Quick & Easy Air Fryer Mini Quiche

This super easy Air Fryer Quiche recipe is made with mini tart shells and a creamy egg filling loaded with broccoli, ham and Swiss cheese! These mini quiches are perfect to serve for lunch or brunch and make a delicious appetizer too!

If your house is anything like ours, quiche is a go-to brunch dish but also a trusted lunch or dinner option! Quiche is one of those dishes that works for any meal of the day. As long as you have some eggs, veggies and a little cream or milk, you can whip one up in no time.

So, when I recently had some tart shells leftover from another recipe, I decided to use them to make mini quiches. And, since I’m obsessed with my air fryer lately, I just baked them up in there instead of using the oven!

These creamy, custardy egg tarts did not disappoint! We polished off most of them for dinner, and saved some for lunch the next day. (I also think they would be the perfect party appetizer!)

Details on the ingredients

Tart shells – You’ll need 12 frozen mini tart shells for this recipe. I used 3-inch shells. If your tart shells are smaller, you’ll need more than 12 to use up the filling (and they’ll cook faster too).

Eggs – Just 3 large eggs are enough to fill these shells when paired with the other ingredients.

Cream – For a creamy quiche filling, I opted for 1/3 cup of cream. You can use milk, but when I tested the recipe with milk, the quiches just didn’t turn out as fluffy and creamy.

Broccoli – You’ll need 1/2 cup of chopped broccoli for the filling. You can also use broccolini. Just make sure it’s chopped into small pieces so it fits in the mini tart shells.

Ham – The filling also calls for 1/2 cup of diced pre-cooked ham. You can just pick up a slice or two at the grocery store, or it’s a great way to use up leftover ham from another meal.

Swiss cheese – You can skip the cheese or use a different kind, but when it comes to ham and broccoli quiche, I love to add a little grated Swiss. Make sure it’s finely grated so it mixes well into the egg mixture.

Salt and pepper – Just a little for seasoning. Feel free to add more to suit your taste or change up the seasonings with other herbs and spices.

Quick & Easy Air Fryer Mini Quiche

This super easy Air Fryer Quiche recipe is made with mini tart shells and a creamy egg filling loaded with broccoli, ham and Swiss cheese!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 11x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 12 mini frozen tart shells (3-inch size)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1/2 cup diced cooked ham
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Thaw tart shells at room temperature for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Preheat air fryer at 360F for 5 minutes. Arrange the unfilled shells in the air fryer basket in a single layer and bake for 3 minutes. (You’ll need to do this in 2 batches). Let sit for a few minutes until cool enough to handle.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs and cream. Stir in the broccoli, ham, cheese, salt and pepper.
  4. Fill the partially baked shells with the egg mixture, almost to the rim of the crust. Be careful not to overfill as the filling will puff up as it cooks.
  5. Carefully place the filled shells back into the air fryer basket.
  6. Air fry for 6-7 minutes at 360F, or until the egg filling just starts to puff up and the edges of the crusts are browned.
  7. Remove and let rest for 5 minutes to let the egg filling set.
  8. Repeat with remaining quiches.

Notes

  1. Make sure the broccoli and ham are chopped into very small pieces so they fit in the mini tart shells. For this reason, I suggest finely grating your cheese too.
  2. If you don’t preheat the air fryer (at least for the first batch), the tart shells will need a few minutes longer to par-bake.
  3. Partially baking the shells will ensure the bottoms of the quiches don’t turn out soggy and finish cooking at the same time as the filling.
  4. You’ll need to air fry the quiches in a single layer. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you’ll need to do this in 2-3 batches.
  5. You want your quiches a little custardy, so the key is not to overcook them. The quiches are ready when they start to puff up and the edges of the crusts are browned.
  6. The quiches will continue cooking once removed from the air fryer and letting them rest for a few minutes allows time for the egg filling to set.
  7. This recipe was tested in a Cosori 5.8 quart air fryer. If you have a different brand, model or size, you may need to adjust the air frying temperature and time slightly.
  8. Be sure to check out the other sections above the recipe card for more detailed advice and suggestions for making this recipe.

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