I was recently asked to help in the kitchen for a school breakfast for Mums and Carers at my daughter’s school. I was to cook something savoury but it had to be easily handled as it is a stand up function. I thought about a quiche but wanted a lighter version. Then I remembered seeing pictures of a light quiche made on filo pastry – this inspired me to create my own breakfast quiche.

A quick and tasty breakfast option



3 sheets Puff Pastry
100ml Cream
Eggs (3 eggs for quiche mix, plus eggs on top of quiche)
1 cup cheese, grated
Crispy strips of bacon

Vegetarian Option

1 leek, white section only, finely sliced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
pack baby spinach
1 bunch asparagus, woody ends trimmed


For the pastry

Preheat oven to 180C.
Prepare puff pastry by firstly cutting 1-1.5 cm strips of pastry.
Use these strips of pastry to form a border on full pastry sheets. Brush strips with eggwash to help set the border.
Prick area within border all over with a fork.
Cook leek and garlic in butter on low heat until tender (about 5 mins). Stir in spinach and cook for about 1 minute to wilt. Remove from heat.


I like to prepare all my toppings before putting it all together.

Saute asparagus spears in garlic until tender but crisp.
Grill or bake bacon strips until crispy.
Mix 3 eggs with a little cream and season to taste.

To assemble

How To Make a Breakfast Quiche

Working within the border, spread leek and spinach mix evenly.
Spread grated cheese and toppings of choice then pour egg and cream mixture on top – just enough to cover the area within the border.
Brush border with egg wash.
Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and crack eggs on top.
Return to oven and bake until egg whites have set – about 5-7 minutes.
Remove from oven and serve hot.Note: Ingredient amounts listed enough to make 2 quiches.

Note: The recipe above makes 2 breakfast quiches.


handan - June 9, 2011 - 7:03 pm

Such a simple but tasty dish, i made my own version with what was in the fridge and it turned out delish! such inspiring recipes keep up the great work 🙂

Carly Hopkins - June 7, 2011 - 10:08 am

Oh yum – now I am craving quiche – I think I might even make these for dinner one night this week and serve it with a nice salad and balsamic vinegar… Yummy!!! Thanks Craig.. xx