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Nov 20, 2020

Shrimp Mini Quiche Appetizers

These little shrimp mini quiches are the the perfect appetizer for any holiday gathering, including Thanksgiving. 

Shrimp Mini Quiche Appetizers on a plate

Mini quiches make an excellent appetizer, especially with cocktails. Some of my favorites including mini quiche Lorraine and bacon, leek, and cheddar mini quiches. Serve them with a little bubbly or cocktails before dinner. 

These little quiches are so easy to make. I used a Pillsbury premade pie crust and used a 2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter to fit the crusts into a mini muffin pan. You can roll out the scraps to cut out more little rounds. 

Mini Shrimp Quiche Appetizers on a cake plate

For these quiches, you will need cooked salad shrimp that you can usually find in the frozen fish section. 

You will also need chopped onions, eggs, cream, gruyère cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, parsley, and a dash of Tabasco or another hot sauce. 

You can serve these hot straight from the oven or let them cool to room temperature. They are also great reheated in the toaster oven. 

Mini Quiche Appetizers

P.S. I'm not too proud to say that they are delicious for breakfast. I speak from personal experience. They'd also be great with a big tossed green salad for lunch. 

The shrimp flavor in these quiche is pretty mild and very kid friendly. If you'd like a stronger savory shrimp flavor, you can sauté the onions with a little shrimp base. You could also cook some raw jumbo shrimp in their shells in some butter and olive oil. Remove the shells and cut the cooked shrimp into 1/2 inch pieces and divide them among the muffin tin cavities. 

This month, the Fish Friday Foodies group, hosted by Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm, is presenting Fish for Thanksgiving recipes! From deviled eggs to side dishes, be sure to check out everyone's recipes. 

Mini Shrimp Quiche Appetizers with Gruyère Cheese

Shrimp Mini Quiche Appetizers

Shrimp Mini Quiche Appetizers
Yield: 36 mini quiches
Author: Karen Kerr
These little shrimp mini quiches are the the perfect appetizer for any holiday gathering, including Thanksgiving.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 of a medium onion, finely sliced
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated gruyère cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced fresh flat leaf parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Dash of Tabasco sauce
  • One recipe for double pie crust of your choice, rolled out to 1/8 inch thickness and chilled
  • 1 cup fully cooked salad shrimp


  1. Spray the cavities of two mini muffin pans with spray oil, and heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet and add the onions. Cook the onions until translucent. Set aside.
  3. Beat the eggs in a medium bowl. Add the cream, cheeses, parsley, salt, pepper, and Tabasco. Stir in the cooled sautéed onions.
  4. Cut the pie crust dough with a 2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter into 36 rounds. Place the rounds into the muffin pans.
  5. Divide the shrimp evenly (approximately one heaping teaspoon per cavity) among the pastry lined muffin cavities.
  6. Place about 2 teaspoons of the egg and cheese mixture in each muffin cavity.
  7. Bake the quiches, one pan at a time, for 30 minutes, until golden and puffy.
  8. Serve warm or at room temperature.



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  1. Adorable little quiches. Perfect for any holiday table. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Karen.

  2. Get in my belly!! Those are the CUTEST little bite sized treats!!

  3. I would totally eat these for breakfast! LOL. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Karen.

  4. These would disappear in a heartbeat at my house, Karen! I want some for every meal!

  5. Send me some of the mini quiche, they are so addictive!

  6. Oh these look super! Elegant and yummy and I love mini versions of food!

  7. How cute! I've never thought to serve mini quiche

  8. Google adds cover recipe instructions. I would love to make these but I cannot read the recipe. Very frustrating.

    1. Use the "print" button and it will remove the ads.


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