Oh So Easy Quiche!

by zesty on October 21, 2008 · 42 comments

Hey Everyone… Happy Tuesday!  I had a huge family gathering on the weekend and with that came a lot of food.  One of the feature brunch dishes that I chose was a wonderful, yet simple, kicked up quiche.  Talk about an easy recipe that packed a punch.  Over 20 people tried the quiche and everyone of them were raving about both the homemade pastry and filling.

Follow along below and try out this quiche.  I made a couple of different types.  Our feature quiche was ham and spinach with monterey jack cheese.  I also made a traditional bacon, mushroom quiche with cheddar cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 (5 ounce) container process sharp cheese spread
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons water

FILLING:

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped ham
  • 1/2 cup Spinach chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

OR

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped bacon
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Method

  1. In a small bowl, cut butter and cheese spread into flour until well blended.
  2. Add water and toss with a fork until a ball forms.
  3. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Press tablespoonfuls onto the bottom and up the sides of greased miniature muffin cups.
  5. In a bowl, beat the egg, milk and salt. Stir in ham and cheese.
  6. Spoon a rounded teaspoonful into each shell.
  7. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes or until golden brown. (This is actually a shot of the bacon and mushroom quiche in case you thought I was losing my mind)
  8. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
  9. ENJOY!

So as always, do tell Zesty what’s your favorite quiche filling.  I can’t wait to hear everyone’s responses.  Hope everybody has a great Tuesday!

Zesty

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1 VeggieGirl

So vibrant!

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2 veron

I’ve never been a fan of quiche, but this looks really good. I may have to open myself up to the world of quiche one more time.

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3 Erica

I haven’t had quiche in years, but this looks awesome! I love the idea of making more mini versions in a muffin tin! You are so creative :)

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4 Biz

I never would have thought to add processed cheese to my quiche dough before – what a great idea!

I like the classic – bacon and swiss cheese and NO ONIONS!

Have a great day!

Biz

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5 HoneyB

I love quiche!

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6 zestycook

Veggiegirl – Thanks :)

Veron – yeah I am in the same boat but I did enjoy this version.

Thanks Erica… yeah I find the muffin tins are easier for crowds and gatherings… plus everyone gets to taste the crisp flaky buttery crust all the way around :)

Biz – Thanks so much… It adds a rich flavor to the pastry

Thanks HoneyB

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7 chadnpam1

What a clever recipe. I love quiche and this looks and sounds delicious.

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8 HangryPants

Thanks for the detailed step by step!

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9 Culinary Cory

I like the idea of them being in the muffin tins. Very cute. I like my veggies, so in addition to the ham, cheese and spinach…I would add cherry tomatoes and shredded carrots.

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10 Krista

I used to make quiche all the time. I’d make them in 9″ pie form, cut into 6 pieces, freeze them and then nuke a serving for breakfast in the mornings. My favorite combo was a classic…ham & swiss.

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11 Megan

Beautiful! I love that they are individual servings!

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12 Lisa

These look great! I love the crusts.

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13 Juliet

Love the mini quiches! I have a mini muffin pan that doesn’t get much use, but this would be fabulous for it. I like plain old cheese and bacon quiche the best. :)

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14 coco

that’s what I call comfort food! I can imagining it melting in my mouth and “mmmmmmmmmm…………”!

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15 Jenn (eating bender)

Oh wow, I love quiche!! I’ve never tried to make it myself though, so I’m 1) very impressed by you and 2) loving the fact that you’ve posted a recipe that I can bookmark for the future!

My favorite is Quiche Lorraine :) But I also like ones with veggies!

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16 Bob

I’ve been dying to make quiche lately. I wonder it I could convince my girlfriend to try this one, she isn’t into cheese…

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17 ZestyCook

Thanks ChadnPam, HangryPants!

Great additions CulinaryCory

Krista – Great Idea – Did you find they get soggy in the mocrowave? I opted for the toaster oven re-heat this morning.

Thanks Megan! Thanks Lisa!

Get cooking Juliet :)

Thanks Coco, Thanks jenn ( appreciate it!)

Bob – may be hard to convince your girlfriend of this recipe -it is pretty heavy on the cheese flavor.

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18 gina (fitnessista)

these look AMAZING! i hope i get invited to a brunch party sometime soon- these would be perfect!
hope you have a great day!

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19 maggie

THat looks so rich but SOOO good. My favorite quiche filling is spinach, bacon, and mushrooms.

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20 cathy

Holy moly, those little quiches look divine! Must try!

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21 Michelle

My favorite quiche is definitely the kind my mother made all the time — spinach quiche with Gruyere cheese. So delicious!

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22 Yixuan

I’ve been having such huge quiche cravings of late, and this isn’t making it any better! my favorite quiche filling has gotta be bacon, spinach and lotsa lotsa cheese. :)

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23 lauren

That crust looks amazing. My sister made a quiche that had bacon, asparagus, and cheese that was delicious.

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24 Usha

This is such a clever and creative recipe…loved the idea of making mini quiches in the muffin pan…

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25 Lori

Love mini-quiche. They are the best party snacks. What a great recipe. I bet the cheese spread makes the crust taste so good!

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26 Reeni

I love your quiche! The mini ones are a great idea.

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27 Tabitha Blue

Ohhhh, I’m salivating!!! Just added this to my bookmarks… looks deeeee-lish! Hope it’s as easy as you say ;)

Thanks for sharing, I bet it’s a huge hit for parties!!

~Tab~

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28 Nazarina A

Your pictures are beautiful and clear and so concise and not to mention scrumptious!

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29 Stacey Snacks

Zesty,
I love quiche with any and every filling.
Your pastry crusts look amazing. Yum!
and I love the idea of individual servings!
Stacey

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30 Cate

my favorite filling? spinach and mushrooms. but yours look amazing, too. way to feed a crowd, zesty!

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31 rubybean77

What a keen idea with the cheese spread. It never would have crossed my mind. Thanks for introducing me to the idea. These little guys look FABULOUS! Hmmmm…now I want quiche.

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32 Madi

I love quiche- and it;s such a noce light summer meal- I’m keeping this recipe!!

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33 Happy Herbivore

I do a soy-free (bean based) spinach quiche with a polenta crust. Totally healthy and fat free. I love it. The recipe is in my e-cookbook… but thats how I do the Quiche – healthy & vegan style!

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34 Nicki

I Love it Just Love It!!!!! Next time would you invite me LOL
It’s wonderful I tried the original and it was excellent. Thank you so much for being there!!!

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35 Dee

These look wonderful. I love the whole small & individual quiche idea. Nice!

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36 Irving Farrah

Wow! what an idea ! What a concept ! Beautiful .. Amazing ? :)

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37 Victoria

I made the Bacon, mushrrom version of this quiche for mother’s. I made it as a whole quiche pie, instead of tarts. It was delicious. There were two other quiches as well but mine was the largest and all gone! There leftovers of the other two smaller quiche. I am making it again for a lunch on Friday. It was a 10 out 10!

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38 Anisah

Dear Zesty
I love the step by step. The recipe is for 12 muffin tins right and did you mix by hand. BTW did it stick to the muffin tin? I tried another in which some of the quiche was bit tricky to pick out from the tin…any tips ? There was another recipe which I saw suggested cooking the filling to thicken it a bit before putting togehter. Will visit again

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39 zesty

Anisah, To prevent sticking just rub the muffin tins with butter. You do not have to cook the filling first (that will cause it to be tough possibly). You will have no trouble sliding out the quiche

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40 LOVEYA

ONLY ONE EGG IS IT ENOUGH?

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