Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

This recipe has been in our family for so many years, I no longer remember where it came from. It's easy and quick and people seem to really enjoy it.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 prepared unbaked pie shell (store bought, such as Pillsbury)
  • 2 cups cottage cheese (not lowfat)
  • 12 cup grated cheddar cheese or 12 cup monterey jack cheese
  • 1 small onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 12 ounces fried onions, crushed or 14 cup seasoned dry bread crumb
  • 2 eggs


  1. Bake pie shell at 400 degrees for about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Combine rest of ingredients except fried onions.
  3. Stir to mix.
  4. Place mixture in pie shell and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with fried onions (or breadcrumbs).
  6. Return to oven and bake 15 minutes longer.
  7. Remove and let stand for 5 minutes.


Most Helpful

My family also has this recipe but it's slightly different: the cottage cheese is onion-chive variety and there is no fresh onion. The 1/2 cup of grated cheese is swiss. Instead of two eggs there are four eggs plus 1/3 cup half and half.

FLKeysJen February 22, 2007

Real men do eat quiche if they are told it is pie. In the 80's there was a popular book entitled "Real Men Don't Eat Quiche" by Bruce Feirstein which was really more a satire of "what real men" should and shouldn't do, so to be on the safe side I called it "Cottage Cheese Pie" until after it was consumed by the men to whom it was served. They liked it except they are onion haters and I couldn't sneak it by them despite finely chopping the onion. Next time I was asked to leave out the onions (maybe go with a clove or two of garlic).

KMOM14 February 04, 2010

Oh my is this delicious!!! I have never been a huge quiche fan but this is wonderful! My only complaint is that it seemed to not have much egg - I might add another one or two next time. I used lowfat cottage cheese without any problem. I also added about 1 tsp of Italian seasoning to the filling and I made homemade breadcrumbs - recipe #28421 - for the top. Thanks so much for sharing windhorse23!!

flower7 April 10, 2005

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