Southwest cream cheese quiche is a type of savory pie made with eggs, cream cheese, bacon and southwestern-inspired ingredients such as diced green chilies, bell pepper, and shredded cheese. This quiche is baked in a pie crust until golden brown and fluffy, and is often served for breakfast or brunch.
Southwest Cream Cheese QuicheCourse: Dinner, LunchCuisine: SouthwestDifficulty: Beginner
1/2 cup onion diced
1 clove fresh garlic minced
1/4 cup green pepper diced
1/4 cup red pepper diced
2 tbsp. olive oil
8 oz. package neufchatel or cream cheese softened
1/2 tbsp. fresh parsley or cilantro
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
1 cup monterrey pepper jack cheese shredded
2 slices cooked bacon crumbled
9 inch unbaked pie shell
- In sauce pan, saute onion and garlic in olive oil until tender. Add pepper and saute until tender.
- With an electric mixer, in a bowl, blend neufchatel cheese and eggs until smooth. Blend in parsley, garlic salt and spices.
- With a spoon, stir in onion/ garlic/pepper mixture, cheese and bacon. Pour mixture into pie shell.
- Bake in preheated 400Fº oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and quiche is set. Cover outer pie crust with aluminum foil if crust becomes too brown. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.