Easy Mini Quiches With Pulled Pork

mini quiche with pork
Mini quiche with pork and cheese filling. Diana Rattray
  • 35 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 24 Servings

These mini pulled pork quiches are a great way to use leftover shredded pork shoulder, and they make an attractive snack for a special party. Serve the quiches with a mild or spicy sauce for dipping or drizzling. Barbecue sauce would be an excellent choice, and you could kick it up with a bit of Sriracha sauce or hot sauce. Or go for a simple ketchup or spicy salsa.

Round dumpling or wonton wrappers make these mini quiches super easy to prepare, and they bake in mini muffin cups in just 15 minutes.

What You'll Need

  •  24 round dumpling wraps 
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped cooked pork shoulder (see tips)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese or a Cheddar Jack blend
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup light cream or half-and-half
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 400 F (200 C/Gas 6).
  2. Spray the 24-cup mini muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Line the muffin cups with the round wonton or dumpling wrappers. I used a pestle to help tamp them into the tins. A blunt utensil handle or your fingers can be used. Just be careful not to tear them with your fingernails.
  4. Put about 1 heaping teaspoon of pork in each cup, then a few shreds of cheese and a sprinkling of green onions.
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the eggs with the the half-and-half or light cream, salt, and pepper. Whisk until the mixture is smooth and well blended.
  2. Put about 2 to 2 1/2 teaspoons in each cup (the mixture will rise a bit as they cook).
  3. Bake for 14 to 15 minutes, until the edges are golden brown and the filling is set.
  4. Serve with small bowls of ketchup or a sriracha and ketchup mixture, barbecue sauce, a spicy sweet and sour sauce, or another favorite sauce.  I think an egg foo yung sauce would be another good choice.

Makes 24 appetizer quiches.

Expert Tips

  • While pulled pork is a tasty and surprising filling for the quiches, you may use diced ham or bacon along with a shredded cheese and green onions. Spicy sausage would be good as well.
  • To cook a pork shoulder, season it with salt and pepper or a seasoning blend and roast it, fat side up, in a 350 F oven for about 1 hour per pound. Or cook it on low in the slow cooker for 8 to 10 hours or about 2 hours per pound.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 612
Total Fat 28 g
Saturated Fat 11 g
Unsaturated Fat 11 g
Cholesterol 285 mg
Sodium 207 mg
Carbohydrates 1 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 85 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)