Craving Bacon and Egg Quiche but don’t want to whip up a whole one from scratch? This Quiche Lorraine recipe is easy and quick, perfect for those days when you want a savory breakfast or brunch meal fast!

mini quiche lorraine with bacon

Bacon and Egg Quiche

This Quiche Lorraine recipe is easy to make and requires minimal ingredients and prep time, making it ideal if you’re short on time. It’s especially helpful for holiday brunch or busy back-to-school mornings — everyone can have their own mini pie! 

Whenever you have it, I promise you will fall in love with air fryer Quiche Lorraine. There is no better way to make casseroles, quiches, or eggs than in your air fryer!

If you are looking for some great Air Fryer Breakfast Egg Recipes, some of my favorites include AIR FRYER SCRAMBLED EGGS, AIR FRYER HARD BOILED EGGS, and LOW-CARB AIR FRYER SCOTCH EGGS.

Why You’ll Love Egg and Bacon Quiche

  • Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or as a snack!
  • So easy with the air fryer
  • Made with simple ingredients
  • Super tasty!

What Is Quiche Lorraine?

Quiche Lorraine is a savory tart made with flaky pie crust and an egg custard filling. Traditional recipes included cream and bacon or ham to make the dish extra rich.

Originally from the French region of Lorraine, this bacon and egg quiche became popular in the US in the 1950s. Because of the generous amount of shredded cheese, it was originally marketed as “Cheese Pie.”

Countries around the world have their own versions of bacon egg and cheese quiche, even going so far as to add other meats and veggies to the filling!

Ingredients Needed For Egg and Bacon Quiche

ingredients for air fryer quiche lorraine on cutting board
  • Pie Crust: Feel free to use a store-bought version or your favorite homemade recipe.
  • Swiss Cheese: You’re better off buying a fresh wedge and grating it yourself. It will melt into your egg and bacon quiche much smoother than bagged shreds.
  • Bacon Crumbles: Another ingredient you’ll want to do yourself. Either cook the bacon in the air fryer before crumbling, or dice up the strips and crisp them in a pan on the stove.
  • Egg
  • Heavy Cream: The key to that rich texture! If preferred, you can use milk or half & half instead.
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper

How To Make Air Fryer Quiche Lorraine

mini tart pan on rolled out circle of pie dough

Step 1: Soften the Dough

Remove pie crust from the refrigerator for about 15 minutes before preparing this recipe. 

Unroll the pie dough and place your tart pan on top of the crust.

mini tart pan filled with pie crust on round wooden board

Step 2: Slice Dough to Fit Tart Pan

Cut a circle (it doesn’t have to be perfect) about 1 inch outside the border of the tart pan. 

Press the crust into the tart pan, tucking the edges down along the sides and cutting off any excess dough at the top so that the crust is even with the top of the pan. 

tart pan with pie crust in air fryer basket

Step 3: Air Fry Pie Crust

Place the tart pan into the air fryer basket and cook at 300 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 5 minutes. 

The crust won’t be fully cooked — we’re just giving it a head start before adding the filling.

Sprinkle cheese into the bottom of the crust, then sprinkle bacon over the top of the cheese.

whisking bowl of egg and cream next to bowl of bacon crumbles

Step 4: Whisk Egg Mixture

Whisk together egg and heavy cream until smooth. Take another minute or two to whisk some extra air into the egg mixture. 

assembled bacon and egg quiche surrounded by ingredients

Step 5: Pour Filling Into Crust

Carefully pour the egg mixture over the fillings in the crust. Some of the bacon will float to the top — that is fine.

The egg mixture should just reach the top edge of the crust. Do not overfill. 

mini quiche lorraine in air fryer

Step 6: Air Fry Quiche Lorraine

Place the prepared quiche back into the air fryer basket and cook at 300 degrees F, air fryer setting, for another 10 minutes or until the egg is set in the center. 

Allow air fryer Quiche Lorraine to cool for 1-2 minutes, then carefully remove it from the bottom of the tart pan with a spatula. Serve immediately or set it on a cooling rack to cool.

two personal sized quiches on a blue serving board

Pro Tips

  • No need to poke holes. Typically, you would poke the raw pie crust with a fork before “blind baking” it to prevent the bottom from puffing up. Since it doesn’t puff up too much in the air fryer, we prefer to skip this step to avoid the filling leaking through. 
  • Still “blind bake” the crust. You’ll get the best results by pre-cooking the crust for about 5 minutes before adding the filling. Otherwise, the crust does not cook on the bottom by the time the egg filling is set. 
  • Whisk eggs thoroughly! There’s nothing worse than inconsistent patches of whites throughout your quiche.
  • Add some veggies. You can saute diced onions and add a couple of teaspoons to the egg and bacon quiche filling. Do NOT add raw onions — they will not cook.
  • Make adjustments as needed. If you need a bit more filling, add some extra heavy cream. The amount of egg needed will vary slightly depending on how many other ingredients you’ve added.
  • Don’t overfill. One large egg is the perfect amount for each individual bacon and egg quiche. Fill just to the top of the crust edge so it doesn’t overflow.
  • Cook a double batch. Two 5-inch quiches should fit in a large air fryer if you’d like to cook more than one at once. This should not affect the cooking time. 

