Cabot Sharp Cheddar Tomato Leek Quiche with Sour Cream Bacon Crust


Breakfast & Brunch



Interested in trying out a new quiche recipe? Our recipe for tomato leek quiche is extremely rich, as it features Cabot Sour Cream, Cabot Sharp Cheddar, black pepper, heavy cream, and crispy bacon. Honestly, how could you ever go wrong with adding bacon to a quiche? The quiche is also packed with slow-roasted tomatoes and savory leeks. The recipe makes eight servings, and you can serve it for breakfast, brunch, or even for dinner.

A good quiche can really hit the spot. If you’d like to make this quiche for your friends or family, you’ll need to gather up the ingredients for the crust and the quiche. To get started with the crust, you’ll need some flour, salt, Cabot Unsalted Butter, bacon (extra crispy if you can!), sour cream, and cold water. You’ll also need to roast some tomatoes, so make sure to pick up five medium vine-ripened tomatoes, some sugar, salt, black pepper, and olive oil. The quiche is rather straightforward to make too, as you’ll need Cabot Unsalted Butter, leeks, Cabot Sharp Cheddar, eggs, heavy cream, salt and freshly ground black pepper.

If you enjoyed this quiche recipe, then you should also try our recipe for our crust-less spinach quiche—it features tons of veggies, so if you’re looking to eat a little lighter, then this quiche recipe is perfect for you. Cabot is a cooperative of 800 farm families, and we produce a diverse range of award-winning cheeses. We work hard to make sure our customers receive only the best, so we’d love to hear your thoughts about our tomato bacon quiche recipe. Did you like it? Love it? Let us know your opinion by rating and reviewing the recipe after you’ve tried it. We can’t wait to hear from you!



  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons cold Cabot Unsalted Butter, cut into pieces

  • ½ cup chopped crisply cooked bacon (about 7 ounces uncooked)
  • ¼ cup Cabot Sour Cream

  • ¼ cup cold water
  • Roast tomatoes:

  • 5 medium vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Quiche:

  • 2 tablespoons Cabot Unsalted Butter

  • 2 leeks, white and pale green part only, chopped and rinsed to remove any grit
  • 8 ounces Cabot Sharp Cheddar, grated (about 2 cups)

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


    To Make Crust:

    1. SIFT flour and salt into large bowl. Add butter and work in with fingertips until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add bacon and toss to combine.
    2. WHISK together sour cream and water in a small bowl. Gradually add sour cream/water mixture to flour mixture and mix with a fork until a moist ball of dough is formed.
    3. PRESS dough into flattened disk, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours.

    To Roast Tomatoes:

    1. PREHEAT oven 300°F. Place wire rack on baking sheet with sides.
    2. REMOVE stem end and cut tomatoes in half crosswise. Squeeze gently to press out seeds. Place cut-side-up on rack and sprinkle evenly with sugar, salt and pepper. Drizzle with oil.
    3. BAKE for 2 to 2 ½ hours or until shriveled and much less juicy. Transfer to cutting board, chop and set aside.

    To Assemble and Bake Quiche:

    1. PLACE rack in lower position in oven and increase oven temperature to 350°F.
    2. MELT butter. Add leeks and cook, in medium skillet over medium heat, stirring, until tender and lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
    3. UNWRAP dough and place on floured work surface. Roll out into 13-inch-diameter circle, about ¼-inch thick.
    4. TRANSFER dough to 9-inch deep-dish glass pie plate, easing gently into bottom. Fold under and flute top edge (it should be high to contain all of filling).
    5. DISTRIBUTE cheese evenly over bottom of crust. Top evenly with leeks and tomatoes.
    6. WHISK eggs in medium bowl until well combined. Whisk in cream, salt and pepper, making sure salt is dissolved. Pour over ingredients in pie plate.
    7. BAKE quiche on lower rack of oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until set all the way to center. Serve warm.



    per serving
    Amount/Serving % Daily Value
    56 grams
    Saturated Fat
    29 grams
    230 milligrams
    1030 milligrams
    32 grams
    2 grams
    17 grams
    250 milligrams
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    Cheese As You Please

    Our naturally-aged cheddars have 0g of lactose per serving! So go ahead, dig in.

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