- Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1 cup small fresh broccoli florets
- 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet orange pepper
- 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
- 1 cup fresh baby spinach
- 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1-1/3 cups half-and-half cream
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
- Preheat oven to 425°. Unroll pastry sheet onto a lightly floured surface, roll to a 12-in. circle. Transfer to a 9-in. deep-dish pie plate; trim and flute edge. Refrigerate while preparing filling.
- In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat; saute onion, mushrooms, broccoli and peppers until mushrooms are lightly browned, 6-8 minutes. Cool slightly.
- Whisk together eggs, cream and salt and pepper. Sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese over crust; top with spinach and vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Pour in egg mixture.
- Bake on a lower oven rack 15 minutes. Reduce oven setting to 350°; bake until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, 25-30 minutes. (Cover edge loosely with foil if necessary to prevent overbrowning.) Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 8 servings.
Reviews for Rainbow Quiche
"This was tasty, but I did add 1 tsp. of kosher salt and a 1/2 tsp. of freshly ground black pepper to the vegetables as I sauteed them. I also added a 1/2 tsp. of coarsely ground black pepper to the egg mixture. I split the vegetables and egg mixture between two, 9-inch pie pans. I sprinkled 1 C. of cheese over the vegetables in each pan. Next time, I think I will try blind baking the pie crusts first to prevent the vegetables from making the bottom crust soggy."
"Loved this but added more salt, pepper and fresh minced garlic (2 cloves), a sprinkle of cayenne pepper and a pinch of dried red chili peppers. It gave it just the kick it needed. Also didn't have orange peppers so used some green peppers. Did not cut down on the amount of vegetables. It made 2 regular depth 9" pies. A deep dish one would have been nice too! Maybe would take a little longer to cook though."
"I can see the possibilities for this dish, but it certainly needed more seasoning. As one of the reviewers said, salsa would be a great addition."
"I did not like this very much. It definitely needs more seasoning."
"Delicious! I added salt, pepper and fresh garlic to the vegetables as other users suggest. It definitely makes two pies and I even cut back on the vegetables (used half the broccoli and onion, half a green and red pepper only). My pie crusts were not deep dish however."
"I used egg beaters and cheese. works wonderful and lowers the calories and cholesterol. I agree about the 2 pies. family loves this on Sundays."
"Delicious! It makes two full pies. My kids love it, too. Great for dinner or brunch!"
"Added bell peppers and garlic to the onion mixture. Followed the rest of the recipe...delicious"
"I used whatever I had in my kitchen. Didn't use spinach, used cheddar cheese and canned mushrooms. No green peppers, but used red, orange, and yellow. We enjoyed the quiche , but needs more seasoning, a bit bland tasting. Also makes way more than recipe states, it easily makes 2 regular pies."
"I added while sauteing a smidge of salt (still kept the 1/2 t. salt in the egg/milk mixture), pepper, sage, basil, garlic powder, and a little more red pepper and no green pepper at all. It looked a little too green for me. Maybe I'll add a little ground Italian sausage next time. I used my favorite Pillsbury pie crusts--makes one step easier, and I used regular eggs. I suggest making a double batch as long as you are cutting up so many veggies. Five of us ate one quiche in no time! It was not watery as some had mentioned earlier."