Pesto Quiche Cups with Biscuit Dough

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These delicious pesto quiche cups with biscuit dough are one of my kids’ favorite lunchbox ideas. And they’re an amazing make-ahead breakfast too.

WHat you need to make pesto quiche cups with biscuit dough

We use farm fresh eggs from our backyard chickens (which I highly recommend if only for the bug eating alone, but these gorgeous eggs never disappoint either!)

For cheese, either aged cheddar or mozzarella work equally well. And pesto just needs to be from the deli section of any grocery store. Costco makes great pesto too.

Grab a handful of cherry tomatoes plus salt and pepper and you’re all set.

Here’s how you make these pesto quiche cups with biscuit dough…


Pesto Quiche Cups with Biscuit Dough

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This recipe makes 12 cups PLUS 2 regular biscuits. Most kids eat 1 per serving.

  • Author: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of



  • tube of store bought biscuit dough
  • 56 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cream, half & half or whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 8 wedges of cheese (mozzarella or sharp cheddar)
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, quartered


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a muffin tin.
  2. Prep the egg mixture: in a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt and pesto.
  3. Count 6 biscuits (if your tin has more, either bake them off as they are or save for something else. You’ll only need 6 biscuits for this recipe.) Pull each biscuit into two pieces, then use a rolling pin to flatten out each biscuit.
  4. Press each biscuit into the muffin pan.
  5. Add 1 piece of cheese and 1 quartered tomato to each cup.
  6. Gently fill each cup with your egg mixture.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the eggs are firm and biscuits are lightly golden.
  8. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.

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Lunchbox ideas to round out a great school lunch

I make 4 school lunches every day and these are the staples I have on hand for quick and easy sides:

  • sliced cucumbers
  • whatever berries or grapes are on sale
  • peeled and sliced melon or pineapple
  • pretzels
  • string cheese
  • popcorn
  • clementines or oranges
  • hard boiled eggs
  • sliced bell peppers
  • trail mix
  • baby carrots
  • cherry tomatoes
  • seasonal fruits like cherries, peaches or watermelon

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