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Monterey Quiche Recipe

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Buttery quiches filled with fresh vegetables and a blend of eggs and cheese are perfect for chilly fall days. And Pam Pressly’s version is no exception. The Beachwood, Ohio reader relies on eggs, butter and Monterrey Jack cheese to give the dish rich flavor and a light texture.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 10 eggs
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Dash salt
  • 2 unbaked deep-dish pastry shells (9 inches)

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 452 calories, 32 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 239 mg cholesterol, 692 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 21 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Pour into pastry shells.
  2. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake 30 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 2 quiches (6 servings each).
Originally published as Monterey Quiche in Light & Tasty

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Reviewed Jun. 9, 2014

"recipe saved!! THANK YOU. J."

Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

"This review is somewhat mixed. The texture of this quiche was perfect, and it was so simple. However, we thought it was lacking in flavor. Maybe it just needed more salt, but I was thinking pepper jack cheese might kick it up a bit."

Reviewed Jun. 26, 2012

"I served this quiche to my book club and they loved it. Delicious and easy to prepare.

A real winner."

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