Zucchini and Green Chile Quiche

Zucchinis and green chiles combine for amazing flavor in this delicious quiche recipe!

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I know!  I know!  Another zucchini recipe?  I figured you guys thought we were living off of zucchini cakes, cookies and brownies so I wanted to shed a little light onto the fact that we enjoy savory zucchini dishes as well ;)  I love quiches because they are so easy to make and can be served hot, cold, or at room temperature.  Easy!  This recipe comes from my sister.  She has made this for me a couple of times and it’s hard not to eat the entire quiche all by myself!  I recently made them in a tartlette pan so it would be easier for the boys to eat (and to hopefully incorporate a little portion control).  This recipe can be made in a pie plate as a quiche or you can make mini quiches by using a tartlette pan – either way they are so scrumptious!

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Really ideal for breakfast, brunch or dinner.  This recipe is so amazing!  I absolutely love making mini quiches and the boys thing they are extra-special :)


Zucchini & Green Chile Quiche {Recipe}
  • 1-2 pie crusts (1 for a standard size quiche, 2 if making mini quiches)
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 Tbls vegetable oil
  • ½ cup diced shallots
  • ¼ c all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 2½ - 3 cups of two or more kinds of cheese
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Press the crust into the bottom and up the side of the pan. Use a fork to poke holds into the bottom of the crust.
  2. Bake the crust in the center of the preheated oven until golden brown. If making mini quiches - the crust will only take 2-3 minutes, for a full-size quiche, about 7 minutes. Remove the crust from the oven and reduce the temperature to 350 degrees.
  3. While the crusts are baking, grate the zucchini onto a clean kitchen towel and squeeze dry. Add the oil to a skillet and heat over medium heat until hot. Add in the shallots and cook until nice and soft. Add in the zucchini and turn up the heat to high. Cook the zucchini and shallots for an additional 3-5 minutes.
  4. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs until nice and fluffy (2-3 minutes). Grate the cheese - I used a sharp cheddar and Dubliner cheese mix for this quiche. I've had it with Monterey Jack, pepper jack, white cheddar - ALL are good so use your favorite combination. Add in the grated cheese, cottage, zucchini mixture, green chiles, and flour mixture and beat until combined.
  5. Pour the mixture into the crust(s). Bake the quiche until the top is puffed and golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. For the mini quiches, around 25 minutes, for a full-sized quiche, 35 -40 minutes. Let stand for several minutes before removing from pan and serving. Enjoy!

These mini quiches are just gorgeous and here’s a look at the full-sized quiche we enjoyed at my sister’s:

Zucchini and Green Chile Quiche | MomOnTimeout.com

Zucchini and Green Chile Quiche | MomOnTimeout.com

More zucchini recipes:


Zucchini Carrot Oatmeal Cookies


Chocolate Zucchini Cake


Zucchini Brownies

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  1. Yum! I am always up for new zucchini recipes. I am chomping at the bit waiting for all of mine to be ready for picking! If you get a sec I would be jazzed if you stopped by and linked up at my party {Get Schooled Saturday} going on right now!
    Kim @ Too Much Time

  2. just pinned! thanks for sharing, i can’t wait to try it.

  3. Ahh…I wish I could take a bite of one of these. :) They look so yummy. Pinning this recipe asap. Megan

  4. Thanks for the recipe! My zucchini and peppers are starting to ripen and I have another recipe to cook them in. Looks like they’d be great to freeze and re-heat, too.

  5. Oooh … yum!

  6. I really love the mix of filling in this quiche. I’m a sucker for green chiles. I’d love it if you shared this over at my link party. http://acraftycook.blogspot.com/2012/08/1-month-of-fun-august-link-party.html

  7. Yum! These look delicious! Thanks for sharing over at the Sundae Scoop Party. I linked up a Zucchini cookie recipe to the same party. Hope you’ll come over and visit me at http://posedperfection.blogspot.com.
    Have a great Sunday!

  8. I love zucchini, this is recipe sounds just great and perfect for me. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sunday.

  9. We love zucchini and these tart look fabulous
    I love the recipe
    I think mini-tart are perfect for a party :)

  10. Pinned, followed via GFC (I’d love for you to check out my blog and follow back.) Wow, this looks great! I am definitely making these for breakfast one day soon. :) I’d love for you to share this recipe at my party. http://www.jamscorner.com/2012/08/marvelous-mondays-link-party-6_5.html


  11. Wow, those look so good! I’ll have to try these once my oven gets fixed! I have been trying to eat more zucchini since it’s not a favorite vegetable of mine. I’d love it if you linked this fabulous recipe up at the Meatless Monday hop I’m hosting: http://jessica-healthymommyhealthybaby.blogspot.com/2012/08/meatless-monday-return-of-meatless.html. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Those look awesome! We’re just about to start roasting green chilis here in Colorado so I’ll be pinning and making this one!!

    Thanks for sharing!!

  13. What fantastic quiches! I love the combination of flavours, I hadn’t thought of combining zucchini and green chili! Yum!!!

  14. I love this recipe! Especially savory dishes with zucchini!

  15. Those look amazing! Pinning right now. Our garden has zucchini that’s ready for me to pick so, this will be on my To-Make List!

