Whether serving quiche for brunch or dinner, you never need to need to wonder what to serve with quiche. This amazing list of best sides for quiche includes both sweet and savory recipes to please all of your guests!
Wondering what to serve with quiche? Sweet and savory, meat and meatless, this list includes some of the best sides to serve with quiche.
Homemade quiche can be easily made at home by using homemade pie crust or a store-bought pie crust. Or make things even easier and lighter by serving a crustless quiche such as broccoli Cheddar, asparagus and feta or smoked salmon quiche.
Dive into this list of easy side dishes to find the best sides to serve with quiche. An epic brunch is just around the corner!
Roasted mini potatoes
Crispy, golden brown potatoes are always a popular side dish. They can work for breakfast, brunch or dinner. As much as I love a good dish of hashbrowns, roasted potatoes can be even easier to make.
Match the seasonings of the potatoes to match the quiche filling. For example, if there's thyme in the quiche, use a combo of thyme and rosemary. Serving a quiche with feta cheese? Add oregano to the potatoes to match the Greek-inspired theme.
Roast potatoes can even be made ahead of time to make meal prep easier. Reheat and re-crisp them in a 400 degree F oven before serving.
There's nothing easier than a simple green salad. Grab a box of mixed salad greens or arugula from the grocery store and dress it with homemade balsamic vinaigrette.
Serve the salad on the side of the quiche or pile some dressed, peppery arugula leaves on top of each slice of quiche.
Dress up the salad by adding your favorite fruit or veggies, such as cucumber, tomato, strawberries, apples, grapes or bell peppers. Toasted nuts or seeds, and cheese are also good flavor and texture additions. Try feta or goat cheese, sunflower seeds, pepitas or toasted almonds.
Nothing rounds out brunch as well as a simple fruit salad. Strawberries, mango, pineapple, banana, grapes, apple, kiwi, berries...the sky's the limit.
The key to the best fruit salads are fresh, sweet fruit. Head to the market to find what's in season. Summertime is a great time to highlight fresh berries. Opt for fruits like apples in the fall.
Dress the fruit with a squeeze of fresh orange juice or whisk together some lime juice, honey (or agave nectar) and fresh mint leaves.
Homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausage
What's brunch without a side or sausage or bacon? Take a break from the store-bought sausage patties and try your hand at these homemade breakfast sausages. You won't be sorry!
They're surprisingly quick and easy to make, and can be frozen raw or cooked. And if you're serving vegetarian quiche, the meat-lovers in the crowd will appreciate a side of sausage to round out their meals.
Banana Blueberry Muffins
Homemade muffins are always welcome at brunch, and are an easy side for quiche! Pack them with fresh fruit and opt for applesauce instead of oil for a less calorie-laden muffin.
Banana and blueberry is always a popular combination. Swap out the blueberries with strawberries, raspberries or blackberries. Or use a combination of your favorites berries.
Make a double batch of muffins and freeze them. Take out what you need a couple of hours ahead of time. There's nothing better than having a stash of sweet muffins on hand at all times!
Brunch just doesn't feel complete without a good Bloody Mary or my favorite Canadian version, a Caesar cocktail. The perfect cocktail to serve with quiche!
The adult version uses vodka, but a vodka-free mocktail is just as tasty. Bloody Caesars are made with Clamato juice and seasoned with tobasco and Worcestershire sauces. Traditional Bloody Marys are made with tomato juice and seasoned with tobasco, Worcestershire and horseradish.
Asparagus is one of the easiest side dishes for quiche. The freshest stalks can usually be found in the spring and early summer.
Asparagus is very versatile. It can be grilled, blanched, roasted, steamed and even air fried. Season it with salt and pepper, or branch with other herbs and spices. Try smoked paprika, thyme or rosemary. Or drizzle it with a simple lemon vinaigrette.
Sweet potato hash:
Who can resist a great breakfast hash with quiche?! Make a hash using russet or red-skinned potatoes, or switch things up by using sweet potatoes.
And if you're going to make a delicious, golden brown hash, why not go all the way? Try dolloping each serving of hash with a creamy avocado sauce.
Blueberry Banana Smoothie
Grab the freshest fruits and veggies, and blend them up for a tasty smoothie.
Try a green smoothie by starting with a base of spinach or kale, then add fruit. Or opt for an all-fruit smoothie. Go tropical with pineapple, mango and banana. Or try a more traditional berry smoothie.
Smoothies can be made with yogurt and milk, or can be made dairy-free by using water, fruit juice or plant-based milks.
When serving brunch for a crowd, a variety of dishes is always welcome. Whip up a simple pasta salad to serve with quiche.
Pasta salads come in many forms, from the mix-ins to the dressing. For the dressing, use a traditional mayo-based version or opt for a lighter lemon vinaigrette.
Keep the meal meatless by serving a vegetable-only pasta salad. Some popular additions are roasted or raw bell peppers, tomatoes, artichokes, green beans, snap peas and cheese.
If you are looking for an extra dose of protein, add shrimp, chicken, tuna or salmon.
