Recipe by breezermom
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.
Top Review by Kerfuffle-Upon-Wincle
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.
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1⁄2 cup mushroom, diced
- 1⁄2 cup green pepper, diced
- 1⁄2 cup zucchini, diced
- 1 small onion, diced (no more than 1/4 cup)
- 1 small carrot, scraped and diced
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup muenster cheese, may substitute mozzarella (4 oz)
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons onions, chopped
- 1 tablespoon butter
Directions See How It's Made
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- Combine the eggs and milk in a medium bowl. Beat with a wire whisk until blended. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables.
- 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.
- Let stand 5 minutes before serving.