Mushroom & Cheddar Crusted Quiche

Quiche is one of those meals that is always comforting and filling, yet light and delicious at the same time and I NEVER think to make it.  I saw this recipe on the Relish! website (great menu-planning website, totally worth it) and thought it sounded so interesting with it's different type of "crust".  I usually think crusts are flaky or crisp, but with this one, the mushrooms released water, so it didn't crisp up, but it had such a wonderful flavor, it didn't bother me in the least!  I ate the leftovers the next day for lunch and enjoyed it just as much the second day.

Mushroom & Cheddar Crusted Quiche
Recipe courtesy of Relish!

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 8 ounces whole button mushrooms, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cheddar flavored goldfish crackers
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Melt half of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. 
  • Add the mushrooms, & saute 3-4 minutes. 
  • Stir in crushed crackers. 
  • Turn mixture into a greased baking dish & press firmly. 
  • In the same skillet, melt remaining butter, add onions & saute until transparent. 
  • Pour onions evenly over mushroom crust and sprinkle with Swiss & cheddar cheese.
  •  In a food processor, blender or hand blender, pulse the cottage cheese, eggs & cayenne until smooth. 
  • Pour mixture into crust & sprinkle with paprika. 
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean. 
  • Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving. 

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