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Western Waffle Quiche

The Best Western Waffle Quiche - This quick and easy brunch recipe could really be made for breakfast, lunch, or even a light dinner. It's simple and has just a few ingredients including frozen waffles which make a great crust. Savory and no bake, kids will love these unique handheld mini omelets! Could easily be made vegetarian and scalable to be made for one, two, or a whole crowd.

It's a Week of Waffles at Feels Like Home! Being that I'm a Chief Waffle Officer, I'll be posting waffle recipes featuring Eggo Waffles all week from April 1 to April 7. I'll share some breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and dessert recipes, so make sure you come back each day for my most recent creation! (In the interest of disclosure Eggo Waffles are not gluten-free. I did eat two of these quiches, and they were delicious.)

When I moved out of my parents' house, I didn't know how to cook. It took me most of a year to figure it out, and it happened mostly because I became a Pampered Chef consultant.

As I learned how to make the demo recipes, I picked up tips and tricks and products to make cooking easier.

It's no coincidence that many of my recipes are loosely based on recipes from The Pampered Chef. This is one of those.

The inspiration for this one is a PC recipe called Chile Cheese Pie. It's more or less a quiche, made with cheddar cheese, onions, and green chile peppers.

In addition to the onions and peppers, I threw in some ham leftover from Easter dinner, making the topping essentially a western omelet (hence the name).

I expected the egg mixture to sit on top of the waffles, cooking into a quiche in all the little wells. That's not actually what happened – the egg mixture soaked in and cooked within the waffle. It left the waffles a little soggy, but they were delicious nonetheless.

I wonder if they would stay crispier if you used less topping or toasted them longer in the beginning.

I intended these to be a breakfast food, but they would also be nice for brunch.

For this post, I made them in the afternoon and ate them for a late lunch.

Joe ate the leftover one for a snack when he got home from work.

They're pretty versatile; you can't go wrong with egg, ham, veggies, and a waffle.

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Western Waffle Quiche
Western Waffle Quiche
Servings
assuming each will eat 2 quiches
Ingredients
  • 4 in Eggo Nutrigrain Whole Grain Waffles (We only had a few left, so I took them out of the box and stored themthis awesome air-tight waffle keeper. I got it from Kellogg's directly, but I have seen themmy grocery store, too. I'm excited that it will keep my last waffle from getting freezer burned before the girls eat it.)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4-8 oz green chile peppers (I used one 4 oz can, but in the end, I wished that I'd used two. If you prefer, you could use chopped bell pepper.)
  • ham (I used cooked ham leftover from our Easter dinner, but you just as easily use deli ham or whatever meat you want. You could even skip the meat all together.)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup 1% milk
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese shredded
Servings
assuming each will eat 2 quiches
Ingredients
  • 4 in Eggo Nutrigrain Whole Grain Waffles (We only had a few left, so I took them out of the box and stored themthis awesome air-tight waffle keeper. I got it from Kellogg's directly, but I have seen themmy grocery store, too. I'm excited that it will keep my last waffle from getting freezer burned before the girls eat it.)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4-8 oz green chile peppers (I used one 4 oz can, but in the end, I wished that I'd used two. If you prefer, you could use chopped bell pepper.)
  • ham (I used cooked ham leftover from our Easter dinner, but you just as easily use deli ham or whatever meat you want. You could even skip the meat all together.)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup 1% milk
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese shredded
Western Waffle Quiche
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350.
  2. Chop the onion and dice the ham.
    Western Waffle Quiche
  3. Heat the butter or oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. (I normally use olive oil, but we didn't have a drop in the house. I used a tablespoon of butter instead. It tastes good either way.)
    Western Waffle Quiche
  4. When the pan is hot, toss in the onions, peppers, and ham.
    Western Waffle Quiche
  5. The onion mixture is going to take 10-15 minutes to cook, so in the meantime, you can prepare your pan and waffles. Cover a baking dish (with sides) with aluminum foil. These quiches are messy and stick like crazy, so you may want to brush a wee bit of melted butter or oil over the aluminum foil. (Don't forget to stir the onions every few minutes.)
    Western Waffle Quiche
  6. Cook the waffles. You can bake them or toast them in the toaster. Place the 4 waffles on top of the greased foil.
  7. I would normally take the onion mixture off the heat when the onions are soft, but my friend Ginny (who graduated from culinary school) told me recently that there is a lot of flavor in the browned bits of food that stick to the bottom of the pan. I decided to get fancy and let the onion mixture brown. Stir and scrape the bottom of the pan often as the mixture browns, to prevent burning.
    Western Waffle Quiche
  8. When everything is sufficiently browned (or before if you prefer), turn the heat off and divide it between the waffles.
    Western Waffle Quiche
  9. Grace won't eat onions or peppers, so her waffle has only ham on top.
    Western Waffle Quiche
  10. Divide the cheese between the waffles.
    Western Waffle Quiche
  11. Crack the eggs in a small mixing bowl and add the milk. Whisk until it's blended and frothy.
    Western Waffle Quiche
  12. Here's the tricky part. You're going to spoon the beaten eggs over the waffles. I used a gravy spoon because it's small but deep like a ladle.
    Western Waffle Quiche
  13. If you pour very slowly, most of the egg mixture will soak down through the cheese and onion mixture and fill up the waffle. I tried to pour around the edges and fill up the wells, but I'm not sure it really matters where you pour from. Eventually, some of the egg mixture is going to seep out and sit in the pan. (This is why it's important to have a pan with sides.)
    Western Waffle Quiche
  14. Divide the egg mixture between your 4 waffles.
    Western Waffle Quiche
  15. Bake waffles at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes or until the eggs are set and a fork inserted in the center of a waffle comes out clean. I was afraid the sogginess in the middle of my waffles meant that the egg wasn't cooked, but I could see cooked egg the whole way through. I didn't want to edges to burn, so I took them out after 25 minutes.
  16. Let the waffles cool for a few minutes, then scoop them up and serve hot.
    Western Waffle Quiche
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These really were delicious. I love that the green chiles are sweet and a little spicy.

Wester Waffle Quiche

 

This post is part of a project called a Week of Waffles from Eggo, sponsored by Kellogg. I have been compensated to create and share recipes using Eggo Waffles. All recipes, photos, and text are created by me.

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167 thoughts on “Western Waffle Quiche”

  1. The Ham&Cheese Wake Up Call? (ok you didn’t use jalapeno, but the onion & chiles would still wake me up!)

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  4. I would call it “Eggo Breakfast Mess”. One of my very favorite breakfasts is called “a Mess”…this is a lot like it except there are YUMMY Eggo’s instead of hash browns.

  5. Eggo Southwest Ranger Egg Melts

    I dunno, but I will say that there are a lot of these on the net because of the contests and this one is far and away one of the most creative and actually appetizing looking.

  6. Leggo My Eggo/ Unleash My Quiche Breakfast Supreme Dream

    I know its kind of long, but that quiche looks too yummy to not have a really good name.

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  7. Definitely the Western Waffomelet 🙂 Sounds like an awesome recipe!! I shall try it soon with the fam

  8. Some really creative names here, I’m thinking maybe nook and cranny quiche? But any way its called its really a creative use of waffles that I would have never thought off. A new spin on breakfast 🙂

  9. The only thing I can come up with is baked eggo goodness.Sorry I am not very creative.Thanks!
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