Main Dish Recipes

Green Chile Quiche

I cannot be the only person who, around the holidays, hits my limit of desserts and all I want is some real food that does not include two cups of sugar.

So today we’re all swapping ideas for quick, delicious dinners. Quiche is one of my favorites because it takes just a few minutes to whisk the ingredients together, it reheats like a dream, and it’s super easy to add some fruit and a salad and have a complete meal. Win.

This is my very very favorite quiche recipe, from Perry’s Plate, although I can’t find it on her site anymore, only the printable version here.

Also, I made this recipe for a brunch a few months ago in a muffin tin without crusts, and they were a huge hit. I love this flexible little recipe.


Green Chile Quiche

(from Perry's Plate)
Course Breakfast, Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 1 9-inch pie crust
Author Janssen Bradshaw


  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 3/4 c milk half-and-half, or cream (or some combination of those)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp coarse kosher salt if you're using table salt, I'd go with 3/4 of a tsp
  • 3/4 tsp hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese I sometimes do half cheddar and half mozzarella, depending on what I have around
  • 1 4- ounce can diced mild green chiles
  • 1 9- inch pie crust you can use a frozen one or make your own.


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Heat the oil in skillet over medium heat and add the onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about five minutes, until the onions are soft-ish.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk the remaining ingredients (except the crust of course) together in a medium bowl. Add in the onions when they are done. Pour filling into your crust and bake until golden brown and set in the center, about 40-45 minutes.




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  • Reply Erica December 4, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    finally a quiche recipe i'm willing to do! and by that i mean the muffin-tin version because i'm WAY too lazy to bother with making a crust.

  • Reply smalldog December 4, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    I hit my sugar overload yesterday so I know exactly what you're talking about!

  • Reply Ash December 4, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    My mom used to make quiche when we were little and I loved it. This is going to be attempted very soon 🙂

  • Reply Rhi December 4, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    I'm all excited about this because I think Henry might LOVE quiche. I think we'll try this out tomorrow.

  • Reply Katie @ Favorites and Things December 5, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Thank you for posting this! I love quiche but my husband has always thought it was gross. I made this last night and he actually liked it!!

  • Reply Amanda May 21, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    This is on the menu tonight! Do you think it would be easy enough to replace the chilies with broccoli? May make again with the swap!

  • Reply Melissa December 28, 2015 at 1:32 am

    I think I made this the first time the week you posted it. It has become a regular thing on my menu. It is perfect for a night that I forgot to thaw out my planned meat. I almost always have all the ingredients on hand. Thank you for introducing me to it. My family loves it.

  • Reply Julia February 3, 2018 at 9:02 am

    Please relink the pie crust recipe. Can’t wait to try this!

    • Reply Janssen Bradshaw February 3, 2018 at 11:48 am

      I can’t seem to find it on her site anymore! I’m so sorry!

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