What To Serve With Quiche (40+ Easy Side Dish Ideas!)


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Everyone loves a well made quiche for brunch, lunch, dinner (or even breakfast!). With this list of 40 delicious but easy sweet and savory sides, from salads to potatoes, quick breads, soup and more, you’ll never be stuck with what to serve with it!

Slice of quiche and fork on a light beige plate with side salad photographed from above.

Quiche! A traditional french tart with a delicious buttery, flaky crust, a fluffy (usually cheesy) egg custard filling with a variety of meats or vegetables.

Who doesn’t love a really good slice of quiche? It’s a comforting, versatile, and super easy to make (or buy!) any time of the year.

But what do you serve with a quiche? They’re deliciously rich, satisfying and actually quite filling, so you could say they don’t need anything to go with them at all! Serve by themselves hot, warm or cold as part of a buffet with other party food if you like.

Best easy quiche recipes

You can buy great pre-made quiches, of course, or you can buy a shortcrust pastry crust and fill it yourself. Or you can go for completely homemade. It’s up to you.

They also come with many fillings, of course, from ham and mushroom to spinach and feta, asparagus, broccoli and more. It’s a great way to use up all those meat and veggie leftovers in your fridge!

If you need some ideas, here are some favorite easy homemade quiche recipes of mine:

  • a Mary Berry quiche lorraine (a classic bacon and cheese quiche with an easy homemade pie crust, and by the Queen of Baking herself!)
  • mini quiche lorraine! (perfect for parties, BBQs, picnics, lunch boxes and snacks, or make a hearty meal out of them with sides)

I hope you’ll try one of them soon!

What meal do you serve quiche for?

Easy! Serve it for a special breakfast with fresh fruit, oatmeal, yogurt and granola, cinnamon rolls or muffins. It’s perfect for any kind of entertaining, or Easter or Mother’s Day brunch. Or serve it for lunch or dinner (or any time of day!) with a simple salad on the side.

I prefer simple, healthy sides since quiches are generally rich, creamy and filling.

Dive into the list below to make your quiche a main dish with one or two of these perfect sides!

Salads & slaws

A fresh green salad is the perfect solution, almost like a garnish, when you just want a different colour and texture on the plate.

Add a simple balsamic vinaigrette, or ranch or caesar dressing to cut through the richness of the quiche, and let the star of the show shine!

This goes especially well with a homemade quiche lorraine with its strong smoky bacon, tasty cheese and caramelized onion flavours.

Looking for a more creative or substantial salad idea, perhaps for an evening meal in the summer? I’ve got you covered, so have a browse below!

Part of a big Greek salad in a white bowl with a big slice of feta cheese and oregano on top from above.
5 from 7 votes

Greek Salad

This delicious all-year-round salad contains just eight fresh ingredients – tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, green peppers, black olives, feta cheese, oregano and olive oil. It's simple and healthy – the perfect colourful compliment to a quiche!
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A colorful dish of beetroot and feta salad with servers in it on a wooden board and marble background with fresh mint scattered around and a jar of dressing and plate of bread at the top.
5 from 2 votes

Quick Beetroot Walnut Feta Salad

This beetroot walnut feta salad with orange is a delightful and nutritious mix of flavors and textures. It combines cooked beets, crunchy walnuts, tangy feta, orange, and fresh mint. Tossed with a balsamic dressing, it's very delicious with a quiche lorraine on the side.
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An overhead view of a burrata caprese salad with cherry tomatoes, red onion, croutons and fresh basil in a blue patterned blow with a big whole ball of burrata cheese in the middle, and with serving spoons in it.

