Ingredients needed for a breakfast quiche recipe include eggs, ready-made pie pastry or crescent roll pastry, half-and-half, cheese and vegetables. Specific vegetables or meat depends on the type of recipe.
A basic ham and cheese quiche recipe requires 1 package of refrigerated pie pastry, 2 cups of diced cooked ham, 2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese, 4 eggs and 2 cups of half-and-half. After placing a pastry sheet in a pie plate, flute the edges and cook the crust at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 to 12 minutes. Once the crust cools, sprinkle the cheese and ham on the crust, and season with 2 teaspoons of dried minced onion. Beat the eggs and half-and-half together, and season with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Pour the egg mixture in the pie shell, and bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
Instead of flour, use frozen hash browns to make the quiche crust. Thaw and drain the hash browns, then squeeze them between two paper towels to remove any moisture. Press them into a pie plate before adding the egg mixture. Instead of the typical cheddar and ham ingredients, make a quiche using 1 1/2 pounds of fresh asparagus, 1/2 cup of sliced fresh mushrooms and mozzarella cheese.