Egg and Bacon Tortilla Quiches are the easiest and tastiest snack that you can ask for!
The creamy, cheesy filling is baked into tortilla boats, instead of pastry, making them a simple and tasty dinner with the addition of some side dishes.
In summer, I like to serve them with a lovely fresh salad, like this Walnut, Parmesan, Pear and Rocket Salad, as a side dish. Or for a more substantial meal, I add a serve of vegetables, or even these homemade crispy baked wedges.
Why You're Going To Love This Recipe
Simple, tasty, family-friendly recipes like this are just what you need for a busy weeknight dinner.
- Simple! - you only need 5 ingredients, and they are super simple to make.
- Quick and easy - this recipe requires very little preparation and can be ready in less than half an hour. Perfect for 'time poor' mums juggling everything!
- Kid-friendly - the kids love these 'grab and go' snacks!
- Freezer-friendly - egg and bacon tortilla quiches are great snacks to have made up and frozen, as they defrost and reheat beautifully.
What You Need
Note: Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom for the ingredients, quantities and full detailed method.
- tortilla boats - I have used Old El Paso Stand 'n Stuff Mini Boats here. if you are making these for a main meal, you can use the regular size Stand 'n Stuff Tortilla Boats instead
- thickened cream - this is known as heavy cream in the US, and is a full fat, rich cream, with an added thickening agent. It is not suitable to substitute with a light cream in recipes that specifically state 'thickened cream', as a 'light cream' will not give the same results.
- eggs - when using eggs in a recipe, it is best to have them at room temperature before you start. I suggest cracking eggs into a separate bowl before adding them to other ingredients, just in case they are past their best or you have pieces of shell fall in.
- bacon - there are a few different types of bacon cuts in Australia. I tend to use middle cut bacon which I find has more flavour, but whichever cut you prefer will be perfecly fine to use!
- cheddar cheese - one of the most commonly bought blocks of cheese is 'Tasty' cheese. This is an aged cheddar cheese which is perfect to grate for the quiche filling.
Step By Step Instructions
This is a really simple recipe, and your egg and bacon tortilla quiches will be ready to serve in under half an hour!
Note: Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom for the ingredients quantities and full detailed method.
Step 1 - Prepare The Bases
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius (fan forced).
Separate the boats and arrange them on a baking tray.
Step 2 - Prepare The Quiche Filling
Dice and cook your bacon pieces until crispy.
Whisk the cream and the eggs together in a large bowl.
Step 3 - Fill Your Boats
Divide the egg mixture between the tortilla boats.
Sprinkle the cooked bacon pieces and grated cheese evenly among the boats.
Step 4 - Bake
Bake in a preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until golden and cooked through.
Expert Tips and FAQ
Yes, the quiches are only baked for a short period of time, which is not long enough to cook the bacon.
You can definitely substitute ham for the bacon in this recipe, and this would save you some preparation time as well! I would recommend a thick sliced ham, rather than shaved, if possible.
You can replace the cream with full cream milk, or leave it out if you like, however the texture of the filling will be slightly different.
Store any leftover tortilla quiches in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Freeze the tortilla quiches in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Allow the tortilla quiches to defrost in the fridge before reheating.
More Snack-Sized Recipes
Snack-sized and finger food is always popular with kids, and if you can make it into a family-friendly meal by adding a salad or a vegetable side dish, even better!
- Chicken and vegetable sausage rolls - these are a healthy leaner option than traditional sausage rolls and are a great make-ahead option too.
- Easy fish cakes - serve this simple step-by-step recipe with tartare sauce and salad for a meat-free midweek dinner.
- Oven baked chicken parma balls - a healthy oven baked chicken dinner, that you can serve with pasta or a cheesy mash, and it's on the table in less than one hour.
Cheesy Egg and Bacon Tortilla Quiches
- 1 packet Old El Paso Stand 'N Stuff Tortilla Boats (12 mini or 8 large)
- 200 g bacon diced
- 8 eggs room temperature
- 180 g (¾ cup) thickened cream
- 80 g (1 cup) cheddar or tasty cheese grated
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (fan-forced).
- Separate the tortilla boats and arrange them onto a baking tray.
- Saute diced bacon until crispy, set aside.
- Whisk the eggs and cream together in a bowl.
- Divide the mixture between the tortilla boats.
- Sprinkle over the diced crispy bacon and grated cheese.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden and cooked through.