Smoked Salmon Quick Quiche for Breakfast or Brinner

by heidi on July 24, 2012

We’ve definitely been on a breakfast kick. And I don’t mean breakfast for breakfast, but for dinner instead.

Recipe Smoked Salmon Quick Quiche from FoodieCrush

One of my favorite things growing up is when my dad would break out the big electric frying pan in the evening and start sauteeing the mushrooms and bacon for Grandma’s Eggs. What kid doesn’t think breakfast for dinner is some sort of cosmically altered universe? And an easy way for mom and dad to look like we’re ‘breaking the rules’ and going against society.

What rebels we are.

Now that Smudge is home from her 3 week holiday that consisted of a long stay with her grandparents and her cousins and then a week at Girl Scout camp, she’s been requesting breakfast for dinner. Comfort food at its finest and a non-stop troup of pancakes and eggs for dinner.

Smoked Salmon Quick Quiche from FoodieCrush

I took us on a slightly off-the-traditional-breakfast-fare-course with this recipe. I think we can expand our horizons just a tad, you know?

Enter quick and easy Smoked Salmon Quick Quiche. The crust is easy and comes out tender, thanks to thawed puff pastry. The custard-ey filling is creamy and light and not too domineering with a dollop of crème fraiche to every slice of quiche. If you prefer goat cheese, go for it. It’s equally as tasty.

Smoked Salmon Quick Quiche

Serving Size: 2-4

Smoked Salmon Quick Quiche

Thanks to a pre-made puff pastry crust, this recipe comes together in no time to create an easy brunch, breakfast or dinner meal. Serve with a simple salad or fresh fruit to complete the meal


1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
3 eggs
1 cup half and half
4 ounces smoked salmon, chopped in large pieces
¼ cup crème fraiche
1 tablespoon fresh dill, divided
2 tablespoons chopped green onion, divided
½ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon Tabasco hot sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Roll out puff pastry into a circle, spray a large tart pan with cooking spray and mold puff pastry up sides, roll extra under edges to fit into pan. Pierce bottom of tart with a fork and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside while preparing filling.
  2. Mix eggs, cream, salt and pepper and Tabasco well. Pour into puff pastry, top with smoked salmon pieces, dot with crème fraiche, 1 tablespoon green onion and ½ tablespoon dill. Bake for 20-25 more minutes or until eggs are set. Let rest for 5 minutes and serve topped with remaining ½ tablespoon dill and 1 tablespoon green onion.

Smoked Salmon is a simple and fresh protein centerpiece for meal planning besides the traditional celebratory appetizer of smoked salmon and cream cheese puffs. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Emily shows every recipe doesn’t have to be a chore with Fuss Free Cooking‘s simple but deliciously tart Smoked Salmon with Avocado and Arugula Salad

Liren has found a way to bridge the best of both coasts with Kitchen Confidante’s Figs with Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon

TasteFood Salmon Chowder

Lynda shares the secret to staying cool in this sweltering summer heat: chowda! Mixing smoked salmon and cooked salmon filet to create TasteFood‘s Smoky Salmon and Fennel Chowder.

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Posted in: appetizers and small bites,breakfast and brunch,entrees,recipes

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Bev @ Bev Cooks July 24, 2012 at 8:42 am

Quiche makes me quiver. In a good way. I might need to remedy this. Right now.


Averie @ Averie Cooks July 24, 2012 at 11:10 am

This is my hubs’ dream food. Salmon or lox, eggs, bread. His heaven right there!


Denise July 24, 2012 at 2:01 pm

I love a good quiche and this salmon one looks divine! Classy and comforting at the same time. I always like how quiches taste good both hot, warm & cold and how easy you can vary with the ingredients. Now I crave a salmon one!


Ali @ Gimme Some Oven July 24, 2012 at 2:16 pm

I can’t get over how beautiful these photos are. And I adore smoked salmon!!! These all sound delicious! :)


Rob July 24, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Love the look of your quiche, absolutely amazing photo’s. Can’t wait to try your recipe out.


SantaFeGirl July 24, 2012 at 6:01 pm

When is the smoked salmon added?


heidi July 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Hi! At the same time you put the eggs in the puff pastry shell.


Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 24, 2012 at 11:32 pm

I love quiche but haven’t had any in forever – must change that pronto!


Kristen July 25, 2012 at 7:14 am

We just had breakfast for dinner last night and my daughter said she thinks we should start having breakfast for breakfast and breakfast for dinner.

I have 3 dozen eggs to use up before we leave on vacation Saturday. I think I see a quiche in my future!


heidi July 25, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Another vacation? I’m so jealous. Of that and the number of eggs in your fridge.


Maria July 25, 2012 at 7:37 am

Breakfast for dinner is always a good idea!


Alyssa | Queen of Quinoa July 25, 2012 at 8:18 am

Nothing makes me happier than breakfast for dinner. A big ol’ stack of pancakes or fluffy eggs? And throwing in some smoked salmon would just push me over the edge. Heavenly!


pattyabr July 25, 2012 at 8:21 am

so what is your photo program for your lovely pictures?
nice love salmon


Cathy @ Noble Pig July 25, 2012 at 8:27 am

I love how you did your quiche! That crust is just cool with the puffed pastry:).


Sue T. July 25, 2012 at 8:42 am

All of these recipes look fantastic!! Will have to make one if not all of these.


Nikki July 25, 2012 at 8:42 am

I love that a child is asking for breakfast at dinner! She’s a genius. :)


Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. July 25, 2012 at 8:45 am

This totally speaks to me! All of my favorite ingredients!


Lana @ Never Enough Thyme July 25, 2012 at 9:16 am

Quiche is always a popular choice in our household for any time of day – breakfast, lunch, or dinner. For lunch and dinner, simply add a lovely, fresh tossed salad and your meal is ready in no time. Your classic combination of creme fraiche, dill, and smoked salmon would be just about perfect for today’s lunch :-)


heidi July 25, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Lunch, dinner, brinner. Its good all day long! Thanks for commenting!


Martyna@WholesomeCook July 25, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Hi Heidi, I love the sound of that quicke and frankly I don’t see anything wrong with eating (hot) breakfast menu items for dinner. I used to love fried eggs on spaghetti, or boiled eggs in mustard gravy for dinner. Oh and I never thought of pairing smoked salmon with figs. Must try!


Betty Ann @Mango_Queen July 25, 2012 at 7:09 pm

My family will just love the smoked salmon quiche. This is perfect for weekend brunch. Or any meal, come to think of it! Thanks for a great recipe!


Brian @ A Thought For Food July 25, 2012 at 7:52 pm

So… we’re going to make a deal right now. When I come over for bfast and we finally get to meet, you’re making this for me. Ok? And you’re going to serve mimosas of course :-)


Stacey July 25, 2012 at 9:17 pm

So love this post – the imagery is so enticing! My husband loves smoked salmon so need to give these a try for sure. :)


heidi March 19, 2013 at 7:34 am

thanks for all of the great comments


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