French Quiche is creamy, flavorful and so delicious! It’s the perfect dish for breakfast or brunch, and goes well with almost anything. If you’re unsure what to serve alongside quiche, especially in the wintertime, here are 20 ideas to help you out!
Quiche is such an amazing dish. What’s not to love about a buttery, flaky crust filled with eggs, cream, cheese and basically any vegetables you want?
As temperatures dip, a warm slice of cheesy quiche becomes even more appealing any time of day. It’s a great choice to enjoy for a quick lunch but could also be the perfect dish for a flavorful breakfast food or a light evening meal. And if you’re a breakfast-for-dinner kind of person (like me!), it can even be the perfect evening meal!
It can take some effort to find just the right quiche recipe that has the perfect flavor and texture, but once you find your favorite, the next step is finding the perfect side dish to go along with it. I’ve got a few ideas to help with that!
There are several secrets to making a good, rich quiche. As with most recipes, you get out what you put in, so it’s important to start with quality ingredients. Don’t try to make unnecessary substitutions.
The extra fat in heavy cream adds a lot to the texture of the custard. Many variations of American quiche are made with mostly eggs and a small amount of milk or cream. A high quality quiche allows heavy cream to add fluffiness to the mix.
Another good tip is to blind bake your crust for a few minutes before adding the filling. Many people complain that the crust of their homemade quiche always ends up soggy, and this quick step can help prevent that.
One last tip is to watch your cooking time. You do not want to overcook your quiche as it will ruin the fluffy texture.
My recipe for Ham and Cheese Quiche takes all of these tips and more into account to give you the most perfect Quiche recipe.
For the fluffiest quiche, select a recipe that calls for cream and allow your eggs to come to room temperature before cracking. You should also whisk your custard with a whisk to add some air.
There are so many different ways to make a quiche! You can add any meat, vegetables or cheese, but just be careful that the flavors mix well together.
A typical French Quiche Lorraine is made with ham or bacon, eggs and cheese. Bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, onion and sauteed mushrooms are other popular quiche fillings.
As mentioned above, it’s important to blind bake your crust in a quiche recipe. I also suggest adding an egg wash and baking the crust for another minute before adding your filling for an extra layer of protection.
My Favorite Quiche Recipes
- I fell in love with quiche after trying this Ham and Cheese Quiche in France. So simple and so delicious!
- This Butternut Squash Quiche from Gimme Some Oven is full of delicious seasonal flavors.
- This Brussel Sprout and Apple Quiche from The Candid Appetite brings together some unique flavors and showcases the versatility of a good quiche.
- If you are nervous about making your own pie crust or don’t have much time, you can use a premade one. This cuts down significantly on the prep time for this dish.
- If your pie crust is cracking while you are trying to roll it, let it come to room temperature before continuing.
- You’ll know your quiche is ready when the filling looks a bit like jello. It should jiggle ever so slightly without being runny.
- Let your quiche cool before trying to serve it. If you cut into it too soon it may fall apart. Letting it cool slightly will give you the perfect slice of quiche.
What to Serve with Quiche
Sides: Classic tomato soup, vegetable bisque, simple green salad, roasted vegetables, fresh fruit salad, green beans, hash browns, sweet potatoes, sweet potato fries, cottage cheese, baby spring mix with balsamic vinegar, arugula salad
Carbs: Blueberry muffins, French bread, croissant, crusty bread, cinnamon rolls, garlic bread
Drinks: Orange juice, iced tea
What to Serve with Quiche in Winter
Irish Leek Soup
You’ll love this creamy Irish leek (from Like Hot Keto) sans potato soup recipe! It’s high protein keto and low-carb, with pea protein isolate making each bowl a nutritious and delicious meal with unbeatable macros!
Roasted Beetroot and Pumpkin Salad
This roasted beetroot and pumpkin salad (from One Carefree Cook) is the perfect vegetarian addition to your fall or winter holiday side dishes. The vegetables are roasted in the oven and tossed with spinach, arugula, and crumbled feta. Walnuts and pepitas (pumpkin seeds) add a lovely crunch, while a generous drizzle of a vibrant maple vinaigrette completes it. A beautiful and festive salad that is sure to impress!
