How to make Mexican Quiche
1 refrigerated pie crust
6 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
1(10 ounce) can tomatoes and green chilies, drained
1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies, drained
2 ounces diced black olives (canned)
1 cup sour cream
1⁄2 teaspoon chili powder
1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
1⁄4 teaspoon cumin
1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1⁄8 teaspoon garlic powder
Arrange pie crust in a pie plate.
Sprinkle shredded cheddar evenly over bottom of crust.
Spread drained tomatos/chilis and green chilis over cheese. Sprinkle olives over top.
Beat eggs, sour cream, chili powder, paprika, cumin, cayenne, and garlic powder until well mixed.
Pour over mixture in pie crust.
Bake at 375 for 50 minutes, until firmly set. Allow to sit 5 minutes before serving.
YIELDS: 8 slices | SERVING SIZE: 1 slice
Calories 330 | Total Fat : 26g | Saturated Fat : 12g | Cholesterol : 120mg | Sodium : 500mg | Total Carbohydrates : 15g | Dietary Fiber : 1g | Sugars : 2g | Protein : 11g
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use a homemade pie crust instead of a refrigerated one for the Mexican Quiche?
Yes, you can substitute a homemade pie crust if you prefer.
Ensure it is properly pre-baked or follows the recipe’s instructions for crust preparation.
Can I use different types of cheese in the Mexican Quiche?
Absolutely! While cheddar is suggested, you can experiment with other cheeses like Monterey Jack, pepper jack, or a Mexican cheese blend for varied flavors.
Are the canned tomatoes and green chilies necessary, or can I use fresh ingredients?
Canned ingredients provide convenience, but you can use fresh tomatoes and green chilies if preferred.
Ensure they are diced and well-drained.
Can I make the Mexican Quiche ahead of time and reheat it?
Yes, you can prepare the quiche in advance and refrigerate.
Reheat individual slices in the microwave or the entire quiche in the oven.
What’s a good side dish to serve with Mexican Quiche?
A simple green salad with avocado or a side of salsa and guacamole would complement the flavors well.
Can I add meat to the Mexican Quiche, like ground beef or chorizo?
Certainly! Cook and crumble the meat before adding it to the egg mixture for an extra protein boost and flavor.
Can I freeze leftovers of the Mexican Quiche?
Yes, you can freeze leftover slices.
Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before freezing.
Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.
Is there a vegetarian version of the Mexican Quiche?
Omitting the meat and ensuring your cheese is vegetarian-friendly would make this quiche suitable for vegetarians.
Can I customize the spice level of the Mexican Quiche?
Absolutely. Adjust the chili powder, cayenne pepper, and other spices according to your preferred spice level.
What can I substitute for sour cream in the Mexican Quiche?
Greek yogurt or a dairy-free alternative can be used instead of sour cream for a similar creamy texture.
Adjust quantities as needed.