Border Quiche

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Recipe: #22819

February 08, 2016

"I've had this recipe written down for's out of an old low carb cookbook...hubby and I love it...this would be requested every time it was my turn to bring in "Friday Breakfast" at work...hope you enjoy!"

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (132.2 g)
  • Calories 298.6
  • Total Fat - 24.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 263 mg
  • Sodium - 509.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 2.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
  • Sugars - 0.9 g
  • Protein - 17.2 g
  • Calcium - 219.4 mg
  • Iron - 1.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Step 2

Have ready a buttered 8-inch quiche pan.

Step 3

Beat the eggs in a bowl with cream, hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper.

Step 4

Mix in the remaining ingredients and pour into the quiche pan. (don't forget to fry the sausage)

Step 5

Bake 40 minutes, or until golden brown on top.

Step 6

Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • For the chorizo sausage, you can use either fresh or pre-cooked sausage.
  • For the hot pepper sauce, you can use whatever type of hot sauce you prefer.

  • Substitute turkey bacon for chorizo sausage to reduce the amount of saturated fat and cholesterol in the dish. The benefit of this substitution is that the dish will be healthier while still providing a similar flavor profile.
  • Substitute mozzarella cheese for muenster cheese to add a creamier texture and a milder flavor. The benefit of this substitution is that the dish will have a more subtle, creamy flavor that will be easier to enjoy for a wider variety of palates.

Spinach and Feta Quiche Replace the chorizo sausage, green chilies, and muenster cheese with 1/2 cup cooked, chopped spinach and 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese. Reduce the cilantro to 1 tablespoon and omit the scallion. Bake as directed.

Roasted Potatoes - Roasted potatoes are the perfect accompaniment to the Border Quiche. They are easy to make and provide a delicious crunch to the dish. The potatoes are roasted with olive oil, garlic, and herbs, adding a flavorful side dish to the quiche.

Spinach Salad - Spinach salad is a great companion for the Border Quiche. The freshness of the spinach combined with the richness of the quiche creates a balanced meal. The addition of feta cheese, tomatoes, and a vinaigrette dressing adds a flavorful touch to the dish. The salad can be served as a side or as a main course.


Q: How long should I bake the quiche for?

A: Bake the quiche for 40 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Q: What ingredients do I need for a quiche?

A: To make a quiche you will need eggs, cream, cheese, a pastry crust, and any desired fillings such as vegetables, bacon, or seafood.

4 Reviews


Scaled back for one using a mini quiche pan made for todays lunch. Other than having to sub the cheese, the ingredients came together to make for a quiche that tasted as good as it looked. It was enjoyed!


review by:
(9 Feb 2021)


Not only is this delicious but it also so pretty! I skipped the hot pepper sauce and used 4 ounces of diced jalapeños and used extra cheese -- but this is so good! Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(27 Aug 2020)

Daily Inspiration

This quiche was delicious. It's so easy to make and my hubby loves that it doesn't use a pie shell. The only change I made was to use chopped chives vs. scallions -- only because I needed to use them up. Definitely a make-again recipe. : )


(3 Jan 2020)


YUM, YUM! What a perfect tasting quiche. We absolutely love the Southwest flavors of the cilantro, chilies, etc. I did though use a Portuguese chourico which really came out perfect in this dish. This will be made again. I can see serving this quiche for a brunch alongside fresh juices, bread....a perfect meal. Thank you Teresa for sharing this here with us!


review by:
(25 Mar 2019)

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Fun facts:

The recipe for Border Quiche is inspired by Mexican cuisine and its use of chorizo, green chilies, and cilantro. It is believed to have been created in the early 1990s as a low-carb alternative to traditional quiche.

In the 1990s, Border Quiche was a popular dish among celebrities, including the late Princess Diana who was known to serve it at her dinner parties. It has also been featured in several cookbooks, including the best-selling low-carb cookbook, The Low Carb Cookbook.