Mini Quiche with Puff Pastry & Cheese

I enjoy making mini omelets and frittatas for my family, as well as quiches. These are an easy way to customize your meals to accommodate different tastes and preferences.

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Mini quiches are perfect when you would like to offer a varied selection around the breakfast table, or for a brunch buffet. I think these pair so well with a spicy bloody mary, made with DIY hot pepper-infused vodka.

For the crust, I either use my Easy Pie Crust recipe (found here, here, or here), or sheets of puff pastry.

I cut the dough using a small, round cookie cutter. Then I place each circle into a muffin tin, and blind bake them before I make my egg mixture (meaning I bake them first on their own, without any filling inside).

Mini Quiche with Puff Pastry and Cheese Recipe |

Then I let the kids decide what they would like to add to the filling.

The first row might be chock full of veggies, the next row may only have cheese, and the third row is bound to have bacon or ham.

Recipe for Mini Quiche with Puff Pastry and Cheese |

This quick and easy recipe is also great for those busy nights when I am on the go. I can pull some pre-made dough out of the fridge, and use whatever ingredients I have on hand.

We love breaking the rules and having breakfast for dinner!

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Mini Quiche with Puff Pastry and Cheese
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  • 2 packages frozen puff pastry thawed overnight in the refrigerator
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese shredded
  • 3/4 cups whole milk or half and half
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cups spinach
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Grease muffin tray with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Cut puff pastry sheets with a cookie cutter or knife and line the muffin cups with the dough.
  4. Add olive oil, garlic, and onion to a medium pan. Saute until the onions glass.
  5. Add spinach, cooking until the spinach becomes tender.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. In a medium bowl, whisk the milk and eggs together. Add the cheese to the mixture.
  8. Add the spinach mixture to the prepared muffin tins.
  9. Spoon egg and cheese mixture over the spinach, filling the almost to the top.
  10. Bake 35-45 minutes until the eggs are set and the crust has browned.
  11. Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes before serving.


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25 thoughts on “Mini Quiche with Puff Pastry & Cheese”

  1. These look very delicious! I like the individual servings and the hint to dessert, by using the form. I really need that pie crust recipe too, because for some reason, my crust keeps coming out different every time. Consistency is so important. That is the true value of you sharing these wonderful recipes.

  2. These look so yummy! I like that the ingredients can be customized, and even mixed throughout the batch, as well as that there are a few options for the dough portion. We also enjoy breakfast for dinner (or anytime, really), and it makes week nights so much nicer when a delicious and nutritious dinner is ready quickly and easily, without much fuss.

  3. These mini-quiches look great and so simple to make. They look perfect for a picnic lunch or even as part of a “help yourself” table. I’d probably add red peppers to one batch and bacon to another although to be fair, you could throw in anything you had leftover really.

  4. I, too, love making personalized mini-omelettes for my family, topped with the meats, vegetables, and cheeses of their choice (often with sour cream on the side). However, it tends to get old as there is only so much you can do with an omelette to make it unique. I would definitely love to try these delicious-looking small quiches! I’m sure that this will add variety to our weekend meals. Thank you for the idea! 🙂

  5. Why do these look so good?! Oh no, these are something. My sister loves bread and pastries. I’ll have to make this for her. There isn’t a meal without them for her. The recipe is kind of a gourmet style. Maybe it will take about an hour, hour and ten minutes total time with this one.

  6. I’ve become such a fan of mini-dishes lately. They’re easy to prepare, cute, customizable, and the individual servings mean I’m set for a few days. Plus they’re fun to experiment with. These quiches look tasty indeed, I’m sure I’ll add them to my recipe collection!

  7. I’ve taken to making smaller quiches and using ramekins to control portion sizes, so I can use different ingredients for people. My dad likes cheese in his so I can add it in his, and in mine I prefer to add more onions.

    I think having smaller ones make it easier to store as well as to serve and is much easier to vary what fillings you can put in and use leftover vegetables too.

