Mini picnic quiches, as made by Sophie!

Whats a summer, without a picnic? But it can be difficult to think of things to make for your picnic, and the kids are getting under your feet eager to get out. Well why not get them helping out and making their own creations?

These mini picnic quiches are perfect for just that, give them a muffin or bun tin lined with pastry and a plate full of ingredients and they can make their own quiches, with the fillings they like, whatever their age! Et voila, happy kids and fun picnic food you know they will eat!

Mini Picnic Quiche

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 20 mins

Makes: 12 mini quiches


  • One pack of ready rolled shortcrust pastry – or you can make your own
  • 150ml milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 50g cheese, grated
  • Herbs of your choice for seasoning (I used fresh chives and parsley from out of the garden, but dried herbs work just as well) plus salt and pepper to taste
  • Whatever fillings you like! We had sweetcorn, peas, tomatoes, mushrooms, spring onions and pepperoni, but any veg or cooked meats can be used


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. Chop up all the filling into small chunks
  3. Mix the eggs, cheese, milk, herbs and seasoning
  4. Grease a muffin or bun tin and cut out the pastry using a pastry cutter, line the holes with the pastry
  5. Put in whatever fillings you are using, then pour over the milk and egg mix until the cases are almost full
  6. Bake for approx 15-20 mins until golden brown


  1. Oh they look amazing, I might actually try them out myself. What sort of tray is it?

    • Ok, I have just read it again. It looks like quite a flat tin though…

      • Andrea @ love and cake

        It is a flatish bun tray, you could use a muffin tray, but I didn’t want too much egg mixture in there as Sophie isn’t a massive fan, she loved these though – getting her to help out in the kitchen is definitely the way to getting her to eat more!

  2. Oh, these look great – and so easy! Must try them with my lot 🙂 #PoCoLo

  3. these look yummy and i think i might have to have a try doing these x

  4. I had to read your tweet twice as i also have a Sophie and a post the same lol.. can we come to tea your quiches look amazing

  5. I love quiche and I love picnics – we plan to go on a few this summer and I will definitely be trying out this recipe. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo and sorry for the delay in commenting xx

  6. These are fabulous! I used to do them for the kids when they were tiny as it was the only way they would eat broccoli, but I’d totally forgotten about them for picnics!

    • Andrea @ love and cake

      Sophie used to love veg, but has now gone off it, so I am becoming an expert at hiding it 😉

  7. My kiddies never used to like quiche, until I let them make their own. When they saw many of the ingredients were just like pizza toppings, they realised mummy wasn’t out to poison them 🙂 These look fab!

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