Air Fryer Quiche

Making a quiche in an air fryer is a fantastic way to achieve a crispy crust and perfectly cooked filling without heating up your oven. This method is especially convenient for small servings or when you’re short on time. Here’s how to make a delicious air fryer quiche, perfect for breakfast, brunch, or a light dinner.

Air Fryer Quiche Recipe


  • 1 ready-made pie crust or homemade pie dough (enough to fit your air fryer-safe pan)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream or half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese (cheddar, Swiss, or a mix)
  • 1/2 cup diced ham, cooked bacon, or sautéed vegetables (like onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, spinach)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • A pinch of nutmeg (optional)


  • An air fryer
  • A small round baking pan or a dish that fits comfortably in your air fryer basket


  1. Prepare the Crust:
    • If using a ready-made crust, gently press it into your greased air fryer-safe pan, crimping the edges as needed. If it’s homemade dough, roll it out and fit it into the pan.
    • Use a fork to prick some holes in the bottom of the crust to prevent it from bubbling up during cooking.
  2. Pre-Cook the Crust (Optional):
    • For a crisper crust, pre-cook the empty crust in the air fryer at 320°F (160°C) for about 5-7 minutes. Remove and let cool slightly.
  3. Make the Filling:
    • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, heavy cream, salt, pepper, and nutmeg if using. Stir in the cheese and your choice of fillings (ham, bacon, or vegetables).
  4. Assemble the Quiche:
    • Pour the egg mixture into the pre-cooked crust, making sure the fillings are evenly distributed.
  5. Cook the Quiche:
    • Place the pan in the air fryer basket.
    • Set the air fryer to 320°F (160°C) and cook for about 20-25 minutes, or until the quiche is set and the crust is golden brown.
  6. Check Doneness:
    • The quiche is done when the center is set and no longer jiggles. You can test this by inserting a knife in the center; it should come out clean.
  7. Serve:
    • Let the quiche cool for a few minutes before removing it from the pan.
    • Slice and serve warm. It can also be enjoyed cold for a snack or quick meal later.

Tips for Perfection:

  • Don’t Overfill: Be careful not to overfill the crust with the egg mixture to avoid spilling during the transfer to the air fryer.
  • Variety of Fillings: Customize the fillings based on your preference or what you have on hand. Quiche is very versatile and can be adapted to include various meats, cheeses, and vegetables.
  • Crispy Crust: Pre-cooking the crust helps achieve a more traditional, crispy quiche crust, especially important in the moist environment of an air fryer.

Air fryer quiche is a straightforward, convenient dish that packs all the traditional flavors and textures of oven-baked quiche but in less time and with less fuss. Enjoy your meal!

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