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Cheesy Zucchini Quiche Recipe

Cheesy Zucchini Quiche Recipe

A few years ago, I found this zucchini brunch recipe that's quick to prepare and freezes well, too. Just put it in the refrigerator to thaw overnight and pop it into the oven when you wake up! —Karen Howard, Lakeville, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups thinly sliced zucchini (about 3 medium)
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 400°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge. Refrigerate while preparing filling.
  • 2. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add zucchini and onion; cook and stir until tender. Drain and cool slightly.
  • 3. Whisk eggs and seasonings until blended. Stir in cheese and zucchini mixture. Spread mustard over pastry shell; add filling.
  • 4. Bake on a lower oven rack until a knife inserted in center comes out clean and crust is golden brown, 35-40 minutes. If needed, cover edge loosely with foil during last 15 minutes to prevent overbrowning. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 332 calories, 23g fat (13g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 559mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein .

Reviews for Cheesy Zucchini Quiche

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SanditheCat
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2016

"I had to change the recipe. I had all the ingredients except a pie crust, and I was too lazy to make my own. I added the mustard to the egg mixture, then the zucchini mixture. I sprayed the pie plate with nonstick cooking spray, covered it and baked it as directed. Yummy! Didn't miss the crust at all."

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knscuba@aol.com
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2015 Edited Oct. 11, 2015

"Love this quiche. The mustard gives it a little zing. Have made it a few times and get rave reviews every time!"

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ms11145
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2015

"GREAT recipe. Will definitely be making this again. I loved the blend of spices in this."

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toolbarsco
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2015

"We love zucchini so this was a special treat. I threw in some bacon bits for my carnivores and it turned out to be delicious! Love the mustard on the crust. Quick & easy to make."

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parksville
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2015

"A very tasty quiche. Although I didn't use a pie crust, I spread the mustard on a pam sprayed 9" pie plate. I added a couple of sauteed mushrooms and as I didn't have mozzarella cheese on hand, used monterey jack, the rest of the recipe as is! It is easy to make and we loved it. A keeper for sure."

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s-marttinen@hotmail.com
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2015

"Surprisingly so good! We were impressed. Followed the recipe to a t and it turned out excellent."

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jz1117
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2015

"We love this recipe to use the abundance of zucchini. I have sub mushriooms for zucchini in winter and added thyme,.

Question about freezing this. Would you bake ahead or freeze prior to baking? Thanks"

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aicenhour
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2015

"I LOVE this recipe! I made 2 and froze one. I did reduce mozzarella cheese by half and added parmesan cheese. Also, 2 eggs didnt seem to be enough liquid, so i added abiut 1/4 cup of milk."

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Melannie
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2014

"Excellent recipe. My whole family loves it."

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darlene1219
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2014

"Excellent! Made this tonight exactly as written but doubled everything for two quiches. Everyone loved it! This will be part of our rotation. Will try with different cheeses as well as low fat cheese. Thanks for the recipe!"

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Nene1
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2014

"Easy to make and everyone loved it!"

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billynn793
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2012

"I love this recipe...made it twice and I will be making it for Thanksgiving for all the people who don't eat meat....I froze the zucchini in the summer and that helps to economize this dish.....thanks for sharing..."

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Coletto0
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2011

"Believe it or not my zucchini plant died so me with no mass of zucchini ... so I used yellow squash. DELICIOUS!! I've made 3xs and always make 2 so I can freeze one."

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mrsbagge
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2011

"Made this for a brunch with my colleagues! It was a huge hit! I used 1.5 cups of swiss cheese and .5 cup of parmesan. SOOOO YUMMY!!!"

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Pattyre42
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

"Super duper, yummy, nutritious and reasonably easy! I added ham and green chiles and we loved it. Less eggy, more chock full of veggies than traditional quiche. A winner!"

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Holmescsh
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

"..loved the combination of spices. I did use half cheddar as that was what I had I had on hand.."

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smfeldner
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2009

"This was gone in no-time. A winner around the breakfast table!"

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