Quiche is a popular, savory egg dish that is baked in pie crust along with cheese and a variety of different fillings. Quiche is a popular brunch option, but is also delicious for breakfast, lunch or dinner! If you're wondering what to serve with quiche, then you're in the right place!
When serving quiche for breakfast, lunch or brunch, many people find themselves wondering how to choose delicious quiche side dishes.
- What to serve with quiche
- Quiche Fillings
- Quiche Pie Crust
- Difference between a quiche and a frittata
- How to make quiche lower in calories
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- Top 10 quiche side dishes
- Fresh baked bread
- Banana bread
- Fresh green salad
- Fresh fruit salad
- Homemade dinner rolls
- Marinated roasted vegetables
- Gluten Free Broccoli Cheddar Soup
- Dutch Oven Chicken Noodle Soup
- Fresh vegetables with dip
- Home Fried Potatoes
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What to serve with quiche
Since quiche is packed with protein (from the eggs) and also contains lots of starchy carbs (from the pie crust), the most common choice for a quiche side dish is veggies. The veggie side dishes can be both cooked or raw, simple or complex.
In addition to veggies, fruit also makes a delicious quiche side dish. Fresh baked muffins, bread and soup are also popular choices!
- Garden fresh salad
- Marinated, oven-roasted vegetables
- Fresh veggie tray with hummus or dip
- Fruit salad
- Chopped fresh fruit with chocolate hummus or sweet fruit dip
- Baked goods like muffins and banana bread
- Fresh baked bread - sourdough, multigrain, Vegan Garlic Bread, French, No-Knead Overnight Bread... the choices are endless!
- Fresh baked rolls or biscuits
- Soup - Creamy or broth based, any type of soup would be delicious!
- Roasted or home fried potatoes
Scroll down to see my list of top 10 quiche side dishes!
My favorite way to make quiche is with lots of cheese, bacon and broccoli. Quiche is so popular though, because the filling combinations are endless!
- Different meats - Bacon, ground sausage, turkey bacon, Canadian bacon, ham steaks, deli ham
- Veggies - Broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, peppers, onions, tomatoes
- Cheese - Cheddar, mozzarella, parmesan, goat, feta
- Starchy veggies - Potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut squash
Quiche Pie Crust
You actually have a variety of different options when it comes to choosing a pie crust for your quiche!
- Homemade pie crust
- Store-bought pie crust
- Sweet potato pie crust
- Gluten free pie crust
- Paleo pie crust
Difference between a quiche and a frittata
There are a few key differences between a quiche and a frittata. A quiche is made with a pie crust. A frittata does not have any crust at all. A quiche is baked in a pie pan, while a frittata is baked in a frying pan. A cast iron skillet works really well for making a frittata! Since a frittata does not have a crust, it is usually a very low-carb meal. Quiche is not low-carb because of the crust which is usually made from flour. The main ingredient in both a quiche and a frittata is eggs. In a quiche though, you usually add milk or Greek yogurt in addition to the eggs to give the quiche a light and airy texture. A frittata is usually just eggs which makes a frittata more dense.
How to make quiche lower in calories
Since the main ingredient in quiche is eggs, quiche can be really high in fat and calories. Some recipes allow you to substitute out some of the eggs for just egg whites. I have also made quiche before that uses less eggs and adds 0% Greek yogurt instead. Greek yogurt is high in protein and can be low in fat and calories.
Top 10 quiche side dishes
Fresh baked bread
This recipe for No-Knead Overnight Bread is as simple as it gets! Bread baking can be intimidating for the beginner baker. However, when you find a recipe like this, you will feel like a pro in no time! You only need a few minutes at bedtime, plus a handful of ingredients to get started. When you wake up in the morning, pop your bread in the oven and surprise your family at breakfast with a fresh, delicious loaf of homemade bread. READ MORE
A quick and easy sweet bread like banana bread is the perfect side dish for quiche. This recipe for banana bread mixed up easily in one mixing bowl, doesn't require you to use an electric mixer and contains an extra dose of fiber! As an added bonus, it has a sweet and crunchy streusel topping! READ MORE
Fresh green salad
A garden fresh salad is a top choice when it comes to figuring out what to serve with quiche. Salads provide lots of nutrition and fiber and will help fill you up while you are enjoying your slice of homemade quiche. This salad is an Asparagus Salad with Fried Goat Cheese. This delicious salad contains roasted onions and garlic, sautéed asparagus, plenty of fresh crisp greens and is topped with panko crusted goat cheese. READ MORE
Fresh fruit salad
A fresh fruit salad is a bright and beautiful side dish that will add color and flavor to your meal. Fruit salad normally contains more than just a mixture of chopped fresh fruit. In addition to fruit, fruit salad will also contain some kind of a dressing or cream to blend the flavors of the salad together. The different dressings can be creamy, sweet or savory. They often contain a main ingredient that will add a pop of flavor like fresh mint, lime juice or shredded coconut. Check out this fruit salad from Crowded Kitchen that contains stone fruit, fresh berries and a savory lemon maple thyme dressing. READ MORE
Homemade dinner rolls
Soft, buttery dinner rolls go well with just about any main dish. When trying to decide what to serve with quiche though, soft dinner rolls are an easy choice! Here is a dinner roll recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction that I think would be the perfect choice. READ MORE
Marinated roasted vegetables
Almost all vegetables lend themselves well to roasting. This recipe from Jessica in the Kitchen for roasted eggplant, zucchini, peppers, onions and eggplant with a balsamic marinade sounds like a crowd pleaser! READ MORE
Gluten Free Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Broccoli cheddar soup has been my favorite soup since I was a little girl. I've always loved cooked vegetables, especially cooked broccoli. When broccoli was paired with a cheesy soup, I was in love! READ MORE
Dutch Oven Chicken Noodle Soup
Dutch Oven Chicken Noodle Soup is the ultimate warm and cozy comfort food. Thanks to the combination of lean protein, fresh vegetables and broth, this soup will fill you up without weighing you down. READ MORE
Fresh vegetables with dip
When it comes to side dishes, a fresh veggie platter is as classic as it gets. Not to mention simple and easy! You can make your own veggie platter or pick one up from a grocery store! Serve my Creamy Dill Salad Dressing and Dip with your next veggie platter. READ MORE
Home Fried Potatoes
If you are serving quiche for breakfast or brunch, I think home fries are a must! Home fries are a standard side dish at any breakfast diner, but you can definitely make them at home too! All it takes are potatoes, a few seasonings and a diced onion! Check out this Home Fried Potato recipe from The Cookie Rookie! READ MORE
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