9 quiche recipes that change from the traditional Lorraine quiche

Quiche Lorraine is a classic of French cuisine that has won the hearts of gourmets around the world. Loved for its rich, creamy filling, smoky bacon and crispy flaky pastry, quiche Lorraine is often the go-to choice when it comes to simple, indulgent eating. It must be said, whether for a quick lunch, or a Sunday with the family, quiche has it all… A few ingredients and that's it!

Originally from Lorraine, in the northeast of France, the famous Lorraine quiche dates back to the 16th century. The word “quiche” actually comes from the German word “kuchen”, which means cake. The traditional filling was eggs and cream, often topped with bacon to add a smoky, salty flavor. Contrary to popular belief, there is no cheese in traditional quiche Lorraine.

Vary the pleasures with original quiches

Add vegetables

Incorporating vegetables into your quiche is a great way to make it more nutritious and colorful. So think about broccoli, peas, cabbage or even spinach, rich in iron and vitamins, which melt perfectly in a quiche. Obviously choose them according to the seasons, otherwise you risk having vegetables and a bland final result. For example, tomatoes in spring and summer, and squash in fall and winter.

Vary the cheeses

The choice of cheese is crucial. Goat cheese, ricotta, Camembert or even blue cheeses, such as Roquefort, which are stronger in taste, will make your quiche more delicious and generous. Don't hesitate to experiment with different types of cheese, hard or soft, to find combinations that you like.

Explore protein sources

Although animal proteins are not necessary for a flavorful quiche, they often add flavor and texture. Pancetta, slightly salty and crispy, or salmon, fresh or smoked, are good options to change from traditional smoked bacon. For a vegetarian version with more protein, consider including legumes such as lentils or chickpeas.

Opt for aromatic herbs

Fresh or dried herbs are a real plus. They add flavor and spice up all preparations. Try parsley, chives, basil, coriander or even thyme, rosemary and oregano. Before adding them to the quiche, crumble them between your fingers to awaken their aromas, or finally chop them if they are fresh.

Quiche with confit garlic and fresh goat cheese

© Valéry Guedes

Discover our recipe for Quiche with confit garlic and fresh goat cheese

Broccoli and Camembert Quiche

Broccoli-and-camembert quiche

© Loïs Moreno and Eve

Discover our Broccoli and Camembert Quiche recipe

Fresh onion tart


© Carrie Salomon

Discover our recipe for Fresh Onion Tart

Multicolored cabbage pie


© Edouard Sicot

Discover our recipe for Multicolored Cabbage Pie

Watercress tart

Watercress tart

© Marie-Pierre Morel

Discover our Watercress Tart recipe

Pancetta, goat cheese and honey tartlets

Pancetta-chevre-and-honey tartlets

© Valéry Guedes

Discover our recipe for pancetta, goat cheese and honey tartlets

Zucchini, red onion and camembert tart

Zucchini, red onion and camembert tart

© Akiko Ida

Discover our recipe for Zucchini, Red Onion and Camembert Tart

Shiitake and garlic tart


© Valéry Guedes

Discover our recipe for Shiitake and Garlic Tart

Rustic zucchini tart, ricotta, smoked paprika

Rustic-zucchini-ricotta-paprika-smoked tart

© Marjolaine Daguerre

Discover our recipe for Rustic Zucchini, Ricotta, Smoked Paprika Tart

Similar Posts