Monday, June 20, 2011

Meatless Monday: Broccoli & cheddar quiche

You may have noticed by now that I'm quite fond of quiche, since this is the third quiche recipe I've posted on this blog.  And why wouldn't I be?  It is relatively quick, doesn't require a lot of preplanning by getting anything out of the freezer ahead of time to thaw, makes superb leftovers for breakfast, and, considering I get my eggs and most of my veggies for free, can usually get cheese at a super cheap price, and can make my own pie crust (thanks to the help of a friend!), it is a really cheap meal as well.  The quiche pictured here, featuring the fantabulous broccoli, freshly harvested from my own garden while the pie crust was resting in the fridge, probably cost under $3 to make and it fed 2 adults and 3 kids for dinner with enough left for two servings of leftovers!

Broccoli & Cheddar Quiche

6 large eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 head broccoli, chopped into smallish pieces (or equivalent frozen)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
9-inch pie crust

Preheat oven to 375.  Whisk eggs.  Stir in milk, broccoli, cheese, salt, and pepper.  Pour into the pie crust and bake for 30 minutes or until the center is set.  Let stand 5-10 minutes before cutting.


  1. Do you bake the pie crust first? This sounds yummy, I have to try it!

  2. This is awesome! I actually had two ready-made pie crusts in the fridge that I needed to find a use for, and we just picked up our CSA box Friday with all sorts of goodies plus a giant ham that I bought to cut up and freeze. I made two modified versions using broccoli, ham, garlic scapes, spring onions, and a whole bunch of fresh basil (which was sadly the only thing from my own garden). It's cooking right now, so if all goes well my husband will get something yummier than English muffins for breakfast when he gets home from his night shift at 9AM. Thanks so much for the idea!

  3. Glad to help! If you still have more ham and broccoli to use up after you use up the pie crusts, you may also like this recipe:

  4. ooooo...that does look good. I have one stubborn hold out who wouldn't touch the quiche (which turned out great btw) that would probably eat that instead. I actually bought two whole semi-boneless hams because they were on sale for 79 cents per pound which is FAR less than we normally pay for ham in any form.