These cheese and bacon mini quiches are great for both breakfast your child’s lunchbox. 

These Cheese and Bacon Mini Quiches are perfect to make for parties, when you have friends over for morning tea or lunch or cold in the kids lunch boxes.  They are really easy to make and fuss free. This bite-sized recipe is delicious and so easy to make! With so many filling variations, you’ll be making these every week!

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cheese & bacon mini quiches

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 25 min
  • Yield: 24 1x

Ingredients

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  • 4 sheets puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 4 rashers bacon
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup tasty cheese, grated
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Spray a 24 hole mini muffin tin with cooking spray
  3. Place oil in small frying pan over medium heat
  4. Cook bacon and onion until bacon has browned, allow to cool
  5. Using a 2 5/8? circle shaped cutter cut out 24 rounds of pastry
  6. Place pastry in each muffin hole
  7. Place a small spoonful of bacon and onion mixture into each hole
  8. Sprinkle with pinch of cheese
  9. Whisk milk and eggs together in a jug
  10. Pour egg mixture into pastry cases just below the top (allowing room for egg mixture to rise)
  11. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until browned on top

Notes

You could substitute cream instead of milk. Suitable to freeze for school lunch boxes

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Cut circles of puff pastry, use a cutter that is 1cm bigger than mini muffin pan hole (as pictured below, the cutter I used was too small).  Fry bacon and onion, sprinkle onto pastry along with cheese, then pour over egg mixture. 

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  • roast pumpkin and pinenuts,
  • ham and pineapple

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40 comments

Kimberly February 4, 2013 - 6:55 AM

Hi Katrina, you mention to whisk the milk and cream together but in the ingredients I can’t see how much cream? Love to make these today with my kiddies!

Thanks for sharing.

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Katrina February 8, 2013 - 5:40 AM

Sorry Kimberly that was a typo, I have fixed it now. Was meant to be milk and eggs.

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SameliasMum February 4, 2013 - 7:00 AM

These look delicious! Must try them. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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SameliasMum February 7, 2013 - 10:37 AM Reply
Kimberlee February 7, 2013 - 5:35 PM

Kimberly, it doesn’t say cream it says whisk milk and EGGS 🙂 Good luck 🙂

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BGDino January 26, 2014 - 5:50 PM

Just made these for taking to work on Tuesday… great recipe!

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Vicki @ Knocked Up and Abroad July 13, 2014 - 2:25 PM

These look tasty and very simple! That’s my kinda recipe! Thanks x

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Tonee August 15, 2014 - 10:41 AM

I use an old shot glass, its a taller thin one. This is the only thing they get used for noadays 🙁

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Katrina August 18, 2014 - 9:34 AM

That is a fantastic idea, Tonee.

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Tonee August 15, 2014 - 10:43 AM

Sorry, meant to say that the pastry is then only on the bottom of the quiche

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Rhonda Case September 4, 2014 - 7:01 AM

What about these Shelly Mooney?

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Brandi September 4, 2014 - 12:20 PM

Do you think these would hold together without the pastry at the bottom?
We don’t do gluten 🙁

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Katrina September 5, 2014 - 12:48 PM

Hi Brandy, Yes i actually made some the other night without pastry and they turned out really well. I also have a Crustless Quiche Recipe that have included a link to for you:https://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/recipes/crustless-quiche/

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Tracy September 4, 2014 - 8:55 PM

I’ve used mountain bread for these before, it helps if you dampen the mountain bread first so it doesn’t crack.

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Katrina September 5, 2014 - 12:57 PM

Ooh great idea, Tracey!! Never thought of using mountain bread..

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vanessa September 9, 2014 - 7:09 PM

The pastry isn’t cooked properly at the bottom
What am I doing wrong

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Katrina September 10, 2014 - 9:20 AM

Vanessa, i would try turning the temperature down on your oven and cooking them for a little longer. They won’t be crispy on the bottom but should be cooked.

