Chile Verde Quiche


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

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
1 9-inch quiche


  • cooking spray

  • 8 canned whole green chiles, or more to taste

  • 7 eggs

  • ½ cup chopped onions

  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream

  • ¾ teaspoon garlic salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ pound sharp Cheddar cheese, cubed

  • 2 tomatoes, sliced, or to taste (Optional)


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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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 (per serving)

166 Calories
11g Fat
7g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 166
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 185mg 62%
Sodium 1180mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 55mg 276%
Calcium 142mg 11%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 320mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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