  16. A “Must-Try”! I will need to add this to my menu this week! Thanks for sharing the delicious post! :-)

  17. This looks fantastic and we have zucchini growing in the garden so perfect inspiration to put them to good use!

  18. Boy, I am making this! I need to get back on track after eating dark chocolates for my birthday. This is the perfect thing!

  19. I love zucchini and will definitely be making this. I found your blog via Lil Luna’s Link Party

  20. Yum, cant wait to try this!

  21. I grew up having quiche often for dinner. But I’ve never made it myself. Time to fix that. Pinned! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  22. This looks so delicious, Trish!! Featuring it tomorrow night! Thanks bunches for linking up!

  23. love it!! Very cute!! I would love for you to stop by My Dream Canvas. I am also hosting a giveaway to win a 50dollar gift card to HomeGoods. Do drop by and enter if you like :)

  24. You can never have too many zucchini recipes :) These look delicious! I wanted to take a moment to invite you to submit this and any other yummy recipes to my link party, Recipe Sharing Monday. Hope to see you there!

  25. I love the sounds of all your zucchini recipes! Stopped in from 1929 Charmer! Have a great week!

  26. These look amazing! I may have to try these very soon. Thanks for sharing. I’m following you via Networked Blogger. I hope you’ll stop by for a visit and maybe even a follow back. Have a great week.

  27. I love all of your zucchini recipes…truly I cannot get enough. LOVE this savory one!

  28. Thank you so much for sharing on Blog Stalking Thursday. You have been featured with this week’s party! Can’t wait to see what you link up this week!


  29. My hubby has deemed your Zucchini Chocolate cake his fav dessert…how could I NOT want another of your Zucchini recipes!! Pinning this for sure! :)

  30. I’ve never put zucchini and green chiles together — that sounds fantastic!

  31. Ooh yum, looks great! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  32. Fabulous recipe!!! I can not wait to try this one.

  33. Thanks for this recipe, it is so delicious! Just what I was looking for; I used a jack cheese, parmasan and chedder mix. Yum, thank you :-)

  34. Hi! Can’t wait to try this (along with a few of your other zucchini recipes)! I was wondering if you used frozen pie crust, premade crust (like on the baking isle) or something I hadn’t considered. Also, what size pan do you use? Just a regular round cake/pie pan? Thanks! ;)

    • Hi Lea! I would use a Pillsbury pie crust or other refrigerated or frozen crust. For a standard quiche, you just need a pie pan. But you can really make them any size you want, the only thing you’ll need to change is how much crust is used. Great questions!

      • Thanks Trish! Very excited to try this out. I think I’m going to make either your zucchini chocolate cake or brownies for my picky father’s birthday too. Not telling him there is zucchini in it until it’s all in his belly though! Lol! I love all of your zucchini recipes because my husband’s beautiful garden alway produces an abundance that is hard to keep up with. These will help a lot! ;)

        • Zucchini is so great because there are so many recipes to use it in – both savory and sweet! This quiche recipe is one of my very favorite. There is just so much flavor! Thank you so much for stopping by Lea – have a great weekend!

  35. hello! If I use frozen pie crust do I need to adjust the cooking time and temperature? I made other quiche using frozen deep dish pie crust and it requires high temperature in the beginning for 15 m then 350 for 35m. So I wonder if it can get done for the time you mentioned above for 350 degree when I use frozen pie crust.

  36. I was just wondering how many of the mini quiches come out of this recipe?
    Thanks, Jean

  37. Nice quiche. Thanks so much

  38. Your recipe does not show you how to make the crust? Do yo’u have the recipes that you can share with me, as I am not a baker and do not know how to make a crust. Does this recipes freeze well? I am trying to get my freeze stocked for the winter, as last winter was really bad here in Illinois. If I can freeze the entre quiche, can I just freeze the mixed ingredients and crust separately? Thank you
    Lynn recently posted..3-Ingredient Coconut Peach Cooler

  39. This looks so good! And with so much zucchini abounding from the garden this looks like a great yet different way to serve it! Pinning this for sure!
    Pamela Heady recently posted..Roasted Beet and Fig Salad

  40. Any way to make these without the crust?? Just to leave out extra carbs?

  41. http://threemenandaprincess.blogspot.com/2014/08/quiche-for-mommys-lunch.html

    I changed the recipe a little to take in my lunch for work. Check it out!!
    Megan Cash recently posted..Quiche for Mommy’s Lunch

  42. I am not clear on how you get the mini quiche crust. Do you use a round cookie cutter to cut into the piecrust? You stated to get 2 pie crusts if using mini quiches. Would you please explain to me how you get the crust on the mini quiches? Thank you in advance.

  43. Thank you for a wonderful, easy recipe.

  44. Hello! I have made this recipe before with fresh shredded zucchini and made it without the crust and it was great. Now that it is winter I only have frozen shredded zucchini. Can I use that in this recipe? I have it frozen in portioned sized bags but was wondering what to do about the wateryness of the zucchini once it is thawed. Do I leave the water in or drain it, then how to measure?

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