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Broccoli Cheese Quiche

This easy broccoli cheese quiche is perfect for breakfast, lunch, a weekend brunch, or a weeknight dinner. 

Broccoli Quiche recipe

A healthy, easy, and versatile dish that you’ll love 

A quiche is an unsweetened custard pie-like dish with savory fillings. It usually has to have eggs, milk or heavy cream, cheese, vegetables, or meat. You can have a crustless quiche but my all-time favorite is this broccoli-cheddar easy quiche recipe

This awesome recipe is so versatile because you can have it as a savory breakfast idea, weekend or holiday brunch, or lunch. It’s my all-time favorite recipe for those nights when I’m just not sure what to make for dinner because it’s healthier than getting a takeaway. You can serve it with a green salad on the side.

While you can use store-bought pie crust there is definitely more joy and satisfaction in making a homemade pie crust. It’s easy too! You just have to blind bake the buttery crust which means you make it in advance and then add the fillings. Blind baking makes the quiche firm and helps the bottom from being soggy.

For the quiche filling, the black pepper, garlic powder and Italian seasoning infuses savory flavor into the broccoli quiche recipe. The fusion of vegetables in this recipe with broccoli and tomatoes makes this a healthy treat. 

Key Ingredients for the Pre-made Crust

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Whole grain flour: It’s a good source of protein, fiber, and zinc. It makes you feel full and improves digestion. 

Cold unsalted butter: Brings out the real, natural, buttery, and delicious flavor of the homemade pie crust.

You’ll also need salt to enhance the flavor of the crust and cold water to help bring the dough together.

Key ingredients for the quiche filling:

Fresh broccoli, cut into small florets: Buy the whole broccoli and then cut into florets for freshness.

Grated Cheddar cheese: Make sure to grate the cheese not shred.

Cherry tomatoes: Add a burst of flavor to the quiche.

Chopped Dried tomatoes: Sun dried tomatoes, don’t leave these out.

Garlic powder: Adds some quick garlic flavor to the dish.

Italian seasoning: This superfood of spices has several health benefits and a lot of flavor.

Large eggs: Use fresh eggs. Large ones.

Heavy cream: Helps to make a rich quiche. 

You’ll also need salt to taste and black pepper.

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

How to make Broccoli Cheese quiche 

Step 1: Prepare the homemade pie crust 

Place flour, salt, and unsalted butter into the food processor and pulse until the flour mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Broccoli Quiche crust mix

Step 2: Make a soft dough

Add cold water and process until a soft dough is formed. This takes a few seconds. Be careful not to over-mix.

Broccoli Quiche crust mix blend

Step 3: Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface 

Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough on a floured surface and transfer it to a 10-inch pie pan.

Step 4: Press the dough gently to fill the corners

Evenly press the dough onto the bottom and sides. Prick the base with a fork several times and freeze for 20 minutes.

Broccoli Quiche crust

Step 5: Add baking weights and blind bake

Preheat the oven to 375° F. Line the crust with parchment paper and fill with pie weights or dry beans then bake for 15 minutes

Broccoli Quiche crust pressing

Step 6: Bake for another 10 minutes 

Remove the parchment paper and dry beans and bake for another 10 minutes until the edge is dry and starts to become slightly golden brown. 

Broccoli Quiche baked crust

Step 7: Prepare the egg mixture 

To make the quiche filling, start by whisking together the eggs and cream in a large mixing bowl. Then add the salt and spices and stir to combine.

Broccoli Quiche egg mix

Step 8: Add cheese and vegetables to the pre-made crust

Spread the cheddar cheese on the crust, and leave 2 tsp for the top of the quiche. Add chopped dried tomatoes on top then place chopped broccoli on top, pressing slightly. 

Broccoli Quiche cheese and tomatoes

Step 9: Pour the egg mixture 

Pour the egg mixture over the broccoli, sprinkle with 2 tbsp of the remaining cheese, and place the cherry tomatoes on top of the quiche.

Broccoli Quiche prebaked

Step 10: Bake and serve!

Bake for 35-40 minutes until the crust on the edge is golden brown and the center is just set. Let it rest for a few minutes then serve warm or at room temperature.

