|

Taco Quiche Recipe | A Simple Weeknight Dinner

Love it? Share it!

Have you ever had a taco quiche? We’ve all had tacos. Most of us have had quiche. But, what about combining two classics?

This delicious taco quiche recipe is a fun twist on the traditional quiche flavoring. It is a perfect weeknight dinner when you’re looking for some non-traditional comfort food. I hope you enjoy this simple recipe!

Slice of taco quiche.

This post may contain affiliate links where I earn a small commission on your purchases at no additional cost to you.

What is Quiche?

If you’ve never had quiche before, you may wonder, what is quiche? Quiche has stood the test of time, but isn’t overly talked about as a dinner recipe.

Typically, quiche is referred to as a breakfast or brunch recipe, but I LOVE it for dinner. The flavor is too good to keep for breakfast alone.

Taco quiche on a counter.

Quiche is a french tart that has a predominately custard filling. You can make many different kinds of quiches with a variety of meats and vegetables added to the custard.

For this quiche, we are going for a simple taco flavor!

Easy Weeknight Dinners

If you are anything like me, you’re always on the hunt for easy weeknight dinners. This taco quiche is at the top of my list, but I wanted to provide you with some other options too!

These 5 recipes are my go-to weeknight dinner recipes. Make sure to head there and Pin the recipes for future use!

Taco Quiche Recipe

Now let’s get to this taco quiche recipe. You can head to the end of this post for a printable recipe card.

This is a very simple and quick recipe. You can choose to make your own crust with your favorite homemade crust recipe.

Or, you can use refrigerated or frozen pie dough.

Taco Quiche Recipe | A Simple Weeknight Dinner

Do I bake quiche pie crust first?

One of the main mistakes for baking a killer quiche is not baking the pie crust first.

Some people place uncooked pie dough into a dish, add the filling, and bake it all at once. This will create a soggy pie crust that isn’t properly cooked.

Baked pie crust.

Instead, bake that pie dough first!

You can choose to use rice or pie weights to keep your dough from bubbling as it bakes, or bake it as is. I like to line my pie dough with foil, add some rice, and then bake so that it cooks evenly.

Taco Quiche Ingredients

First, gather your taco quiche ingredients. This is the perfect recipe for leftover taco meat from Taco Tuesday!

Remember, quiche is very forgiving. As long as you have the main ingredients for the custard, you can add in various additions for flavor.

  • 1 pie crust 
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 shredded cheddar cheese 
  • 3/4 cup of ground hamburger meat, browned and flavored with taco seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Additional 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

How to Make Taco Quiche

Begin by preheating the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

Place your pie dough into a 9 inch pie plate. Bake, either weighted or not, for 8 minutes with foil on top. Then, remove the foil and bake for 4-5 more minutes or until browned.

Next, lower the heat of your oven to 375 degrees.

Quiche custard.

Combine heavy cream, whipped eggs, salt, 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, taco meat, and pepper in a medium bowl. Stir well.

Stirred custard in a bowl.

Place custard filling into baked pie shell.

Adding cheese to custard filling.

Add 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese on top.

Bake at 375 for 45-55 min or until knife comes out clean.

Check your taco quiche after 25 min. If the edges of the pie crust are over-browning, cover with foil.

Remove when baked through and let cool for 10 minutes.

Taco quiche filling.

Here are some suggestions for toppings!

  • Green onion
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream 

Serve warm or cold and refrigerate leftovers.

Taco quiche in a kitchen.

I like to serve quiche with a nice side salad. You could also offer chips and salsa or guacamole.

Printable Quiche Recipe

Taco quiche pie.

Taco Quiche

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

This taco quiche is a flavorful twist on traditional quiche recipes. Serve this up for a simple weeknight dinner that's sure to please the whole family.

Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust 
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 shredded cheddar cheese 
  • 3/4 cup of ground hamburger meat, browned and flavored with taco seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Additional 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

    1. Begin by preheating the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
    2. Place your pie dough into a 9 inch pie plate. Bake, either weighted or not, for 8 minutes with foil on top. Then, remove the foil and bake for 4-5 more minutes or until browned.
    3. Next, lower the heat of your oven to 375 degrees.
    4. Combine heavy cream, whipped eggs, salt, 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, taco meat, and pepper in a medium bowl. Stir well.
    5. Place custard filling into baked pie shell and top with remaining cheese.
    6. Bake at 375 for 45-55 min or until knife comes out clean.
    7. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Notes

Topping Suggestions:

  1. Green onion
  2. Salsa
  3. Sour cream 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 406

I hope you enjoy this recipe. I’d love to know if it becomes a family favorite for dinner!

Kitchen shelf with tile backsplash.

Stay Connected

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Make sure to subscribe to my email newsletters to get these recipes right to your inbox!

Taco quiche pie.

And make sure to follow along with me daily on Instagram and weekly on YouTube for real time recipes, DIYs and home decor!

Sarah Signature

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.