Jalapeno Popper Quiche

Jalapenos, Cheddar Cheese and Cream Cheese baked into a delicious pie crust. Your favorite Jalapeno Popper flavors in a quiche!  Jalapenos, cheddar cheese and cream cheese baked into a delicious pie crust. Your favorite Jalapeno Popper flavors in a quiche that you can serve with bacon for a great brunch dish!

Jalapeno poppers are one of my favorite appetizers and have been since I was a kid. The combination of the jalapeno, cream cheese and crispy crust have always been my favorite. They are a crowd favorite at parties, sports bars and casual dining restaurants. The reasons are pretty easy to understand. The heat of the jalapeno and the cooling effect of the cream cheese work in perfect harmony.

This quiche comes together really easily and has a great flavor. Playing off the “pie” idea behind this quiche I actually made a jalapeno whipped cream as a topping. I know that sounds really weird but it is so easy to make! I let some heavy cream sit with some jalapenos in it while the rest of the recipe came together and it adds a delightfully spicy sweet topping to the dish. We make this quiche in our rotation along with a couple of Thomas Keller quiche recipes from his Bouchon Cookbook (those are legendary but take 2 days to make) along with some more basic and classic flavors.

Many people serve quiches with a nice light salad for a lunch. I tend to serve them at brunch so when I serve them to guests I usually add a protein to the side. Bacon or sausage would be a great addition but an even more special option would be a beautifully cooked steak sliced thinly across the grain along with a nice mix of fresh tomatoes on the side.

Other jalapeno popper ideas (which will definitely make appearances on here in the future) include Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese, Jalapeno Popper Dip, Jalapeno Popper Garlic Bread, Jalapeno Popper Chicken, Jalapeno Popper Cornbread and my personal favorite, Fried Jalapeno Popper Fritters that I serve over fresh corn soup. What can I say, when I like a flavor, I tend to explore it in many different forms.

Add the chopped jalapeno to ½ cup of heavy cream and let it sit and steep in the refrigerator. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add the pie crust to a pie plate. Pinch pieces of cream cheese into the bottom of the pie plate. Add two jalapenos diced (de-veined and de-seeded). Jalapenos, Cheddar Cheese and Cream Cheese baked into a delicious pie crust. Your favorite Jalapeno Popper flavors in a quiche! Add the heavy cream and milk to a small saucepan. Heat to below boiling and let simmer for 5 minutes (you don’t want it to boil, but small bubbles around the rim are fine) With a whisk combine the eggs, ½ cup cheddar cheese, cooled heavy cream, milk, paprika, cayenne and salt. Jalapenos, Cheddar Cheese and Cream Cheese baked into a delicious pie crust. Your favorite Jalapeno Popper flavors in a quiche! Add to the crust and bake for 30 minutes. Slice the last jalapeno into rings and add to the top of the pie. Cover with last half cup of cheese. Jalapenos, Cheddar Cheese and Cream Cheese baked into a delicious pie crust. Your favorite Jalapeno Popper flavors in a quiche! Bake for an additional ten minutes. While the pie is baking for the last ten minutes strain the heavy cream and add to a bowl. Using a hand mixer beat the heavy cream until it starts to turn into whipped cream. Add tablespoon of powdered sugar and keep beating until it forms peaks.Jalapenos, Cheddar Cheese and Cream Cheese baked into a delicious pie crust. Your favorite Jalapeno Popper flavors in a quiche!

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Jalapeno Popper Quiche

Jalapenos, Cheddar Cheese and Cream Cheese baked into a delicious pie crust. Your favorite Jalapeno Popper flavors in a quiche!
Yield 12 servings
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 9 inch pie crust
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese , room temperature
  • 3 jalapenos , divided
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used 2%)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 jalapeno , chopped
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Add the chopped jalapeno to ½ cup of heavy cream and let it sit and steep in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add the pie crust to a pie plate.
  • Pinch pieces of cream cheese into the bottom of the pie plate.
  • Add ½ cup of cheddar cheese.
  • Add two jalapenos diced (de-veined and de-seeded).
  • Add the heavy cream and milk to a small saucepan.
  • Heat to below boiling and let simmer for 5 minutes (you don't want it to boil, but small bubbles around the rim are fine).
  • Let cool for 15 minutes
  • With a whisk combine the eggs, heavy cream, milk, paprika, cayenne and salt.
  • Add to the crust and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Slice the last jalapeno into rings and add to the top of the pie.
  • Cover with last half cup of cheese.
  • Bake for an additional ten minutes.
  • While the pie is baking for the last ten minutes strain the heavy cream and add to a bowl.
  • Using a hand mixer beat the heavy cream until it starts to turn into whipped cream.
  • Add tablespoon of powdered sugar and keep beating until it forms peaks.

Nutrition

Calories: 896kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 58g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 824mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 866IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 4mg
Keyword: Jalapeno Popper Quiche

Jalapenos, Cheddar Cheese and Cream Cheese baked into a delicious pie crust. Your favorite Jalapeno Popper flavors in a quiche!

Jalapenos, Cheddar Cheese and Cream Cheese baked into a delicious pie crust. Your favorite Jalapeno Popper flavors in a quiche!
Jalapenos, Cheddar Cheese and Cream Cheese baked into a delicious pie crust. Your favorite Jalapeno Popper flavors in a quiche!

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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Comments

  1. Love the way you have plated it. At first it looked like a lime and whip cream on top. Love the flavors in this.

  2. I lovvve jalapeno popper, but i never thought about doing a quiche. this sounds awesome. like a really fun family dish. thanks for the share i am gonna past this along to my friend. i am sure she will love this.

    1. Oh it is so good as a quiche. I am such a lover of jalapeno, sometimes I even top it with jalapeno jelly in addition to the jalapeno whipped cream.

  3. Wow, this looks craaaaaazy delicious. I love jalapeno poppers, so I’m sure I would devour this quiche!

  4. Combining the idea of jalapeno poppers and quiche into one dish is genius! This is a breakfast I know my husband and I would enjoy!

    1. I make this quiche often. To stay keto I eliminate the crust and no sugar in the whipped cream. Everything else stays the same, just non stick spray pie plate first. It gets perfect. My family loves this recipe.

  5. This would be perfect for my get together this weekend. I will have to try this recipe. I am sure it will be a hit.

  6. love all that jalapeño, the spicy kick must be awesome! This is the type of meal that can be served all day long and I won’t get bored! Pinning!

  7. I love this idea for a breakfast quiche! It really looks delicous. Of course, it would probably be good any time of the day. 🙂

  8. Okay, the jalapeno whipped cream is such a great idea! This dish would be perfect for my husband; he loves poppers.

  9. Jalapenos, cheddar cheese and cream cheese! Girl… you are talking my kind of talk! This looks and sounds amazing! Spicy cheesy amazingness!

  10. This makes me wish I could eat JALAPENO! It looks really good. I know a few friends that love spicy I will share this with them.

    1. Awesome! thanks for sharing it with friends! Sorry you can’t enjoy jalapenos, they’re so good. That would make me sad.

  11. BRILLIANT! I love making jalapeno popper anything and this quiche would probably be my breakfast for a whole week because I know I would love it and have to make it each day! Amazing idea!