Delicious Italian style quiche flavored with mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and fresh basil. Simple to make and great for breakfast or lunch!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9-inch quiche
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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 oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place pie crust on a pie pan or baking dish.

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  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion until softened and translucent, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, and continue cooking and stirring until the onion is very tender and dark brown, 15 to 20 minutes more.

  • Spread mozzarella cheese and tomatoes over the bottom of the pie crust. Whisk eggs, lemon juice, basil, salt, black pepper, and caramelized onion in a large bowl; pour mixture over cheese and tomatoes.

  • Bake in preheated oven until eggs are set and crust is flaky, 30 to 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

331 calories; protein 18.4g 37% DV; carbohydrates 13.6g 4% DV; fat 22.7g 35% DV; cholesterol 213.2mg 71% DV; sodium 524.7mg 21% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2012
Made this for Faceless Frenzy July 2012. This has great flavor but made with 8 eggs and no milk or cream makes it is rather dense. I would use 4 or 5 eggs and about a cup of half and half or cream. This is perfect for a summer brunch. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2018
A bit bland for my taste... love all the ingredients but probably would consider adding some italian spices to create more flavor Read More
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  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2012
Made this for Faceless Frenzy July 2012. This has great flavor but made with 8 eggs and no milk or cream makes it is rather dense. I would use 4 or 5 eggs and about a cup of half and half or cream. This is perfect for a summer brunch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2012
I loved this recipe! I made this yesterday and last week for my family as I just had an urge to make a quiche (the first time was a trial round). Because I couldn't get hold of any basil or mozzarella I instead used oregano (apparently a good basil substitute!) and parmesan. I took one of the reviews into consideration and added lite cream to the 8 eggs for a fluffier lighter texture. I made my own pastry and also added diced button mushrooms the second time - it turned out perfectly! The caramelized onions with the added herbs and tomatoes created such a great heartwarming flavour and the addition of mushrooms added just a little bit more texture to the filling. I will definitely make this again! 5 stars! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2013
A very tasty quiche- the caramelized onions are so good in this! I only had 6 eggs, so I added in 1/2 cup of milk. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2014
Excellent! I added bacon and mushrooms. I fried the onions in the bacon pan. I used lots of dried basil. I doubled the recipe and froze extras for kids lunches (in small tarts) and quick meals. I used 13 eggs and some milk and cream. This made three tender flake pies and twelve mini tarts. I also used a combo of cheeses some homemade. Probably the best quiche I have ever made. I also used strained canned tomatoes as I had no fresh tomatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2015
I made my own crust and would love to sautee mushrooms with the onions next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2013
This was fantastic! I wouldn't change a thing and I couldn't stop eating it! I used about 3/4 of a 2 cup bag of shredded mozzarella and 5 big leaves of basil. I think the only thing I may do next time (if I have more time) is make homemade pastry because it is so much better than store-bought! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2017
This is a delicious easy quiche to make. I served it for a dinner dish along with cabbage salad and steamed artichokes. It was really liked by dinner guest. I'll be making it again, as it has become one of my favorites. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2017
Like another user I reduced the amount of eggs and added half and half. 6 eggs and about 1/2 cup half and half. Made it lighter. Great quiche. And a great way to use a bunch of eggs and CSA veggies. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/18/2014
Family LOVED this. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2018
A bit bland for my taste... love all the ingredients but probably would consider adding some italian spices to create more flavor Read More
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