Jalapeño Popper Quiche

It is no surprise that I am in love with the jalapeno, bacon, cream cheese and cheddar cheese mixture.  I mean take a look at my recipe for Jalapeno Popper Dip or the Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken that I’m in love with. Oh and then there is the simple Jalapeno Popper appetizers. I have a slight addiction with the flavors. In fact, I had some leftover this week from a recipe that you’ll see next week sometime, so I put it to good use melted over some tortilla chips. I’m kind of apprehensive to admit this, but I can eat the mixture cold the next day.

Yes. I have a serious problem.

I will attempt not to bore you in the months to come with similar flavors stuffed into recipes, but be prepared for at least one more AFTER today. You got that right; I have an awesome recipe with my beloved spicy and cheese flavors. Take a look at this delicious Jalapeno Popper Quiche. See I can integrate these ingredients into a breakfast when I put my mind to it!

Nutritional Information:
Servings: 8
Serving Size: 1 slice
Calories: 335
Fat: 19.2 g
Carbohydrates: 14.7 g
Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 15 g
Points+: 8

Ingredients:

Recipe adapted from Closet Cooking

1 (9 inch) pie shell, pre-baked

4 ounces fat free cream cheese, room temperature

1 ½ jalapenos, diced

½ cup milk

½ cup cream

5 large eggs, lightly beaten

½ teaspoon paprika

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

1/2 cup to 1 cup cheese {I used extra sharp cheddar!}

1 slice bacon, cooked

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

Spread cream cheese over the bottom of the PRE BAKED pie crust and sprinkle on the diced jalapenos

Heat the milk and cream over medium heat until just before it boils, about 5 minutes and pour into a large bowl

Pour the eggs into the heated cream while stirring constantly

Mix in the salt and paprika with a bit of pepper

Pour the mixture into the pre-baked pie crust

Bake for about 30 minutes or until the eggs are set, the crust is golden and the mixture is completely melted

Remove from the oven, arrange jalapeno slices on top, sprinkle with bacon pieces and cheese

Bake until all of the cheese is melted and everything is golden brown, about 15 minutes

I did a foolish thing and decided to broil it for a minute or two. I walked away. YES FOOLISH! I came back just in time. There are a few charred pieces but nothing that tasted bad. Don’t make the same mistake!!

We really LOVED this! I hope you give it a try!

xoxo Mel