Quiche is a breakfast food that’s hard to pronounce but easy to love!
While many of us are still wondering how it’s pronounced right, there’s one thing that we’re all certain of—it’s a breakfast staple that many people enjoy eating!
This traditional French Tart features a shortcrust base and a creamy mix of milk, egg, ham, and cheese (you can now replace it with different vegetables). Due to its contents, it delivers all kinds of textures and flavors that you’ll surely enjoy!
But even though it already has an almost complete flavor profile, it still lacks a few things you can get when you serve it with the right sides.
With that said, what to serve with quiche?
Continue reading to find out!
What to Serve with Quiche: Soup Ideas
Since quiche is considered a classic breakfast food and sipping on soups is one of the best ways to start the day, you shouldn’t miss out on this perfect combo.
Just a heads up, avoid rich and thick soups as those may overpower the subtle flavor of quiche. If you serve soups with quiche, we recommend sticking with light flavors and thin consistency. Below are some great ideas:
1. Tomato Soup
The sweetness and creaminess of tomato soup deliver a nice contrast to the heavy and flavorful pie.
With the complex taste of the classic tomato soup, you’ll think that it’s challenging to make. The truth is, this might be the easiest soup you can ever cook.
You just need butter, tomatoes, chicken broth, fresh basil, dried herbs, and garlic to prepare this.
You can use fire-roasted tomatoes if you want to inject a smoky flavor into the soup. Additionally, you can add cream to balance the tomatoes’ acidity.
Pro Tip: Serve this with cheesy quiche so you can enjoy the flavors of the classic tomato soup and grilled cheese pairing minus the extra carbs.
2. Chicken Soup
Chicken soup is another excellent quiche side dish recipe to serve on a rainy or chilly night.
After all, can you ever say no to this classic comfort food?
Chicken soup will not only bring you warmth during the cold winter days, but it can also satisfy your taste buds and keep your tummy full for longer.
Considering its light and subtle flavor, this is a recommended pairing for cheese-free quiche dishes.
Pro Tip: To get the protein that a veggie quiche can’t give you, serve it with chicken soup.
3. Vegetable Bisque
If you have many vegetable leftovers, you can always turn them into a nutritious and delicious vegetable bisque.
One of our go-to vegetable bisque dish recipes is butternut squash and zucchini.
We love upgrading this simple recipe to something tastier and more well-rounded by topping it off with sour cream, crispy bacon bits, and chives.
Pro Tip: Use roasted vegetables to make the bisque more flavorful.
Your choice of soup is not limited to warm soups only. For example, if you wish to enjoy the contrast of cold and hot dishes in one meal, you can always choose to serve your quiche with cold soups.
One of our favorites is gazpacho because its tangy and spicy flavor is the perfect contrast to quiche’s richness.
To prepare this no-cook cold soup, you must chop orange bell pepper, Roma tomatoes, English cucumbers, red onion, garlic, cilantro, and jalapeño and mix them in one bowl.
After that, make your soup base by mixing apple cider vinegar, lime zest, lime juice, tomato juice, and Worcestershire sauce. Finally, add the soup base to the chopped vegetables and season with salt and pepper—that’s all!
Pro Tip: To keep you refreshed during the hot summer days, serve quiche with gazpacho.
What to Serve with Quiche: Vegetable Sides
Did you love the idea of balancing the heaviness of quiche with the lightness of veggies? If so, here are more vegetable sides that you can choose from:
5. Roasted Vegetables
Another good reason we love serving quiche with vegetables is that they are pretty easy to make. Case in point: roasted vegetables.
Plus, you can never go wrong with roasting as this cooking method can bring out the flavor of veggies and make them even better. Plus, you can roast just about any vegetables that you have in your refrigerator.
But if you don’t mind, we’d like to share our best veggie recommendations—broccoli, mushrooms, green beans, carrots, and beetroots. Just season with balsamic vinegar and salt to taste before placing them in the oven.
Pro Tip: For the ultimate roasted vegetable recipe, roast the veggies with lemon and garlic and drizzle either olive oil on top after roasting.
6. Cabbage Steaks
Most probably, you like steak. But we’re pretty sure that you’ll like cabbage steaks even more. So if you want to add a crunchy texture to your quiche meal, this is the side dish for you.
Cabbage steak is the healthier version of fried cabbage. It features thick slices of cabbage brushed with olive oil and garlic. The slices are roasted for up to 30 minutes to get the crunchy and caramelized exterior.
7. Buttered Green Beans
Are you looking for a delicious and healthy side dish for quiche, but you’re pressed for time?
We’ve found the solution to that—buttered green beans. To make this, you only need four ingredients: salt, pepper, butter, and fresh green beans.
The best part? It will only take you 15 minutes to whip up this recipe!
8. Vegetable Salad
The simpler, the better, so you don’t need to complicate things with veggie side dishes.
A simple veggie salad with tomatoes and red onions with balsamic vinaigrette will already do.
