Two Party Quiche Recipes

Christmas Eve is a traditional time for our family to get together. Everyone brings a dish (or two) to share and it is an opportunity for me to try some new dishes that I hope all will enjoy.

This year I decided to create two new delicious quiche recipes. Quiche makes a good party food. It is versatile, can be served at room temperature, and is easy to dish up and eat.

Crab Artichoke Quiche

Trouble was, at 10:00 am my gas oven decided to start acting up. I still had several dishes, including these two quiche, to make, and guests were due to start arriving at 2:00 pm.

So, the solution was to rush down to the closest store and purchase a temporary replacement. What I ended up purchasing was the largest countertop style electric oven I could find (this is on Christmas Eve, mind you).

Electric Oven

How well this oven works will be the subject of a future review, as will be the Ninja Express Chop (also featured in the picture), which I received as a present.

Here are the recipes:


1 T Olive oil
3 Onions, green chopped

3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 c Cream
1 c Parmesan cheese, grated
1 t Salt, Kosher
½ t Pepper

1 c Crab Meat
1 c Artichoke hearts, coarsely chopped

Prepared pie crust

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Bake the piecrust for ten minutes.

Sauté onion in Olive Oil until softened.

Mix together the eggs, cream, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.

Mix the onions into the egg/cream mixture.

Next add the crab and the artichoke hearts, stirring gently.

Pour into the lightly baked piecrust.

Bake at 325 degrees for about 45 to 55 minutes, or until the quiche is set and the internal temperature is 165 degrees.

Spinach Swiss Quiche


1 8 oz pkg Cream cheese, room temperature
1/3 c Cream, heavy whipping
3 eggs

10 oz Spinach, chopped frozen (thawed and drained)
½ c Gruyere cheese, grated
¼ c Parmesan cheese, grated
1 c Swiss cheese, 1/4 inch cubes

6 Green onions, chopped

1/4 t Salt, Kosher
1/4 t Pepper

Prepared pie crust

Preheat oven to 425°.

Bake the piecrust for ten minutes.

Beat cream cheese, cream and eggs until smooth.

Mix in remaining ingredients.

Pour mixture into prepared crust.

Bake until crust is golden brown and filling is set, about 25 minutes.

Cool before serving.