Summer Corn and Green Chile Quiche

August 1st, 2012 by katie

I have always imagined quiche to be an omelet baked in a pie crust, as evidenced by my crustless “quiche” recipe.  Yeah, that’s a Frittata.  A proper quiche is a more airy, custard-like combination of eggs and cream that couldn’t be more different than an egg-heavy frittata.  This recipe is one I typically take to breakfast pot-luck because it is delicious and cheap and meat-less but it is also perfect for a light summer dinner.  Bonus, you can use this recipe to make any type of quiche you can dream up.  Just remember: 3 eggs, 1 cup milk (any kind), and 1/2 a cup of cream.  Use eight ounces of your favorite cheese and two cups of whatever meats or veggies you would like.  The kids like it with 2 cups of shredded ham and American cheese.   Enjoy!

Summer Corn and Green Chile Quiche

makes 1 deep dish pie, prep 15 min, cook 50 min
  • 1 prepared and baked pie crust
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk (any kind)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 8 oz pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 (4 oz) can green chilies
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • cracked black pepper
  • pinches of cayenne
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  1. Turn oven temp down to 350F after baking pie crust, if necessary.
  2. In a large bowl, combine eggs, milk, and cream.  Whisk until uniform.
  3. Add cheese, corn, chilies, salt, pepper, and cayenne.  Stir to evenly combine.
  4. Pour mixture into pre-baked pie crust.
  5. Sprinkle green onions over the top.
  6. Bake quiche 40-50 minutes or until puffed and set and starting to brown.  You might need to cover the edges of the pie crust with foil if it begins to over-brown.  I typically do not need to do this.
  7. Allow to cool before serving.
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4 Responses

  1. Biz

    How did I miss this one Katie? You had me at Green Chiles! 😀 Hope you are doing great!

  2. jeri

    Because I love your blog, I need to share a video on YouTube called “Julia Child Remix.” I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. It’s brilliant. Happy 100th, Julia.

  3. Authentic BJJ

    Mmm, green chile! Yes please!

  4. Gwen @SimplyHealthyFamily

    I was just cravinb a quiche but didn’t know what exactly I wanted to put in it. THIS IS IT!

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