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Crab Quiche

Chopped green onions and sweet red pepper bring a bit of color to this golden entree. The creamy filling features imitation crabmeat and Swiss cheese. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup flaked imitation crabmeat, chopped


  • Line unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450° for 5 minutes; remove foil. Bake 5 minutes longer. Immediately sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese over crust.
  • Reduce heat to 375°. In a skillet, saute red pepper and onions in butter until tender.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, cream, salt and pepper. Stir in the crab, red pepper mixture and remaining cheese. Pour into crust.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 290 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 432mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 10g protein.

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  • Connie-Marie
    Feb 21, 2021

    Easy recipe. And versatile. And a note to Dave---that is what a good recipe does---If you have a great budget and can afford real crab--works great. But if like most of us---our budget says imitation crab---it works well and is almost as good as the real stuff.

  • Dave
    Feb 12, 2021

    Why would you go to all the time and effort to make something from scratch and then for the main ingredient you want to highlight use an imitation product? To me this makes the recipe and author very questionable. Why not also add powdered eggs, powdered milk as a substitute for the cream, and lard in place of butter. Bad recipe. It is much better if real crab meat is actually used in place of chemically altered pressed food product that is coloured and altered to resemble something like crab meat.

  • Kim
    Jan 24, 2021

    OMG!!!!! The absolute best quiche I have ever made. We had lump crabmeat we got for a Christmas gift and I wanted to make something special. I think I made the right decision. A bit time consuming for me because I wanted to do it right but I rate this 5 stars for flavor and enjoyment. I am letting the first piece settle so I can have a second!!!!! LOVE IT....

  • mandt2
    May 10, 2019

    Delicious. It could be easily modified to include other vegetables.

  • ANomdeplume
    Oct 10, 2018

    Excellent crab quiche! I've been looking for a good crab quiche recipe for years and finally found this wonderful recipe. It's very simple to make. I did use lump crab meat instead of the imitation. It's worth the extra money!

  • NisieW
    Nov 13, 2017

    This is fabulous! Easy, elegant, and YUMMY! - great for entertaining.

  • Ycoma
    Oct 31, 2017

    Tried this recipe last thanksgiving 2016 I also added shrimps to it. My family fell in love with it. It now on e of our favor especially during the holidays.

  • Ycoma
    Oct 31, 2017

    Try this recipe last thanksgiving 2016. My family fell in love with it. It now on e of our favor especially during the holidays.

  • Kris Hodges
    Mar 12, 2017

    This is delicious if you love imitation crab (which I do). I, too, added a clove of minced garlic and used roasted red pepper instead of fresh because that's what I had. I also used the whole 8 oz. package of imitation crab instead of the 3/4 cup. This is so easy to put together and bakes in the time indicated. Not a lot of guesswork here. Try it, I liked it a lot.

  • javesw
    Dec 16, 2014

    I was looking for a recipe that was close to my mothers and finally found it. The only difference is she used real crabmeat, but I tried it with the imitation and it's still pretty good. Thanks