Quiche with Bacon, Cheddar, and Onions

from ButterYum
makes 8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 3/4 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (or half table salt)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, minced (optional)


  1. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat, add sliced onions and a pinch of salt; stir until all onions are coated with butter.
  2. Lower heat to medium low and continue cooking onions, stirring occasionally, until onions are caramelized (keep a glass of water near the stovetop in case you need to add a splash to any hotspots in the skillet); remove from heat and allow to cool.
  3. Preheat oven to 375F and butter the bottom and sides of a quiche pan.
  4. Place the prepared quiche pan on a half sheet pan and spread the caramelized onions and chopped bacon evenly inside.  
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, milk, salt, and pepper; pour into quiche pan and top with cheddar and optional jalapenos.
  6. Bake in center of preheated oven for 45-60 minutes or until a knife tests clean when placed in the center of the quiche.  
  7. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Note:  all or any combination of milk, half and half, or heavy cream can be used as long as it equals 2 cups.