Turkey Club Quiche with Bacon and Swiss Cheese

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This Turkey Swiss Quiche has all the ingredients of a classic turkey club sandwich. Yes, it’s also filled with bacon, avocado, and tomato. That makes it a delicious and protein-packed meal that you can enjoy for breakfast or brunch, lunch or dinner. Use your favorite store-bought or homemade crust, and even make it gluten free!

Slice of turkey swiss quiche with bacon, tomatoes, and avocado on a white plate

Originally published on November 26, 2013. Updated on March 11, 2021 with new photos and more useful information.

Turkey, Bacon and Cheese Quiche

Quiche sometimes gets a reputation for being a dainty dish. It’s what you order at brunch to nibble on as you sip on a mimosa. Ladies who lunch seem to enjoy quiche.

Despite being made by filling a pie crust with eggs and cheese and anything else you want to toss in, it’s somehow seen as a light, elegant, maybe even demure dish.

I’m here to change all that. With a family who rarely eats eggs in the morning but loves breakfast for dinner, I want to bring you hearty and satisfying quiche.

I mean, I am the one who brought you Bacon Cheeseburger Crustless Quiche. So why not take inspiration from another sandwich?

Affectionately referred to as a Turkey Club Quiche, this recipe is filled with everything you expect on that classic sandwich. Of course, there is turkey, plus the nutty flavor of Swiss cheese and smoky, salty bacon. Tomatoes add a bit of freshness and acid to balance out all of that richness. And avocado is a nod to the green of lettuce, which wouldn’t go very well in a quiche, plus the creaminess of the usual mayo.

Instead of bread, we have a deliciously flaky crust. Which might just be better than bread, don’t you think?

baked quiche in a glass pie dish

What kind of crust to use for quiche?

Regular Pie Crust

You can certainly make your own pie dough, though I do recommend using a recipe without sugar since this is a savory quiche.

If you aren’t quite ready to make pie dough from scratch, you can start with a mix. But I will say the refrigerated pie dough from Pillsbury has always given me good results. You can also find frozen pie shells already pressed into the pan for the fastest and easiest option.

Gluten Free Pie Crust

Yes, you can make this a gluten free quiche. You can start by making your own gluten free pie dough, or use a mix, such as the one from Bob’s Red Mill which was used for the Turkey Swiss Quiche in these photos.

There are even gluten free pie shells available, such as from the brands Wholly Wholesome and Gillian’s, but I do not have any experience with these.

food processor, two sticks of butter, ice water, and a bag of Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Pie Crust Mix on a marble tabletop

Ingredients

  • Pie dough for a single crust pie: As we already discussed, you can choose homemade, store bought, regular or gluten free.
  • Eggs: It’s not a quiche without eggs, and this recipe uses four of them.
  • Milk: I typically use 1% or 2% milk, but skim or whole is fine, as is half and half or even almond milk.
  • Dry mustard: A great flavor enhancer for any dish with eggs or cheese.
  • Salt and pepper: Gotta season it.
  • Chopped cooked turkey: This can be leftover Thanksgiving turkey or a thick slice of deli turkey cut into cubes.
  • Bacon: Cooked till nice and crispy, then crumbled.
  • Avocado: You’ll only need half that you’ve diced. Use the rest on a spinach salad.
  • Tomato: To keep your quiche from getting watery, cut your tomato in half and squeeze out the liquid and seeds before you dice it.
  • Swiss cheese: You can shred it yourself or buy a bag of pre-shredded cheese.
rolled out pie dough, eggs, and bowls of salt, pepper, dry mustard, chopped turkey, crumbled bacon, diced tomato, and diced avocado on a marble counter

How to Make Turkey Swiss Quiche

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F. Prepare your pie dough and press it into a 9-inch pie plate.
  2. Gently whisk together the eggs, milk, dry mustard, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Place the turkey in an even layer in the crust, and sprinkle with the bacon, avocado, and tomato.
  4. Top with the cheese, then pour the egg mixture over the top of the fillings in the crust.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until crust is browned and the eggs are set.

Can you make quiche in advance?

