Rating: 4.37 stars
94 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 6

My father made this while I was growing up on the holidays for family who didn't like turkey or ham. It's become a staple in my holiday dinners as well. I have never served it to someone who didn't love it and beg for the family recipe after. We always make two and freeze one for later! It is excellent paired with a side of grilled asparagus.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9-inch pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Place 8 ounces of cubed Cheddar cheese, onion, eggs, and evaporated milk into a blender. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, parsley, and sage, then blend until smooth. Spread salmon over the pie crust. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of shredded Cheddar cheese then pour the egg mixture on top. Top with the remaining 1/4 cup of shredded Cheddar cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

443 calories; protein 28.6g; carbohydrates 16.3g; fat 28.9g; cholesterol 166.2mg; sodium 606.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (73)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2010
I made this without the crust because we have a family member who can't eat wheat. It turned out great! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/16/2010
Love the idea of the recipe, but there are a couple of suggestions I would make. First, the cheddar is overwhelming, and this is coming from a gal who LOVES cheddar! I will mix up the cheeses next time. Some Monterey Jack to mix in maybe, to give a bit of heat. Second, I will be cooking the quiche much longer next time. I left it in 45 minutes, and it was a beautiful golden brown on top and the toothpick came out clean, but then... it was SO runny. Not like a quiche at all. Next time, I will add some flour to the mix, I think, and cook it at a lower temp for an hour+. Still-- a great idea for a fish dinner that isn't boring, and remarkably easy and frugal to put together! I never thought I would say that salmon quiche would be a go-to meal for busy nights, but once I tweak this a tad I am betting it will. Read More
(76)
94 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 3 stars
01/15/2010
Love the idea of the recipe, but there are a couple of suggestions I would make. First, the cheddar is overwhelming, and this is coming from a gal who LOVES cheddar! I will mix up the cheeses next time. Some Monterey Jack to mix in maybe, to give a bit of heat. Second, I will be cooking the quiche much longer next time. I left it in 45 minutes, and it was a beautiful golden brown on top and the toothpick came out clean, but then... it was SO runny. Not like a quiche at all. Next time, I will add some flour to the mix, I think, and cook it at a lower temp for an hour+. Still-- a great idea for a fish dinner that isn't boring, and remarkably easy and frugal to put together! I never thought I would say that salmon quiche would be a go-to meal for busy nights, but once I tweak this a tad I am betting it will. Read More
(76)
Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2010
I made this without the crust because we have a family member who can't eat wheat. It turned out great! Read More
(44)
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2009
Husband coming home kids threatening to wake from their naps and I having no idea what to cook for dinner. This recipe to the rescue! No changes made. It is very easy and quick to make. My husband called it phenomenal and said "it brings energy to a very tired body at the end of the day." I matched it with "Never Fail Pie Crust II" half recipe. This is a keeper. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2010
I thought this quiche was excellent. The flavor and texture of the salmon goes well with the creamy egg/milk mixture. I used some leftover baked salmon instead of canned and chopped green onions. Also, because I didn't have cheddar cheese, I used a combination of cream cheese, colby/jack, mozzarella and parmeson. So definitely try other cheeses if that is all you have. I'd bet this is more mixture than a standard frozen 9" crust will hold. I used Pillsbury rolled pie crust in my 9" pie pan and it was a perfect fit. Baked for at least 40 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2011
5 stars for a great basic recipe. I adapted it to what I had on hand and what flavors I prefer: One 8-oz block of reduced fat cheddar was plenty, 1/3 shredded over the crust, 1/3 blended with the eggs, 1/3 sprinkled on top. I also used 1T dried onion instead of fresh, a pinch of dill with the s&p and omitted the parsley and sage. I also cooked it at least 50 minutes until it began to puff a little. I love that this recipe is written with a pinch of this, a pinch of that, because that's how I cook anyway! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2010
Excellent recipe. To add some color and flavor, I added about a 1/3 cup of chopped peppers and mushrooms and decreased the milk to about 1 cup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2009
I used soy milk instead of the evaporated milk and added a pinch of dill weed then put the filling in a whole wheat pie crust. Delicious! We will be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2010
This recipe is really good! I had some leftover Salmon I wanted to use found this recipe and it worked out perfectly! I grated the cheese rather than cubed in the egg mixture and it turned out fine. That and using fresh grilled salmon instead of canned were the only changes I made. I will definately be making this one again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/28/2009
Followed the recipe exactly. First there was too much egg/cheese mixture to fit in the pie crust (used a deep dish 9 in. pie crust at that). Baked for over an hour and it never did firm up to what a normal quiche should be. Didn’t taste too bad, but was runny. Read More
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