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Jade January 24, 2015 - 10:37 AM

i have a recipe almost identical, but you add a can of creamed corn to the egg mixture… Adds a yummy sweetness to the mini quiche

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Helen February 5, 2015 - 12:44 PM

If frozen, how would you recommend preparing them for the lunchbox? I’m a terrible cook so need specifics! Thanks.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 6, 2015 - 8:43 AM

Helen i like to take them out first thing in the mornings or if you like taking them out the night before when preparing lunches is another alternative. They defrost perfectly.

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jean April 2, 2015 - 9:28 AM

Hi, would we need to bake for around 10-15 mins after putting the pastry shells in? Just wondering if they would be undercooked otherwise?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 2, 2015 - 10:12 AM

Hi Jean, no I don’t cook the shells alone, they always come out deliciously crisp 🙂

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jean April 2, 2015 - 7:13 PM

Great! Thanks, Katrina. 🙂

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Fiona November 26, 2015 - 9:53 AM

Hi Katrina – I made these last night, but the pastry stuck to the pan. I oiled with coconut oil. Any suggestions how to stop this?

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Kate - Kat's Assistant November 27, 2015 - 8:33 AM

Hi Fiona, Hmm maybe try normal oil. I hope they don’t stick for you this time.

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Rufina January 5, 2016 - 5:22 PM

Can I use shortcrust pastry instead of puff pastry?

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Kate - Kat's Assistant January 11, 2016 - 12:10 PM

I can’t see why not, Rufia.

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Michelle February 6, 2016 - 12:36 PM

Hi Katrina,

How long do you think this would keep in the freezer?

Thanks Michelle

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 8, 2016 - 7:13 PM

Hi Michelle, they should last 3 months, although ours are usually eaten well within a month.

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plasterers bristol June 30, 2016 - 2:47 AM

yum, i’e not had quiche in ages, thnaks for sharing this recipe.

Simon

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Geraldine July 30, 2016 - 4:42 PM

Hi Kat. I made these today. However, I only used up 2 pieces of Pampas puff pastry and not 4 pieces? The bacon mixture yielded exactly 24 mini quiches but I had leftover egg wash and pastry so with that, I managed to get 3 more round cut pastry, used the off cuts to make another 3 more, used about half a slice of ham for each pastry case, topped with cheese, and used up the rest of the egg wash. My kids polished off 10 mini quiches each! It’s a winner! I also used half a packet of Don diced bacon (about 125g), and a scone cutter which was perfect for cutting out the round pastry. I also just added a pinch of salt to the egg wash mix. Thank you for posting such a easy and delicious recipe!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 1, 2016 - 9:51 AM

so glad that your tribe loved it. I bake these for kids lunch boxes to freeze but half end up eaten before they get into the freezer. These would have to be one of my favourite lunches too.

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Dannielle April 10, 2017 - 12:42 AM

Thankyou for this recipe, it was amazing(i think the kids got one or two i ate the rest..lol) so amazing and i appreciate and love love love your entire website MISS ORGANISED HOUSEWIFE you have given me so many positives and ways around certain things in my family home that i didnt think i could achieve and thats from just looking on your webpage so i have to say your family must be so blessed that they have such an organised wonderful thoughtful mummy/wife in thier lives. You have something to be very proud of MISS ORGANISED HOUSEWIFE.
Thankyou for such an amazing and helpful site. Thanks dannielle blokland of thagoona queensland australia

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Veta January 29, 2018 - 6:08 PM

Hi, I was wondering if these quiches can be frozen?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 30, 2018 - 9:51 AM

I probably wouldn’t freeze these as the pastry would be chewy when you defrost them
So yummy straight from the oven when nice and warm

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Cindy June 30, 2018 - 2:56 PM

Can I cook these, put in the fridge and then re-heat to eat the next day?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 2, 2018 - 8:44 AM

you sure can 🙂 they will probably just be a little more “soggy” than crispy from the microwave, you could always reheat in the oven for a short time to keep them crispy and crunchy.

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caroline harrison January 1, 2020 - 9:50 PM

Hi Kat, the quiche recipe does look delicious, thanks for sharing. Just to check you mention using frozen (thawed) pastry, Is it alright then to cook and refreeze the pastry/quiches?
Thanks
Caroline

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 8, 2020 - 10:48 AM

Hi Caroline, yes I do this regularly 🙂

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