Best Burrata Caprese

Try dreamy, creamy Italian burrata cheese in this show-stopping twist on a classic caprese salad. With juicy cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, tangy red onion, and creamy burrata, it's a must-try salad or appetizer for guests!
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Overhead of a chopped lettuce salad and salad servers in a white dish with blue rim on a grey background with ingredients all around it.
5 from 1 vote

Simple Greek Lettuce Salad (Maroulosalata)

A Greek lettuce salad is the best tossed green salad ever! It's super simple, with only 6 ingredients (3 in the salad, 3 more in the dressing), but it tastes fresh, zingy and delicious. Goes with virtually anything, adding vibrance and crunch to your plate in a matter of minutes!
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A close-up of a spinach avocado salad with blueberry vinaigrette on it
5 from 5 votes

Blueberry Spinach Salad With Bacon & Avocado

A simple 4-ingredient salad fancied up with crowd pleasing crispy bacon and avocado! The pièce de résistance is the tangy mustard-y blueberry vinaigrette. There's yummy bacon already in it, so it would go well with a simple vegetarian quiche.
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Simple, Fresh and Healthy Garden Salad

This simple, fresh and healthy garden salad from Christina's Cucina is another perfect simple salad to go with a rich slice of quiche. Add a slice of crusty bread and you’re all set.
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Easy Mediterranean Salad

This hearty chickpea salad from Slender Kitchen is ready in less than 15 minutes! Made with canned garbanzo beans, fresh veggies, feta cheese, olives, and a homemade red wine vinaigrette. Goes perfectly with quiche in the summer, and great for meal prep.
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Rocket and Pear Salad

This Rocket and Pear Salad from It's Not Complicated Recipes is the perfect mix of sweet and savoury. It features peppery rocket, juicy pear, crunchy almond and Parmesan cheese – a perfect classy complement to a fancy french quiche!
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Broccoli Waldorf Salad

This broccoli Waldorf salad from Every Little Crumb is a really delicious combination of broccoli, apples, carrots, and more in a creamy yogurt dressing. Absolutely delicious with a simple quiche as part of a buffet, brunch or dinner.
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Blood orange and roasted fennel & radish salad on a square plate and checked green mat

Delicious Roasted Fennel Orange Salad

Cheer yourself up with this refreshing and colourful salad of blood oranges with roasted fennel and radishes, pistachios and feta cheese. It has a beautiful sweetness and different flavors and textures that contrast perfectly with a quiche lorraine – or any other quiche!
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The Best Kale Salad with Apples

Kale Salad with Apples from Fearless Dining is a kid-friendly healthy salad recipe! Sweet apples and a tangy lemon vinaigrette make this a great family friendly option to serve with a simple quiche.
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Mango Slaw

Slaw goes so well with quiche! Sweet juicy mangos, crispy crunchy cabbage, and a light vinegar give this Mango Slaw Recipe from Ifoodreal a sweet and tart combination that will contrast beautifully with the flavors in the tart.
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Wondering what to serve with quiche in winter? Or any time when it’s a proper filling meal you want?

Potatoes of virtually any kind will work really well with a quiche. How about your favorite potato wedges, skinny fries, sweet potato fries, smashed potatoes or even potato gratin?

My top choice to serve with quiche is a simple baked potato (known as a jacket potato in the UK!). Either bake it in a hot oven (450F/230C) for 45 to 75 minutes until soft (time depends on the size of the potato), or (my favourite!) microwave for around 10 minutes and then air fry for roughly 30 minutes until crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. I like to add butter, salt and pepper and some coleslaw on the side.

Buttery new potatoes work well, too. Just boil for around 10 minutes until tender, then melt butter over them and sprinkle over some fresh herbs such as parsley, chives or dill.

Looking for something with more of a wow factor? Have a browse below!

A closeup of an overhead of some golden brown cooked Greek potatoes in a baking dish with a blue tea towel in the corner and with a sprinkle of parsley on top.
4.72 from 222 votes

The Best Greek Potatoes

These lemony Greek potatoes truly deserve to have the words 'the best' in their title. They're tasty, creamy, and crispy all at the same time, and go with any kind of quiche (in fact, anything at all). Warning: you might just eat the whole pan yourself!
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A big white dish of Greek potato salad on a grey ceramic tray with metal salad servers in it and with ingredients and a tea towel in the background.
5 from 1 vote

Greek Potato Salad (Easy & Light!)

