A Southwestern quiche with roasted green chile for the crust! Make a bunch the day before for a breakfast/brunch party.

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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 the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray a pie plate with cooking spray.

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  • Cut chiles lengthwise into strips. Line strips over the bottom of pie plate to form a crust, placing pointed ends toward the center.

  • Beat eggs in a bowl and mix in onions, cream, garlic salt, cumin, and pepper. Fold in Cheddar cheese. Layer tomatoes over the chile 'crust,' and pour egg mixture on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until quiche is set, 30 to 35 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Use canned or freshly roasted green chiles.

A lighter white cheese can also be used.

Feel free to use half-and-half instead of cream.

Any additional ingredients should be layered over the chile 'crust' before pouring in the egg mixture. Add sausage or fajita leftovers, chopped garlic, cubed avocado, sour cream, crushed chips, cooked/roasted veggies - many variations possible.

Nutrition Facts

166.2 calories; protein 10.3g 21% DV; carbohydrates 6.9g 2% DV; fat 11.3g 17% DV; cholesterol 185.3mg 62% DV; sodium 1180.2mg 47% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2019
Step it up and add 1/2# ground chorizo sauté first. Sharp cheddar is rarely used in Mexican dishes a milder cheese is preferred 1/2 jack & 1/2 med cheddar are great. Also increase cheese to 1:2 cup. I serve this with fried cubed red potatoes add minced red onion little garlic salt and cayenne Delish. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/25/2019
I made it exactly as the recipe..it is good but needs more zip..more something... Read More
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2019
Step it up and add 1/2# ground chorizo sauté first. Sharp cheddar is rarely used in Mexican dishes a milder cheese is preferred 1/2 jack & 1/2 med cheddar are great. Also increase cheese to 1:2 cup. I serve this with fried cubed red potatoes add minced red onion little garlic salt and cayenne Delish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2019
Used standard pie crust layered canned chili strips over all of it. Used Jack Cheese the standard for Mexican dishes. Used standard herbs and chopped olives. It was much easier to cut through and serve neatly than the original recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2019
Love this recipe!! Will make again. I didn't have heavy cream so I used sour cream and was great. I used heirloom tomatoes and they really added to the flavor. My husband loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2019
This is very good. How hot or spicy it is depends on the chilies used. If you add a mild meat such as sausage it decreases the heat a bit. I found that one large tomato was plenty. It can be either sliced or coarse lay chopped. I also increased the amount of cheese used. I baked it 40 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2019
This quiche was a hit for Thanksgiving brunch! The only change I made to the recipe was I used pepper jack cheese instead of cheddar. It was not too spicy it just added flavor. I definitely will make this easy and yummy recipe again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2019
Made it last night was really tasty I added a teaspoon of chili power and about 1/2 lb of chicken breast I diced and sauteed before adding it I think I had too much water left on the chili peppers though. Next time I'll dry them with a paper towel. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2019
yes I added one egg yes I would make it again Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2019
Delish! No changes and I will definitely make it again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2019
Excellent breakfast! Everyone in the family just loved it! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/25/2019
I made it exactly as the recipe..it is good but needs more zip..more something... Read More