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Dec 4, 2021

Bacon, Leek, and Cheddar Mini Quiches

These Bacon, Leek, and Cheddar Mini Quiches are perfect for a cocktail party, game day gathering... or even a portable breakfast. 

Bacon, Leek, and Cheddar Mini Quiches on plates



The combination of the bacon and leek flavors, along with the cheddar cheese is pretty amazing. 

Of course, bacon! 

Bacon and Cheddar Mini Quiches on plates



One of my favorite appetizers to serve is mini quiche Lorraine. They are always a huge hit for brunch, lunch, and baby showers. 

These bacon, leek, and cheddar mini quiches are a delicious twist on mini quiches, especially because they include a crust of puff pastry. 

Using frozen store-bought puff pastry makes easy work of these appetizers. Of course, if you are really ambitious, you could make your own puff pastry! Every baker needs to make their own at some point, right? 

Bacon, Leek, and Cheddar Mini Quiches on plates



How to Make these Bacon, Leek, and Cheddar Mini Quiches:

First, chop 3/4 pound of bacon and then fry it until crispy. Drain the bacon pieces on paper towels. 

Next, sauté chopped leeks in two tablespoons of the bacon drippings until tender and let cool. 

After that, toss the bacon, leeks, and shredded cheddar cheese and pour in a mixture of eggs, half and half, salt, pepper, and nutmeg and stir. 

Bacon, Leek, and Cheddar Mini Quiches ingredients.



Roll out puff pasty sheets and, using a three inch round cookie cutter, cut the puff pastry and fit the rounds into the cavities of a mini muffin pan that has been sprayed with spray oil. 

Use a tablespoon or scoop to add the bacon, leek, and cheddar mixture all the way up to the top of the pastry and then bake the mini quiches for 20 minutes. 

Let the quiches rest in the pan for 5 minutes before serving. 

Bacon, Leek, and Cheddar Mini Quiches puff pastry



Of course, you can use pie crust to make these quiches, but I love how the puff pastry layers add to the tastiness of these appetizers. The flaky crust makes these extra special. 

These quiches can be assembled in advance and then frozen before baking... ready for appetizer emergencies! Just bake them for 30 to 35 minutes if they are frozen. 

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Updated December, 2021. Originally posted November, 2013. 




Bacon, Leek, and Cheddar Mini Quiches on plates



Bacon, Leek, and Cheddar Mini Quiches

Bacon, Leek, and Cheddar Mini Quiches
Yield: 48 servings
Author: Karen's Kitchen Stories
Prep time: 45 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 1 H & 4 M
These Bacon, Leek, and Cheddar Mini Quiches are perfect for a cocktail party, game day gathering... or even a portable breakfast.

Ingredients

  • ¾ pound bacon, medium dice
  • 3 cups medium diced leeks, rinsed and drained
  • 1 ¼ cups half and half
  • 4 ounces grated cheddar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • cooking spray
  • 2 boxes puff pastry, such as Pepperidge Farm

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and place two racks, one in the upper and one in the lower third of the oven.
  2. In a large skillet, fry the bacon until crispy. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings, and sauté the leeks in the same pan until softened, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  4. Mix the half and half, cheddar, eggs, egg yolks, thyme, salt, pepper, and nutmeg in a medium bowl.
  5. Spray two 24 cup mini muffin tins with cooking spray.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, roll the puff pastry out to about 10 inches by 18 inches.
  7. Using a 3 inch circle cookie cutter, cut the pastry and place each one into the cups of the muffin tins.
  8. Mix the bacon and leeks and evenly distribute the mixture into the 48 cups.
  9. Evenly distribute the egg mixture into the cups.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes, switching the positions of the muffin tins halfway through.
  11. Cool in the muffin tins for about 5 minutes, and then turn out onto cooling racks.
  12. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

66.44

Fat (grams)

4.90

Sat. Fat (grams)

1.97

Carbs (grams)

1.61

Fiber (grams)

0.10

Net carbs

1.51

Sugar (grams)

0.44

Protein (grams)

3.87

Sodium (milligrams)

174.58

Cholesterol (grams)

30.90
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Adapted from Fine Cooking



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  1. These are a great idea for party appetizers!

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    1. I took them to an appetizer potluck and they were a big hit!

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  2. I make quiche all the time with pie crust dough but I've never thought to use puff pastry, genius!

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  3. Love this idea! Why does everything taaste better in individual serving size!

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  4. Great flavors and these look divine!

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