20/08/2015 13:29 BST | Updated 20/08/2016 06:59 BST

Quiche in a Mug


Photo by Holly Bell

I love an oven baked quiche as much as the next person but sometimes I have neither the time nor the inclination for making pastry. This recipe is a nifty way to get that quiche flavour; the carby hit usually provided by the pastry, instead offered by the egg soaked bread.

No, you don't get the crumble and crunch that a traditional quiche shell offers, but what you miss in crunch you make up for in saved time. I reckon you can make this one serving quiche from start to finish in 5 minutes. Perfect for when a quiche craving strikes!

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Serves 1


  • 1 large egg
  • 25mls milk
  • 10g strong cheddar, grated
  • 1 spring onion, cut into 1cm pieces
  • 1 mushroom cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 slice of ham, cut into 2cm pieces
  • ½ slice of bread, torn into 2cm chunks
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Beat the egg and milk with a fork in a microwavable mug. Stir in the cheese, onion, mushroom, ham and bread then stir well with a spoon until everything is well covered in the egg mixture. Add a little salt and pepper if you wish too.

Microwave immediately on high for 2 minutes. My microwave is 800W so if yours is a different wattage or you used a thick rimmed mug adjust the time accordingly. It's ready when it's slightly puffed up and the top pieces of bread are beginning to look crispy. Serve straight away.

Holly blogs at Recipes from a Normal Mum

Her first book is out now, also called Recipes from a Normal Mum