Mini Cheese Quiche with Pan Roasted Mushrooms
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Treat someone special to these Mini Cheese Quiche with Pan Roasted Mushrooms ... makes a great party appetizer, brunch dish, or romantic dinner!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: French
Keyword: cheddar quiche, mini cheese quiche, mini quiche, pan roasted mushrooms, savory cheese tarts
Servings: 12 mini quiche
Author: Ginnie
Ingredients
For Tarts:
  • Nonstick spray
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 shallots, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pepper
  • 1 refrigerated pie crust
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
For Mushrooms:
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 pound sliced mushrooms (use all white, brown, wild, or a mixture)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, plus more for serving
For Serving:
  • arugula
  • diced tomatoes
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a regular size muffin pan with nonstick spray.
Prepare Tarts:
  1. Heat olive oil in a medium pan over medium heat.
  2. Add shallots and cook until completely caramelized, reducing the heat if necessary, and stirring occasionally. Season to taste with salt and pepper; set aside.

  3. Whisk together eggs, milk, and salt and pepper (to taste) in a small bowl. Set aside.

  4. Place pie crust on a flat surface; use a 2.5-inch cutter to cut out 12 rounds.
  5. Gently press pie crust rounds into muffin pan.

  6. Top crust with shallots, then cheese. Pour egg mixture over shallots and cheese. Do not overfill.
  7. Bake tarts until set and crust is lightly browned, about 15 to 20 minutes.
Prepare Mushrooms:
  1. While tarts are cooking, heat olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat.
  2. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently, until browned.

  3. Stir in garlic and remove from heat, continuing to stir until pan stops sizzling.
  4. Season mushrooms to taste with salt and pepper; stir in thyme.
For Serving:
  1. Serve tarts over arugula and tomatoes, if desired, topped with mushrooms and a sprig of thyme. Enjoy!