My family is full of very hearty eaters. My husband along with our two sons are pretty demanding when it comes to breakfast. It’s not usual for them to skip breakfast either. So on weekends, I tend to go all out on mornings that we will all be eating together. With our school and work schedules the way they are, we tend to make a big family breakfast only about once a week, so when we do my boys certainly look forward to it. That being said since I know this big breakfast will turn into a brunch time meal by the time everyone gets to the table we make breakfast a hearty one that will last throughout the day’s activities until we reconvene that evening for dinner. This Loaded Breakfast Quiche fits the bill for being both hearty and filling and can be easily adapted by varying the ingredients to those your family craves.
This Quiche can also be baked off and simply reheated or even frozen for later. Instructions for reheating have been included in the recipe notes.
Loaded Breakfast Quiche
- 1 ready-made or homemade pie crust
- 6 large eggs
- 1 cup milk or half-n-half
- 1 large russet potato, diced
- 1/2 pound bacon, diced
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1/8 cup red onion, diced
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper *optional
- 2 tablespoons Parmesan/Romano cheese blend
- 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Kosher salt/pepper
- Preheat oven to 450°F
- In a deep pie pan, roll out pie crust to cover pan with 1/4 inch excess, rolled down to form an edge.
- In a skillet brown bacon to desired doneness, drain on paper towels reserving 1-2 tablespoons grease.
- Add potatoes to bacon grease, brown on all sides add onions, kosher salt/pepper to taste, Italian seasoning and cayenne pepper.
- Layer potato/onion mixture then meat, parsley, Romano cheese, cheddar cheese into pie plate, spread evenly to make sure all surface is even.
- Scramble eggs with milk or half-n-half, pour over mixture, tilting pan to fill all space
- Place pie in preheated oven, bake for 30 minutes or until eggs are set and cheese is golden brown.