  8. These mini quiches look cool. They also look great when trying to control portion sizes so everyone gets served the same size. Being able to customize flavors for each person must be convenient as well.

  9. These are awesome! I love alternatives to the usual breakfast foods, because my partner has such awful food allergies. With these, I’d need to replace the eggs, which is an easy fix. Thanks for the recipe!

  10. I like making mini-things in general! You can usually make a lot, and they’re great for storing on the weekend and heating and eating during the week. They’re also great for carrying around as a quick snack. I like quiche quite a lot, and these look really tasty and quite easy! Look great for a snack or a picnic lunch.

  11. This looks like a tasty recipe for breakfast. I will admit that I’ve never invested much time into my breakfast meals; I preferred the typical toast, bacon and eggs combo with a side of coffee to start my day. However, these quiches seem to good not to try.

    The original recipe is grand, but I would add my own twist to it. I would probably substitute the spinach with hash browns and add a few bacon bits and sausage to give it some nice, meaty substance. I can already see this being an excellent addition to my recipe book.

  12. Oh yes! I could definitely see myself having these babies at anytime of the day! Thanks a lot once again for such amazing recipes! I can’t wait to try this one. It’s looks so easy to make and is just perfect when you have a house full of people. I would love to have one with cream cheese bacon and spinach yumm! I could also eat them at work too. I know my friends at work will begging for the recipe. I’ll be making these during the week, so wish me luck!

  13. What a good idea and way to keep a family happy and satisfied! This recipe adds variety to breakfasts, but could also be served at other meal times. It will also do well as a lunch package. I really like this idea as it keeps meals interesting by catering for all.

  14. Wow, these look delicious!!!!! I must add these to my must try list. I am always looking for different ways of serving up eggs and have tried some frittatas but without success. However, these might definitely be a hit with the family. The cutting the dough with a cookie cutter is so smart and a time saver. I don’t like to waste food, so any thoughts on what to do with the scraps of dough?

    Off hand, I would quickly fry them and sprinkle some cinnamon sugar over them.

  15. I also like the options that are available, although the puff pastry is a little concerning. I know, I know, you’ve simplified it, but if there’s a way to make the easy complicated, I will find it. Although not on purpose.
    Oh well, nothing ventured…

  16. Those look delicious! Too bad that I’m on a diet and they look very high in calories. I love tasty snacks that can be made quickly! I could see them being a great take away food.

  17. Anything with garlic and spinach gets my vote. And then add some cheddar cheese and onion. I’m sold!! I was never a huge fan of pastries, but this takes pastries to a new level!

  18. I love quiche! It is so easy to make and delicious! The addition of the puff pastry sounds interesting to say the least. Puff pastry is great on it’s own, so I am curious to find out how these two things combined would turn out! And the fact that the recipe is for mini portions is great as well. I love being able to just have a taste, or a few more bites by choice

  19. These look great!! My family loves quiche. These mini quiches would be great to bring to parties or brunch. I’d like to try this recipe and add some bacon or sausage. Delicious!

  20. Hmmm, this could work. I like making these, and I usually use a mini muffin pan. I like them teeny tiny. They make perfect party or brunch offerings. I generally use pie crust or another type of crust made from bread dough or biscuit mix though. This sounds even better. They look pretty too, and I’m all about the presentation.

  21. What a great idea and really easy to make. I love the fact that everyone can have the filling they like – saves arguments! They would be perfect for a summer lunch or a picnic as they can be eaten hot or cold.

  22. I am a big quiche fan. It is such a versatile dish in that it is a good for dinner as well as breakfast. Still, I can’t see myself replacing a traditional quiche with this recipe only because of the ease of making a quiche with a pie crust instead of puff pastries. I could see the benefit though if I had a group of people coming over and wanted to offer a variety of options for my guests. Otherwise, I will stick with the reliable classic.

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