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Noodle-Crusted Quiche Noel

Noodle-Crusted Quiche NoelA versatile and delicious noodle casserole, perfect for serving on Christmas Eve or morning.

Recipe Ingredients:

Cooking spray
8 large eggs - divided use
2 1/2 cups cooked egg or spinach noodles (about 5 ounces uncooked)
1 (2-ounce) jar sliced mushrooms, undrained
2 1/4 cups chopped sweet red and green peppers
3 tablespoons instant minced onion
1 cup chopped cooked ham
1/2 cups cottage cheese
3/4 teaspoon basil leaves, crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt
Spinach leaves for garnish (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Evenly coat 12 x 7 1/2 x 2-inch baking dish with spray. Set aside.
  2. In medium bowl, beat 1 of the eggs. Stir in noodles until well combined.
  3. To form crust, spread noodle mixture over bottom and up sides of baking dish.
  4. Drain mushroom liquid into medium saucepan.
  5. Set mushrooms aside.
  6. Stir peppers and onion into mushroom liquid.
  7. Cover and cook over medium heat until peppers are tender, about 5 minutes.
  8. Stir in reserved mushrooms and ham.
  9. Sprinkle over with noodle crust.
  10. In medium bowl or covered blender container, beat together or blend at medium speed remaining 7 eggs, cheese, basil and salt, if desired, until smooth.
  11. Pour over vegetable-ham mixture.
  12. Bake in preheated 375° F (190°C) oven until puffed in center and knife inserted near center comes out clean, about 25 to 35 minutes.
  13. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
  14. Garnish with spinach leaves, if desired.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of the American Egg Board (AEB) and Egg Nutrition Center (ENC).