If you wish to play with different flavors and textures, all you need to do is experiment with toppings. Here are our suggestions:
- Cheese quiche: dried berries and nuts
- Tomato and basil quiche: crispy bacon toppings or prosciutto
- Rich and heavy quiche: sweet and tangy fruit toppings
9. Green Salad
And of course, you shouldn’t forget about the best sources of fiber—green leafy vegetables.
For fiber boost, go for a mix of different green vegetables like arugula, lettuce, cabbage, kale, and many more.
In addition to giving you the fiber you need, these will also add a pop of color and texture to your meal.
10. Hash Browns
With its perfectly baked pastry crust, creamy texture of its custard, and savory flavors from the meats or vegetables, quiche seems like it already has everything you need in one dish.
Well, almost. For us, it lacks one thing—a salty crunch.
Here’s good news: We found the perfect pairing to deliver what quiche lacks— a perfectly fried hash brown.
But, of course, you usually eat your hash brown with fried eggs for breakfast, right? If so, then why not level up this pairing by switching fried eggs to a delectable dish like quiche?
Pro Tip: Add cheddar and chives to your hash brown to make it more special.
11. Honey Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Oh, before we forget, there’s also another taste we usually look for when we serve quiche— sweetness!
The good thing is we’ve come across this recipe, and we’d love to share it with you.
You’ll need only three ingredients for this recipe—honey, cinnamon, and sweet potatoes.
The best news is you can get to enjoy this sweet potato dish that melts in your mouth within just 20 minutes of prep time.
Pro Tip: These will make great leftovers, but never freeze them if you wish to maintain their texture.
What to Serve with Quiche: Breads
Since quiche is a common breakfast item, you should serve it with another popular breakfast staple—breads! And FYI, many breads would go well with quiche. Here are some of them:
12. Crusty Bread
The perfect pairing to balance the quiche’s creaminess is a crusty bread, and there are plenty of options to choose from.
If you are serving quiche to a group of people, we recommend that you try out different breads—focaccia, baguettes, and many more. Don’t forget to serve butter on the side for the ultimate breakfast experience.
Pro Tip: Sourdough is the perfect match for a cheese quiche.
13. Garlic Bread
Who doesn’t love garlic bread? It’s flavorful, crispy, and goes well with any dish—including quiche.
You also have the option to make it yourself or buy a pre-made one from your local bakery store.
If you decide to make your garlic bread, all you need is to smear garlic butter over French bread slices, toast them, and serve!
If you’ve decided to go for a classic breakfast quiche-like ham and egg, we highly recommend that you serve it with sweet bread-like muffins to cut through its saltiness.
We prefer serving it with blueberry muffins, but you can always go for other types of muffins like cinnamon sugar, apple streusel, or cranberry oatmeal.
What to Serve with Quiche: Drinks and Desserts
The perfect ending for a savory quiche is no other than desserts! In this way, you can get to enjoy the ultimate taste combo—salty and sweet. (*)
15. Fruit Salad
Let’s start with the easiest dessert to make—fresh fruit salad. And when it comes to the classic fruit salad, the sky is the limit when it comes to your fruit choices.
Our personal favorites are bananas, pears, mandarin oranges, and apples.
But if you want to level it up, you can always go for a creamy tropical fruit salad that features passion fruit, mangoes, and berries mixed with yogurt, shredded coconut, and nuts of your choice.
Pro Tip: If you want to chop the fruits in advance, you can prevent them from browning by coating them with either lemon juice or orange juice.
16. Mixed Berries
And of course, you can always go for the best antioxidant-rich fruits out there—berries!(*)
If you have access to fresh organic berries, go for mixed berries like strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, and many more.
Pro Tip: These fruits are already delicious on their own, but you can always choose to level them up by mixing them with powdered sugar, whipped cream, and a dash of vanilla bean.
17. Blueberry Cream Cheese Scones
There is no bias here, but we love our berries, especially if it’s been transformed into a scone!
The buttery texture of the scone and the sweetness of its fillings will perfectly match the saltiness of quiche fillings.
We highly recommend going for the blueberry (something sweet) and cream cheese (to enjoy a tangy flavor) combination.
We love the most about scones because they can be both dessert or breakfast food, so they are perfect to be served with quiches.
Do you want to create the best brunch spread for your guests? If so, don’t forget about juices!
Quiches go well with just about all types of fresh fruit juices—tomato juice, orange juice, apple juice, and many more!
Pro Tip: If you are dining with some of your favorite girlfriends, take it as the perfect opportunity to enjoy some mimosas. All you need to do is add any type of sparkling white wine to your orange juice.
19. Iced Tea
If you need that extra energy boost midday and want a refreshing drink for lunch, serve your quiche with iced tea.
The plain iced tea is more than good enough, but you can still take it up a notch by choosing a tea with fruit flavors. Some of the best options are citrus fruits, passion fruit, berries, or mango.
Wrapping It Up
Quiche is one of the most versatile breakfast dishes that you can enjoy.
It works well with many side dishes—from carb-rich to fiber-rich options. Not only that, but it’s also a perfect match with plenty of desserts.
We hope that you can get the best side dish idea from the list of quiche pairings that we’ve shared with you.
Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments section!