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Fast & Easy Dinner: Crab Quiche

Fast & Easy Dinner: Crab Quiche

With a store bought pie crust, a quiche comes together in minutes. This quick quiche features crab meat, fresh herbs, and grated cheese mixed together in a warm, fluffy custard.

Once you have the technique down, you can make hundreds of quiche variations. Sun dried tomatoes, red bell peppers, or sautéed mushrooms would be delicious substitutes for a vegetarian version. Don't have crab meat? Stir in chunks of peppered turkey or cubes of ham.

To look at the recipe, which also makes a great leftover for lunch,


Crab Quiche

Crab Quiche

Crab Quiche


  1. 1 (1-lb) king crab leg, thawed if frozen, or 1/2 lb lump crabmeat, picked over
  2. 4 large eggs
  3. 2 cups heavy cream
  4. 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  5. 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  6. 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  7. 1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning such as Paul Prudhomme's
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  10. 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  11. 2 oz coarsely grated Monterey Jack cheese (1/2 cup)
  12. 2 oz coarsely grated Swiss cheese (1/2 cup)
  13. 1 ready made pie crust


  1. If using crab leg, hack through shell with a large heavy knife and cut meat into 1/2-inch pieces. Discard shell.
  2. Whisk together eggs, cream, herbs, seafood seasoning, salt, pepper, and nutmeg, then stir in cheeses and crabmeat.
  3. Pour into ready made crust and bake until filling puffs and is no longer wobbly in center when quiche is gently shaken, 40 to 50 minutes.
  4. Cool in pie plate on rack 15 minutes.

Serves 8.

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roxyb roxyb 8 years
I love crab meat - this looks so yummy!
SugarFreak SugarFreak 8 years
Looks fabulous. And easy!
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 8 years
quiche = win.
mtothawhat mtothawhat 8 years
Thanks for posting this! I'll have to give this a try, it sounds so tasty!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
This is so elegant. I am making it for my next weekend guests.
dcfashionista dcfashionista 8 years
sounds good!
Samnella Samnella 8 years
I agree with girlrunner. Quiche is a great way to use whatever is in the fridge. In fact, we call it leftover pie. Reduce some balsamic vinegar and drizzle on top and you will have a masterpiece! MMMMMM!
Alisha_Stiletto Alisha_Stiletto 8 years
OMG, this sounds so amazing. Im totally making this. Will let you know how it comes out. Hoorah!
digigirl digigirl 8 years
I made this recipe from a while back and liked it a lot! I used egg substitute and fat free half and half to cut some calories and it still tasted great.
cmill38 cmill38 8 years
mmm i love quiche and it's so easy to make. i'll be trying this in the near future!
girlrunner girlrunner 8 years
Quiche is the best. My mom called it refrigerator pie. Throw in whatever you have in the fridge.
sunnynight sunnynight 8 years
Oh God. I WANT.
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