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Mini Cheddar Bacon Quiches


Looking for a yummy appetizer for the holidays? Look no further; these Mini Cheddar Bacon Quiches are the perfect handheld morsels for any gathering.

A couple of years back at a Thanksgiving dinner, my husband tried quiche for the first time and loved it. They were good, but I knew they were frozen. The problem is, I have a hard time finding the yummy frozen ones throughout the year. When I do stumble across them, they seem crazy expensive. So, you can only imagine how excited I was when I found this Mini Cheddar Bacon Quiches recipe in “What’s Cookin’ at First Security Vol. 2.” I immediately knew it was a must-try.

Easy Peasy Pleasy Tips

  • This recipe is extremely versatile to mix it up how you like. I used ingredients that help make a recipe easier, are easy to find, and that have the most similar taste in profile.
  • I used the Pillsbury mini pie crusts and regular muffin pans to save time.
  • Baked the bacon ahead of time in the oven.
  • We are big fans of green onions, so I replaced the leeks with green onions. This also saved me the step of cooking leeks.
  • I already had heavy cream on hand, so I used half of a cup of milk and half of a cup of heavy cream in place of the half and half.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.

Mini Cheddar Bacon Quiches


  • 1 (14.1-oz) pkg refrigerated pie crust
  • 1 cup minced leeks
  • 1/2 pound bacon, cooked and diced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

Cut 24 (2.5-inch) disks from pie crust. Place one pie crust disc in each well of 24 well-greased mini muffin pans. In a greased skillet over medium heat, cook leaks for 2 minutes. In a bowl, combine leeks, bacon, eggs, half-and-half, cheese, parsley, and mustard. Divide evenly among crusts. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool in pans for 5 minutes. Remove; Let cool completely before serving.

Thank you to Lacey Avra for this amazing Mini Cheddar Bacon Quiches recipe. There are over 800 recipes in the “What’s Cookin’ at First Security Vol. 2,” all submitted by employees and customers. Proceeds from the sales go to the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance to help feed people across the state. You can purchase the cookbooks for $20 at any First Security Bank location.

For more recipes from the cookbook, click here.

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Well-known Arkansas food writer and recipe creator Lacie Ring was born and raised right here in Arkansas. Although her husband’s military career took them around the world, he and Lacie settled back in their home state. Lacie blogs at www.easypeasypleasy.com where she creates easy and delicious recipes for busy families. She is also a recipe creator and food photographer for brands local to Arkansas and abroad. In her spare time, Lacie enjoys spending time with her son and husband camping and enjoying the outdoors.

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