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Crab Quiche

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. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 1 cup 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


  • 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.
  • Reduce heat to 375°. In a skillet, saute red pepper and onions in butter until tender.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, cream, salt and pepper. Stir in the crab, red pepper mixture and remaining cheese. Pour into crust.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 290 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 432mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 10g protein.

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  • mandt2
    May 10, 2019

    Delicious. It could be easily modified to include other vegetables.

  • ANomdeplume
    Oct 10, 2018

    Excellent crab quiche! I've been looking for a good crab quiche recipe for years and finally found this wonderful recipe. It's very simple to make. I did use lump crab meat instead of the imitation. It's worth the extra money!

  • NisieW
    Nov 13, 2017

    This is fabulous! Easy, elegant, and YUMMY! - great for entertaining.

  • Ycoma
    Oct 31, 2017

    Tried this recipe last thanksgiving 2016 I also added shrimps to it. My family fell in love with it. It now on e of our favor especially during the holidays.

  • Ycoma
    Oct 31, 2017

    Try this recipe last thanksgiving 2016. My family fell in love with it. It now on e of our favor especially during the holidays.

  • Kris Hodges
    Mar 12, 2017

    This is delicious if you love imitation crab (which I do). I, too, added a clove of minced garlic and used roasted red pepper instead of fresh because that's what I had. I also used the whole 8 oz. package of imitation crab instead of the 3/4 cup. This is so easy to put together and bakes in the time indicated. Not a lot of guesswork here. Try it, I liked it a lot.

  • javesw
    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

  • demibo5368
    Dec 30, 2012

    No comment left

  • jmkasprak
    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
    Oct 11, 2011

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