Kid-Friendly Mini Quiches

These muffin-tin quiches are super baby and kid-friendly. Learn how to make mini quiche with this easy recipe for quick, healthy breakfasts. They freeze beautifully and can be reheated in 20-30 seconds in the microwave for a perfect meal for littles ones anytime.

Theo, my two-year-old, has been in the kitchen with me since he was about ten days old. I mean, at first, his only involvement was sleeping peacefully in his cozy carrier while I cooked, but as soon as he could sit in his clamp-on seat at the island, he had his own tasks. Even if that meant just stacking measuring cups, or playing with a whisk and water.

As a person whose own enthusiasm can’t be tamped enough to avoid making big messes, I’d never begrudge my kids the same fun. So now that he’s older, he helps me with pretty much everything that can be done safely (however messily) – in the past few days, he’s measured and whisked ingredients for muffins, beaten eggs for omelettes, tossed salads, plucked the stems from cherries, etc.

For this mini quiche recipe, Theo added the salt and pepper to the eggs and did a decent job beating them (“‘Eo stir it!”, he says). He spooned in the tomatoes and cheese, and put the paper liners into the muffin pans. Older kids could help grate the cheese and portion the egg mixture into the cups, too.

As a dietitian, I can tell you that involving your kids in the process (from growing or shopping for food, to helping plan or choose components of meals, to actually participating in preparation) is one of the best ways you can support them in becoming adventurous, healthy (read: non-picky) eaters. Plus, it sets them up with the food knowledge and kitchen skills they need to take care of themselves with nutritious, delicious meals down the road. Not to mention, it’s just a really fun thing to do together!

Kids love the novelty and cuteness of single servings just for them, and these little quiches are endlessly customizable to their preferences and/or whatever you have kicking around your refrigerator. Feel free to substitute finely chopped broccoli, asparagus, spinach (or whatever!) for the tomatoes, and/or use diced ham, turkey or chopped bacon in lieu of sausage.

I keep a stash of mini quiches in the freezer and microwave them for 60 seconds for quick weekday breakfasts. They’re great sandwiched in an English muffin, too.

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Kid Friendly Mini Quiches

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 16
Breakfast
American
Keyword Baby quiche, cupcake quiche, how to make mini quiche, kid quiche, Mini Quiches, muffin tin quiche

Ingredients
 
 

  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ¾ tsp coarse salt divided
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ cups crumbled cooked breakfast sausage (from about 10 oz uncooked)
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup diced cored and seeded tomato

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Prepare two standard muffin pans by lining 16 of the cups with paper liners.
  • Whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper; stir in sausage, cheese and tomato. Divide mixture among muffin cups (about 1/3 cup of egg mixture per quiche). Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the filling is set. Cool in muffin pan for 5 minutes, then transfer quiches to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • If desired, you can return the cooled quiches to the muffin pans and transfer to freezer, then pack into freezer bags once frozen.

Notes

Sausage substitute: You may substitute turkey or chicken sausage, cubed ham, small pieces of cooked chicken, or a cooked vegetable like zucchini or small cubes of butternut squash.

Nutrition

Calories: 121kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 11gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 568mgPotassium: 82mgSugar: 2gVitamin A: 241IUCalcium: 101mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword Baby quiche, cupcake quiche, how to make mini quiche, kid quiche, Mini Quiches, muffin tin quiche

Last Updated on January 17, 2024 by Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD

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Redpath Sugar
Redpath Sugar
12 years ago

These look absolutely amazing! We’ve posted them on the Redpath Sugar website. 🙂 http://www.facebook.com/redpathsugar 

Alicia @bakeaholic
Alicia @bakeaholic
12 years ago

These look so decadent, yet so easy to prepare. Just what I like. Also – Where are those delicate dessert dishes from??

Myfudo
Myfudo
12 years ago

A ramekin-full of surprises…Bursting with the best flavors my tastebuds are craving for!

Ingeborg Gulla
Ingeborg Gulla
11 years ago

These are SOOOO good! My-oh-my. I’ve slightly adapted the recipe, and posted my version of the cake on my own blog (http://culinaryfairytale.blogspot.com/2012/03/molten-chocolate-cakes.html). Amazing!

Kristin
11 years ago

Um…these look delicious.  Need I say more?

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

I love it! This is a fantastic way to break in my new ramekins! I love that a whole new world has opened to be because of this new acquisition. The world is a lovely place. My rose-colored glasses are on just in time for the big Vday. Thanks for the inspiration!

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