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Crustless Cheese Quiche

Olives and zesty chilies add dash to the rich flavor of a pie shared by Beverly Gottfried of Candler, North Carolina. With no crust, it's easy to prepare.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups 4% cottage cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 2 tablespoons chopped ripe olives
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Additional chopped olives

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to the cheese mixture and mix well. Transfer to a greased 9-in. pie plate.
  • Bake at 400° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° and bake 30 minutes longer or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Garnish with tomatoes and olives.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 362 calories, 25g fat (15g saturated fat), 182mg cholesterol, 854mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein.

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  • MomDawn
    Dec 26, 2020

    Christmas morning breakfast. Yum! I left the chopped olives out, since not everyone likes them, and just had them on the side with finely diced tomato for people to add as garnish. I prepared it the night before and put it in the fridge so I just had to pop it in the oven Christmas morning.

  • tyenella
    Jan 18, 2016

    Made this for a work dinner. EVERYONE loved it! It looked a bit "thick" at first, but I trusted it and it was fabulous! My friend who doesn't "do" vegetarian asked if she could take some home for husband to try (and asked for the recipe too!)

  • beverleyb
    Jun 30, 2014

    I've made this before and it was great but this time had to improvise due to ingredients on hand. I was out of cottage cheese and ricotta too, so added a little cubed cream cheese. Plus I only had pepper jack cheese (plus cheddar) so saved my green chilis for another recipe. Also, I added the olives into the dish instead of on top -- either is good. Great recipe!!

  • lindakw
    Feb 1, 2014

    very cheesy and quite heavy. Omitted chilies and olives and topped with bacon. Also omitted butter. definitely a high fat dish!

  • dzm388
    Feb 3, 2013

    This was delicious! I used half cheddar and half Mexican blend cheese because that's what I had. It looked like too much filling for a 9-inch pie plate but I thought, trust TOH (and put a sheet of foil on the rack below it). It did fit and did not overflow much - a little splatter - but it was still a little runny after 50 minutes of baking and one hour cooling. Next time I'll use a 10-inch pie plate. And there will be a next time! It was really really easy and good!

  • Benni63
    May 25, 2011

    I try to eat a lower carb diet and this is perfect. Also re-heated well so I could eat it for lunch during the week. I added 1/2 cup of salsa on the top the last few minutes of baking.

  • Benni63
    May 25, 2011

    I try to eat a lower carb diet and this is perfect. Also re-heated well so I could eat it for lunch during the week. I added 1/2 cup of salsa on the top the last few minutes of baking.

  • T87HVN
    Dec 8, 2010

    I have used this recipe for years and always get asked for the recipe whenever I take it to a potluck. I leave out the chiles, olives and tomatoes, adding in some type of breakfast meat most of the time. Doubled it fits nicely in a 13x9 pan and can be put together the night before. Awesome Christmas morning dish.

  • charles coello
    Nov 3, 2009

    Absolutely wonderful!!

  • rjm1409weldon
    Jun 18, 2009

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