A quiche is a savory, egg-based dish that's cooked in pastry like a tart or a pie. You might enjoy eating quiche for brunch at your favorite cafe.

You could describe a quiche as an omelet (or a non-sweet custard) that's baked inside a pie crust. Eggs are essential for making a quiche, often mixed with cheese, vegetables, seafood, or meat. Quiche is a French word that first appeared in English in the mid-20th century and became very popular around 1970. It comes from the German Kuchen, or "cake."

Definitions of quiche
  1. noun
    a tart filled with rich unsweetened custard; often contains other ingredients (as cheese or ham or seafood or vegetables)
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    quiche Lorraine
    quiche made with cheese and bacon
    type of:
    a small open pie with a fruit filling
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