Halfway Homemade: Mini Quiche

Yummy Mini Quiche RecipeYummy Mini Quiche RecipeToday we are excited to share a new feature with you: Halfway Homemade. The idea is simple. You use storebought/ premade elements in your homecooked recipes. This is my no means a new concept. I think most home cooks use this kind of shortcut whenever they need. Using a few key premade items here and there is a huge time saver, not to mention it's often economical too. Win win. Mini Quiche Recipe These are mini quiches made with puff pastry for the crusts. I've seen similar ones also called baked egg souffle before (like the Panera version, which I love!).

Mini Quiches, makes 3

puff pastry (I used Pepperidge Farm)
3-4 eggs
1/4 cup half and half or cream
salt + pepper
1/4 cup cheese (I used parmesan) Mini Quiche Recipe  Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a bowl whisk together the eggs, cream, salt and pepper. Butter your baking dishes (I used large ramekins). Cut your puff pastry into large squares that will slightly hang over once placed in the baking dishes. Fill 2/3 full with the egg batter. Fold the edges in toward the center. Sprinkle on the cheese and bake for 35-40 minutes, until the egg looks set. 

These will appear quite puffy as you remove them from the oven, but they will settle a little as they cool. Mini Quiche Recipe (A Beautiful Mess)I was a little nervous that they might stick to the ramekin dishes but the butter did the trick! Mini Quiche Recipe (A Beautiful Mess) You can customize this recipe to your taste by adding anything you like: steamed broccoli, lightly sauteed onions and mushrooms or even… dare I say it… bacon. Whatever you're into. Stir it in before baking. Mini Quiche Recipe (via A Beautiful Mess)These are a super easy and delicous homemade breakfast that can easily come together on a lazy weekend morning by using ready made puff pastry. Yum! xo. Emma

  • I tired this recipe (added sauted onion, asparagus and gruyer to it) and OMG amazing wonderful easy deliciousness! thank you!!

  • These look delicious and I love that they seem easy. Thanks for sharing, I’m putting it on my pinterest board.

  • Mmmm. These look great. I love puff pastry for halfway homemade things. Some of my favorites are Nigella’s pain au chocolat – here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_32QauYUbQ ) and Joy the Baker’s cheese straws – here: http://joythebaker.com/2012/02/parmesan-and-herb-cheese-straws/

    One of my favorite ways to cut corners is to make a cake with cake mix but frosting it with from-scratch buttercream. In fact, I actually posted a bit about it just the other day – here: http://fashionisevolution.blogspot.com/2013/02/summer-recipe-for-winters-night-pink.html

  • These look so yummy- and I love this series! I usually make everything homemade but when I’m short on time store-bought dough helps!

    xx Kait


  • This looks yummy but please post less recipes. MY faves are y’alls fashion and crafty posts!

  • Broccoli would be amazing in this! Had no idea whipping up a quiche could bee this easy! I’m making this asap!

  • So simple yet so delicious! Reminds me of croques madames!


  • This looked so good that I made it tonight for dinner! LOL
    It’s baking as we speak and I can’t wait to try it! I added sautéed onion and a little garlic too 🙂

    Thanks for the wonderful recipes and inspirations. I made the fajita salad last night wish shrimp. I’m on a roll! So what shall we cook tomorrow? 🙂

  • This is so genius. Cant wait for more recipes under this feature. Its like the food-network show semi-homemade cooking with Sandra lee. I love the easiness and quickest for this. I am so going to make this for brunch with my friends. This is so easy for us college students. By the way nice to meet you two virtually. Have been following your blog for a couple of months now and first time I commented.

  • These look delicious and so simple. I def going to try these with broccoli and cheese thrown in!

  • Yum!! I love quiche.. this is perfect for a brunch!


  • I have so many puff pastries in my freezer, this is a great use for them! I’m obsessed with the Panera Bread souffles! Waking up early in the morning just the score 1 is so worth it.

  • In between reading this post and commenting on it I stood up and took a roll of puff pastry out of the freezer. This is so happening for lunch tomorrow – thanks for the amazing idea!

  • Those would be great for yhe kiddos. Even for a take and run meal. Doesnt look too messy.


  • What a smart idea! I love using the puff pastry sheet for baked brie, but then I always have an extra one on hand (since two come in the package). Now I know what to do with the other!

