Sunday, December 6, 2009

Green Chile Quiche


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 green chile peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 ounces Cheddar cheese, shredded


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook peppers and onion until tender. Transfer to a bowl and mix with feta, sour cream and salt.
  • Spread bottom of pie crust with Monterey Jack cheese. Top cheese with pepper and onion mixture. Mix eggs and milk in a bowl; evenly pour over onion and pepper mixture. Top with Cheddar cheese.
  • Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheese is melted and eggs are firm.


Would you serve this to company? UH HUH! It was SO good. Savory, buttery, cheesy... Delicious!

Even though this was my first attempt at a quiche, I was hesitant to follow the recipe as written - I'm such a rebel... I refuse to believe that feta had any place in this ingredient list and so I substituted it for some shredded Parmesan. A couple other tweaks - I used added garlic, 4 eggs, 1% milk, light sour cream and about half the cheese. I'm not quite sure how the entire recipe worth of cheese would have fit into my 9" pie pan. That being said, the recipe was easy and makes me want to try my hand at adding just about anything to eggs and throwing it in a pie crust. I will be the Top Chef of QUICHE!


I love quiche.  I've never made one before, either.  I made a few changes . . . I used jalapeno peppers instead of chile peppers.  Whenever, the recipe called for cheese, I used 75% fat free sharp cheddar.  Finally, I added a can of diced tomatoes with jalapenos.  I drained them really well and cooked off the rest of the liquid with the onions and jalapenos.

I will say that I learned a few things during this process.  Next time (and there WILL be a next time), I plan to cook the pie shell just a little bit before filling it.  I feel like the bottom of the quiche should have been just a little crisper.
All in all, a very nice vegetarian option.  It'd make a great brunch item, too.  I had a salad with caesar dressing on the side.  That's all I needed.

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