Crab Quiche With Cheese

A plate of quiche

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  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
409 Calories
28g Fat
25g Carbs
15g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 409
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 35%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 524mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 15g
Calcium 248mg 19%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This crab quiche makes a tasty lunch or brunch dish with a salad or cup of soup. A quiche is super easy to prepare, and it is filled with protein and flavor. This version is made with crabmeat and Swiss cheese. A small amount of nutmeg and sauteed minced shallots provide extra flavor. Use a frozen pie crust or ​homemade pastry for the pie.


  • 1 (9-inch) pastry shell (partially baked*)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons shallots (minced)
  • 1 cup crabmeat
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 1/2 cups Swiss cheese (shredded/divided)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash white pepper or hot pepper sauce
  • Dash nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley (minced)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat the oven to 425 F and position the rack in the center of the oven.

  3. Line the pie plate with the chilled and rolled out dough and line with parchment paper or foil. Fill with pie weights or dried beans at least two-thirds full.

  4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until just barely showing some color. Carefully remove the paper or foil and weights and return the crust to the oven for about 5 minutes, or until it is just lightly browned. Remove it from the oven and let it cool while you prepare the filling. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 F.

  5. In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter.

  6. Saute the minced shallots until tender, about 2 minutes. Combine the shallots with the crabmeat and flour; set aside.

  7. Sprinkle 3/4 cup of the cheese in the prepared pie shell, then top with the shallot and crab mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup of cheese.

  8. In a bowl beat the eggs, cream, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and parsley until well blended. Pour into the pie shell.

  9. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

  10. Serve and enjoy!