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Easy Broccoli Cheese Quiche

In this post I’m sharing a recipe for an Easy Broccoli Cheese Quiche.

Quiche is a very popular dish for breakfast, brunch and party gatherings. Quiche is basically and egg pie, usually in a pie shell, with either vegetables or meat and cheese…or sometimes all of the above.

One of the great aspects of a quiche is that it can be made ahead because leftovers re-heat beautifully. It makes a great dish to have on hand during the holidays, especially if you have guests to feed.

This broccoli cheddar quiche is a particular favorite at our house. It is so easy to put together and using a store bought crust makes it that much easier.

Quiche may be served hot or cold but I prefer it warmed through. I think the flavors come out more when it’s warm.

Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Quiche in a store bought pie shell

Healthy Broccoli Quiche

Here’s what you’ll need (full printable recipe, just scroll down) Eggs, butter, fresh broccoli, a frozen deep dish pie crust, cheddar cheese, whole milk and a few seasonings.

Preheat oven to 350°F

Step 1: Cut the broccoli into small bite size pieces. I used only the crown but every part of the broccoli is perfectly delicious. I saute the broccoli a few minutes to pre-cook it a little bit and to bring out that gorgeous green color. Add butter to a small skillet over medium heat, then add the broccoli and saute 3-4 minutes.

preparing broccoli to use in a quiche

Step 2: Add the sauteed broccoli to the bottom of the pie shell in an even layer. Next, layer the freshly grated cheddar cheese over the broccoli. I always recommend grating your own cheese if possible.

Step 3: In a large measuring cup, add the milk and then crack the eggs in. Whisk together until well blended. Next, add the salt, pepper and onion powder and whisk once more. Pour the egg mixture into the pie shell. Bake for 45 minutes or until the center is set. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

How to make a healthy broccoli and cheddar cheese quiche

Cook’s Note: I always line a sheet pan with foil and place my pie shell on it before adding my ingredients. It makes transferring to the oven much easier and prevents a messy oven should it spill over.

Yummy Quiche Recipes

Perfectly baked broccoli and cheese quiche

Other quiche recipes you might like: Ham and Cheese Quiche, Loaded Vegetable Quiche and Vidalia Onion Pie

Broccoli Cheese Quiche Deep Dish

Yield: 1 Quiche Pie

Easy Broccoli Cheese Quiche

Delicious broccoli and cheddar cheese quiche recipe for breakfast

An easy and healthy broccoli cheese quiche, made with fresh sauteed broccoli and freshly grated cheddar cheese

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs Butter, softened
  • 2 c Fresh Broccoli
  • 9" Deep Dish Pie Crust
  • 1 C Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 5 Large Eggs
  • 1.5 c Whole Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Saute the broccoli in a small skillet with the butter for 3-4 minutes, or until slightly tender
  3. Line a baking sheet with foil and place your frozen pie crust in the center
  4. Next, add the broccoli to the bottom of the pie crust then top with the grated cheddar cheese
  5. In a large measuring cup, add the milk and then break the eggs into the milk. Whisk to combine.
  6. Next add the seasonings to the egg mixture and whisk once more then pour the egg mixture into the pie crust.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the center is set.
  8. Allow the quiche to cool slightly before serving.

Notes

Cover and refrigerate leftovers. To reheat, cover with aluminum foil and place into a 325°F oven until warmed through (about 20 minutes)

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1 Slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 319

See this recipe at the Weekend Potluck and Meal Plan Monday

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