Bacon and Gouda Quiche

Bacon and Gouda Quiche 2 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Bacon and Gouda Quiche 2

Aged Gouda has a nutty sherry flavour that marries well with bacon. Look for the cheese in the supermarket's deli section.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Special Issue: Holiday Baking 2006


  • Single-Crust All-Purpose Pastry recipe
  • 4 strips bacon chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 6 shallots quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup roasted red pepper chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives chopped
  • 3/4 cups aged Gouda cheese shredded
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cups milk


On lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to scant oe-inch (5 mm) thickness; fit into 9-inch (23 cm) quiche dish or pie plate. Trim edge to leave 1-inch (2.5 cm) overhang; fold inside rim. Flute edge if using pie plate. Prick all over with fork. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Line pie shell with foil; fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake in bottom third of 400°F (200°C) oven until rim is light golden, about 15 minutes. Remove weights and foil; let cool on rack.

Filling: In large skillet, sauté bacon over medium-high heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. With slotted spoon, transfer to paper towel. Drain fat from pan.

Heat oil in pan over medium heat; fry shallots, garlic, thyme, pepper and salt until shallots are softened, about 10 minutes. Transfer to bowl and let cool. Add bacon, red pepper and chives to bowl.

Sprinkle 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the cheese over pastry shell. Spread bacon mixture over top. In bowl, whisk eggs with milk; pour over bacon mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Bake in centre of 375°F (190°C) oven until tip of knife inserted in centre comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate quiche until cold. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours or overwrap in heavy-duty foil and freeze for up to 2 weeks. Thaw before reheating in 350°F (180°C) oven for 20 minutes.)

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 391 mg
  • Protein 10 g
  • Calories 287.0
  • Total fat 20 g
  • Cholesterol 126 mg
  • Saturated fat 9 g
  • Total carbohydrate 17 g


  • Iron 10.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 25.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 11.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 16.0
  • Vitamin C 33.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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Bacon and Gouda Quiche