Yes, you can make this Turkey Swiss Quiche recipe ahead of time. While you can enjoy it straight out of the oven, it is also delicious at room temperature.

If you need to store it, let it cool, then either wrap the entire quiche or individual slices in plastic wrap. You can then warn it in a 350°F oven or in the microwave.

If you know that you will be reheating it in the oven, be sure you covered the edges of the crust while baking the first time so that they do not burn when you reheat it.

Can you freeze quiche?

Yes, you can freeze quiche for up to 2 or 3 months. And you can freeze it before or after baking, and either assembled or separately.

The baked, cooled quiche should be wrapped in a double layer of heavy-duty plastic wrap, then stored in the freezer.

You can freeze it in the pie dough before baking, but note that due to the thawing process, the crust may not be as flaky or crisp.

The filling can be poured into a plastic freezer storage bag and frozen. Then you can thaw it and pour it into a fresh pie shell or one that you made in advance and froze.

top of the final baked quiche

Tips for Success

Don’t whisk too much air into your eggs or they will puff up too much while baking and then deflate.

If you are using a glass pie pan, bake in the lower third of your oven so the bottom crust gets crisp before the edges get too browned.

If the edges of the crust begin to brown too quickly, cover with small pieces of foil.

Substitutions

  • Eggs: If you have dietary needs, then use a liquid egg substitute. if needed.
  • Turkey: If you don’t have turkey, you can always substitute it with leftover or rotisserie chicken.
  • Bacon: Yes, it’s fine to use turkey bacon if you prefer.
  • Swiss cheese: Don’t like Swiss? Try cheddar, Monterey Jack, or your favorite cheese or blend of cheese.
Turkey swiss quiche in a glass pie plate with a piece cut out and on a plate

Make it a Meal – What to Serve with Turkey, Bacon and Swiss Quiche

Whether you are serving it as breakfast, brunch, or brinner, a simple side or two will complete the meal.

pie server picking up a slice of quiche so you can see the turkey, bacon, tomato, and avocado from the side
pie server picking up a slice of quiche so you can see the turkey, bacon, tomato, and avocado from the side
4.5 from 2 votes

Turkey Swiss Quiche with Bacon, Tomato, and Avocado

This flavorful quiche recipeis filled with all the ingredients of a classic turkey club sandwich. A delicious and protein-packed meal that you can enjoy for breakfast or brunch, lunch or dinner. Use your favorite store bought or homemade crust, and even make it gluten free!
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • Pie dough or unbaked crust for a single crust pie, store-bought or homemade, regular or gluten free
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk (can use any type you prefer)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup chopped cooked turkey
  • 3 oz. (6-8) slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (can use turkey bacon)
  • half of an avocado, diced
  • one small tomato, seeded and diced (about 1/2 cup, or use grape tomatoes, quartered)
  • 1 cup (about 4 oz.) shredded Swiss cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 425°. Place your crust into a 9-inch pie plate and flute the edges, if desired.
  • In a bowl, gently whisk together the eggs, milk, mustard, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  • Place the turkey in an even layer in the crust, and sprinkle with the bacon, avocado and tomato.
  • Top with the cheese, then pour the egg mixture over the top of the fillings in the crust.
  • If you are using a glass pie pan, bake in the lower third of your oven so that the bottom, so that the bottom crust gets crisp before the edges get too browned. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until crust is browned and the eggs are set. If the edges of the crust begin to brown too quickly, cover with small pieces of foil.
  • Cool slightly before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Turkey Swiss Quiche with Bacon, Tomato, and Avocado
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 467mg19%
Potassium 194mg6%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 354IU7%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 143mg14%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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8 Comments
  1. 5 stars
    Hey Brianne, this recipe looks really good. It certainly IS colorful, and I bet it is tasty too. I am also impressed that you have the gluten free option, too. I am just popping over from the Sweet Sharing Monday linkey. Thanks for posting this. I am pinning. Deb @ Kneaded Creations

  2. Thanks for the link love, Brianne.

    I made a gf apple pie with this crust. It was the first pie I’d had in ages. This week I am trying Bob’s Red Mill version. It’s nice that companies are recognizing a need and are filling it!

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