Broccoli Quiche – Vegetarian

Broccoli Quiche – Vegetarian

Broccoli Quiche – Vegetarian  is rich and cheesy with lots of good for you broccoli.   Great for a brunch or lunch.  Make ahead and freeze either baked or unbaked.

broccoli quiche - vegetarian
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Broccoli Quiche – Vegetarian This recipe is compliments of a good friend, Megan. This is the quiche that she would bring whenever we would get together with friends for tea. The quiche always managed to disappear before the tea was over, much to my disappointment. I finally asked Megan for the recipe so I could make it anytime I was in the mood for a delicious, hot, and cheesy quiche.

quiche ingredients

What Do I Need To Make Broccoli Quiche -Vegetarian

In addition to an unbaked pie crust, you will need only 4 ingredients. Milk, eggs, broccoli, and cheese. Quiche is one of those dishes that looks like it is hard to make. After all, quiche is French cuisine, and French cuisine is synonymous with delicious and a lot of work to make. 

  So what exactly is quiche? It’s a savory egg-based tart or pie that is baked in a pastry shell. Now, you don’t have to make your own pastry shell. I do recommend it, though. If you want a great recipe for an easy pastry crust, check out my No Fail Pie Crust Recipe by clicking here.

If making your own pastry crust is not for you that’s ok, go ahead and purchase a ready-made unbaked pie shell. BTW this quiche is simple and easy!

How Do I Make This Simple and Easy Broccoli Quiche – Vegetarian?

  1.  Make and blind bake (click here) for the blog and video on how to blind bake the pie crust in a 9-inch pie pan. Blind bake means you bake the crust only halfway. For this quiche, I baked it for 10 minutes at 350- degrees F. 
  2. Lightly steam the broccoli – it should still be crunchy – and add to the half baked pie shell.
  3. Whisk the eggs into the milk and add the cheese. (salt and pepper to taste) Pour mixture over the broccoli.
  4. Bake and Eat. YUM!
  5.  Quiche can be made ahead and frozen, either baked or unbaked. If unbaked, defrost in the refrigerator overnight. If baked, reheat from frozen for 30 minutes at 350-degrees F.
broccoli quiche

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Broccoli Quiche - Vegetarian

Broccoli Quiche - Vegetarian  is rich and cheesy with lots of good for you broccoli.   Great for a brunch or lunch.  Make ahead and freeze either baked or unbaked.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Prep and Bake time for pie crust 30 minutes: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: broccoli and cheese quiche, broccoli quiche, vegetarian
Servings: 8
Calories: 214kcal

Equipment

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  • 9 inch pie dish

Ingredients

  • ½ head broccoli lightly steamed
  • 1 pie crust blind-baked
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • cup cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Roll out and position either a purchased or homemade piecrust (click here) for my recipe for a Flaky No-Fail Pied Crust recipe.
  • Blind Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. (click here) for how to blind-bake a pie crust.
  • Arrange slightly steamed broccoli in the bottom of the pie plate, On top of the blind baked pie crust.
    broccoli in pie shell
  • Combine eggs, milk, and cheese. Mix eggs and milk well. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour egg, milk, cheese mixture over the broccoli in the pie shell.
  • Cover edge of the piecrust with a pie shield to prevent over-browning. Bake 350°F for 40 - 45 minutes or until the center is just set.
    broccoli quiche

Video

Notes

Quiche can be made ahead and frozen either unbaked or baked.  
For unbaked, defrost overnight in fridge and bake as per recipe
For baked, you don't have to defrost.  Just reheat at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cover the edges to prevent over-browning. 
For extra flavor, add some browned plant-based Italian style sausages crumbles or slices. 
Farmer Fred insists the quiche isn't edible unless it has bacon crumbles.  My grandkids also agree with Grandpa Fred about the bacon. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 498IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Anonymous

    5 stars
    Outstanding! A fail-safe recipe my family loves!

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