Quiche Lorraine Recipe or “Cream & Bacon Quiche” (#CookForJulia #SundaySupper)


For me, it conjured up fear and trembling in my home kitchen, and a “yes please” when seen on a bistro menu. It’s a treat I engage in occasionally, but had never made at home. I was a-scared, kids, I’ll admit it. But when the #SundaySupper group decided to do a tribute to Julia Child, I raised my hand like an anxious schoolgirl with the right answer. Hey, what could happen? I’m happy to say, I not only surprised myself, but even got a “Mom, this is the BEST breakfast for dinner EVER.”
Oh Julia, thank you so much. {contented sigh}

“This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook- try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!”
― Julia Child, My Life in France

The recipe below is from Mastering the Art of French Cooking, adapted slightly, as I’m incurably lazy in some things. (Yeah, I’m not simmering bacon and then sauteing it after that. I don’t wanna. You can’t make me!) Below the recipe, be sure to check out what the other Sunday Supper participants are making this week in honor of Julia Child. You might just be inspired to make something yourself!

This recipe, like many around here, is easier than you might think.

Quiche Lorraine

So, without further adieu, here’s how you make this delightfully simple, yet delicious, Quiche Lorraine (otherwise known as “Cream & Bacon Quiche.) Consider pairing it with a green salad with Julia’s vinaigrette, and a nice Cotes du Rhone white wine (like we did here.) Yum!

Quiche Lorraine (#CookForJulia #SundaySupper)
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This is slightly adapted, but remains true to the preparation methods.
Serves: 6-8
  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon
  • One 8-inch partially cooked pastry shell, placed on baking sheet
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1½ cups half and half
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Cut bacon into bite-sized pieces, and saute until slightly crisp.
  3. Drain bacon on paper towels, and spread over the bottom of pastry shell.
  4. Beat the eggs, half and half, and seasonings in a mixed bowl until blended.
  5. Pour into pastry shell (there may be some leftover, so just fill it most of the way.)

Sunday Supper

See what the other #SundaySupperparticipants are cooking up in honor of Julia Child this week below.Also, be sure to watch the #SundaySupper & #CookForJulia hashtags on Twitter and the #SundaySupper Pinterest Board for this event. Lotsa good stuff!

#CookForJulia Breakfast

Râpée Morvandelle by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings 

Croissants by Cookistry 

Cheese and Bacon Quiche by Tora’s Real Food

#CookForJulia Lunch

Tuna Salad Nicoise by Magnolia Days 

Blood Orange, Walnut, and Rocket Salad by Granny’s Down Home Southern Cooking 

Croque Monsieur by Webicurean

Spinach and Cream Cheese Pancakes by Happy Baking Days 

Julia’s Chicken Salad by My Trials in the Kitchen 

Pissaladière Niçoise (Onion Tart with Anchovies and Black Olives) by The Wimpy Vegetarian

Provencal Tomato Quiche by Are you hungry?

Quiche Lorraine  Spoon and Saucer 

Potato and Onion Soup (Potage Parmentier) by Shockingly Delicious

#CookForJulia Dinner

Bouillabaisse by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen 

Boeuf Bourguignon by Chelsea’s Culinary Indulgence

Orecchiette Con Broccoli Di Rape and Sausages by Doggie at the Dinner Table 

Boeuf Bourguignon by Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks

Veal Stew with Onions and Mushrooms with Baked Cucumbers and Boiled Potatoes (Blanquette de veau a l’ancienne with concombres au buerre) by Kimchi Mom

Salmon en Papillote by Girlichef

Poached salmon with cucumber sauce by Katherine Martinelli

Wild Mushroom and Herb Stuffed Chicken- Mama Mommy Mom

Puree of White Beans with Garlic and Herbs (Brandade á la Soissonaise) Avocado Pesto

Julia’s Kunming Connection: Chinese Steampot Chicken- by My Kitchen and I

Poulet au Porto by Family Foodie 

#CookForJulia Sides

Hollondaise over Blanched Asparagus by The Little Ferraro Kitchen

Scalloped Potatoes with Milk, Cheese, and Garlic (Gratin Dauphinois) by Home Cooking Memories 

Ratatouille by Basic N Delicious 

French-style country pate by There and Back Again

White Bean Dip with Homemade Tortilla Chips Momma’s Meals

Oeufs à la Diable by What Smells So Good?

