August 2, 2022

The Ultimate Veggie Quiche

In my household we love this quiche. In fact, we LOVE this dish. Just cooking it and preparing the pastry brings back so many happy memories of walking into the kitchen when I was younger and just smelling the quiche caramelise in the oven. It's honestly such a pleasure to make (and eat!) every time. I've adapted my own recipe from Linda McCartney's "Quiche Linda" recipe, which I used to make all the time - it was actually one of the first ever recipes that I properly learnt how to cook! However, my recipe is more colourful and easier to make, and has a blend of two cheeses to really ooze the earthy delicious flavour in every single bite. It really is so so good.

veggie quiche on purple tea towel on marble kitchen top
The Ultimate Veggie Quiche

Perfect Party Food

I've made this recipe A LOT over the last ten years, in many different ways, and it's actually one that I love to make for people when they come over. You wouldn't really be able to tell that it's a vegetarian quiche, but more importantly it's packed with goodness, incredibly high in protein and it can be boshed together and assembled in literally 30 minutes. I've cooked it for summer picnics, made miniature versions for kids birthday parties and sliced it up for canapés, but I love to serve it with some homemade sweet potato fries, some roasted vegetables and a light salad. Previous guests have also devoured it with baked beans, hash browns and the is such a versatile recipe. Plus, it's great as leftovers the next day too. In fact, the recipe for the dough allows you to make one big quiche and at least one extra little one - that's lunch for the next day sorted!

slice of quiche next to big round one on purple tea towel on kitchen top
A Perfect Slice: The Ultimate Veggie Quiche

The Ultimate Veggie Quiche

If you are looking for a vegetarian Quiche Lorraine, this is the one. We call it 'The Ultimate Veggie Quiche' as it's a winner every time. Served with some sweet potato fries, roasted vegetables and baked beans and it's perfect...











  • 175g plain flour (wholemeal flour also works well)
  • 85g butter
  • 2-3 tbsp cold water
  • 4 eggs
  • 75g cheddar cheese, grated
  • 75g Red Leicester cheese, grated
  • 200ml milk (dairy free milks work just as well)
  • 6 rashers veggie bacon, cubed
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C / Fan 180°C / 400°F / Gas Mark 6.
  2. If you like to make the dough in a mixing bowl, place the flour in the bowl and rub the butter into the flour, so that the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Bind in the water until the dough turns into a ball. Alternatively, place the flour and butter into a food processor and mix together to form breadcrumbs, and then slowly add in the water until a dough is formed.
  3. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth and roll out to cover your quiche dish (I normally have enough for one big one and 1-2 small ones too!). Place in the oven and bake the pastry blind (i.e. bake the dough until it turns slightly golden brown and firms slightly, but doesn't fully cook). Once the pastry has been cooked, leave to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  4. In a large frying pan, fry the chopped onion and the cubes of bacon until the onion has softened and the bacon has started to char slightly (this should take roughly 5-6 minutes, depending on the bacon you choose. Once cooked, leave the frying pan to the side and leave the onions and bacon to cool.
  5. In a smaller mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and slowly add in the milk. Season with salt and pepper, and then gently mix in the grated cheeses. Then stir in the chopped onion and bacon, making sure everything is combined with the egg.
  6. Pour in the filling mixture into the pastry dishes and make sure the mixture is evenly distributed. Then, place the quiches back in the oven and cook for 30-35 minutes until the filling firms and puffs up, and the top is a beautiful golden brown.
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Monday, August 9, 2021
Vivien Christie
this version of veggie nachos is so tasty, we have it every time we entertain family and friends. It's a staple recipe, and so easy to make, you must try it!