What better use could there be for an abundance of peak-season, fresh zucchini than making a comforting zucchini quiche? The vibrant summer vegetable is accentuated with a richly savory egg filling, flavored with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, garlic, and caramelized onions. The silky caramelized onions, which provide a subtle balancing sweetness, can be made ahead of time in order to keep the prep for the zucchini quiche quick and easy. Serve this elegant yet simple quiche as a part of your next brunch spread or with a green salad for a light and lovely lunch. 

Ann Taylor Pittman
Recipe by Cooking Light August 2012

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Nigel Cox

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
20 mins
total:
55 mins
Yield:
Serves 6 (serving size: 1 wedge)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425°.

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  • Roll dough into a 12-inch circle. Fit dough into a 10-inch deep-dish pie plate. Fold edges under; flute. Line dough with foil; arrange pie weights or dried beans on foil. Bake at 425° for 12 minutes or until edges are golden. Remove weights and foil; bake an additional 2 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

  • Reduce oven temperature to 375°.

  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl. Add zucchini and garlic; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Sauté 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Cool slightly.

  • Arrange Basic Caramelized Onions over bottom of crust; top with zucchini mixture. Combine remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, milk, flour, pepper, eggs, and cheese in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Pour milk mixture over zucchini mixture. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes or until set. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Chef's Notes

Pro-Tip: Use a mandolin to quickly turn zucchini into a pile of super-thin slices.

Nutrition Facts

314 calories; fat 18.1g; saturated fat 6.2g; mono fat 7.5g; poly fat 3.1g; protein 9.6g; carbohydrates 28.5g; fiber 1.9g; cholesterol 119mg; iron 1.1mg; sodium 564mg; calcium 164mg.