Mini Quiche Appetizers 5 Ways

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Mini quiche appetizers are ideal party snacks for the holiday season! Save money by making them from scratch. Learn how to easily assemble delicious mini quiche 5 different ways with one simple recipe!

Quiche Recipe

BASIC Ingredients for Quiche

To make quiche from scratch, you’ll need these basic recipe ingredients.

  • Large eggs
  • Heavy cream or half-and-half
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Ground black pepper
  • Homemade quiche crust or refrigerated pie crust
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Shredded mozzarella or jack cheese
  • Fresh spinach
  • Olive oil or butter – for sautéing
  • Yellow or white onion
  • Cloves of garlic

How to Make Mini Quiche

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, heavy cream, ricotta cheese and ground black pepper. Mix in the shredded cheese.

Creamy custard for Mini Quiche

Quiche Recipe – 5 WAYS

Here’s how to make mini quiche 5 different ways with flavorful recipe add-ins. Each type of snack is savory and delicious! When hosting gatherings, be sure to include a non-meat option like a savory cheese quiche.

  • CHEESE QUICHE: Make savory tarts with half custard and two types of cheese. Try cheddar cheese and either mozzarella or Jack cheese.
  • SPINACH AND BACON QUICHE: Add olive oil to pan. Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil or butter until fragrant. Add spinach and sauté until wilted. Fill dough with equal parts custard, cheese, bacon and spinach.
  • SPINACH, ONION AND GARLIC QUICHE: Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil or butter. Add hand-torn spinach to the pan and sauté until wilted. Fill the dough rounds with 1/3 veggie mix, 1/3 cheese, and 1/3 custard.
  • MUSHROOM, BELL PEPPER AND ONION: Sauté onions, bell pepper and garlic in olive oil or butter. Remove pan from heat. Add mushrooms to the pan; stir briefly. Fill the dough cups equally with sautéed veggies, cheese and custard.
  • HAM, JALAPEÑO AND ONION: Add olive oil to pan. Sauté onions, garlic, ham and jalapeño until fragrant. Fill the mini quiche cups with an equal amount of meat mixture, cheese and custard.
Filling for Mini Quiche

how to assemble mini quiche

  1. Spray mini tart pan with cooking spray.
  2. Cut out pieces of dough with a 3-inch, flower-shaped cookie cutter.
  3. Place dough over wells of tart pan.
  4. Use a tart tamper to press down crusts.
  5. Spoon filling into each mini quiche crust.


RECIPE PREP: Adjust oven rack to center position. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  1. Tent quiche pan with foil.
  2. Bake mini quiche for 15-18 minutes.
  3. When crusts are lightly golden and filling no longer jiggles they’re done!
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How to Keep Party Snacks Fresh

After prepping recipes in advance, here’s how expert cooks keep their party snacks fresh until it’s time to reheat and serve.

  1. After baking, cool party snacks completely.
  2. Place the snacks on a baking tray leaving space between the pieces.
  3. Freeze for 30 minutes or until stiff.
  4. Arrange frozen appetizers in an even layer inside a vacuum seal bag.
  5. Use a FoodSaver to vacuum seal the bag closed.
  6. Label the bag with item and date.
  7. Put vacuum-sealed appetizers in the freezer!
Homemade Quiche

KITCHEN TIP: For delicate foods like mini quiche appetizers with fluted tops, manually stop the vacuuming process before items are crushed.

Mini Quiche Appetizers


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Make 5 different mini quiche appetizers from one easy recipe! These delicious savory horderves are the perfect party snacks.


Units Scale

Custard for Quiche*

Custard is for all quiche varieties.

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Quiche Crust

  • 2 15ounce packs refrigerated pie crusts (two 9″ crusts/pack)*

Cheese Quiche

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded jack cheese or mozzarella cheese

Spinach Quiche

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, pressed or minced
  • 2 tablespoons onion, minced
  • 3 1/2 cups tightly-packed fresh spinach, stems removed
  • Pinch of salt
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Mozzarella or jack cheese, shredded

Spinach and Bacon Quiche

  • Olive oil or butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic, pressed or minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 3 1/2 cups tightly-packed fresh spinach, stems removed
  • 7 slices bacon, fried until crisp, excess fat removed and diced
  • 3/4 cup mild cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 cups jack cheese or mozzarella, shredded

Bell Pepper and Mushroom Quiche

  • Small amount of olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 12 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 cup bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, diced
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cups shredded jack or mozzarella cheese

Ham and Jalapeño Quiche

  • A bit of olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 2 tablespoons onion, minced
  • 1 cup cubed ham
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeño, cored, seeded and minced
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded jack and cheddar cheese


Prepare Desired Filling

  • Cheese Quiche: Mix 2 types of shredded cheese together.
  • Spinach Quiche: Sauté onions and garlic until fragrant. Add spinach; sauté until wilted.
  • Spinach and Bacon Quiche: Sauté onions and garlic until fragrant. Add spinach to the pan and sauté until wilted. Remove pan from heat. Add cooked crispy bacon to the pan and stir to mix.
  • Bell Pepper and Mushroom Quiche: Sauté onions, bell pepper and garlic. Remove pan from heat. Add mushrooms to pan; stir briefly.
  • Ham and Jalapeño Quiche: Sauté onions, garlic, ham and jalapeño until fragrant.