Greek potato salad doesn't have mayo in it, but you won't miss it! Lemony and packed with herbs and 'pickled' onions, it's easy and delicious, and ready in about 20 minutes. This is the perfect choice for a summer BBQ or family dinner, especially when you really don't want to turn on the oven.
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Mini parmesan and garlic hasselback potatoes on a baking tray
4.25 from 16 votes

Mini Parmesan Garlic Hasselback Potatoes

If you're a fan of crispy potatoes, you're going to love these super cute mini parmesan and garlic hasselback potatoes. These are the ones to make if you're making a quiche dinner to impress!
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A red baking dish of boulangere potatoes, or potato bake with bacon, on a blue background and with a blue and white striped tea towel in the background
5 from 10 votes

Boulangere Potatoes

This super comforting, tasty, crispy potato bake with bacon is the perfect ‘fancy’ side. Great for making ahead, and perfect for pairing with a simple quiche in the colder winter months.
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Closeup of air fried smashed potatoes in a decorative blue dish with a decorative spoon, all on a blue terrazo trivet with lemon and parsley around it.
5 from 5 votes

Crispy Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes (Greek Style)

These crispy air fried smashed potatoes are so easy to make, and smothered in delicious Greek flavors. They're a perfect choice to go with your quiche for dinner on busy weeknights.
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Danish Warm Potato Salad

With just a few simple ingredients, this classic Danish warm potato salad with corn and red onions cooked in vinegar from All That's Jas comes together quickly and easily and is ready to serve in 30 minutes.
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Pasta & rice

Pasta salads, warm pasta dishes, risottos or even fried rice are also great options to serve with your quiche, especially in the cold winter months.

Here are my best ideas.

A closeup of an overhead view of a white bowl of pesto salad with orzo with grated parmesan and basil on top, all on a brown wicker background with a spoon in the background at the top.
4.08 from 13 votes

Simple Orzo Salad With Pesto

This 15-minute orzo salad with pesto is packed with basil pesto, shredded baby spinach and parmesan cheese. This is a simple, subtle salad that would be perfect served with any kind of quiche.
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A closeup of someone's hands scooping up some penne pesto pasta with colorful vegetables from a blue-rimmed bowl with more of the pasta in the background in a Pyrex bowl.
5 from 8 votes

Easy Penne Pesto Pasta With Vegetables

If you’re looking for a pasta salad that’s stuffed with colourful, nutritious vegetables and isn’t drenched in mayonnaise, this penne pesto pasta is the one for you! It’s so easy, and a perfect pairing for cold quiches for lunch boxes, picnics and buffets.
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A white bowl of pasta alla norma on a light green tea towel
4.85 from 40 votes

Pasta Alla Norma

Pasta Alla Norma is a traditional Sicilian pasta dish made with eggplant/aubergine, tomatoes, basil and cheese. It's a perfect simple tomato-based dish to serve with a rich and creamy, cheesy quiche.
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Lemony Mediterranean rice with chickpeas in a blue bowl from above with lemons in the background
4.80 from 5 votes

Greek Lemon Rice

A lemony, Mediterranean style rice dish with chickpeas that's delicious as a simple side dish with warm or cold quiche. It's healthy, economical, and ready in just 20 to 25 minutes, depending on whether you make it in a pressure cooker or on the stove top.
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A closeup of a blue bowl of asparagus, tomato and chickpea orzo salad with a spoon across the top.
5 from 4 votes

Asparagus, Tomato and Chickpea Orzo Salad

Looking for something refreshing, simple, and healthy to go with your quiche? Look no further! This orzo salad with feta, asparagus and chickpeas is the perfect choice for a summer party, buffet or dinner!
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Cauliflower Rice Pilaf (In Under 15 Minutes!)

