How to Reheat Quiche The Next Day (Or From Frozen)

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Quiche is one of the most loved egg meals to serve at any time of the day. The best part is that quiche can be cooked in several different varieties by changing the combination of the veggies used in it.  Every time we bake a quiche, there are always some leftovers and we all need to learn how to reheat quiche.

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Quiche is a nutritious meal for breakfast or dinner and usually I reheat the leftover that were placed in my refrigerator to have in the morning. What makes quiche so special? To me, it can have all your favorite ingredients in a single meal. At times, I cook quiche with nothing but with added vegetables. Sometimes I mix in crumbled bacon, diced ham or even smoked salmon. See that’s how we can create a new variety every time.

The quiche is not a simple egg bake; it has a crispy crust at the bottom. And when the quiche is not reheated properly, its crust gets either too soft or too dry to eat. That is why we will share with you the right methods to reheat your quiche so that you could enjoy the same fresh and crispy texture of its crust every time.

Making the Quiche

Before we get into the whole process of reheating the quiche, lets first see how it is actually cooked. There are two basic parts of a quiche; firstly, there is this crust and then the filling.

making quiche

People usually prepare the crust dough by mixing flour, yeast, baking powder, salt, and water. But since that process is time consuming, I prefer to use store packed, refrigerated pie crust. Simply spread the pie crust in the pie plate or baking pan in which you are baking your quiche and cut off the excess around the edges. In some quiche recipes, especially the low carb ones, the crust is often not used.

The next important part of the quiche is the filling. The basic filling of the quiche is made out of eggs mixed with salt, black pepper, milk or cream. The other ingredients are added as per your choice. Shredded cheese, chopped green onions, diced ham are some of my favorite options to add to the filling. However, you can also add chopped spinach, fresh herbs, chopped bell pepper or halved cherry tomatoes.

The vegetables and ham are sautéed separately then mixed with eggs to prepare the filling. In this way, the vegetables taste crunchy and juicy in every bite. The prepared filling is poured into the crust and then baked in the oven until it gets golden brown. You can also bake the crust first then pour in the egg filling and broil until the eggs are set and that’s how you make yourself a nutritious and healthy quiche at home.

Freezing Your Quiche

freezing your quiche

When the quiche is cooked, its time to preserve it properly. You can’t simply toss it into your refrigerator or the freezer; else, your quiche will soon turn into a crumble. In order to keep its taste and texture intact, store it carefully. If you want to preserve it for a day, then simply keep it in your refrigerator. But make sure to keep it in a sealed or covered container to keep the moisture away from the quiche.

To freeze the quiche, you can take any suitable container or a zip lock bag. Place the quiche in a baking tray or any flat surface which is lined with parchment paper. Then freeze the quiche for 1 to 2 hours until it is firm and frozen. Now remove the quiche from the tray and transfer it to a Ziplock bag or a sealed container. Make sure when you place the quiche in the freezer, it is not placed under other containers or any heavy package.  

Now let us see how can we reheat the stored and frozen quiche, even if its crustless. There are two different methods to reheat the quiche. You can use your microwave or the oven to do the job.

Reheating Quiche with the Use of a Microwave

Option A
microwave quiche

If you’re asking the question – Can you reheat quiche in the microwave, well then I’m here to tell you, absolutely. Usually, when we think of reheating anything, the microwave is the first appliance that comes to mind. However, microwave heating is discouraged to reheat the quiche and that is mainly because the quiche’s crust can get too soggy at first then too hard upon heating in the microwave. However, if you have no other option available, then you can reheat it in the microwave but through proper measures.

When food is heated in a microwave, it can have a lot of moisture; that is why right after heating, it turns out to be extremely soft and when that moisture is evaporated, the food suddenly turns hard in texture. That happens to most of the bread and crusts. That is why it is important to keep it in the microwave in a covered container so that the moisture is contained within the food. Instead of heating at extremely high temperature, reheat at medium temperatures to keep the texture intact.

How Do You Reheat Quiche in the Oven

Option B
reheat quiche using the oven

The other method is to reheat the quiche in the oven. This method is more preferable than microwave heating. To do so, first begin by preheating your oven at 350 degrees F. Meanwhile, prepare the quiche for reheating. You will need suitable pans for the quiche, about 8-10 inches wide. Large enough to accommodate your quiche.

Cut out a piece of foil sheet large enough to cover this baking tray or pan. Covering the quiche with
the foil protects it from direct heating, over-browning and dryness.

Before placing the quiche in the baking tray or pan, make sure to line them with parchment paper. Place the quiche over this paper and then cover it with the foil. Fold the foil edges and seal with the rim of the baking tray.

Now heat the quiche in the preheated oven for 5-7 minutes and then serve immediately after slicing.

Conclusion

See! It isn’t that difficult to reheat a quiche; with the correct understanding and appropriate measures, we can easily reheat it without spoiling its taste and texture. Tell us what you think about these methods and how effective do you find them!

We’re always interested to hear your thoughts, tips or tricks and we’ll be sure to include them in our guide. If you’ve ever wondered how do restaurants reheat quiche, then you now you have your answer.

 

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