Easy Quiche Recipe for Kids

The kid-foodies tried their first quiche when we were traveling around Europe by RV. We spent a couple of months exploring France, and it was during our trip to Paris where we stumbled upon a little cafe that only sold quiches. This post is for anyone who wants to know what a quiche is, where to find quiche in Paris, and an easy quiche recipe for kids. Read this post to find out how to make a quiche for kids!

The time we spent in France was truly memorable; for my husband and I, we got to indulge in one of our favorite cuisines, taste incredible wine from St. Emilion, and it was a country where our children really got to develop their palate.

During our time in France, the trips to the grocery store always resulted in us buying and trying out new cheeses, and it’s how we got Lou Lou and Jaf to love smelly cheese. We would buy cheese (and definitely didn’t stray from the pungent, smelly ones) and have them with crackers very enthusiastically. Much like the phrase, Monkey see, monkey do, our kids followed our lead and thus began their love for cheese.

Our stay in Paris was one filled with culture, history, and of course, food. Here are 5 kid-friendly restaurants in Paris we tried out. After a day exploring Paris, we were walking back, hungry might I add, to our hotel and happened to stumble upon a restaurant serving up only one thing on the menu: quiches!

What is a Quiche?

A “Quiche” is a popular French tart. It can be found at almost every French cafĂ©, patisserie (pastry shop), or restaurant in France. You’ll find the French eating a quiche mainly for lunch, accompanied with a side salad – which is how and when we ate ours while in France.

Quiches are made from a filling of milk, eggs, and cream that turns into a custard-like consistency with a pastry crust on the bottom. There are a variety of quiche fillings, like the Quiche Lorraine, which takes its name from the Lorraine region of France, and is made with bacon or ham, and sometimes can include cheese.

The History of Quiche in France

The word Quiche is originally derived from the German word “kuchen” which means cake. The original quiche can be traced all the way back to the Middle Ages in Germany, where sweet and savory pastry tarts were filled with custard and meat or fish, and sometimes even fruits.

The quiche Lorraine was first eaten in the Lorraine region of France, but it was made from different ingredients than what we see on our plates today. The quiche recipe was rustic and had simple ingredients that would generally be found in the village or made on the farm: dough, eggs, bacon, and cream.

Trying Quiche for the First Time in Paris

Since Lou Lou and Jaf had never tried a quiche, this was the perfect opportunity to introduce them to one of France’s most popular dishes. We ordered two Quiche Lorraine’s for lunch and when they arrived, we waited for the verdict.

At first, we couldn’t get both Jaf and Lou Lou to take a bite. They insisted it “wasn’t custard.”

But after some persuasion, which involved us trying the quiche and “MMMMMing”, this was Jaf’s reaction after his first bite:

Easy Quiche Recipe for Kids

One thing we learned from our trip to France is just how versatile a quiche can be. After our first quiche experience, we ate a lot of quiche during our time in France. It wouldn’t be wrong to say we ate our weight in quiche!

You can put spinach in a quiche, different cheeses like roquefort, feta, gruyere, and even cheddar. Get creative with your quiche! Quiches are so easy to make, you can easily make this French class dish in the comfort of your own home. Here’s and easy quiche lorraine recipe…for the kids to enjoy!

Quiche Lorraine Ingredients

  • 1 – Pre-Made Pie Crust for 9″ Pie
  • 3 oz – Ham
  • 1 – Onion
  • 3 – Eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups – Milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon – Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups – Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon – All-Purpose Flour

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Bake pre-made pastry shell in oven for 8 minutes or until crust is set and dry. Remove from oven and turn down temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  • In a large skillet, cook ham. Drain and reserve 2 tablespoons of drippings. Cook onion in skillet with reserved drippings; cook until onion is tender and then drain.
  • In a large bowl, mix together milk, salt and eggs. Stir in ham and onion. In a separate bowl, toss cheese and flour together, then add to egg mixture. Be sure to mix well. Pour egg mixture into pie crust.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until knife inserted in center of quiche comes out clean. If necessary, cover edge of crust with foil while baking to prevent burning or overbrowning.
  • Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

Easy Quiche Recipe for Kids

Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Servings 4
Author pint size gourmets

Ingredients

  • 1 9" Pre-Made Pie Crust
  • 3 oz Ham cubed
  • 1 Onion sliced
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups Milk
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 tbsp All-Purpose Flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Bake pre-made pastry shell in oven for 8 minutes or until crust is set and dry. Remove from oven and turn down temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a large skillet, cook ham. Drain and reserve 2 tablespoons of drippings. Cook onion in skillet with reserved drippings; cook until onion is tender and then drain.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together milk, salt and eggs. Stir in ham and onion. In a separate bowl, toss cheese and flour together, then add to egg mixture. Be sure to mix well. Pour egg mixture into pie crust.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until knife inserted in center of quiche comes out clean. If necessary, cover edge of crust with foil while baking to prevent burning or overbrowning.
  5. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

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3 thoughts on “Easy Quiche Recipe for Kids”

  1. It’s always amazing to me how few eggs and how much custard/milk is involved in a quiche. My daughter made scrambled eggs as one of her first recipes and now I know to get her onto quiche!

  2. Lisa Kapela

    Sounds so good, I am glad with alittle persuasion you got them to try it & like it. It has everything they like it, it just look different. Love Paris, please be safe with your travels so much uncertainties in our world

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