Quiche is an exquisite French tart filled with savory custard and exciting fillings. The latter varies, which makes it possible to have veggie, meaty, seafood, and other flavor variants. Indeed, one of the most popular types is Quiche Lorraine, a pretty and delicious perfect for breakfast as it has cream, eggs, and bacon!
Whichever quiche you have, though, it’s undoubtedly rich and flavorful. You’d enjoy it on its own, with the flavors melting on your taste buds. However, if you need fresh recipe ideas about what to serve with quiche, there’s room for a better quiche experience, and you can achieve that with these sweet, savory, and salad side dishes!
1. Fruit Salad
Quiche is often a blend of savory and creamy flavors. To complement that profile, many serve it with fresh and sweet fruit, like berries, grapes, melons, or whichever favorites they have. After all, it’s a delightful and healthy way to start the morning! However, why pick one or two? Give yourself and your guests a medley of flavors and textures with this classic fruit salad in honey lime dressing.
Quiche and strawberry are treats that pair well together, as they both exude an elegant and luxurious vibe. Thus, salads, pastries, and other strawberry dishes are often served with quiche, including this cucumber strawberry salad with honey lime dressing. It’s simple yet bright, making it perfect for starting the day. However, you can also go for a strawberry spinach salad if you prefer leafy veggies.
Raspberries and avocados aren’t fruits you’d likely put together, but they work out surprisingly well with this recipe! That’s probably because the other elements in this salad also help make the combination more exciting to try. There are walnuts, goat cheese, dried fruit, and leafy veggies like arugula, spinach, and lettuce. All these are then tossed in a homemade raspberry vinaigrette so the tart and sweet flavors stand out.
Fruity salads aren’t the only ones that are excellent with quiche. You can also serve it with veggie-packed recipes, like this roast pumpkin, spinach, and feta salad, which is well-recommended for lunch. It offers many flavors and textures: sweet pumpkin, fresh spinach, salty feta, and crunchy nuts. The honey balsamic dressing is also impressive – a blend of tangy balsamic vinegar, sweet honey, extra virgin olive oil, and seasonings.
Individually, green beans and potatoes are highly suggested side dishes to quiche. Thus, why wouldn’t this green bean potato salad be an excellent alternative? With both veggies in one container, you’d need fewer dishes, time, and effort to make a pairing to your quiche. Moreover, this version is more flavorful than individual recipes because of the added Dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper, and chives!
Get your morning energy from a combination of quiche and breakfast potatoes! The latter is a dish typically served at diners in the morning and is made of russet potato chunks cooked in a skillet with butter, olive oil, herbs, and seasonings. Thus, each piece comes out tender, crisp, flavorful, and tinged with color from the smoked paprika. Plus, it takes only 20 minutes to follow the recipe!
7. Hash Browns
If you want some crispness and crunchiness to contrast your quiche’s rich and creamy textures, serve it with these McDonald’s-inspired hash browns. With the two together, it’ll undoubtedly be a fantastic breakfast. Moreover, these hash browns don’t need much to make – just potatoes, flour, corn and potato starch, garlic, salt, butter, and water. If you want, you can add cheeses, seasonings, and spices for more flavor too!
Many breakfast quiches are studded with bacon bits. However, if you can’t get enough of the bits, make these maple candied bacon your morning side dish! Juicy and meaty slices are glazed with aged maple syrup, brown sugar, and black pepper. Thus, every piece comes out crisp and glossy, exuding intense caramelized flavors. Moreover, if you prepared extra, you can have those as a snack later in the day!
You can add more bacon to your breakfast by making bacon-wrapped asparagus spears. Both asparagus and bacon are crisp and crunchy, and those textures stand out against the richness of quiche. You can also top the spears with brown sugar, parmesan, honey, or balsamic glaze to add depth and layers to the flavor profile. However, you can also try bacon-wrapped dates if you’re not fond of asparagus.
Bacon isn’t the only popular breakfast meat you can have with quiche. Sausage would be delicious with it, too! In that case, the usual option is ready-to-cook sausage links. However, nothing beats the juicy goodness of homemade turkey sausage patties. If you want to taste how delicious they are, check out the recipe! It’s simple, easy, and quick – just ten minutes to make, shape, and cook patties!
If your quiche needs rich, earthy flavors, these sauteed baby bella or cremini mushrooms are a fantastic source. They’re oozing not just with savory mushroom taste but also the tangy freshness of lemons and the intense herbiness of thyme and oregano. If you want more complex flavors, add other mushroom types like portobellos, oysters, or shiitake. Each variant offers a unique taste and texture.
You’ll be treating your taste buds to the flavors of Europe when you serve your French quiche with these Italian cacio e pepe Brussels sprouts. Cacio e pepe is typically a pasta dish flavored with cheese and pepper. But instead of pasta, you’ll be using shredded Brussels sprouts. Such a twist renders crisp-tender textures and unique flavors and nutrients from the veggies. There will also be chopped nuts for crunchiness.
13. Tomato Soup
For those who can’t get enough of quiche’s rich and velvety textures, you must have it with a side soup, like this easy and delicious tomato soup. Its tangy flavors are a perfect contrast to the quiche’s creamy savoriness. Aside from that, it’s recommended to pair quiche with bread, which is classic with tomato soup. Thus, if you get that trio for breakfast, how better can your morning get?
Veggie soups, like vegetable bisque, are also recommended with quiche. However, what sets this vegetable barley soup apart is the medley of elements, textures, and flavors you’ll get. The rich, hearty soup is dotted with chunks of pearl barley, potatoes, carrots, celery, corn, and bell peppers. The flavor profile is tomato-based, too, but intertwined with beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, Italian seasoning, and other intense flavorings.
15. Chicken Soup
If your quiche barely had any meat, having your side dish fill that gap is an excellent idea. One such dish that could do the task is this comforting chicken soup. It’s made from chicken, broth, vegetables, and herbs. While most chicken soups have pasta or noodles, this one doesn’t. Instead, every bowl and spoonful is packed with meat strips, so it’s hard to miss the main element.
In all its forms and flavors, fresh and warm muffins would make a tasty breakfast with quiche. Indeed, you can choose from banana, Nutella, or even blueberry flavors, and they’d still be great with your creamy tart! However, you can’t pass on these irresistibly aromatic and flavorful applesauce muffins if you want unique flavors. It has actual applesauce mixed with nuts, oats, and spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.
Donuts and coffee are a famous breakfast combination that you can put a twist to by adding quiche in the middle. The soft and fluffy donuts would surely appreciate the creaminess quiche has to offer. Meanwhile, the quiche would benefit from these cinnamon sugar donuts’ sweet and aromatic profile, as it complements the quiche’s savoriness. Moreover, these donuts take only a few minutes to make and cook!
Another cinnamon-flavored treat that would pair well with quiche is cinnamon rolls! As with every excellent roll, you can smell these goodies a mile away. However, the aroma is only part of what they can offer. They’re soft and fluffy, packed with brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon. The icing is also deliciously gooey, a rich mixture of cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla that melts into your taste buds.
These banana breakfast cookies are all you can ask for breakfast but packed into a cute and convenient circle. It has oats, peanut butter, nuts, and even chocolate chips or raisins! Thus, it’s perfect for those in a rush and must eat on the go. But if you have quiche, you have an excuse to sit down and savor every bit of both dishes. Won’t that be amazing?