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Pasta Quiche with Smoked Salmon

No recipe image available.To be sure, this is a very unique 'quiche' — but with ingredients like these, it's sure to be a winner in the taste category by family food critics.

Recipe Ingredients:

8 ounces angel hair pasta
2 tablespoons butter - divided use
2 tablespoons olive oil - divided use
2 pounds Vidalia or other sweet onions, sliced thin
11/2 teaspoons salt - divided use
3 medium eggs
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
1/2 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
3 to 4 ounces traditional smoked salmon
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, garnish
Tomatoes, thinly sliced, garnish

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add onions, remaining 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, dill, cheeses, parsley, and salmon; mix. Add to pasta and toss.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, add 1/2 tablespoon butter and 1/2 tablespoon oil. Add pasta mixture and flatten to form a 1-inch thick cake. Cook about 15 minutes or until bottom is golden brown.
  3. Place large plate on top of pan and turn pan over to remove pasta.
  4. Add remaining butter and oil to pan. Slide quiche back into pan and continue to cook over medium to low heat until bottom is golden brown, 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with fresh parsley, cut into wedges, garnish with tomatoes, and serve immediately.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): 305 calories; 13 g total fat; 6 g saturated fat; 101 mg cholesterol; 861 mg sodium; 33 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 14 g protein; 90 mg folate.

Recipe provided courtesy North Dakota Wheat Commission.