Brighten up frozen riced cauliflower with vibrant vegetables to create this easy Cauliflower Rice Pilaf from Wholesome Made Easy. A low carb, grain-free alternative that's a perfect lighter option to serve with quiche.
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Many times, all your quiche needs on the side is a simple vegetable or two to add colour and nutrition! Sauteed green beans, pan-fried asparagus, steamed broccoli drizzled with olive oil and lemon juice or buttered baby carrots would all be excellent choices, or choose something from the list below.

Closeup of someone squeezing half a lemon into a black cast iron pan of sauteed frozen green beans with a pale green tea towel in the background.
5 from 18 votes

Sautéed Frozen Green Beans

Welcome to your new favorite last minute vegetable side dish! You can cook these sautéed frozen green beans straight from frozen (yep, no defrosting necessary!). Choose your own simple flavors for perfectly tender and browned seasoned green beans on your dinner table in only 10 minutes.
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A dish of Mediterranean roast vegetables on a white background with a spoon in it and a green tea towel in the background
5 from 3 votes

Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables

Looking for quiche side dish that's also economical, healthy and delicious? You won't go wrong with these Mediterranean roast vegetables! Throw them on a baking dish, toss through some olive oil and simple flavors, and roast for 30 mins (15 in your air fryer).
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Closeup of roasted brussels sprouts and carrots on a white plate and blue background
4.88 from 8 votes

Roasted Brussel Sprouts & Carrots

Roast TWO humble veggies in one and toss them in a very simple but delicious honey mustard balsamic dressing for a side dish that's perfect for both fancy and simple meals with quiche as the star of the show. One to convert those brussels sprouts haters!
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Overhead view of a plate of sauteed broccoli with lemon and parmesan on a white plate with blue rim on a round wooden board and with 2 squeezed lemon halves at the side and a blue and white tea towel at the top.

10-Minute Sautéed Frozen Broccoli

Welcome to your new favorite last minute vegetable side dish! You can cook this sautéed frozen broccoli straight from frozen (yep, no defrosting necessary!). Season with dried basil and garlic, lemon and parmesan for the kind of perfectly tender and browned seasoned broccoli that can convert even the most ardent of broccoli haters. The best part? It's on your dinner table in only 10 minutes!
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Someone's hand grabbing some sauteed frozen spinach with sliced garlic, lemon and olive oil with pink kitchen tongs with a blue and white tea towel next to the plate.
5 from 1 vote

5-Minute Sautéed Frozen Spinach (With Garlic And Lemon)

This is a quick and easy side dish for quiche that you can pull together in literally 5 minutes. Simply pull out a bag of frozen spinach and throw it into a hot pan with garlic – without defrosting first! Alternatively, squeeze out any excess liquid and add it into the quiche!
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A closeup view of an oblong plate of sauteed butternut squash with fresh parsley on top, all on a blue marble background with a blue and white tea towel behind.

Easy Sautéed Butternut Squash

When you want the flavor of roasted vegetables but don't want to turn on the oven, this 15-minute sautéed butternut squash recipe is perfect – for midweek or holiday meals alike. Ready in just 15 minutes so easy to throw together while your quiche is in the oven.
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Garlic Lemon Roasted Asparagus

Garlic lemon roasted asparagus from Ginger With Spice are an easy low-effort but elegant side dish that would go well with any kind of quiche. The tops get charred and crispy in contrast to the tender spears.
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A brown baking paper bag of zucchini fries
5 from 3 votes

Crispy Greek Style Zucchini Fries

Delicious and super easy Greek style zucchini fries in the lightest, crispiest tempura batter. They go wonderfully well as an interesting side with any kind of quiche. Don't forget a big dish of traditional Greek tzatziki sauce for dipping!
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Greek sweet peas (Arakas)

Greek sweet peas from The Greek Foodie are so easy & fresh. Arakas is served as a main but could also be an awesome healthy side dish for serving alongside a Mediterranean quiche.
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You might not think about serving soup with a quiche. But imagine a mouthful of crisp, buttery quiche with its delicious cheesy filling dunked into a steaming bowl of tomato soup. Are you getting the idea?

Take a look at the list below for more delicious soup ideas to pair with the quiche you have in mind.