Soubise by The Weekend Gourmet

Ratatouille by Cupcakes and Kale Chips

#CookForJulia Desserts

Cream Cheese and Lemon Flan by Juanita’s Cocina

Strawberry Sherbert in Cooky Cups by Cravings of a Lunatic

Creme Brulee by Wine Everyday

Mousseline Au Chocolat by Small Wallet Big Appetite

Peach Tarte Tatin by That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Cinnamon Toast Flan by Vintage Kitchen Notes

Dark Chocolate Crepes by Family Spice

Pommes Rosemarie:Apples Rosie  The Daily Dish Recipes

Espresso Soufflé by Chocolate Moosey

Best Ever Brownies by In the Kitchen with Audrey

Orange-Almond Jelly Roll Cake by Mrs. Mama Hen

Orange Mousse with Greek Yogurt by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz

Frozen Chocolate Mousse by Big Bear’s Wife

Wine Pairings: Relishing Food and Wine; Thanks to Julia Child! by ENOFYLZ

The fun starts every week at 3:00pm ET by showcasing fabulous recipes. At 7:00 pm ET, we will start our live chat.  Join us on twitter by using hashtag #Sundaysupper or using Tweetchat.  We love to feature your recipes on our #sundaysupper pinterest board and share them with all of our followers. See you there!

Cook For Julia

This post is one of a “Inspired by Julia Child” series I’m doing this month, inspired by the PBS “Cook For Julia” event honoring Julia Child’s 100th birthday. In this post, I’m also participating in #SundaySupper’s weekly event. Be sure to check out this awesome project, and sit down with your family and loved ones at the table.



This looks fabulous – cannot believe it is your first quiche – amazing!


I love quiche! The fact that your version is so simple makes me want to whip one up!

Renee Dobbs

Tasty quiche! Mmmmm bacon….


Looks so good, Brandie!

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

Traditional quiche lorraine will never go out of style. Such a fabulous recipe you choose!


Beautiful and gorgeous quiche! I absolutely need a plate-full right now!

Heather @girlichef

Well, it turned out absolutely perfect – looks like you’ve been making quiche for ages! And I want a big slice, please!

Martin D. Redmond

The quiche looks great! So what bottle of wine is that?


All these quiche recipes on an empty stomach are making me HUNGRY!!! Love quiche lorraine!


Beautiful. I wish I could eat quiche every day :)


Your quiche looks beautiful!


What a wonderful dish for breakfast or lunch. Wait that’s brunch. haha

Family Foodie (@familyfoodie)

Brandie, you cna make a quiche for me any time. I am so glad you are part of #SundaySupper and I love your recipes and inspiration!

Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom)

Quiche Lorraine is my most favorite quiche and it’s the first one I’ve ever made! So easy and so flavorful…me thinks I need to make this again soon!


Delightful!! My mom used to make this. Regretfully I didn’t pay much attention to the recipe author until embarking upon this #SundaySupper. Thanks for sharing this recipe, it’s sparked a great memory for me :)

Lane R (@supperforasteal)

Quiche lorraine is such a perfect brunch or light dinner. I haven’t had quiche since Easter I think I need to make one soon.

Renee (@mykitchenandI)

Quiche just needs to be its own food group. Your dish is beautifully prepared, it looks amazing!

Kim Bee

This is simply stunning. A perfect quiche. What a fabulous choice for SS.


Yummy ! Have never made quiche either, so maybe will try this one out ! Great pics too !

The Wimpy Vegetarian

Quiche Lorraine and a green salad is one of my comfort lunches from way back. I’m so glad you chose this wonderful recipe! You did a beautiful job with it!

Linda--There and Back Again

I haven’t had this dish in years. Since I love it, I think it’s time to make it again. Thanks for the inspiration!


Very Nice looking quiche! I can’t wait to try this recipe!


YUMMM Sounds delicious!! Have never made quiche before but if I’m going to make it at home it’s going to be a Julia Child recipe!


What a perfect, delectable quiche! I’d be happy to eat this for ANY meal…and I’m certain this will be on your menu frequently after this initial success!

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