Easter is right around the corner and this year, we are staying home and most likely enjoying a quiet breakfast with family. Today I am sharing Easy Cottage Cheese Quiche Muffins that seriously, anyone can make. If you have been following our blog for some time, you know that we partnered with Hood® last summer and fall to share some amazing easy recipes. This time we are partnering to share Hood’s “Welcome to the Easter Table.”
As a local New England company (in my neck of the woods!), for 170 years Hood has been committed to making the highest quality dairy products that you can trust to perform best every day and on special occasions like Easter. They are located about 50 minutes from my house and I would love to go visit their facility sometime. I grew up with my grandparents and parents using Hood products and it’s so surreal that I now work with them and share my own creations. We are a prime example of a multigenerational family using the same products from the same brand, generation after generation.
Easy Cottage Cheese Quiche Muffins
Hood® has everything you need from Cottage Cheese, Half and Half and Sour Cream to create an amazing Easter meal.
I decided to use Hood® Cottage Cheese with Chive to add a little extra flavor to the quiche. One of the reasons I love making muffin quiches, is my son loves muffins and what better way to get some veggies in his belly!
Easy Cottage Cheese Quiche Muffins with Veggies
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup Hood Cottage Cheese with Chive
- 1/2 cup Hood Half and Half
- 1 cup chopped fresh spinach
- 1 cup chopped green and yellow peppers
- 1 cup chopped mushrooms
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup gluten free flour you can use regular flour too
- 2 tbsp basil
- 1 tsp salt
- Spray cooking butter for muffin tins
- Whisk eggs
- Stir in all ingredients except the flour
- Once mixed, stir in flour
- Spray 12 muffin tin with butter (grease muffin tin)
- Spoon mixture into muffin tin almost to the top (a ladle works good)
- Sprinkle a pinch of cheddar cheese on each muffin
- Wipe any residue/butter on tin with wet paper towel to prevent burning around muffins
- Bake 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown
- Makes 12 muffins
Looks pretty yummy right?
By adding Hood® Half and Half, along with the Cottage Cheese, the quiche tastes a lot lighter and the eggs are fluffy and moist. If you are not a fan of Chive Cottage Cheese, no worries! Hood® Cottage Cheese comes in a great variety with 10 different flavors including Cucumber & Dill, Pineapple, Honey & Pear, Maple & Vanilla, and Garden Vegetables.
There are hundreds of quiche recipes and many omit flour. I personally like the idea of adding flour simply because it helps the muffin stay together. Hood® Half and Half helps keep the flour from drying out the quiche.
The other great thing about using Half and Half, is your coffee drinkers will love it too! There is nothing like a fresh cup of hot coffee with a splash (or more -ha) of Half and Half.
Hood Cottage Cheese also pairs nicely with fresh fruit and is a healthier alternative to parfait. If you are loving the idea of Cottage Cheese and fruit for Easter, check out my Delicious Pineapple Parfait Recipe using Hood® Cottage Cheese with Pineapple Added I shared last summer.
If you are looking for ideas on how to create a gorgeous Easter tablescape, check out my latest post, Top 5 Styling Spring Tablescape tips.
If you are not a fan of a lot of veggies in your muffins, just add what you love. That’s why I love these easy Cottage Cheese Quiche muffins, they are so simple to make and chopped ham or bacon would be delicious too if you love meat. This Sunday (4/2), check your newspaper coupon insert for a handful of Hood products. Easter is such a special time and we love celebrating with family and having fun preparing for the Easter bunny. Time seems to be whizzing by and creating memories and spending time together is so important. If you are looking for more recipes featuring Hood products, head over to the Hood website. You can also see our green bean casserole and easy crab appetizer recipe featuring Hood® Cream.