How To Pre-Bake Crust in the Air Fryer

Over the years, I have found that you need to bake your pie crust before you add your filings in order for the bottom to get fully cooked. This process is called “blind baking” and ensures you end up with a crispy and flaky exterior.

You can do this with either homemade pie crust or store-bought pie crust. To successfully cook pie dough in the air fryer, here are the steps:

refrigerated pie crust rolled out onto wooden board

Step 1: Remove refrigerated pie crust from the refrigerator and rest on the counter for about 15 minutes. 

pressing pie dough into tart pan

Step 2: Unroll the pie dough and place your tart pan on top of the crust. Slice around the tart pan, leaving a 1-inch gap so there’s enough crust to go up the sides of the pan.

Press the crust into the tart pan, tucking the edges down along the sides and cutting off any excess dough so that the crust is even with the top of the pan. 

Place the tart pan into the air fryer basket and cook at 300 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 5 minutes.

blind baked tart crust in air fryer

What Other Fillings Can be Added to Bacon Egg and Cheese Quiche?

Traditionally, quiche starts with a base of eggs and cheese and often contains some type of meat. But there are many other options for fillings that you can add to make it more interesting!

  • Vegetables: Spinach, mushrooms, broccoli, peppers
  • Meat: Ham, bacon, sausage, ground beef or turkey
  • Seafood: Shrimp, crab meat, scallops
  • Fruit: Apples, pears, figs

You can also switch up the type of cheese you use to suit your fillings. Some popular alternatives include regular or white cheddar, Monterey Jack, and Gruyere.

What to Serve with Quiche Lorraine?

This is really an all-in-one breakfast, but you can serve this with a side of Air Fryer Bacon or Air Fryer Sausage, or you can serve it with yogurt and fruit.  

If you want to serve bacon egg and cheese quiche at lunchtime, or even for a brunch item, you can pair it with a garden salad or a side of Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes. 

Can Quiche Be Made Ahead of Time?

Air fryer Quiche Lorraine can be made ahead of time and frozen before baking. Best of all, it’s just as good as one that has been freshly baked!

You can also cook it through and save it for later. Let quiche cool to room temperature, then place in an airtight container and refrigerate for 2-3 days.

Can I Freeze Quiche Lorraine?

Yes! What makes this Quiche Lorraine recipe so easy is that you can use it for make-ahead and freezer meals.

Prepare each bacon and egg quiche as directed in the recipe, then let it cool to room temperature. Wrap it tightly in saran wrap a few times and put it into a freezer bag. Each quiche will last in the freezer for about 1 to 2 months. 

Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating, or warm from frozen by adding a few extra minutes to the air frying time.

What Is the Best Way to Reheat Leftover Quiche?

Right back in the air fryer, of course! This is the best way to keep the flavors vibrant and get the crust nice and crisp again.

Preheat the air fryer to 300 degrees F, then place one bacon and egg quiche in the basket. Heat for 3-5 minutes until warmed through.

What Pans to Use for Quiche Lorraine in the Air Fryer?

This Quiche Lorraine recipe is easy and quick — as long as you have the correct pan. I recommend a 5-inch quiche-tart pan since it’s thin enough for the entire crust to be flaky and crispy.

This is the pan I used for this egg and bacon quiche recipe (affiliate links included):

Pans Needed For Quiche Lorraine for Air Fryer


Laxinis World 5 Inch Quiche Pans with Removable Bottom, Non-stick, Fluted Sides, Mini Tart Pans, Round Shape, Set of 6

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Air Fryer Quiche Lorraine

Air Fryer Bacon and Egg Quiche Lorraine

4.78 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
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Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving

Description

Craving Bacon and Egg Quiche but don't want to whip up a whole one from scratch? This Quiche Lorraine recipe is easy and quick, perfect for those days when you want a savory breakfast or brunch meal fast!

Ingredients 

  • 6 inch-round pie crust dough, (cut from refrigerated pie crust – about ⅓ crust)
  • 1/2 cup grated swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoons cooked bacon crumbles
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Remove refrigerated pie crust from the refrigerator for about 15 minutes before preparing quiche.
  • Unroll dough and place your tart pan on top of the crust. Cut a circle (it doesn’t have to be perfect) about 1 inch outside the border of the tart pan. 
  • Press the crust into the tart pan, tucking the edges down along the sides and cutting off any excess dough so that the crust is even with the top of the pan. 
  • Place the tart pan into the basket of the air fryer and cook at 300°F for 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle cheese into the bottom of the tart pan and then sprinkle bacon over the top of the cheese.
  • Whisk together egg and heavy cream until smooth. Take a moment to whisk some extra air into the egg mixture. 
  • Carefully pour egg mixture over the fillings in the crust. The egg mixture should reach the top edge of the crust. Do not overfill. 
  • Place the prepared quiche back into the air fryer's basket and cook at 300°F for another 10 minutes or until the egg is set in the center. 
  • Allow to cool for 1-2 minutes, and then carefully pop the quiche from the tart pan. Use a spatula to remove the quiche from the bottom plate of the tart pan and serve immediately or set it on a cooling rack to cool.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • ** 5-inch tart pan with removable bottom, see blog post for the one I used.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 488kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 26gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 273mgSodium: 2721mgPotassium: 200mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 955IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 527mgIron: 1mg

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