Cracked Out Quiche

Cracked Out Quiche Recipe – homemade quiche filled with cheddar, bacon and ranch. SOOO good! Pie crust, bacon, cheddar, eggs, heavy cream, and ranch dressing. Can make ahead of time and freeze unbaked for later. Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Cracked Out Quiche Recipe - homemade quiche filled with cheddar, bacon and ranch. SOOO good! Can make ahead of time and freeze unbaked for a quick breakfast/dinner later.

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Quiche Loaded with Cheddar, Bacon & Ranch

Some of the most popular recipes on the blog are my “crack” recipes – crack dip, crack potatoes, crack bread.  I was trying to come up with a new quiche for dinner and decided to put all the crack flavors in it – cheddar, bacon, and ranch. This quiche was SOOOO delicious! It was so cheesy and packed full of bacon.  We almost ate the whole thing for dinner.  I think this is our new favorite quiche.  

How to Make Cracked Out Quiche

As I said, this is very easy to make.

  • Can substitute turkey bacon for pork bacon.
  • For a timesaver, use precooked bacon. I use the big bags of pre-cooked bacon pieces from Costco and Sam’s Club.
  • Can substitute milk for heavy cream.
  • Can Homemade Quiche be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the quiche ahead of time and refrigerate it overnight.
  • Can Homemade Quiche be frozen? Yes! You can make this quiche ahead of time and freeze it baked or unbaked for later.I prefer to freeze the quiche unbaked. Assemble the quiche and place in the freezer. Once the quiche is frozen place it in a freezer bag. When ready to bake, thaw the quiche in the refrigerator before baking as directed below.
  • To freeze the baked quiche, cool the quiche completely and wrap the pie plate with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. When ready to reheat, thaw and reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.
  • How long will Homemade Quiche last? The quiche will keep 3 to 4 days covered in the refrigerator.
Cracked Out Quiche Recipe - homemade quiche filled with cheddar, bacon and ranch. SOOO good! Can make ahead of time and freeze unbaked for a quick breakfast/dinner later.

What to Serve with Homemade Quiche

This Cracked Out Quiche is a favorite at our house. We make this all the time. This is great at breakfast with some grits and biscuits or at lunch and dinner with a salad. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this easy quiche recipe:

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Cracked Out Quiche

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Cracked Out Quiche Recipe – homemade quiche filled with cheddar, bacon, and ranch. SOOO good! Can make ahead of time and freeze unbaked for a quick breakfast/dinner later.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (9-inch) deep dish pie crust
  • ¾ cup cooked chopped bacon
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup prepared light Ranch dressing

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Place bacon in bottom of pie crust. Top with cheese.
  • Whisk together eggs, milk, cream and Ranch dressing. Pour over bacon and cheese.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes, until center is set and the quiche is lightly browned. Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.

Notes:

Can assemble quiche and freeze unbaked for later. To bake after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed above.
I use Hidden Valley Ranch or Ken’s Ranch Dressing.
Can substitute turkey bacon.
3/4 cup of cooked bacon is approximately 3/4 pound of raw bacon.
Can use low-fat milk.

Steph

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Comments

  1. Awesome! Thanks for your response! 🙂 PS. I was also wondering about the bacon bits or cooked bacon. I am definitely making your Cracked Out Quiche this week! (with a big green leafy salad. . .maybe for brunch!)

  2. Silly question, but do you use bacon bits (or cooked bacon)? I assume you do, but I want to make sure. Thanks!

    1. Carrie – I use a bag of Oscar Meyer bacon pieces. It is real cooked bacon, not the hard dried out bits.

  3. Bleu Cheese dressing would a good swap for the Ranch dressing.

    I did use a frozen pie crust. I did not thaw it first. I just left it on the counter while I made the filling.

  4. Thanks so much for this post! I've made your crack bread and it was a great success. Couple questions: Can I swap out the Ranch dressing for say Blue Cheese Dressing? Also, was your pie crust frozen and if so did you thaw first? Thanks in advance. 🙂

  5. This looks scrumptious. I can't believe I've never made quiche before, especially since I love quiche! Nice recipe!

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