’s

This is where you can really explore- the add-ons. Pick and choose your ingredients to make the quiche your own. You really can’t go wrong with any vegetable, meat or cheeses- but here are some ideas to get you started. Stir in any of the following to your egg mixture:

Fresh Herbs (chopped, up to 1/4 cup total)

  • Basil
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Chives
  • Parsley
  • Cilantro
  • Dill

Cheeses (about 1 cup)

  • Shredded Cheddar, Swiss, Gruyere or Parmesan
  • Crumbled Goat, Feta or Blue

Meats & Veggies (choose 1-4, no more than 2 cups total)

This is where leftovers come in handy- have some rotisserie chicken in the fridge, or leftover toppings from Friday’s pizza night? Have some vegetables in the crisper that are nearing their end? Throw them in!


  • Bacon, Ham, Pancetta or Prosciutto, cooked and chopped
  • Sausage (Italian or Pork), cooked and crumbled
  • Chicken or Turkey, cooked and chopped


  • Asparagus, cooked and cut into pieces
  • Caramelized onions
  • Bell pepper, cut into small pieces
  • Mushrooms, cut into quarters or slices, sautéed
  • Sun dried tomatoes, chopped
  • Roasted red peppers, sliced
  • Tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • Red onion, chopped
  • Kalamata Olives, halved
  • Spinach, wilted
  • Broccoli, cut into pieces and cooked
  • Artichoke hearts, quartered


After you have picked your fillings and stirred them into the egg mixture, pour the quiche filling into the prepared crust. For easier transporting, place the quiche onto a baking sheet. Bake in a 375°F oven for 40-50 minutes or until the egg mixture feels set in the center and a knife inserted comes out mostly clean.

One of the most important tricks I’ve learned about quiche making is to make sure to let it sit for at least 40 minutes on a cooling rack. Although it may be tempting to cut right in once it’s done baking, it’s best to let it sit and firm up before slicing. It will make it much easier to cut and serve.

What combinations will you try? I’d love to hear some ideas and any other stir-ins I may have forgotten about. Have fun picking and choosing and making a quiche just the way you like it!

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Yes it is definitely time to bring back "pour a quiche" it was really a product b4 it's time-loved it used it now can't find any substitute for this great product-been awhile since needed it but hate it when something is gone when u knew it existed

Posted December 10, 2016 by Jo

I want to join others in a request to bring back the pour a quiche. My family loved it and it was fast and easy for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It's hard for me to believe it wasn't a popular item.

Posted July 27, 2016 by Sarah Spital

I can only imagine how popular such a product would be now, with families so busy. I loved the product and have been looking for it locally recently. Guess my answer is here. Please try to market it again. I believe your company would be surprised.

Posted July 05, 2016 by Rebecca Robie

I was searching for the great quiche in a carton that I had used years ago, but haven't been able to find anywhere. I ran across this blog and wanted to add my request to the others........Please bring it back again! When we still had 6 teens at home, I used to buy these 10 cartons at a time and keep them on hand for a quick meal or Sunday breakfast. They were perfect! Please, even if you just bring them back during the holidays as a special (and easy) treat, I would love to see them in the stores again. Many Thanks!

Posted November 28, 2015 by Shelley
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From: mallory
Hi Shelley, we appreciate your interest in LAND O LAKES® Pour-A-Quiche. Unfortunately, this product has been discontinued and is no longer being made. We're sorry to disappoint you but hope that you will continue to purchase other LAND O LAKES® products that are available to you.
Posted December 01, 2015

Absolutely loved your quiche that came in the carton. As a working mom, it save the day for me on many occasions when I was trying to figure out what was for dinner. My kids loved it! My daughter who is now a working mom had been looking for it and was disappointed that it's not available. You should really bring it back. Nothing tastes like it.

Posted May 13, 2015 by Janice

I remember Land O'Lakes quiche, too. It was heavenly. Land O'Lakes was just ahead of its time. If it were introduced today, it would be a huge hit. Please bring it back.

Posted April 02, 2015 by Mary

I too loved the ease of your quiche in the carton. Why were they discontinued?

Posted December 06, 2014 by sandra i
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From: cindy
It is great that you remember about this product that Land O'Lakes had on the market. I will forward your comment.
Posted December 08, 2014

I really miss the quiche you sold in the carton. I would buy a frozen pie crust, pour it in and bake. My family loved them. My children called it "egg pie". Would you please start manufacturing this product again? Sincerely, Gina

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