30 By 30: Bacon and Smoked Gouda Quiche


I love quiche. Love love love it.  I eat a lot of eggs, so they are a very special treat indeed when they are enveloped in deliciously buttery pie crust.  I tend to opt for the much healthier frittata, which has no crust and a little bit of milk instead of half and half.

BUT, you see, it turns out that my unpublished 31st task for 30 by 30 was to consume a lot of butter and/or get fat. Clearly if  you’ve looked through my blog lately (and could see the ice cream in my freezer and the fact that I’ve enjoyed both cupcakes AND donuts the last few days), you can see I’m going to do a bang-up job.

At any rate, this quiche is very similar to quiche Lorraine, but with smoked gouda instead of Swiss cheese.  Why, you ask?  Well, because it’s infinitely better.  Something about Swiss cheese has always made me turn  up my nose.  I think at once point I decided it smelled like sweatsocks, so that could be it.  And yet, I find gruyere to be one of the best cheeses ever.  Go figure.

I’ve used my favorite pie crust recipe here, but feel free to use any one you like or even a store-bought crust.  Once the crust is blind-baked, this comes together in a snap.  If you are making your own crust, though, you will probably want to do this on a day when you have more time because of the chilling of the dough that is required.  Sadly, I don’t  have a tart pan, so I made this in a pie pan.  Not nearly as pretty but delicious just the same.

30 By 30: Bacon and Smoked Gouda Quiche

11 thoughts on “30 By 30: Bacon and Smoked Gouda Quiche

  1. Swiss is kind of boring any…gouda packs much more of a flavor punch! Great quiche. You’ve really been knocking ’em off your 30×30 list!

  2. You are soooo funny! I just turned 30 this year and I’m definitely watching my caloric intake. Something about crossing that milestone makes it easier to pack on the pounds! Of course, I still love the good foods, so it’s always a struggle.

    I have everything at home to make this quiche and it just may be dinner tonight. I mean, it’s only three eggs and a half pound of bacon, right? Thanks for sharing your funny stories and your good food. I’m an new follower 🙂

  3. Just a note on swiss cheese…I’m not a fan either, but for my dad (who recently had a heart attack) does like it, it’s good because it’s quite low in sodium compared to other cheeses.

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