Red Pepper Quiche

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 25 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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Ingredients

1 refrigerated pie crust (from a 15-ounce package)

2 teaspoons olive oil 

3 green onions, chopped (about 1/4 cup) 

1 cup chopped cooked ham 

1 clove garlic, minced 

1 cup half-and-half (or whole milk) 

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 

1 teaspoon soy sauce 

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 

2 large eggs plus 1 white 

2 tablespoons chopped jarred roasted red peppers, rinsed and drained 

1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano 

1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil 

1 1/2 cups grated Swiss cheese 

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Fit the piecrust into a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate according to the package directions; fold edges under and crimp. Prick bottom and sides of the pie crust with a fork.
  3. Line the pastry with aluminum foil and fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake for 7 minutes. Remove the weights and foil and bake until the bottom is golden brown, 3 to 4 more minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 400 degrees F.
  4. While the pie crust is cooking, heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the green onions and cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until tender. Stir in the ham and garlic and cook 1 minute longer until the garlic is fragrant. Let cool slightly.
  5. Whisk together the half-and-half, Dijon mustard, soy sauce, salt, pepper, whole eggs and egg white in a medium mixing bowl. Then add the roasted red peppers, oregano and basil.
  6. Sprinkle the Swiss cheese over the bottom of the pastry shell. Top with 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese and the ham mixture. Pour the egg mixture over the top. Sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese.
  7. Bake until the center is set, 35 to 40 minutes, shielding the crust with aluminum foil, if necessary. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
  8. Tip: If your quiche isn't quite done but you're in a pinch to get it on the table, just stick it in the microwave for 60 seconds. This will help the eggs to set up.