Overhead of a bowl of instant pot tomato soup with a spoon in it and fresh basil on top with more soup in the corner and all on a blue background.
5 from 1 vote

30-minute Instant Pot Homemade Tomato Soup

Tomato soup and a rich, cheesy quiche lorraine are a match made in heaven! Try it and see! This is so simple to make in your Instant Pot (or on your stove top!) in just 30 minutes.
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Crock pot Thai pumpkin and red lentil soup  in a white bowl on a wooden board and with a spoon

Thai Pumpkin & Red Lentil Soup

Another perfect healthy pairing for a rich classic quiche lorraine with delicious bacon, onions and cheese! This pumpkin red lentil soup is a deliciously thick, spicy, comforting & healthy crock pot soup – perfect for a wholesome Autumn or Winter lunch with quiche.
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Instant Pot Bean Soup

This Instant Pot Bean Soup from Marcella In Cucina is hearty, nutritious and full of beans and vegetables! The best part is that you’ll have this family favorite on the table in less than 30 minutes!
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Potato Leek Soup with White Cheddar

From A Chef's Kitchen's Potato Leek Soup with White Cheddar is a simple, cheesy, creamy comforting soup everyone will love alongside their slice of quiche!
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Farmers’ Market Italian Sausage-Tortellini Soup

This Italian Sausage-Tortellini Soup from Two Healthy Kitchens is richly flavorful, full of sausage, tortellini and veggies. Absolutely delicious – a beloved family favorite! Make it for your family the next time you make a quiche!
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Sometimes all you need to pair with your quiche is a simple green salad garnish and some really good fresh bread. Pick up a delicious loaf or rolls from your favorite bakery, or how about making some homemade bread? It’s not as difficult as you might think!

Here are my top picks.

Freshly baked Italian focaccia bread in the baking tin
5 from 17 votes

Easy No-knead Focaccia Bread

A quick and easy traditional Italian focaccia bread that requires only 6 very basic pantry ingredients, and that impreses every time. Make the dough in minutes, leave it to rise, and press it into a pan. Then it's ready in 20 minutes. No kneading or other fussing necessary!
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A platter of toasted bread with olive oil and salt being held
5 from 6 votes

2-minute Olive Oil Toasts

This toasted bread with olive oil and salt is our go-to easy side dish recipe, and I hope it becomes yours too! Just toast slices of your favourite bread, then drizzle with olive oil and scatter with salt.
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Oatmeal Dinner Rolls

Oatmeal dinner rolls from Beyond The Chicken Coop are pillowy soft and full of flavor. They're perfect for pairing with a homemade quiche for dinner.
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What to serve with quiche for breakfast

Yes, quiche can be a breakfast (or brunch!) food too. Any kind of quiche works, but my favorite breakfast quiche is hands down this easy ham and cheese crustless quiche. It makes its own crust so you don’t have to!

Remember also that quiche reheats really well. Make your breakfast quiche ahead so all you have to do is reheat it in the morning for your special birthday or Mother’s Day brekkie. Or perhaps you just want to treat the family to a fancy weekend breakfast!

Choose classic ‘breakfast style’ quiche fillings such as sausage, mushrooms and bacon. Serve alone or with a classic fruit salad or sweet berries, crunchy hash browns, any kind of homemade muffins, sauteed mushrooms, croissants or quick cinnamon rolls.

Or choose from one of the great ideas below!

The inside of a fluffy Greek yogurt blueberry muffin on a paper liner and dark background with a light blue tea towel in front and more muffins and milk in the background.
4.87 from 354 votes

Greek Yogurt Blueberry Muffins (Low Sugar)

These are the blueberry muffins you've been waiting for. They just work, time and time again. Light, fluffy and pretty low in sugar. And they couldn’t be easier – just throw the wet ingredients into the dry, stir, and bake!
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An overhead view of a ceramic dish of Greek giant beans with fresh herbs and feta crumbled on top, on a blue marble plate stand with slices of bread, fresh dill, a white and blue checked tea towel and a bigger pan of the beans around it.