When dreaming up salads to serve with quiche, think outside of the box. Grated cauliflower or broccoli make a wonderful crunchy and nutrient-loaded base.
Add other vegetables, such as tomatoes and bell peppers. Toss the salad with a homemade dressing, such as tahini dressing, lemon vinaigrette or balsamic vinaigrette.
This salad can be made ahead of time, making brunch prep even easier.
Spinach salads are easy to throw together and make a great side dish for quiche. To make things easy, start with a bag of pre-washed spinach leaves. Add the mix-ins and toss it with a dressing. Done!
Try your favorite fruit and veggie mix-ins. For vegetables, try mushrooms, tomatoes, caramelized onions (so good!), jicama, artichokes, bell peppers and many more! For fruits, add in some sliced strawberries, grapes, raspberries or apples.
For a heartier salad, add beans, chickpeas, chicken or shrimp.
Fresh fruit platter
Sometimes the easiest options are the best ones. Put together a platter of the best seasonal fresh fruits and let everyone help themselves.
Try pineapple, cantaloupe, watermelon, grapes, berries, bananas, orange slices and kiwi.
Greek rice salad
Rice salads are an easy side dish for brunch or dinner. And always popular at potlucks! Pick the flavorings that best match the quiche you're serving.
For flavoring, the sky's the limit. Try a curry rice salad or opt for a Greek-inspired rice salad. Add vegetables, nuts and seeds, dried fruit and cheese to your heart's content. Finish it off with a simple homemade or store-bought dressing.
Rice salads can be made up to a day or two in advance. Refrigerate in an airtight container for peak freshness.
Serve up individual yogurt parfaits or make a show-stopping yogurt trifle if feeding a crowd.
Use your favorite Greek yogurt or plant-based yogurt. Pair it with fresh or frozen (defrosted) berries and a good crunchy granola.
Assemble the yogurt parfaits ahead of time. Or serve the ingredients in separate bowls and let your guests compose their own parfaits.
Crack open the champagne and mix it with orange juice for a classic Mimosa. Fresh squeezed orange juice tastes best. If you prefer pulp-less orange juice, strain the juice before adding the champagne.
For a more budget-friendly version, use sparkling wine, Prosecco or Cava. All of these are widely available.
Banana Nut Muffins
Banana nut muffins are always a welcome addition for any brunch spread. Make a double batch to store in the freezer for last-minute brunch gatherings.
For larger gatherings, provide a few baskets full of different types of muffins, along with a few different types of quiches.
Strawberry & Cream Scones
Sweet pastries pair really well with savory quiches. Try cinnamon rolls, scones or sweet buns.
Scones can be filled with anything from fresh fruit or lemon to chocolate or ginger. Or a combination of any of these!
For a make-ahead option, freeze the raw scones on a parchment-lined baking sheet, then transfer to a freezer bag. Bake from frozen before serving.
Caramelized Onion Quick bread
Savory quick breads are a surprising addition to any brunch table. They can be filled with anything from spinach and caramelized onions to roasted mushrooms. And a little sprinkle of cheese is always a good thing!
Use herbs and spices in the quick bread to complement the quiche fillings. For example, a broccoli Cheddar quiche would pair well with a tomato Cheddar quick bread.
Bread is a great pairing withe quiche, and focaccia is one of the best!
Try a savory focaccia topped with roasted tomatoes and onions. Or turn a sweet topping, such as roasted grapes or even chopped chocolate.
Greek sugar snap peas
Vegetable side dishes are solid options when figuring out what to serve with quiche, particularly for lunch or dinner.
Sugar snap peas have a fresh flavor and delightful crunch. Try blanching them in boiling water or sautéing in a little olive oil.
While snap peas taste great when drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper, feel free to branch out to other seasonings. Add fresh or dried herbs and garlic, toss in some cheese or add a handful of toasted nuts.
When you need a vegetable side dish to serve with quiche, nothing is as quick and easy as green beans.
Take just a few minutes to trim the beans, then blanch them in boiling water for a couple of minutes. Drain, plunge into cold water, then toss with olive oil and seasonings.
Toasted nuts, such as slivered almonds, add a nice crunch and toasty flavor.
Mediterranean cucumber salad
Brunch is the time to pull out all the stop with your favorite salads and breakfast dishes. Choose light and bright salads to pair with cheesy quiches or meat quiches.
Cucumber salads can be made ahead of time. Try mixing the cucumbers with other vegetables, such as artichokes, tomatoes and roasted peppers. Use a simple balsamic vinaigrette or lemon vinaigrette to dress the salad.
Salad with Halloumi
You can never have too much cheese, right?! Halloumi cheese is a wonderful firm and salty cheese that can be seared and grilled.
If you serve up a plate of this tomato and avocado salad with grilled halloumi cheese, I can guarantee that it will disappear as quickly as the quiche!
Breakfast and brunch are the ideal times to add a taste of the tropics. Grab a few bags of frozen pineapple and mango from the grocery store and whip up a tasty smoothie.
When I think of drinks to serve with quiche, this tropical smoothie jumps to mind. Smoothies are a nice alternative to a platter of fruit and are always popular with the kids in the crowd.
