Quiche with a Super Easy Whole-Wheat Crust

33 Reviews / 4.7 Average
We've made this quiche with half ham and cheese and half goat cheese and tomato before, but there are many tasty things that you can add to this dish depending on your mood (and the contents of your fridge). And with a super easy whole-wheat crust, this recipe comes together in no time.
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Whenever I serve quiche, both of my girls always ask for seconds (which can make any mom’s day!). They love to help me make this recipe…my 5-yr-old can practically mix and pat out the crust all by herself (if she can do it so can you!) while my 2-yr-old happily stirs the egg mixture.

It’s good leftover the next day too, and you can also try to freeze it once it has been baked. In my opinion it is not quite as spectacular after it has been frozen, but it is still pretty tasty and incredibly convenient!

We decided to make our whole-wheat crust quiche half ham and cheese and half goat cheese and tomato the other night, but there are many tasty things that you can add to this dish depending on your mood (and the contents of your fridge).

Quiche Filling Ideas 

Quiche is no longer just a breakfast dish! With so many options to consider, the possibilities are endless. Quiche is the perfect blank canvas to experiment with different flavors until you find a family favorite. Here are a few suggestions to get your started:

Meat and Cheese Filling Ideas

  • Bacon
  • Sausage
  • Swiss cheese
  • Goat cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Ham and cheese
  • Chopped chorizo sausage 

Veggie Filling Ideas

  • Sautéed mushrooms
  • Caramelized shallots or onions
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Asparagus
  • Sun dried tomatoes
  • Fresh herbs
  • Chives 
  • Chopped red pepper and onion
  • Spinach and artichoke 
  • Diced tomato

Can you Substitute the Butter in This Quiche Crust Recipe?

While butter does add to the flaky texture of this delicious whole-wheat quiche crust, you can substitute it with other ingredients. Our readers have experimented with this recipe and found that coconut oil makes a great substitution for butter in this crust. 

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  1. 5 stars
    Awesome base recipe! Needed a recipe without a pre-bake crust, in lack of pie weights or beans. Came out very tasty. Used sauteed butternut squash with red onions and garlic plus feta cheese as a filling. Only had 2% milk, so added some sour cream for some oomph. Love quiche for those days when you’re almost out of supplies but don’t wanna run to the store.

  2. I’ve been making this quiche for close to a decade now. Always such an easy and satisfying dish. I skimmed some comments but didn’t find an answer to this: Can I freeze the baked quiche? I use fresh spinach, fresh bell peppers and onions with cheese. I was concerned that the moisture in these might mess it up.

    1. We recommend storing it in the freezer immediately after being baked (after it cools) instead of after being in the fridge for a couple days. – Nicole

  3. 5 stars
    This crust = incredible! I feel like such an idiot for buying crusts (far inferior and actually more time consuming) for so long! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! One question, has anyone tried substituting olive oil for the butter? Thanks in advance for any help w this question!

    1. 100 Days Admin

      Our readers have tried with coconut oil and it turns out great, we haven’t tried with olive oil yet. – Nicole

      1. So tried w canola oil and came out great! Next stop olive oil! This quiche is a big winner in our house…

  4. 5 stars
    Another fantastic recipe, Lisa! It worked perfectly & tastes amazing. Plus no messy kitchen This is going to be a regular in our home. Your books & website are my go-to. for recipes. Thank you.

  5. 5 stars
    This is a great recipe because I almost always have the ingredients on hand and even my 7 year old can make it. We have tried a few fillings but for my kiddos ham and cheese is a winner.

  6. 5 stars
    We’ve made this 100 dozen times. It’s always on the weekly menu since my three year old LOVES helping. It’s so easy to let the littles pick the toppings and they always devour it. We’ve also used this base recipe to make mini quiches in a muffin tin or ramekins.

  7. Hi there! First of all—LOVE LOVE LOVE You Lisa! You have changed my whole family’s life!

    Now, the quiche. If I’m making two at the same time, does my cook time increase? I’ve never done a full-size quiche before, but my family is so obsessed with the mini quiches from book 1, I decided to try this out for our Christmas Eve brunch.

    Thank you so much!

  8. 5 stars
    Delicious! If you have a 10-inch pie pan (like I do) increase all of the measurements by 25%. This accounts for 10-inch diameter, but assumes that the pie will still keep the same depth. When you stretch out your crust, just stretch it to touch the top of the pan but not spread across the flares. If you want your pie to be deeper, you’ll have to do some more math.

    Here are the recalculated measurements:

    Easy Whole-Wheat Pie Crust
    1 7/8 cups whole-wheat flour (It’s halfway between the 3/4 cup and the 1 cup. Just eyeball it.)
    10 tbsp butter melted
    1/2 rounded teaspoon salt
    2 1/2 tablespoons milk

    Quiche Filling:
    1 7/8 cups milk (It’s halfway between the 3/4 cup and the 1 cup. Just eyeball it.)
    5 eggs beaten
    salt to taste
    pepper to taste
    cayenne pepper optional


  9. 5 stars
    I love this recipe and have made it many times. I want to make mini quiches using same crust and filling for a party.. Has anyone tried this?

    1. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

      Hi. I was hoping a reader would chime in that had tried it. We’ve not but I do think it should work just fine.

  10. I made this for dinner tonight, and it was great!! I followed the previous comment and used 1 cup milk and 5 eggs. I also used spelt flour for the crust, and it was so good. I will definitely be using that crust to build other recipes, too – so easy, and I love, love, love that you mix it in the pie plate to save an extra dish. Wonderful recipe and website. Thank you so much!

  11. Carolyn Muhlenkamp

    5 stars
    This was my first time making a quiche and it worked great! Wonderful recipe. I used 5 eggs and 1 cup milk. One cup sharp white cheddar and 2 cups shredded zucchini as well as some seasonings. Came out so good – new family favorite!

  12. Do you know how to adjust this to be wheat free and milk free? I know that may be a stretch but my son has wheat and milk sensitivities and this looks really good so I would like to try to make it!

  13. 5 stars
    I made this a few days ago and it was amazing! It’s only the second time in my life that I’ve made a crust and although it was a bit crumbly, it was very tasty and easy! I added pasture-raised organic bacon, spinach and mushrooms and everyone loved the flavor! This will definitely be added to our rotation of meals!

  14. So it looks great. Can this recipe be doubled or tripled for larger quiches? Any adjustments need to be made if so?
    Also can I use soy milk for a non dairy option on the crust?

      1. Update – I actually made 2 different quiches- one I doubled the 2nd I tripled the recipe and it came out great. However if using oil instead of butter (continuing with the dairy free option because I refuse to use margarine ) how much oil should I use to substitute the butter ? Thanks

  15. 5 stars
    Hi, I love this easy-fast recipe. My 4 year old daughter makes it every week-end !
    Your pan looks dipper than the one I use. I would love to know where did you get it or at least if you can send me an Amazon Link for a similar one. Thank you!!

    1. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

      Hi Anne. I typically saute a cup of chopped spinach to add. If I add cheese, I add about 1/2 cup but you could certainly add more. It is a flexible recipe.

  16. I’m really excited to have found an easy pie crust. I’m going to give this a whirl this Sunday for brunch. After watching Sydney, I feel confident:) One question, do I need to grease the pie plate??