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Zucchini Crowned Quiche

With its regal crown, grace your Shavuos table with a quiche fit for a king! Rich and creamy, a wonderful dairy entree or side dish.


  • Prep Time : 30 min
  • Cook Time : 45 min
  • Ready Time : 1 hour, 15 min




  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 3 scallions, white and light-green parts only, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 slices Italian bread, cubed and lightly toasted
  • 2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • 31/2 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1⁄3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • Flour, for dusting
  • 1 pound frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 4 ounces baby gouda cheese, cubed
  • 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated


Vegetable and cheese filling: In a large skillet, heat 3 tablespoons oil over medium heat.  Add scallions and sauté until slightly soft, about 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and add bread cubes. Saute for about 10 minutes and set aside. In a separate skillet, heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Add zucchini and thyme, season with salt and pepper and saute for 7 minutes. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine eggs, ricotta cheese, heavy cream, nutmeg and salt. Add scallions and bread cubes, and mix well.

Prepare dough: Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, roll out puff pastry to a 1⁄10-inch thickness. Transfer to a 9-inch round springform pan, and press with your fingers to line the pan with the dough. Fold overhanging dough back over itself and press firmly, creating a thicker layer on the sides. Trim any excess dough. Spread ricotta mixture and top with cubed cheese. Arrange zucchini in a layer over mixture, and sprinkle with parmesan. Bake for 30 minutes, remove pan from the oven. Carefully remove the ring from around the springform, without breaking the crust. Place pan back in the oven and continue to bake for another 10-15 or until golden brown.

About Rebecca Naumberg


Order your copy of the Dash Cookbook at GetYourDash.com, all proceeds go to TAG, Mention JoyofKosher and get Free Shipping. Rebecca is a lawyer by trade and loves to cook. The recipes featured in dash are sampling of Rebecca's collection. She coauthored the Dash Cookbook with Sori Klein. Available from The Torah Academy for Girls.




2 Responses to Zucchini Crowned Quiche

  1. This looks heavenly, but I’d like to substitute lower fat versions. Some of us can’t have heavy cream! Any suggestions?

  2. This is a delicious recipe! You can definitely substitute some of the ingredients for a (slightly) lower-cal version. You can try using lowfat milk instead of the cream and a lowfat mozzarella instead of the gouda. I wouldn’t recommend subbing the cheddar or parmesan though…

    Good luck and enjoy!

    Rebecca Naumberg

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