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Air Fryer Quiche Recipe

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Air Fryer Quiche

If you love quiche but want to make it quickly and easily, an air fryer is your best friend. You only need eggs, cream, cheese, and a pie crust to get started.

Customizing your quiche with favorite toppings like bacon, ham, or veggies makes it even better. Imagine a fluffy, delicious quiche ready in just 20-25 minutes. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and it’s super easy to clean up afterward.

Exact Ingredients (+ Possible Substitutes)

Making a quiche in an air fryer is simple and delicious. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:


  • Pie Crust: You can use store-bought or homemade. If you’re avoiding carbs, skip this for a crustless quiche.



  • Eggs: The heart of the quiche. Use large eggs for the best texture.



  • Milk: Whole milk works best. You can substitute with half-and-half or heavy cream for a richer quiche.



  • Cheese: Cheddar, Swiss, or Gruyère are perfect. Any melty cheese will do.



  • Vegetables: Common choices include spinach, bell peppers, and onions. You can substitute with kale, zucchini, or mushrooms.



  • Meat: Bacon or sausage are favorites. Ham or turkey can be used instead.



  • Seasoning: Salt, pepper, and garlic powder add flavor. Feel free to add herbs like parsley or thyme.


Possible Substitutes:


  • Milk Alternatives: Almond milk or soy milk can replace dairy milk.



  • Cheese Varieties: Try mozzarella, feta, or even blue cheese for a different taste.



  • Vegetables: Seasonal vegetables or whatever you have on hand work well.



  • Meat Options: For a vegetarian option, omit the meat and add more veggies.


With these ingredients and options, you can customize your air fryer quiche to your liking!

Instructions

Step 1: Preheat your air fryer to 350°F (175°C) for about 3 minutes.

Step 2: Roll out and prepare your pie crust. Place it into a pie plate, pressing the edges firmly. You can use a 9-inch aluminum pie pan.

Step 3: Place the pie crust in the air fryer and par-bake it for 5 minutes. This helps the crust stay firm.

Step 4: In a large bowl, whisk together the following ingredients:

  • Eggs
  • Milk or heavy cream
  • Salt
  • Pepper

You can add other ingredients like cheese, ham, bacon, or green onions.

Step 5: Pour the filling into the par-baked pie crust. Leave a space of at least ¼ inch at the top.

Step 6: Carefully place the filled quiche back into the air fryer basket. Set the temperature to 320°F and cook for about 20-25 minutes. For mini quiches, 12-16 minutes should be enough.

Step 7: Once done, check if the center of the quiche is set and not wet. Let it cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy your air fryer quiche!

Tips, Tricks & Storing

Tip 1: Preheat Your Air Fryer
Always preheat your air fryer before cooking the quiche. This ensures even cooking and a perfect texture.

Tip 2: Use Nonstick Spray
Spray the basket or ramekins with nonstick spray to prevent the quiche from sticking.

Tip 3: Avoid Overcrowding
Place quiche slices or mini quiches in a single layer. Overcrowding can result in uneven cooking.

Tip 4: Adjust Cooking Time
Cooking times vary depending on the size. Smaller quiches may need about 14-16 minutes; larger ones might need up to 25 minutes.

Trick 1: Let Quiche Sit at Room Temperature
Before reheating, let the quiche sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes. This helps in even heating.

Trick 2: Cover with Foil
If the top is browning too quickly, cover the quiche with aluminum foil halfway through the cooking time.

Storing:

  • Refrigeration: Store leftover quiche in the refrigerator. Place it in an airtight container. It can last 3-4 days.
  • Freezing: Wrap the quiche tightly in plastic wrap, then in aluminum foil. You can freeze it for up to 2 months.
  • Reheating: To reheat, preheat the air fryer to 325°F. Heat quiche slices for 4-7 minutes or until warmed through.

Recipe Variations & Serving Suggestions

Spinach and Feta: Mix in cooked spinach and crumbled feta. Top with cherry tomatoes and shredded cheddar.

Ham and Cheese: Add diced ham and shredded Swiss cheese. Perfect for a savory treat.

Veggie Delight: Use diced bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms. Add shredded mozzarella for a complete veggie option.

Crustless Quiche: Skip the crust to cut down on carbs. Pour the filling into greased ramekins or a baking dish.

Mini Quiches: Use small ramekins or muffin tins. Adjust cooking time to about 20 minutes for smaller portions.

Serving Suggestions

  1. Fresh Salad: Pair the quiche with a simple green salad with a light vinaigrette.
  2. Fruit Side: Serve with a side of fresh fruit or a fruit salad for a balanced meal.
  3. Breads: Add a slice of crusty bread or a croissant for a complete brunch.

Enjoy your quiche warm, and don’t forget to experiment with different ingredients to find your favorite combination!

Benjamin Happy Muncher

Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.