Hatch Green Chile Bacon Quiche

How to make Hatch Green Chile Bacon Quiche


1 refrigerated pie crust, room temperature

8 bacon, slices

1 (4 ounce) can mild green chilies, diced

4 green onions, chopped

1 cup monterey jack cheese, grated

1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated

4 large eggs

1 1⁄4 cups half-and-half

1⁄2 teaspoon salt


Step 1:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Unfold crust.

Using fingertips, press together any tears.

Press crust into a 9-inch diameter deep dish glass pie dish.

Press foil onto crust to hold shape.

Bake 5 minutes.

Remove from oven; remove foil.

Reduce oven temperature to 400 degrees.

Step 2:

Cook bacon in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat until brown and crisp.

Transfer to paper towels to drain.

Crumble bacon.

Sprinkle bacon, then chilies and green onions over crust.

Mix cheeses together and sprinkle over.

Whisk eggs, half and half, and salt in a medium bowl to blend; pour mixture into crust.

Step 3:

Bake quiche until knife inserted into center comes out clean, about 35 to 45 minutes.

Let quiche stand 5 minutes.

Cut into wedges.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 390 | Total Fat: 28 grams | Saturated fat: 12 grams | Cholesterol: 220 milligrams | Sodium: 650 milligrams | Total Carbohydrates: 17 grams per serving, with 1 gram from dietary fiber | Protein: 18 grams

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use a homemade pie crust instead of a refrigerated one?

Yes, you can use a homemade pie crust if you prefer.

Just ensure it’s rolled out to fit a 9-inch deep dish pie dish.

What can I use if I can’t find mild green chilies?

If mild green chilies are unavailable, you can substitute with canned diced jalapenos or roasted bell peppers for a similar flavor profile.

Is it necessary to pre-bake the pie crust before adding the filling?

Yes, pre-baking the crust for a few minutes helps prevent it from becoming soggy once the filling is added. It ensures a crispier crust.

Can I substitute half-and-half with another type of milk?

Yes, you can substitute half-and-half with a combination of milk and heavy cream, or even with whole milk for a slightly lighter option.

What’s the purpose of using both Monterey Jack and sharp cheddar cheeses?

Using a combination of cheeses adds depth of flavor to the quiche.

Monterey Jack contributes creaminess, while sharp cheddar provides a bold flavor.

How do I know when the quiche is fully baked?

The quiche is done when a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, typically around 35 to 45 minutes.

Ensure the top is golden brown for an added indication.

Can I prepare this quiche ahead of time and bake it later?

Yes, you can assemble the quiche and refrigerate it overnight.

Bake it when you’re ready to serve, but you may need to adjust the baking time slightly.

How should I store leftovers?

Leftover quiche can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheat individual slices in the microwave or oven.

Can I add other ingredients to this quiche?

Absolutely! Feel free to customize it by adding ingredients like diced tomatoes, cooked spinach, or sautéed mushrooms to suit your taste preferences.

Is this quiche suitable for vegetarians if I omit the bacon?

Yes, you can make this quiche vegetarian-friendly by omitting the bacon.

You might want to add a bit more seasoning or additional veggies to enhance the flavor profile.

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