Can You Microwave Quiche?

Unfortunately, if you choose the microwave to cook quiche then you’ll be disappointed but it can be reheated. If you want to reheat quiche then all the details are below:

How to Microwave Quiche

Microwaving quiche is not without its problems. It can be done but you may end up with soggy pastry rather than a quiche with a delicious crispy base.

If this isn’t a problem for you or you are in a hurry for hot quiche then microwaving is still an option.  All you need to do is follow this method.

You also need to be careful of reheating eggs or products that contain eggs in a microwave so you may find that your quiche ends up a little more rubbery too where the eggs have changed texture.

  1. Portion
    Cut your quiche into portions and pop the number of portions you need onto a microwavable plate. Keep the portions slightly separate from one another.
  2. Set to 50% Power
    Set your microwave to 50% power. This will help stop your eggs from overcooking too much and ending up rubbery in texture.
  3. Microwave
    Microwave for about three minutes then take the quiche out of the microwave and let it sit for about a minute. This helps the heat to full distribute throughout the quiche.
  4. Check
    Test the quiches temperature and if it needs a little more heating keep heating in thirty-second bursts until it is hot.

3 Tips for Microwaving Quiche

To have as much success as possible when microwaving quiche, here are a few tips to follow:

  • Don’t Use Full Power – It might be tempting to speed up the process by setting your microwave to full power but this will have two effects. It will cook the eggs too much giving you a rubbery texture and also it can make the crust soggy! To avoid this try cooking at 50% power instead and cook it for slightly longer.
  • Reheat in Portions – Don’t try and reheat a whole quiche using a microwave. It won’t be able to heat it all whilst keeping the eggs delicious and avoid them drying out. You are likely to end up with quiche that has cold spots whilst also being overcooked in other areas! Instead, reheat a portion or two at a time.
  • Grill For 1 Minute – If you want to have that delicious oven-cooked taste and texture you could try popping your heated quiche under the grill for a minute. This will help to crisp up the edges, although, it won’t fully get rid of any soggy pastry issues.

Advantages of Microwaved Quiche

There are a couple of clear benefits to using a microwave:

  1. Very Speedy
    It’s very quick to heat up your quiche in the microwave. Much, much quicker than if you were to try to heat it in the oven. Perfect for when you are in a hurry.
  2. Convenient
    It’s easy to heat it if you are only looking to heat a portion or two at a time. You pop it into the microwave and let it heat while you prepare the rest of your meal.

Disadvantages of Microwaved Quiche

The list of drawbacks is quite extension when microwaving quiche so make sure you’re aware of these pitfalls:

  1. Textures Will Change
    One of the main ingredients in quiche is eggs and pastry and neither of these works well when being reheated in the microwave. Your pastry can either dry out or become soggy and eggs can become overcooked and end up with a strange rubbery texture.
  2. Subpar
    It might be quick but microwaving isn’t necessarily the best method of reheating your quiche. It definitely isn’t a method you should use to cook raw quiche for the first time. So with all the changes in taste and texture, it might be worth taking a little extra time to reheat your quiche in the oven instead.
  3. Only One Portion at a Time
    You can only reheat a portion or two at a time when using this method so if you need to reheat a whole quiche then you would be best using an oven.

How to Defrost Quiche in the Microwave

For frozen and cooked quiche that needs thawing and reheating then you may not need to thaw it at all. You can heat it from frozen in both the oven and microwave.

The oven is the best method so we would recommend you transfer the quiche onto a baking tray and thaw in the oven just before you want to eat it for about twenty minutes or until it is heated through.

Watch out for cold spots though and test it is piping hot throughout before you eat it.

Final Summary

You can’t cook a raw quiche in the microwave but you can reheat a portion or two of quiche if you need to. It isn’t always the best method to use as you will have much better results in the oven.

Still, it is useful to be able to have your quiche quickly for those times you are in a hurry.