Discard quiche

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6


  • 1 9-inch pie crust (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 cup sourdough discard
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk or half-and-half
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (such as cheddar, Gruyere, or Swiss)
  • 1 cup diced cooked ham, bacon, or cooked vegetables (such as spinach, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: chopped fresh herbs (such as parsley, chives, or thyme) for garnish


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Place the pie crust in a 9-inch pie dish and crimp the edges. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the Egg Mixture:
    • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the sourdough discard, eggs, and milk until well combined.
  3. Add Fillings:
    • Stir in the shredded cheese and diced ham (or other fillings of your choice) into the egg mixture until evenly distributed. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Assemble the Quiche:
    • Pour the egg mixture into the prepared pie crust.
  5. Bake the Quiche:
    • Place the quiche in the preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the quiche is set in the center and the top is golden brown.
  6. Cool and Serve:
    • Remove the quiche from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing.
    • Garnish with chopped fresh herbs if desired.
    • Slice and serve warm as a delicious breakfast, brunch, or light dinner option.
  7. Nutritional Information (per serving):
    • Calories: 320 kcal
    • Protein: 14g
    • Carbohydrates: 18g
    • Fat: 22g
    • Saturated Fat: 10g
    • Cholesterol: 180mg
    • Sodium: 550mg
    • Fiber: 1g
    • Sugar: 2g
  8. Enjoy:
    • Enjoy your sourdough discard quiche on its own or with a side salad for a satisfying meal any time of day!

Feel free to customize your discard quiche with your favorite ingredients such as different types of cheese, vegetables, meats, or herbs. Adjust the cooking time as needed based on your oven and desired level of doneness.

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