Broccoli Quiche baked

Expert Tips 

  • Use a food scale to measure your flour because too much flour in your pre-made pie crust can result in a flaky crust that is dry and crumbly.
  • Remove as much moisture as possible from the broccoli florets to create the best quiche filling.
  • The dry beans used as pie weights cannot be used for cooking afterward but can be reused as baking weights.
  • The food processor helps to speed up the process and creates more fine pieces of broccoli.
  • For the egg mixture, use fresh eggs only. Test the freshness of your eggs by placing them in a bowl of water and if they sink to the bottom, they are fresh and good to use.
  • While l use whole grain flour, regular flour also works the same for the homemade pie crust. 
  • Use grated cheese which is fresher than shredded cheese. While pre-shredded cheese is convenient it has preservatives like potato starch to keep it from clumping together.  

How to store Broccoli Cheese Quiche

  • Cool the leftover broccoli cheddar quiche and place it in an airtight container. You can also wrap it in both plastic wrap and foil paper. 
  • Place in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • ​You can reheat it in the oven at 300°F and enjoy.

Recipe FAQ

Can l replace cheddar cheese in the recipe? 

Yes, other cheeses such as pepper jack, mozzarella, goat cheese, or feta work well in this recipe.

Can I include other vegetables in the broccoli quiche recipe?

Yes, you can add green onion, bell pepper, spinach, zucchini, and asparagus to this easy recipe.

Do you serve broccoli quiche warm or cold?

You can serve this quiche warm or cold whichever you prefer because it’s such a versatile dish.

What other fillings can l add to a quiche?

You can add your own favorite fillings such as broccoli, ham, spinach, or mushrooms.

Broccoli Quiche slice

Other awesome Broccoli recipes to try: 

Other Broccoli Recipes

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a whole broccoli quiche sliced up.

Broccoli Cheese Quiche

This easy broccoli cheese quiche is perfect for breakfast, lunch, a weekend brunch, or a weeknight dinner. 
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Course: Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Nut Free
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings8 servings
Calories: 433kcal
Author: Marina Rizhkov

Ingredients

Crust

  • 230 grams flour I used whole grain, but regular will work the same
  • 115 grams cold unsalted butter cut into 6 pieces 
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 65 grams water cold

Quiche Cheese Filling

  • 4 cups broccoli cut into small florets
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 4 cherry tomatoes
  • cup sun-dried tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Instructions

Crust

  • Place flour, salt and butter into the food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
    230 grams flour, 115 grams cold unsalted butter, 1 tsp salt
    flour in a food processor.
  • Add cold water and process until soft dough is formed. This takes a few seconds, don't over-mix.
    65 grams water
    crust mix in a food processor.
  • Roll out the dough on a floured surface and transfer to a 10 inch pie pan. Evenly press the dough onto the bottom and sides. Prick the base with a fork several times and freeze for 20 minutes.
    baked quiche crust.
  • Preheat the oven to 375° F. Line the crust with parchment and fill with baking weights or dry beans. Bake for 15 minutes.
    pie weights on parchment paper to bake a quiche crust in a white dish.
  • Remove the parchment and beans and bake for another 10 minutes until the edges start to brown slightly.
    crust in a white tray with fork marks baked.

Quiche Filling

  • In a bowl, whisk together the eggs and cream. Add the salt and spices.
    1 tsp salt, ¼ tsp black pepper, 1 tsp garlic powder, 4 large eggs, 1 cup heavy cream, ½ tsp Italian seasoning
    egg mix in a glass bowl with a whisk.
  • Spread cheese on the crust, leave 2 tsp for the top. Add chopped dried tomatoes on top.
    1 cup cheddar cheese, ⅓ cup sun-dried tomatoes
    baked crust in a tray on a wire rack with cheese and sun dried tomatoes inside.
  • Place chopped broccoli on top, pressing slightly. 
    4 cups broccoli
    broccoli in a quiche crust.
  • Pour the egg mixture over broccoli, sprinkle with 2 tbsp of remaining cheese and place 4 cherry tomatoes on top.
    1 cup cheddar cheese, 4 cherry tomatoes
    ready to bake broccoli quiche in a dish on a wire rack.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes until the crust on the edge is brown and the center is just set.
    baked broccoli cheese quiche in a dish on a wire rack.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

  • The food processor helps to speed up the process and creates more fine pieces of broccoli.
  • For the egg mixture, use fresh eggs only. Test the freshness of your eggs by placing them in a bowl of water and if they sink to the bottom, they are fresh and good to use.

Nutrition

Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 172mg | Sodium: 832mg | Potassium: 434mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1441IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 172mg | Iron: 3mg
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