Directions for Quiche

RECIPE PREP: Adjust oven rack to the center. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 2 mini quiche pans with cooking spray, or lightly grease them with butter.

  1. With a 3-inch cookie cutter (round cutter or with scalloped edges), cut out mini quiche crusts from pie dough. Place the pieces of dough over the wells of quiche pan. Use a tart tamper or your fingers to press the dough into place.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk custard ingredients together.
  3. Fill the crusts with 1 tablespoon of filling: equal parts cheese, custard and desired add-ins. Tent the pan with foil.
  4. Bake 15 minutes, or until crusts are lightly golden and filling no longer wiggles. Remove foil. Bake an additional 1-2 minutes.
  5. Allow mini quiche to cool in pan for 5-8 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack for further cooling.


*Custard Yield: Custard makes 4 dozen mini quiche. For multiple varieties of quiche make more custard.

**Dough Crust Yield: One 15-ounce pack of refrigerated crusts yields 26 mini quiche. For a variety of quiche, purchase additional packs.

Make-ahead Recipe: Make a double batch of party snacks and vacuum seal for later!

Nutrition Information Section: The nutrition information listed is for the cheese quiche.

  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Brunch, Weekend
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
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NOTE: The original date of posting was October 8, 2018. It was a sponsored post for the FoodSaver® FM3941.


What are your favorite party snacks? Do you love eating mini quiche? Which quiche recipe would you like to make? Share your thoughts on appetizers in the comments below. REMEMBER TO RATE THIS RECIPE!

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  1. Well, this is officially my “Go-To” Quiche recipe. I made them for a group, and it was an instant sensation! This recipe made me look good in the eyes of very critical people. Thank you!

  2. Just printed your recipe because I am definitely going to make this. Those look so good and I can’t wait to try them. Thank you for the recipe.

  3. These are absolutely adorable and so perfect for the upcoming months!!! #HOLIDAYS!!!!!! I am so so so excited :)

  4. Food Saver machine is awesome, We would not be able to live without one. We use for all of our meal prep!

  5. OMYum! These look so cute and delicious! So perfect for family gatherings or fall get togethers. I am definitely making these soon! I need a FoodSaver machine to prep for the holidays!

  6. I LOVE mini appetizers. My favorite quiche suggestion from the list is the Spinach and Bacon. My parents have a FoodSaver, but they haven’t used it yet.

  7. Those are the cutest appetizers I’ve ever seen!! They would be perfect any time of year but especially during the holidays. Now, I’ve been wanting a food saver system for the longest time. We try to take advantage of food sales and having the food saver would be great.

  8. MMM! They all look so good! I will be trying the Ham and Jalapeno one! Great post. Your blog is absolutely adorable.

  9. I love quiches. They are perfect for appetizers and parties. But very often I make them as dinner for the movie or game night. My family goes crazy over these!

  10. Wow, these mini quiche appetizers are so cute. Scrumptious! I am going to try this out. Thank you for sharing this great recipe. YUM!

  11. QUiches are my weakness! These are so adorable and are a lot easier to make than I thought! I’ve eaten them many times, but never tried making them myself! I’ll have to try this and the FoodSaver machine.

  12. These are adorable and perfect for the upcoming holidays! I love that I can make them ahead of time and freeze them with my food saver! Thanks!

  13. These are so cute! We make a regular quiche, and I never thought to make little ones, but the kids would enjoy the little size. Plus there is more of a ratio of crust to pie. I’ll have to make these for dinner soon.

  14. I love appetizer season! That FoodSaver storage method sure would make it easy to prep ahead of time and then just thaw, heat and serve!

  15. I love this idea for a mini quiche! This way you can eat a couple, and not feel guilty. And I also love the presentation, with the petal look of the dough. Very nicely done!

  16. We love quiche and your mini version with pie crust base look just perfect. I love the pretty flower cookie cutter you used – makes them look so dainty and elegant. Perfect party food.

  17. These are fantastic! I love that they’re so easy to customize – makes them great for a party…something for everybody!

  18. These are the cutest little quiches I’ve seen. They’re perfect for appetizers all throughout the holiday season.