  • I love the ‘halfway homemade’ title. I’m obsessed with eggs for breakfast but I’ve never actually tried quiche… horror. This recipe looks like a good one to try!


  • Omg, imagine a sweet version of this dish. Put slices of apples in the puff pastry together with some cinnamon and sugar (or maple syrup). Serve with some vanilla ice cream. Fantastic!

  • These remind me of the egg souffles at Panera. I LOVE those. Can’t wait to try these 🙂

  • Yup, I’m totally making these this weekend! Maybe add some red bell pepper or mushrooms for an extra flavor kick 🙂

    Thanks for the great idea!!!

    xoxo, Em

  • Those look amazing! And I love recipes that you can modify to make healthier or a little more indulgent 😉

  • wow, these look yummy!!!!

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  • These love divine! Shall be making these during the week. Yummy! 🙂

    Lulu xx


  • These look amazingly yummy! Def going to try them! Also, I am loving the idea of the halfway homemade segment!! 🙂

  • YUM! Looks fabulous. And great idea for the new feature! Can’t wait for more halfway homemades 🙂 xxx


  • These look delish, but they aren’t quiches, Emma. Take it from the French girl. 🙂 But I’ll give them a go and try. I love pastry!

  • These look amazing! I love making quiche, either for breakfast or dinner. I will have to try this recipe!

  • Lovely sea and it sounds delicious! xx


  • It would be perfect for a lunch in my office! I need to try to make them like that, cause the quiche is one of my best meals ever in France. 🙂
    Hugs girls!

  • ohhhhh so tastyyyy!! I will make that next weekend 🙂


  • I LOVE mini-quiches! I usually use crescent rolls as the base, but I would love to try the puff pastry next time.

    Stephanie May*


  • That looks so yummy and easy. I will do it. I like recipes like that. Have a nice day.


  • My most favourite ‘quiche’ type thing is made similar o this, with puff pastry in muffin tins and a roast pumpkin and fetta filling. Delish 🙂

  • These look so yummy!!!! Being gluten-free I’ve never had a quiche before but I deff want to try to make one of these soon!

  • Yummy! I love this idea! Great to customize them for different people 🙂 Love this recipe!

  • Yum! Quiche is one of our favorite meals. These turned out so lovely. Thanks for sharing! We will be putting this one in the recipe books!

  • Oh come on! I’m on a cleanse for another week. You’re killing me with this deliciousness.

  • Love when you ladies think up a wonderful new feature idea! This one sounds great and these look amazing.

  • What a great idea! Thanks for posting. I love quiche, but hate making crust.

  • That sounds soooo yummy!! I wish us GF folk had a gluten free version of ready made pastry dough! I’ll have to experiment. 🙂

  • That does look delicious and simple to make! I will try it!! Thank u 🙂


  • These look so easy to make. I imagine this with a raspberry filling inside, topped off with some crystallized sugar. Yes, Lord yum!

  • I love the idea of halfway homemade…for those days when we just don’t have the time to make everything from scratch. Thanks! 🙂


  • Oh these look delicious! Will definitely be trying them! Fab post! 🙂


  • Such a good idea! These look lovely!
    Katie xx

  • Looks delicious!!

  • Oh I love quiche so much. It’s just so versatile.
    I’ve never thought of doing them with puff pastry, I’ve only ever done them with shortcrust.
    I will definitely give this a try next time I make quiche.


  • Definitely going to give this recipe a try! I love quichy, so this is perfect!


  • Super cute and suuuper yummy! I’ll definitely be trying these this weekend!
    xo Heather

  • Oh my good gosh! I shall be making these with my little ladies! What a wonderful idea for a post!


  • I’ve been making mini-quiches at home lately by pressing crescent rolls into a cupcake tin and then filling with a mixture of eggs, 1% milk and a lot of chopped spinach. It’s really filling and really tasty! (But not as pretty as these!)

  • When I assisted a children’s cooking class, we made mini quiches much like this. Instead of using baking dishes, we used a cupcake pan. It’s been a long time since I’ve made one…maybe I’ll try making this with the girls one day.

    Thanks for sharing.


  • Oh wow these look so good! I love how curvy the crust is. You can see all the layers of flaky goodness. The flavor possibilities are endless!

  • That looks so delicious and easy to make!!
    Totally going to try it out this weekend XD


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