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Crab Quiche Recipe

Crab Quiche Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 290 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 432mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0g fiber), 10g protein .

Reviews for Crab Quiche

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javesw 215052
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"

jmkasprak 128683
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)."

unily96 134325
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

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

cutnwrap 50827
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2011

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

Gretnadee 87129
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2011

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

sjohnson32 128681
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2011

"I used real crab in mine and it was delicious. Top it off with some hot sauce and it was perfect"

Stacey4 42136
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"I made this on Christmas morning. The red and green colors were very festive. I normally don't like to cook with the fake crab but my family and I really enjoyed it."

cahjax1 54674
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2010

"This is such an awesome recipe!! I made it for my Sunday School, 2 - 9X13 pans, and only got to take home a 2"X2" square!!! One pan, I sauteed down portabello mushrooms with the onion and it added such a depth of flavor. The other, in addition to the swiss cheese, I put in monterey-cheddar shredded cheese, and both were absolutely delicious. Till this day (over a year later!), my Sunday School class members still talk about it. Guess it's time to make another one :)"

azwildcatfan 125533
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2010

"It was delicious, but be sure to get a deep dish pie crust! I bought a regular crust and spilled the filling all over. dinner was delayed by nearly an hour, but it was definitely worth the wait."

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