Garden Vegetable Quiche With a Cream Cheese Crust

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This quiche is so full of goodness it can be dinner! Equally good at a brunch. This recipe is fabulous to use up those bits of veggies that I always seem to be accumulating.....anyone else have that problem? The cream cheese crust is a bonus! From Spice and Spirit cookbook. Chill time for pastry isn't included in the prep time, since you can do this while making the rest of the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour, 1/2 cup butter, and softened cream cheese in a medium bowl, stirring until blended. Shape into a ball. Cover and chill for 30 minutes. (You can do this while you chop veggies and saute them).
  2. Saute mushrooms and next 5 ingredients in 2 tbsp melted butter in a large skillet until the vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove from heat; stir in paprika, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Press the chilled pastry evenly on bottom and up sides of a 10 inch pie plate. Sprinkle muenster cheese over the pastry. Spoon reserved sauteed vegetables evenly over the cheese.
  4. Combine the eggs and milk in a medium bowl. Beat with a wire whisk until blended. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables.
  5. Saute 3 tbsp chopped onion in 1 tbsp butter in a small skillet until tender. Drain, and sprinkle the onions over the quiche. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes, or until set and lightly browned.
  6. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

Very tasty ~ very easy crust! I substituted chopped broccoli florets for the green pepper, used smoked paprika, and mozzarella cheese, but otherwise made the recipe as written. Served this quiche with a fresh peach/Gorgonzola salad. Tagged for Fall Photo Tag, 2012.

Kerfuffle-Upon-Wincle October 13, 2012

There were 4 of us for breakfast the day I made this quiche, & except for omitting the mushrooms, I went right down the list of ingredients! Very, very flavorful & satisfying! Another time I might even add a few more veggies just 'cause I'd want to! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in Newest Zaar recipe tag]

Sydney Mike November 16, 2011

This was a scrumptious dinner for us. I've never made a crust before, but this turned out well and it was tasty to boot. I was wondering if you could taste the cream cheese in the crust, so I took a bite of crust by itself. You can taste the cream cheese and it made me want more. I could see using this as a side dish or as an appetizer. Thanks for sharing. Made for Best of 2013 Cookbook Tag.

GibbyLou February 06, 2014