Wondering how to freeze quiche slices? Quiches are great party food, and can easily be made in advance, frozen and reheated as and when they are required.
Quiches can be frozen in either an unbaked or a baked state and both methods are relatively simple.
By following these instructions your quiche slices should be safe for consumption up to three months after being baked or purchased from the store.
Can You Freeze Quiche?
Quiche can be frozen in both raw uncooked format and cooked. Each technique is easy to do and perfect for cooking to reheating afterwards, though freezing cooked quiche can often be easier as it is in a more solid format and easy to place within the freezer.
Best Time To Freeze Quiche Slices
If the quiche is homemade I recommend waiting until it’s fully cooled before freezing. If you store the freeze in the fridge then move the slices to the freezer within 3 days of baking. If the quiche is store-bought, I recommend freezing as soon as possible for the best results.
Don’t freeze quiche that’s past its best-before date or is showing signs of deterioration. Freezing the slices will not ‘bring them back to life’. Instead, they should be thrown away to minimize the spread of food born illnesses.
Tools & Equipment For Freezing Food
These are my tried and tested tools and equipment for freezing food.
Whether it’s fresh fruits or completely prepared meals these tools will make the process easier, and the food last longer and taste better!
Containers – We opt for glass containers as they are better for the environment, much higher quality and don’t stain like plastic, however they are an investment.
So if you’re short on money buy high-quality plastic containers in the meantime.
Just be sure that you buy your containers in a range of sizes as you’ll be using them to freeze and store a range of different foods.
Ziplock Bags – Invest in quality freezer bags and they’ll help keep out air, prevent frost and keep your food fresh for longer.
The majority of the high-quality ziplock bags come with a small area for you to write information about the food (i.e. what it is, when it was frozen and defrosting instructions) on the bag.
Ice Cube Trays – Ice cube trays can help you freeze more than just water. Instead, we use them for freezing small portions of food such as egg whites, tomato sauce, pesto etc.
Simply add the food to the tray, freeze and once frozen pop the food out and into a ziplock bag, then you can simply take one or two portions of food out and defrost as needed.
Foil Baking Containers – We use foil baking containers when we’re batch cooking frozen meals.
They are affordable, durable and come in a variety of sizes allowing you to portion out or put everything in one large container to be cooked at a later date.
If all that wasn’t enough, the majority of meals are safe to be cooked in the oven with the foil container. This reduces the amount of hassle, time and washing up you’ll have to do – winner!
How To Freeze Quiche Slices
If your quiche is already baked and sliced then you’ll want to freeze it by popping it onto a tray and into the freezer.
This article will help you if you’re looking to freeze your quiche prior to it being baked. As the center (or edges if the quiche is sliced) is soft, you’ll want to ensure that it’s stored upright.
Leave the quiche in the freezer until the filling is frozen. This takes around six hours. After this time, remove the quiche from the freezer.
Wrap each of the quiche slices in two layers of either parchment paper, plastic film, or aluminum foil as this will help protect the slices from freezer burn. Then transfer the slices into a freezable bag or freezer-safe container to prevent the slices from being damaged from other heavier objects in the freezer.
Be sure to label the container with the item and the date it was frozen – trust me it’s so easy to forget what that random bagged item in the freezer is after a couple of weeks.
A baked and sliced quiche is suitable for freezing for up to three months.
How To Defrost Quiche Slices
Avoid defrosting or thawing out your quiche as the moisture will make the crust go soggy. Instead, bake/reheat the quiche straight from frozen in the oven set to 180 degrees Celsius for 20 to 25 minutes.
After this time, remove the quiche from the oven and check that it has warmed through. If so, pop it onto a dish to serve. If not, return to the oven and check on the quiche intermittently every 5 minutes until it has warmed through.
How To Cook Quiche From Frozen
There are two methods that work for reheating frozen quiche, from a raw format or cooked. Whichever way you prefer to freeze your quiche will depend on how to reheat it and even store it.
If you froze your quiche before cooking you can still cook it, better yet you don’t need to thaw it before doing so. Simply remove the frozen quiche from the freezer and place in the centre of the oven at 350°F for 35-40 minutes or until cooked through.
The second way to cook/reheat frozen quiche is to warm up in the oven, this it based on the quiche being cooked previously before freezing. Luckily with this method, you do not have to thaw the quiche before cooking, simply place in the centre of your oven at 350°F for 20-25 minutes or until thoroughly warmed through.
How To Tell If Your Quiche Has Gone Bad
You will be able to tell if your quiche has gone bad based on its smell and coloring. If the filling looks dark or the crust is showing signs of mold then it should be disposed of. If it smells bad, then once again, you should dispose of it.
Eating quiche which has gone past it’s best before date is likely to make you feel incredibly ill and could lead to food poisoning.