This Southwest Quiche is an easy to make breakfast or brunch recipe that is sure to please even the picky eaters in your family.
The simple southwest quiche ingredients can be easily customized to suit your taste, so have fun with it!
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Why this is the best Southwest Quiche Recipe for Breakfast
This Southwest Quiche Recipe is simply put, the perfect Southwestern quiche dish! Of course, as with many quiche recipes, you can also serve it at brunch or lunch.
You can also serve this Mexican quiche for a light dinner with a nice side salad and bread and butter.
Our SW Quiche recipe will make you forget all about the Southwest quiche Starbucks serves!
Skip the Food Network Quiche and try our recipe that has lots of protein, veggies and seasonings that really kick the flavor up a notch!
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Why I love Quiche for Breakfast
I am a huge fan of quiche, and I have been for a long time!
My grandmother and mother and I used to go to a small restaurant in a nearby historical village called Cauley Square, where we had lunch at the Tea Room for special occasions.
My favorite thing to get there was the quiche, and they always had two options.
My favorite was the bacon and egg quiche recipe, and they always had a beautiful dessert table.
We still go there from time to time, but after the passing of my grandmother in 2010, it stopped being a regular place to go and instead, we save it for special occasions. But...dang, I still really, really love me some quiche!
This Southwest Quiche Recipe for Breakfast is just so easy to make, it's packed with goodness and a little goes a long way.
Can you eat a Breakfast Quiche Recipe for Dinner?
Of course you can eat a Southwest Quiche for dinner! My boyfriend likes to eat it with a scoop of sour cream on top!
You can serve this Southwest Quiche alone for breakfast, or make a small tossed greens salad and perhaps some rolls if you are serving it for lunch or dinner.
Am I the only one who likes eating stuff like this for dinner? It doesn't leave me feeling so dang full at the end of the night and I feel that I digest it better than a heavy meal.
How to make this Southwest Quiche
Are you looking for a delicious and easy breakfast recipe that will give your family the energy they need to start their day off right? Look no further than this Southwest Quiche made with eggs and tasty southwestern ingredients.
With its perfect blend of flavors, this quiche is sure to be the highlight of any breakfast meal! Our Southwest Quiche is packed full of flavorful ingredients like bell peppers, cheese, oregano and thyme and pieced together in a light and flaky crust. Yum! Not only is our Mexican quiche healthy, but it is also totally satisfying.
Here are the Ingredients that you will need to make this Southwest Quiche
This Southwest Quiche is so simple to make; all you have to do is mix the egg mixture and pour everything together into a premade quiche crust! How could you go wrong?!
- Pre-made pie crust (refrigerator section)
- Diced ham
- Red peppers, diced
- Green peppers, diced
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- milk - you can use heavy cream or milk in this recipe
- black pepper
Please note that all of the exact amounts for each ingredient is listed in the printable recipe card at the end of this blog post.
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Directions how to make this Southwest Quiche
You will begin by doing what we all do first - preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Spread a thawed out refrigerated pie crust into a pie plate. Press the quiche crust down into the bottom and up onto the sides, ensuring that there is even coverage.
Add in your chopped ham and both the red and green peppers.
Next add your layer of shredded cheddar cheese to the quiche crust.
In a separate bowl, add in your eggs and milk and whisk them together really well.
Add in all of the spices (oregano, salt, pepper, thyme) and mix it well.
Then pour over the egg mixture over the ingredients that are already in the crust.
Bake your Southwest Quiche for 15 minutes at 375 degrees.
Then you are going to open the oven and add tin foil to cover the crust only. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees and continue to bake it for 25-30 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center of the quiche comes out clean.
Let your Southwest quiche stand for five minutes so that it can cool and "set," and then cut it into 8 slices.
Of course, if you are eating this for dinner, or have a rather large appetite, don't be afraid to cut larger portions! If I were serving it for dinner, I would add a small tossed greens salad and cut it into 4-6 portions for adults.
Substitutions and Variations for this Southwest Quiche
- Make it low carb - Make this a southwestern crustless quiche and skip the carbs from the pie crust!
- Vegetarian - make this Southwest Quiche vegetarian by omitting the ham! You can also use a milk substitute or a cheese substitute.
- Green Chiles - Replace the Green peppers with Hatch Green CHILES for a smokier flavor.
- Pepper Jack Cheese - If you want a more Mexican quiche Food Network would be proud of, you can substitute half of the cheddar cheese with pepper jack. You can also simply replace the cheddar cheese with pepper jack, but it will have a lot more spice to it!
- Sausage Quiche - I love sausage OR ham in my quiches, so it is fine to make this a Southwestern sausage quiche. Just replace the diced ham with cooked crumbled sausage.
This recipe for Southwest Quiche serves 8.
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- Preheat oven to 375 and spread a pie crust into a pie plate. Press into the bottom and up the sides. Add ham, peppers and cheese to the crust.
- In a separate bowl, add eggs and milk and whisk well. Add spices and mix well. pour over crust.
- Bake for 15 minutes at 375.
- Open oven and add foil to cover the crust only. Reduce heat to 350 and continue to bake for 25-30 minutes or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Let stand for five minutes before cutting into 8 slices.