Half dirtbag, half bougie brunch-chic
Credit: Photo by Gina DiSimone

We’ve all had those moments where we want to eat Doritos for breakfast and nothing else. However, if this craving hits on a Sunday morning when you’ve promised to host your friends for breakfast, you might think you’ve run into a problem. Oh no, my friends, you haven’t. You’ve actually discovered the need for Doritos Quiche.

Half dirtbag, half bougie brunch-chic, Doritos Quiche satisfies cravings for both the highbrow and lowbrow brunch guest. It manages to incorporate cheese powder and ketchup with eggs and flakey pie crust. Like Hannah Montana, it truly is the best of both worlds.

Doritos Quiche

Recipe by Allison and Matt Robicelli

Credit: Photo by Gina DiSimone

Yield: 6 to 8 servings


For the crust:

1 large bag of Doritos
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 stick frozen butter, cut into small pieces
1 egg

For the filling:

4 large eggs
2 cups half and half
8 ounces cooked bacon, chopped
4 ounces shredded sharp cheddar
⅔ cup ketchup
1 small bag of Doritos


1. In a food processor, grind the large bag of Doritos until completely pulverized. Measure out 2 cups and reserve the rest. Return to the food processor, along with the flour, and process on low for 30 seconds.
2. Add frozen butter cubes, and pulse until it resembles coarse meal, about 20 seconds.
3. Stream egg into the food processor while continuing to pulse. The dough should just barely come together. If it appears too dry and falls apart when you pinch some between your fingers, add a bit of water while pulsing. If you have problems keeping the dough together, add a little water, knead it in, and try again. If worse comes to worst, pick the dough up piece by piece and patch it together in the pie plate. No one can see the insides, anyway.
4. Press dough mixture into sides and bottom of a 9-inch pie plate. Refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour.
5. Place a sheet pan or cookie sheet in the oven, and preheat to 375°F.
6. Whisk eggs well so they turn pale yellow. While continuing to whisk, slowly pour in half-and-half until mixture is uniform. Add a pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Put the custard into a large liquid measuring cup, or another container with a pouring spout.
7. Scatter cooked bacon pieces and cheddar cheese evenly over the bottom of the crust. Without removing from oven, place the pie plate on the preheated cookie sheet, then slowly pour the custard evenly over the filling. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, until it appears just barely set in the center and is still slightly jiggly, tenting with foil after 30 minutes if crust is becoming too brown. Cool for a minimum of 20 minutes if you’d like to serve it warm—otherwise, refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
8. Using a small spatula, frost the quiche with ketchup. Roughly crumble the small bag of Doritos and sprinkle over the top.
9. Serve on a platter garnished with additional Doritos flour at any temperature you damn well please. Quiche is cool like that.