Basic Quiche

Fresh herbs are wonderful, dried herbs are just fine, but omit them all and this is still delicious.


Pie dough for one 9-inch crust

1-1/2 cups grated cheeses (use cheddar, Gruyere, Swiss, or mozzarella in any proportion)

1/2 cup ricotta, feta, cottage, or goat cheese

5 eggs

1 cup light cream (half & half)

1 teaspoon dried dill (or 1 Tablespoon fresh)

1 teaspoon dried parsley (or 1 Tablespoon fresh)

1 teaspoon dried minced onion

1 teaspoon dried herb of your choice

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Line quiche pan or pie pan with pie dough. Place grated cheeses in pie shell. In blender, measure cream; add eggs, soft cheese, and herbs. Mix on high speed for 2 minutes. Pour over grated cheese. Bake for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.


* One 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained

* 1 cup chopped ham

* 1 pound bulk sausage, cooked and drained

* One 4-ounce can mushrooms or 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced, cooked, and drained

Serves: 6