Easy Broccoli Quiche

| March 25, 2009 | 11 Comments

Easy Broccoli Quiche

It has taken me years – years –  to get to a point where I consistently make the effort to eat breakfast. The morning meal and I have just never been bosom buds. In the mornings, I am not really that into cooking. I just to burn everything I tried to cook before noontime (fortunately, I have conquered that problem). I’ve never really been a cereal girl. I used to love oatmeal, but an unfortunate incident involving a medication that I refused to take killed my taste for that, so I don’t crave it any longer. Honestly, if it wasn’t for my kids, I would probably have never really bought into the “most important meal of the day” stuff.

Fortunately, I have discovered a few foods that are good in the morning … to me at least. Pancakes, English muffins with delish cheese, tomato jam and an over easy egg can be a great treat. And any style of eggs can be a good thing in the morning too.

But I prefer easy. Before 11 am, easy trumps all else. Fortunately, quiche, as fussy as it sounds, is actually really easy. It’s, at most, 10 minutes hands on (less if the veggies are already cooked) and then completely hands off until it comes out of the oven. This recipe makes a quiche that is fluffy like a souffle, like little eggy clouds of cheese and broccoli when you bite in. It also reheats really well in the oven, keeping the crust crunchy. Paige loved it. Unfortunately, Will just wasn’t a fan.

Maybe it’s a guy thing?

Easy Broccoli Quiche
 
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Serves: serves 6
Ingredients
  • 1 frozen pie crust
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, boiled until tender (psst! save time and use leftover ones from last night's dinner)
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • a dash of pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and set the frozen pie crust on a baking sheet.
  2. Spread the cheese in the bottom of the pie crust and evenly distribute the broccoli on top of the cheese.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt and pepper, until completely combined.
  4. Pour the egg mixture into the pie crust, evenly distributing it.
  5. Place the pie crust on the baking sheet into the oven and cook for 40-45 minutes, until cooked through. You can test its doneness by sticking a knife in the center. If it comes out clean, then the quiche is done.
Notes
REHEATING: This heats up well in the oven - 350 for 5-10 minutes. Check it frequently.

Category: Breakfasts, eggs, Recipes

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Sarah Walker Caron is a writer, editor and recipe developer who loves to create delicious recipes the whole family can enjoy together. Her work has appeared in countless publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Maine with her two food-loving kids.

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  1. I’m with you on breakfast. I want to eat it, but between getting one kid out the door on time for car pool, and the other one her breakfast, and getting to work, something has to give … and it’s deodorant and teeth brushing or breakfast. ;) I made Cheddar Egg Pizzas this weekend and froze a bunch of slices to make it easier. Think this quiche may be next. Looks delicious!

  2. Sarah,
    I just did a post called “Easiest Recipe: Broccoli Pie”.
    It’s just like your recipe, but I add a packet of Lipton dried veg.soup mix. It is soooo easy and good!
    I am making a quiche as we speak!
    Stacey

  3. Sarah Caron says:

    Cate, those pizzas sound great. You need to send me the recipe. Yum.

    Stacey, I just found your recipe — similar idea, indeed! Your looks fantastically cheesy! Thanks for pointing it out.

  4. noble pig says:

    Oh yummy! I know breakfast is weird, I’d rather eat pot roast or something so fattening it’s bad. This looks easy enough.

  5. That’s a pretty spiffy breakfast — I’d happily serve that for lunch with a green salad, too.

  6. Agreed – cooking before noon pretty much stinks. Problem is that I love breakfast! I actually make it all the time for dinner since I just grab what’s handy in the mornings. This would make a terrific dinner with a little salad.

  7. Amanda says:

    oh I looooove my breakfast, but I would actually make this for dinner..is that weird? HEY! my inlaws are coming and this would be so easy!

  8. Sarah J. says:

    I was so excited to try this, I thought that my daughter and I would enjoy it for breakfast on Saturday morning. Unfortunatly my pregnancy affected my brain and I forgot it in the oven! Needless to say it didn’t look quite as tasty as the one in the picture…it didn’t taste too tasty either. I’m looking forward to trying again next time though!

  9. Michelle says:

    I just made this last night and it was a huge hit. I made the crust from scratch b/c DD was napping, and microwaved the broccoli. It was delish. Thanks for the great recipes.

  10. Jim says:

    I made this today, my first-ever quiche. I microwaved the broccoli, used regular cheddar (didn’t have sharp on hand), and tossed in a few crumbled strips of bacon. Very tasty — my guests had seconds!

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