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What To Serve With Quiche?

Quiche is something that everyone has at least once in their lifetime. Whether it is for a quick lunch, a snack, tea, or an easy dinner, this meal is tasty and unique. Still, you have to know what to serve with it, or you can mess up the flavors.

Continue reading to find out the best quiche side dishes and how to elevate your meal to the next level!

What Is A Quiche?

A quiche is a French tart with a pastry crust and a filling containing cheese, ham, meat, seafood, vegetables, egg, and sauces. Quiche can be served cold or hot and is often thought of as a snack. The most famous quiche in the world is the quiche Lorraine, which contains eggs, cream, and bacon.

Some common types of quiche include cheese, mushrooms, spinach, or tomatoes. Many people think of quiche as a savory pie because the cooking method is very similar. A quiche will always have to include eggs and contains a custard.

Quiches can be very large to be divided into large or small portions and almost bite-sized. You can include as many things as you want in your quiches, such as chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, asparagus, sausage, onions, broccoli, and more. These days, you can also find variations of low-carb and gluten-free quiches for those that want to remain healthier.

If you want to save time, you can go with a premade crust and simply prepare the filling. To avoid as many carbohydrates, you can deconstruct the crust, and the quiche might resemble more of a frittata.

Nutrition Facts

One slice of a basic quiche with cheese and vegetables (128 g) has the following nutritional content (*):

  • 133 calories
  • 8 g protein
  • 7 g fat
  • 9 g carbohydrate
  • 2 g fiber
  • 3 g sugar
  • 141 mg calcium
  • 1 mg iron
  • 18 mg magnesium
  • 160 mg phosphorus
  • 170 mg potassium
  • 338 mg sodium
  • 11 µg selenium
  • 155 µg vitamin A
  • 104 mg cholesterol

Although a quiche can be high in carbohydrates, it might also be very nutritious depending on what you add to it. Be careful with using things like bacon and ham, as they add more fat and sodium. Using low-fat cheese and more veggies will make your quiche even healthier.

Best Side Dishes for Quiche

Below are some options for side dishes that you can eat with quiche at any time!

#1. Arugula Green Salad   

A simple salad goes a long way when you serve a quiche. This arugula salad is a great choice in complementing the dense flavors from your quiche.


  • 1 bunch of arugula
  • 1 red onion, sliced 
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Follow these steps to prepare your arugula green salad:

  1. Wash and drain your arugula. If too long, tear it into smaller pieces and set it aside in a bowl.
  2. Slice the onion and add it to the bowl.
  3. Separately, in a smaller bowl, mix in the lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  4. Whisk in the vinaigrette to the salad slowly, toss everything.
  5. Serve on the side of your quiche.

#2. Garlic and Rosemary Fries

These garlic and rosemary fries are a fantastic choice for a side dish when it comes to a quiche. You can serve them as a center table item to share with everyone else.


  • ½ frozen shoestring fries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Follow these steps to prepare your garlic and rosemary fries:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with tin foil, and place the fries on it. Drizzle with olive oil, toss well, and spread them out.
  3. Add the lemon juice, garlic, rosemary, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Toss once again, and spread them out again.
  4. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes or until they turn golden.
  5. Serve them warm with your quiche.

#3. Basil Tomato and Red Pepper Soup

Quiche and a soup is a great mix, sort of like the classic sandwich and soup that everyone loves so much. This recipe is delicious and quite simple, so you can prepare it ahead of time and serve it with your favorite meals.


  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dry basil
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Follow these steps to prepare your basil tomato and red pepper soup:

  1. Begin by roasting your tomatoes. Place them both over the open flame of the stove until the skin is charred. Set them aside and allow them to cool down. When they are cool, remove the skin.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil and the garlic. Stir in the tomatoes along with the vegetable broth. Mix well.
  3. Add the roasted peppers, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Cook for another 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in the heavy cream and continue to mix. Allow the soup to cool down.
  5. Once cool, transfer it to a blender. Blend for a few minutes or until the texture is creamy.
  6. Serve warm in a bowl or cup next to your quiche.

