Olive Quiche


Serve these Olive Quiche cups at brunch for a savory start to the meal. Make a big batch and enjoy leftovers with a piece of fruit for an on-the-go breakfast.

Eyeball Quiche
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
50 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
20 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
20 mini quiches


  • 1 recipe Pastry Dough

  • 20 pearl onions or frozen pearl onions, thawed and halved

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 ½ cup whole milk

  • 4 ounce Swiss or Fontina cheese, shredded (1 cup)

  • 3 green onions, sliced

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ cup pimiento-stuffed green olives and/or large pitted black olives, sliced


  1. Prepare and chill Pastry Dough. If using fresh pearl onions, place them in a saucepan of boiling water. Remove saucepan from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Drain. When cool enough to handle, remove skins from onions; carefully halve onions. Set aside.

  2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Divide chilled Pastry Dough into 20 portions; shape each portion into a ball. Place one ball in each of twenty 2 1/2-inch muffin cups. Press dough into bottoms and up sides of muffin cups. Set aside.

  3. In a medium bowl beat eggs with a fork until combined. Stir in milk, cheese, green onions, salt, and pepper. Ladle egg mixture into pastry crusts, filling each three-fourths full. On top of egg mixture in each muffin cup, arrange pairs of pearl onion halves and olive slices.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until a knife inserted near centers comes out clean. Let cool in muffin cups for 10 minutes. Using a sharp knife, carefully loosen sides. Carefully remove from muffin cups; serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

159 Calories
10g Fat
12g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 159
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 216mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 65mg 1%
Folate, total 28.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg

*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.

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