Crab Quiche Recipe
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Crab Quiche Recipe

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Chopped green onions and sweet red pepper bring a bit of color to this golden entree. The creamy filling features imitation crabmeat and Swiss cheese, making it a morning mainstay that brunch guests will clear their plates for.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup flaked imitation crabmeat, chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 290 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 432mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (4g sugars, trace fiber), 10g protein


  1. Line unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450° for 5 minutes; remove foil. Bake 5 minutes longer. Immediately sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese over crust.
  2. Reduce heat to 375°. In a skillet, saute red pepper and onions in butter until tender.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, cream, salt and pepper. Stir in the crab, red pepper mixture and remaining cheese. Pour into crust.
  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Crab Quiche in Quick Cooking May/June 2003, p56

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2014

"I was looking for a recipe that was close to my mothers and finally found it. The only difference is she used real crabmeat, but I tried it with the imitation and it's still pretty good. Thanks"

Reviewed Jun. 18, 2012

"I've made this several times, with good results. It doesn't really take very long to assemble and you could easily use real crab. I always used a whole 8 oz package of the imitation crab (shredded style)."

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

"It was great!! I used real crab and put in extra crab and cheese."

Reviewed Sep. 7, 2011

"Even my daughter who doesn't like seafood thought this recipe should probably go in our favorites. :)"

Reviewed Apr. 1, 2011

"This was great but I did add some Old Bay seasoning to it, love the flavors."

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