#4. Mashed Cauliflower

This mashed cauliflower is a fantastic side dish that can help lower the caloric and carb content as well. You can add more spices to make this cauliflower side dish even more flavorful.


  • 1 large cauliflower head
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Follow these steps to prepare your mashed cauliflower:

  1. Cook your cauliflower in a large pot with water for about 15 to 20 minutes or until it softens. Drain it, and set it aside.
  2. Add the olive oil and garlic back to the pot. Turn the heat to low.
  3. Add your cooked cauliflower to a blender, and blend until smooth.
  4. Transfer the blended cauliflower to the pot, and add the Parmesan cheese, heavy cream, salt, and pepper. Continue mixing so the cheese melts.
  5. Serve warm with the quiche.

#5. Green Salad with Prosciutto

Prosciutto is a tasty, light cold cut that can elevate your quiche meal even more. This salad is delicate, citrus, and full of flavor.


  • 4 slices prosciutto
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 4 cups radicchio, arugula, and spinach
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Follow these steps to prepare your green salad with prosciutto:

  1. In a small bowl, mix the lemon juice, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and the Dijon mustard.
  2. Wash and drain your greens and add them to a large bowl.
  3. Add the garlic to the greens and mix. Slowly add in the vinaigrette from your smaller bowl and toss.
  4. Sprinkle it with salt and pepper. Continue tossing.
  5. Add the prosciutto, and continue tossing.
  6. Serve cold with quiche on the side.

#6. Sauteed Garlic Mushrooms

Mushrooms are a superfood, as they are high in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Sauteeing them is the perfect choice to pair with any quiche of choice.


  • 2 cups mushroom (shiitake, cremini, portobello)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Follow these steps to prepare your sauteed garlic mushrooms:

  1. Clean your mushrooms with a brush and with paper towels damped in water.
  2. Chop your mushrooms into the desired size.
  3. In a large skillet, add olive oil and garlic. Once the oil is bubbly, add the mushrooms, oregano, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
  4. Cook for about 10 minutes or until softer and aromatic.

Tip: if you want to make your meal different, try adding soy sauce, red pepper flakes, and rice vinegar.

  1. Serve your sauteed garlic mushrooms warm with your quiche.

#7. Leek and Onion Soup

This next soup is always a good idea, especially when it is cold outside and you need something heartwarming. You can add potatoes or carrots to make the soup even tastier and more filling.


  • 5 large leeks
  • 1 yellow onion or 4 shallots
  • ½ stick butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Follow these steps to prepare your leek and onion soup:

  1. Trim your leeks into smaller pieces, leaving the outer layer aside. Slice them into the desired length.
  2. Slice your onions into slices.
  3. Add the butter, garlic, leeks, and onions to a large saucepan.
  4. Season with salt and pepper. Allow your vegetables to cook for about 15 minutes or until they soften.
  5. Add the vegetable broth and milk and simmer the soup for another 15 minutes. Check that the vegetables are tender.
  6. Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow it to cool. Once cool, add to the blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  7. Serve warm with fresh parsley and chives on top.

How Can I Pick The Perfect Quiche Sides?

A quiche is a delicious dish that is both versatile and delicate. You can prepare a quiche as an appetizer, lunch recipe, or full dinner. Instead of overthinking what else to serve next time, take a look at these options.

For ham and cheese, quiche lorraine, or any other meat, try serving something less heavy. You can go with the mashed cauliflower for a healthier version of the classic mashed potatoes. Another good option would be the arugula green salad, which is always a good choice no matter what.

If your quiche is mostly vegetables and cheese, you can go with something a little different. Try serving it with the basil and tomato red pepper soup, a creamy and tasty choice. You can also serve the green salad with prosciutto to add more protein and flavor.

On the other hand, for various types of quiche, go with things that are a bit denser and equally flavorful. Go with the garlic and rosemary fries that will always satisfy everyone. You can also try the sauteed garlic mushrooms, and if people want more, try the leek and onion soup.


Preparing and serving a quiche is always a good choice. You can save time and effort by choosing one of these seven choices. Try adding more or fewer things and make these recipes all your own!

See more: Can quiche be frozen?

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