Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche is a popular dish that is perfect for brunch or breakfast. This tasty quiche recipe will have you making this dish time and time again! The best way to make Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche start with the crust.
I first tasted Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche in the early 1990s. It was at a friend’s house for brunch after church. I loved it so much that my mother asked me to help her recreate the recipe. The taste of this dish is very similar to spinach, mushroom, onion, garlic quiche recipes with one exception: broccoli replaces all or some of the mushrooms depending on your preference! My favorite variation includes fresh chopped broccoli along with shredded cheddar cheese mixed into an egg custard mixture and then baked instead of boiled eggs like most versions are made (or vice versa). This makes Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche not only delicious but also healthy too!
How to make Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche:
Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche is a healthy dish because it contains broccoli, cheddar cheese, egg whites (or eggs), and whole grains in the crust. Broccoli acts as an excellent source of vitamin A which is important for eye health and helps to protect against many cancers. The protein from the egg white provides satiety to help with weight loss or maintenance while boosting immunity!
- 2 cups broccoli florets (about ½ pound)
- 5 large eggs
- ¾ cup milk (I used whole milk)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 9-inch whole-wheat pie crust
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Steam broccoli until bright green and tender (about four minutes) then let cool before adding it to the other ingredients in a large bowl.
- Beat eggs, milk salt, pepper, and cheese together in a small bowl or liquid measuring cup with one tablespoon of water for every egg you are using. Add additional spices if desired such as garlic powder/salt/onion powder etc… Then pour into pie crust over cooled broccoli mixture.
- Cook at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 – 30minutes or until the knife inserted comes out clean when cutting through the middle (to test).
- ENJOY! 🙂
Frequently Asked Questions about this meal:
What is a good substitute for broccoli if you don’t like it or can’t have it?
You can replace broccoli with asparagus or spinach. Spinach is a more neutral vegetable that will not change the flavor profile of your dish too much, but you may have to cook it for longer than four minutes before adding it to the other ingredients in order to fully soften and release its water content. Asparagus will add a slightly different taste due to its natural flavors so consider mixing some herbs into your eggs like thyme or basil if desired.”
What is the best cheese to use for a quiche?
You can use any cheese you like but try to avoid cheeses that are too salty or oily. Recipes usually call for cheddar because it melts beautifully and is mild enough not to overpower the other ingredients.”
What can I use instead of cream in Quiche?
You can use milk, but this will change the texture of your quiche. The texture will change slightly depending on what you substitute- some people prefer using milk because they think it tastes better with less salt than whipping cream does, but others would rather have their quiche taste more creamy by using whipped cream (or half-and-half). You may also want to add a little more nutmeg and salt as these substitutes tend to be saltier.
You can also use evaporated milk, but this will make your quiche a little less creamy because it’s not as thick and rich as heavy cream is.”
What should I serve with quiche?
Quiche is a really fantastic dish, but it always tastes so much better when you pair it with some complimentary side dishes like Bourbon Sugared Green Bean Bundles. Serve this delightful meal with your favorite hot cocoa and fresh fruit for breakfast or as an afternoon snack. If you’re looking to make the perfect lunch quiche, try topping off that delectable pie crust of yours with tomato soup followed by honey-topped toast!
I can’t wait to see how you all experiment with quiche! I hope this post has given you a good foundation for creating your own. Let me know in the comments below if there are any questions and remember, always have fun experimenting 🙂 Cheers!
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