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Bacon Cheddar Quiche with Rutabaga Crust

Bacon cheddar quiche with a rutabaga crust is a unique breakfast bake and you’re definitely going to be going back for seconds. The “crust” is actually cubed rutabaga that’s been sauteed in butter or bacon fat, and then topped with a rich mix of eggs, milk, cream, bacon, and heaps of cheddar cheese.

bacon cheddar quiche

Bacon Cheddar Quiche with Rutabaga Crust

Egg bakes and quiches are one of my favorite breakfasts to make. They are not only easy, but pretty hands-off as far as the actual cooking goes too.

This particular quiche is a *little* more involved, but it is well worth it.

You might wonder what rutabaga is doing in a quiche. I was too, to be honest. This recipe comes directly from my husband’s awesome mind. Sometimes the combinations he comes up with amaze me. You will recognize him from his chicken tenders, grilled pork tenderloin, and my instant pot teriyaki pork tenderloin too.

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Bacon Cheddar Quiche with Rutabaga

Start out by doing a rough chop of your rutabaga and then sautéing it in your bacon grease. Just go with it. Trust me. I mean, trust Jeremiah, ’cause he’s got a method to his madness and never steers us wrong.

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Well – besides that one time he decided to put curry powder in his chili. I still haven’t forgiven him for whatever that monstrosity was.

This quiche recipe is so flexible. You can add in almost any mix-ins that you’d like. My favorites are these bacon, rutabaga, and cheddar, but I’m equally in love with ham and cheese as well. You might like a southwest version with peppers and some awesome instant pot shredded chicken taco meat, or Traeger Carnitas.

Bacon Cheddar Quiche with Rutabaga

This will be a perfect addition to any spring brunches you might have coming up! I love quiches for feeding a crowd, and I think you’re going to love this too.

Bacon Rutabaga Quiche
Yield: 8 people

Bacon Cheddar Quiche with Rutabaga Crust

Bacon Cheddar Quiche with Rutabaga

This delicious quiche is full of savory bacon, cheddar cheese, and rutabaga crust. 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


Base Recipe

  • 8 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup cream
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  • 2 cups cubed rutabaga
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups crispy chopped bacon


  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Mix together the quiche base ingredients, and set aside. 
  3. Melt the butter in a large saute pan, and cook the cubed rutabaga for 10 minutes, or until soft and lightly browned. 
  4. Put the fried rutabaga in the bottom of a prepared 9 inch pie pan. Top with the cooked, crumbled bacon, and cheddar cheese. Pour the egg mixture on top, and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the middle is set. 
  5. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before slicing and serving. 

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 311Saturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 250mgSodium: 442mgCarbohydrates: 5gSugar: 3gProtein: 14g

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Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

Adria | The Emerald Palate

Wednesday 12th of April 2017

I love the idea of a rutabaga crust!! Super creative!

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