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Donna's Cheesy Quiche Recipe
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Donna's Cheesy Quiche

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"How many kids do you know that enjoy eggs? We'll I thought the same until I served them my quiche!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add onion and saute until soft, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, cream, basil, oregano, salt and pepper.
  4. Spoon the onions into the pie crust. Pour the egg mixture over the onions. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into center of the quiche comes out clean, about 30 to 40 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 11, 2007

This is an excellent basic recipe for quiche BUT for us it is just a tad too rich without quite enough protein, so I always double the eggs and sometimes substitute part half and half or milk for some of the cream. I have made this with many different cheeses and additions. But I always decrease the basil by 1/2, substitute savory for the oregano decreasing it a bit, and add a dash or two of nutmeg. I personally like it with gruyere, spinach and a bit of good ham. My kids like it best with cheddar, spinach and ham or bacon. My husband likes it mediterranean style with artichokes, spinach and feta. I buy pillsbury already made piecrust and cut out smaller circles to fit our muffin pan. Then I put the toppings (different for everyone) in each cup and pour the egg mixture over all. Then everyone gets a quiche they like. (oh and if you add the spinach make sure you precook it and squeeze most of the moisture out of it or you'll get a mess.)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 13, 2005

While this quiche was very creamy and cheesy, and the consistency was good, we didn't like the Italian spices in it. Perhaps we'll try it again with different spices or less of the ones called for and add some sausage.

Nov 14, 2004

This was quick, easy, and delicious for my first quiche! I didn't have any heavy cream, so I used 1/2 cup of sour cream and 1/2 cup of milk. Also, my boyfriend hates onions, so I only used 1/2 the amount of onions, and it was still plenty!

Aug 05, 2008

I won't keep looking for quiche recipes, this one is it for me! Made it for Mother's Day brunch and it was a huge hit. I did make a few changes though. First, I fried up about 6 slices of bacon crisp. I then sauteed the diced onion in 1-2 tbsp. of the bacon grease. I also omitted the basil and oregano because I don't like them and the other reviews stating that they were a little overpowering. The rest I followed exactly. It was delicious! UPDATE: I've made this several times now, and it's always a huge hit. I no longer make it with the mozzarella, I just use all cheddar.

Aug 22, 2007

As others have said, a great basic quiche recipe. I have made this several times and have found that variations on the dairy are well tolerated. You can add any vegetable or meat you like and will not be disappointed. Try sun dried tomatoes & mushrooms if you like them.

May 29, 2006

Wow! What an amazingly tasty recipe! My husand and I made this on a whim for brunch, and the flavor was excellent. We had no heavy cream, so we used what we had - fat free half & half. It certainly seemed to work, which also means you could use that instead of heavy cream without compromising flavor. We had no ready-made pie crust, so we used the "Easy Pie Crust" recipe submitted by Louise on AllRecipes. This pie crust is the easiest one ever, contains no butter (a plus for healthier eaters), and no rolling required--you make it right in the pie pan! What a great match for this phenomenal cheesy quiche! Now I've got to see if Donna has other recipes on here!

Sep 24, 2005

I don't like quiche. That said, I actually liked this quiche. I made it for my 8 year old, who likes quiche (and what a good protein meal for him), and I sampled it because it smelled better than any quiche I had tried before. I was really surprised. I sauteed the onions in a combination of butter and olive oil; left out the salt. I gave it 5 stars because any quiche I like has to be good:)

Nov 28, 2006

The first time i made this I omitted the mozzarella (didn't have any)but the quiche was still excellent. The second time I added the mozzarella but didn't like it as much. I thought it made the quiche very chewy. I have used this recipe many times now using only cheddar cheese and get excellent results every time.


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  • Calories
  • 418 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.3 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 171 mg
  • 57%
  • Fat
  • 35.5 g
  • 55%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 12 g
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 751 mg
  • 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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