Greek giant beans (gigantes)

These homemade Greek giant beans are a quick and easy stovetop twist on the classic dish called 'gigantes plaki' in Greece. You'll love the tender, creamy beans coated in the healthy and tasty Mediterranean style tomato-vegetable sauce. Savor all the goodness of this Greek comfort food favorite without the need for oven-baking.
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Strawberry Banana Chocolate Smoothie

This healthy strawberry banana chocolate smoothie from Pastry Wishes is thick, creamy and full of chocolate. Serve it together with your yummy brunch starring quiche and satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling guilty!
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A closeup of cinnamon rolls from above drizzled with icing and orange zest
5 from 4 votes

Quick Cinnamon Rolls With Orange Icing

If you thought cinnamon rolls were too hard to make at home, this easy 1-hour recipe with a simple orange icing will change your life! 2 'secret' ingredients help to keep the rolls moist and gooey. A perfect sweet option to serve with your breakfast quiche.
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Basic homemade granola in a glass storage jar from above
4.63 from 8 votes

Homemade Granola (Low Sugar)

Homemade granola is surprisingly quick and easy to make in just 30 minutes. This version is low in sugar, packed with healthy almonds, puffed rice and other natural ingredients. Use it to top Greek yogurt and serve with a slice of your favorite quiche on the side.
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Someone holding up a piece of air fried bacon over a plate of it on a blue background with tea towel and a dish in the background
5 from 2 votes

8-Minute Air Fryer Bacon

If you're serving a quiche without bacon for breakfast or brunch, well… you need some bacon on the side, right? If you have an air fryer, it's a super easy (and clean!) way to get some crispy bacon on your fork.
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Overhead view of a rectangular cake pan that's lined and has a baked healthy pumpkin pear cake in it with a blue and white tea towel under and the edge of an orange and pear showing at the top.
4.80 from 10 votes

Healthy Pumpkin Pear Quick Bread

This healthy pumpkin and pear cake is your new favorite fall dessert to satisfy your pumpkin cravings! It's moist, flavorful, only lightly sweetened, and so easy to make with simple, wholesome ingredients. Use canned pumpkin puree, or if you want to make your own, make it ahead (which is easier than you might think). Then just stir the wet ingredients into the dry, bake, and enjoy!
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Apple Baked Oatmeal

This Healthy Baked Oatmeal from The Clean Eating Couple is perfect for a special breakfast! Learn how to make the best baked apple oatmeal that is easy to make and delicious!
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Quiche side dish FAQs

What dessert goes with quiche?

After a wonderful meal starring your delicious quiche, you might be craving something sweet. Keep dessert light and summery with a fruity dessert such as this easy ‘magic’ self-saucing lemon pudding or maybe a slice of this amazing burnt Basque cheesecake (San Sebastian cheesecake) if you have guests to impress.

What condiment do you eat with quiche?

A sweet chutney (tomato, caramelized onion, fig) goes well with egg-based dishes like quiche. If you want to be really fancy, make a quick hollandaise sauce for your quiche lorraine. Or how about a spoonful of salsa, pesto or chimichurri on top of any kind of quiche?

How do you serve quiche at a buffet or party?

Mini party quiches make great finger food! Make ahead then reheat straight from frozen. Any quiche reheats well (325F/160C for around 15 minutes). If frozen, cover with foil and reheat for 30 to 40 minutes until hot. Then cut into thin slices and serve with other delicious party food!

How about you? Will you make a quiche soon and serve it with one of the simple recipes from this list? What do you like to serve with quiche in the summer, in the winter… and just generally? Is there a great idea I’ve missed? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear your ideas!


About Helen Schofield

Don't expect to find anything fussy or complicated here. Just QUICK, EASY & (mostly!) HEALTHY recipes from the Mediterranean and beyond. ENJOY!

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  1. So many yummy (SCRUMMY!) ideas here – and lots of great info! The hardest part will be figuring out which recipes to try first hahaha! Thanks!