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Tex-Mex Quiche


  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), unbaked
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles, well drained
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. Sprinkle chili powder over the inside of the crust. Combine cheeses with flour and place in crust.
  • 2. Combine eggs, cream, chiles, olives, salt and pepper. Pour over cheese.
  • 3. Bake at 325° for 45-55 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before cutting into wedges.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 438 calories, 30g fat (17g saturated fat), 180mg cholesterol, 985mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 15g protein.


Average Rating:
  • Psalm127-3
    Nov 27, 2017

    brand new house, trying to get kitchen in order so I can whip this tasty sounding dinner up. couple of points I'll change, the chili powder I'll mix in the egg, add tomatoes/onions/green bell peppers < simply bcz I like those familiar flavors.

    thanks for posting recipe

  • dverzic
    Dec 31, 1969

    Wasn't crazy about this. I found it to be too salty, yet lacking something. Won't make again.

  • paul3303
    Sep 1, 2013

    This is one of my new favorite breakfast meals. Thanks for sharing it.

  • OhYummy!
    Jul 12, 2013

    FYI - The recipe is correct. 4 ounces of cheese is 1 cup. (The 8 ounces that you see on your measuring cup is for liquids, volume. It does not measure weight ... like for cheese).

  • BobbysFan1
    Jul 12, 2013

    Would love to try this recipe but am confused about the amount of cheese - do they want a cup (8oz on each of my measuring cups) or do they want 4oz which is 1/2 cup?


  • sddeck
    Dec 31, 1969


    Made it twice in the same week.

    The second time I added a bit of cumin and Kraft hot habanero cheese - it was delicious and spicy.

  • shawfox1
    Jul 7, 2013

    I would like to know do you stir the flour and cheese mixture into the eggs?

  • fredaevans
    Jul 6, 2013

    Shortie got it right: "....but to really make it a Tex-Mex meal I added some browned chorizo to it....gotta have meat." Chorizo and I have a 'problem,' but I'll just eat a few Tumms to get the Heart Burn under control.

  • Shortys_Cooking
    Jul 6, 2013

    Awesome, but to really make it a Tex-Mex meal I added some browned chorizo to it....gotta have meat.

  • danies
    Jul 29, 2012

    Very good and tasty will keep it in my recipe box and will make it again.

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