Chile Relleno Quiche is soon to become one of your family favorites. A breakfast quiche recipe filled with jack cheese, a zesty egg mixture chiles and cheeses in a flakey pie crust. The perfect quiche fillings in a buttery crust.
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Chile Relleno Quiche is the perfect brunch recipe. An easy quiche recipe loaded with flavor from green chiles, two kinds of cheese and spices!
One of my favorite pastimes is visiting my aunt in Grand Lake, Colorado. Without fail, at least one morning while visiting, she would prepare a Chile Relleno Breakfast Casserole.
Not only one of the most popular posts on my blog, but also a big hit within my family so I decided to expand my repertoire of chile relleno recipes. I wanted to get out of the usual ham and cheese quiche rut, ya know?
Instead of making the traditional chile relleno casserole, I decided to adapt the recipe into a quiche, resulting in (drum roll please) a Chile Relleno Quiche (extra points for creativity, right?)!
PRO TIP: Pre shredded cheese is great, but has a light starchy powder coating that can sometimes give a funny texture. For best results, freshly shred your cheese.
This baked quiche uses the typical quiche ingredients of eggs, milk (or heavy cream), cheddar cheese, salt and pepper and then green chiles!
Oh, it was so good. So good that I ate this relleno quiche for breakfast, lunch and another little slice for a snack. I went back for fourths the next morning… but the quiche was missing.
Gone. Eaten. Hubby. I did what any self-respecting Coloradoan would do, I made another one!
I’m telling you, you just won’t be able to get enough of this Chile Relleno Quiche recipe once you’ve had it one time. You’ll suddenly find yourself making this recipe all the time, just like me.
The quiche itself is easy to make. Simply use one large mixing bowl for all of the ingredients and a refrigerated pie crust. Bake until the center comes clean when a knife is inserted and voila, a delicious cheesy recipe.
You can even top your chile relleno quiche with sour cream or salsa before serving.
Check out these other easy chile inspired recipes:
- Green Chile Chicken Lasagna
- Creamy Green Chile, Corn and Bacon Dip
- Cheesy Chile Cornbread Casserole
- Chile Relleno Breakfast Casserole
Or our other favorite quiche recipes like Spinach or Asparagus.
Tools for making Chile Relleno Quiche:
Pie Weights – while I don’t use these often, I am thankful to have them stored in the back of the cabinet when I need them!
Crust Saver– For years I made my own crust saver from aluminum foil every time I made a pie or quiche. Then I finally bought a silicon one that fits on all sizes of pie dishes. So much easier and guaranteed to fit and super cheap.
Pie Plates– I think every kitchen should have at least three shallow dishes or pie plates for the process of breading and frying. You can also bake pies in them! Hehe.
Questions you might have about how to make a quiche:
Can I make this quiche recipe into a quiche without crust? Yes, you can make this into a crustless quiche recipe! Simply spray the baking dish with cooking spray and omit the pie crust.
Is this a vegetarian quiche recipe? Chile relleno quiche is surely vegetarian, but if you are craving some extra meat, you can add crumbled bacon or breakfast sausage to the mix and bake it just the same.
Are quiche and frittata the same thing? Kind of! Quiche is French and frittata is Italian. Check out my favorite Tomato Spinach Frittata!
Can I make chile relleno quiche into cups? You can! Use a muffin tin and bake for about 15 minutes.
Can I freeze quiche? You can freeze quiche as a whole quiche or cupcakes for 3-4 months.
Can quiche be eaten at room temperature? You can. Most cooked egg recipes are good at room temperature for about 2 hours before they need to be chilled again.
Can you make quiche in the microwave? You can, as eggs will cook in the microwave, but they come out a little rubbery. I highly recommend using a baking dish and the oven.
Can I make this quiche recipe with half & half? You can! You can even use heavy cream. I do suggest using whole milk and not skim.
Can I make quiche ahead of time? You sure can! You can pre bake it and then reheat when you are ready to serve. I do recommend a fresh sprinkling of cheese before reheating.
What does quiche mean? The formal definition of quiche is “a baked flan or tart with a savory filling thickened with eggs”.
Can I use different cheese? You can use a blend of cheese, like I did, or just one type of cheese. I like to use at least one cheese with a little spice like a pepper jack or jalapeno laced cheese, but you can stick to mild and use regular cheddar or a blend of cheddar varieties.
Enjoy your cheesy chile relleno quiche and make sure you come back to let us know how it was!
Chile Relleno Quiche Recipe
- 1 refrigerated pie crust
- 8 ounces diced green chiles , drained
- 1 1/4 cup pepper jack cheese , shredded and divided
- 1 1/4 cup cheddar cheese , shredded and divided
- 4 large eggs , lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Unroll pie crust in in a 8 or 9 inch pie plate. Generously pierce uncooked crust to allow steam to rise and the crust to bake evenly. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until crust is light brown. You can use pie weights to ensure it stays down.
- In a large mixing bowl whisk together diced green chiles, 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese, 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, eggs, flour, fin sea salt, milk and dry mustard.
- Pour filling in baked crust. Bake for 45 minutes or until eggs have set.
- Remove and top with remaining cheeses (1/4 cup pepper jack and 1/4 cup cheddar.) Return to the oven for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Remove and allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving.
Very good every one in my therapy Thursday group loved it I added 1 more egg and a pinch of red pepper flakes
So glad you loved it and shared with others! Not sure if you read my bio, but I was a psychotherapist for over 12 years before transitioning into food 🙂
Ever think of experimenting with a cornmeal pie crust?
I haven’t, but that sounds AH-amazing! Give it a whirl and let us know how it goes!
How can I make this gluten free? Almond flour? Thx
Sure! I’d either make it crustless (or I am sure there is a GF option) and sub flour for almond flour. I have not tried this personally, so please let us know how it goes.
Delicious. I made this for dinner tonight and my husband liked it so much he ate 3 helpings!
Fabulous! That is what I like to hear!
Huge hit at brunch. Very easy to make.
Anytime a guest asks for the recipe, I considered that a success
Thanks! We love to hear that too!
This recipe is delicious. It’s my favorite quiche recipe and I make it every other week!
Thank you for coming to let us know, Heather! It is one of our favorites as well!
I have crescent roll sheets. If I use that do I still need to bake it first?
Yes, otherwise they will not cook all the way through and be doughy.
Oh my! I need this in my life. Must print your recipe. Thanks for sharing.
Forget the pie crust!
You can totally make a crustless quiche with this recipe!
Can this be cooked the day before and warmed in microwave?
It can be cooked the day before, but I would heat it in the oven at 350 for 10 minutes instead of the microwave. Eggs have the tendency to get gummy.
I am assuming the milk gets in there somewhere? Listed in the ingredients, but not the directions. Not to be picky or anything.
Hi Diana! Thanks for catching that! I just made this recipe the other day and was making some minor adjustments and apparently forgot to put the milk back in. I actually cut it in half and made it just milk- I used skim last time and it was perfectly fine. There will also be an accompanying video coming soon!