As cold winter months approach, I’m craving warm, cozy recipes. Soup is one of my favorite winter meals because I can cook up a massive batch over a weekend and then store it for leftovers later in the week. This vegetable soup (from Clan Kitchen) is vegetarian, but keep reading below for some options for adding protein. I use all my favorite vegetables, but this recipe is so versatile you can easily switch it up with all your favorites.
Fried Tenderstem Broccoli with Garlic and Lemon
A healthy and easy tender stem broccoli side dish (from Somebody Feed Seb) is all you need to elevate your meal to another level! Gently boiled, and then pan-fried broccolini is the best quick way to cook this wonderful vegetable! A versatile recipe that goes with a range of meat, poultry and fish dishes, this is our go-to side dish when we’re looking for a flavorsome and nutritious sidekick that is ready in 10 minutes!
Ham and Potato Soup
This Ham and Potato Soup (from I Heart Umami) with leek is thick, chunky, and creamy like your favorite chowder but dairy-free! There’s nothing more comforting than a bowl of creamy soup on cold days. This ham and potato soup recipe is super simple to make, and it also happens to be a great way to use up leftover ham!
Persimmon, Pear and Pomegranate Salad
Pear, Persimmon & Pomegranate Salad (from Rainbow Delicious) that you will make again and again during the Fall! It is loaded with delicious ingredients including persimmons, pears, feta, spinach, and pecans!
Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup
This roasted kabocha squash soup (from Drive Me Hungry), also known as vegan Japanese pumpkin soup, is creamy, nutty, and healthy! Made with coconut milk, this roasted kabocha squash soup is vegan, low carb & gluten free!
Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms with Artichokes
These easy spinach stuffed mushrooms (from Champagne Tastes) are filled with spinach artichoke dip, and topped with freshly grated Parmesan. They’re a perfect vegetarian appetizer or side dish!
Blackstone Griddle Potatoes
Blackstone Griddle Potatoes (from Ole Blue Dog) are an easy side dish done in under 30-minutes on the griddle. Crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside these are well-seasoned potatoes that go with breakfast or dinner!
Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts
How To Make A Simple Fruit Platter
A Simple Fruit Platter (from Sungrown Kitchen) is the perfect addition to any brunch menu. Learn to make beautiful fruit platters with these simple to follow, step-by-step instructions! Colorful, healthy and too pretty to eat!
This healthy Citrus Salad with Maple Candied Walnuts (from Savoring Today) has it all—sweet, savory, crunchy, juicy—and the Orange-Dijon Dressing is fabulous on any salad, so you’re sure to use every drop.
Apple Pie Overnight Oats
These creamy apple pie overnight oats (from The Littlest Crumb) taste like dessert for breakfast! Infused with apple, maple, brown sugar, cinnamon & nutmeg for a comforting fall blend of flavors.
Cinnamon Tea Recipe with Cinnamon Bark
Colombian Hot Chocolate with Cheese
Lemon Poppyseed Muffins with Yellow Squash
Quick and easy homemade Lemon Poppyseed Muffins with Yellow Squash (from Simply Scrumptious) are the perfect lemon muffin that’s both sweet, tart, and hint of healthy. A great way to make a toddler muffin with hidden vegetables, this poppyseed muffin is delicious for all. It’s a perfect summer breakfast, or a quick evening treat or snack. You can even substitute the yellow squash (summer squash) for zucchini and make a zucchini muffin. Whether you use lemon juice, or fresh squeezed lemons, these versatile and tasty muffins are a winner.
Orange Cinnamon Acorn Squash Rings
Acorn squash (from Melissa Traub) is very easy to cook and is so versatile! Prepare acorn squash in a healthy way. After it’s cooked, the squash is tender and you can use it in many dishes like you would white or sweet potatoes or zucchini. The ridged shape gives slices of acorn squash a flower-like appearance. That is my favorite way to slice it before baking, and the result is just stunning!
Air Fryer Vegetables
These Air Fryer vegetables (from Little Sunny Kitchen) are a quick and easy side that you can make with any vegetables you have on hand. Air Frying vegetables is much quicker than using the oven, and you end up with a healthy and delicious side dish.
Blueberry Goat Cheese Salad with Candied Pecans
Blueberry Goat Cheese Salad with Candied Pecans (from Sungrown Kitchen) is delightfully sweet and savory and dressed with a quick homemade Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette. Fresh and vibrant, it’s perfect for the holidays or a fancy brunch, but easy enough for weeknights!