Black Bean & Corn salad
If you're serving up a southwestern quiche, black bean and corn salad is the perfect accompaniment.
This black bean salad takes about 10 minutes to make, and can be prepared ahead of time. Toss the ingredients with an easy olive oil and lime dressing.
Apple pecan salad
If it's the middle of fall and you're trying to figure out what to serve with quiche, turn to some seasonal fruit. Apples!
Toss some fresh, crisp diced apple with greens and maple pecans for a delightful sweet and savory salad. The maple pecans can be made up to a week in advance.
Grilled Zucchini rolls
Zucchini rolls are an easy way to add some "Wow!" to your brunch or dinner.
Grill zucchini slices, then roll them up with a variety of ingredients. Some favorite combinations are goat cheese and roasted peppers, hummus and Kalamata olives, and pesto with grilled shrimp.
Arrange the zucchini rolls on a platter alongside the quiches, and let everybody help themselves.
Cauliflower might not be the most obvious vegetable to serve with quiche, but don't let that stop you from trying them bite-sized savory treats!
Mix some cauliflower rice with hummus, feta and seasonings, then add egg and breadcrumbs for binding. Bake them in a mini muffin pan and serve them with a yogurt dipping sauce. Delicious!
Mashed potato bites
Set aside the breakfast hash and serve up a batch of savory mashed potato bites. You still get that epic potato-quiche match, but with a surprising twist.
Mix in some meat, such as bacon or prosciutto, or make a vegetarian version by adding roasted peppers and feta cheese.
Air fryer roses
Are you planning a fancy brunch? Pull out the air fryer and make a platter full of these crispy, golden brown potato roses.
These potato flowers are made with mini potatoes and held together with grated Parmesan cheese. Can you think of a prettier side dish for quiche?!
Lemon poppyseed muffins
When springtime hits, it's time to pull out the lemon-flavored pastries. The bright flavor of lemon always adds a little extra joy to Sunday brunch.
These muffins freeze well, so feel free to make them ahead of time and store in the freezer. Pull them out of the freezer the night before, then serve with any type of quiche.
Banana blueberry bread
Banana bread is a staple at many brunches. And for good reason! It's easy to make and adored by kids of all ages.
This version includes fresh or frozen blueberries, which adds a pop of flavor with every bite. Slice the bread and fan it out on a platter. Pretty as a picture for your brunch table.
30. Zucchini fries
Zucchini fries are a great stand-in for hash browns at your next brunch. Even the zucchini dissenters in the group will love these crispy breaded fries.
These are best served straight out of the oven, so plan accordingly. I recommend baking the quiche, then keeping it warm in a warming drawer while the zucchini fries are cooking. Alternatively, use an air fryer for the fries while the quiches bake in the oven.
While roasted mushrooms may not be the most traditional side dish for quiche, it's 99% guaranteed that they will be one of the first things to disappear. It's nearly impossible to stop eating these delicious morsels!
Toss the mushrooms with olive and rosemary, then roast with garlic. Just SO good.
Bright and refreshing! Spritzers are a unique alternative to traditional mimosas. Make them "as is" or add a dash of vodka for those who like a cocktail with brunch.
This sparkler is made with fresh pink grapefruit juice, pineapple juice and ginger. Feel free to use any combination of juices that appeals to you.
Strawberry Tom Collins
Strawberries are an ideal fruit to serve with quiche. Why not enjoy them in a simple, refreshing cocktail?
Make a 2-ingredient strawberry puree, then mix it with gin, lime juice and club soda. Cheers!
Grilled pineapple skewers
Fruit kabobs are a fun way to serve fruit with quiche. When choosing a fruit to grill, you can't go wrong with pineapple. It caramelizes beautifully and holds up well when cooked.
Thread the pineapple chunks onto skewers, then grill while basting the fruit with a honey lime mixture.
Part of prepping a brunch is planning around oven time. While the quiches are baking in the oven, fire up the grill to make an easy vegetable side dish.
Slice up your favorite seasonal vegetables, brush with olive oil and grill. Once the veggies are cooked, drizzle them with a balsamic garlicky dressing.
What to Serve with Quiche (Recipe: Broccoli Cheddar Quiche)
- 1 refrigerated pie crust
- 4 large eggs (See Note 1)
- 4 large egg whites
- ¼ cup cold water (See Note 2)
- 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
- ½ cup grated Cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Unroll the pie crust and place it in a 9-inch pie plate, pressing gently into the corners. If you like, crimp the edges.
- Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the broccoli florets and cook for 1 minute. Drain in a colander and rinse with very cold water or immediately plunge into a bowl of ice water. Arrange the broccoli on the bottom of the pie crust.
- In a large bowl, combine the eggs, egg whites, water, cottage cheese, thyme, salt and pepper. Whisk vigorously to break up the cottage cheese.
- Pour the egg mixture over the broccoli in the pie dish. Top with the Cheddar cheese.
- Bake until the egg is just set and a small, sharp knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes.
- Let the quiche rest for 5 minutes, then cut into 6 wedges. Serve.
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