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Recipe: Broccoli and Cheese Quiche


Broccoli and Cheese Quiche is so good your kids won’t realize they’re eating something that’s good for them… this recipe is so easy to make…. with a bowl of soup it makes a perfect weeknight meal.

I used finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese… but other cheeses would go well also…. Monterey Jack or a blend of cheeses… it’s all good.

I used fresh broccoli but you can use frozen as well… just be sure to drain the broccoli well after cooking… you don’t want to make your quiche soupy.

Reheating quiche is a snap… you can heat it a slice at a time for a couple minutes in the micro… or cover with foil and heat in a low heat oven….

Baking Tip:

You will need to check on it frequently after about 20 minutes or so of baking. You don’t want the edges to get too browned… if they start to brown… lay foil over the edges.






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Recipe: Broccoli and Cheese Quiche

All you need:

1 9-inch pie shell…store bought or homemade
1 ½ cups cooked broccoli florets, frozen or fresh
1 cup milk
3 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon salt
About 5 turns on the pepper mill
1 tablespoon flour
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
2 cups finely shredded cheddar cheese, divided

All you need to do:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Into a medium sized microwaveable dish, place the broccoli florets.

Add 2 tablespoons water and cover with a piece of waxed paper.

Microwave until tender and drain well.

Allow the broccoli to cool.

Place the pie dough in a pie plate or quiche baking dish.

Press the dough gently in the plate.

Place a double thickness of foil on top of the pie dough.

Place pie weights or dried beans on the foil to weight down the pie dough.

Bake for 10 minutes at 425 degrees F.

Reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees F.

Remove from the oven and remove foil and pie weights.

Allow the crust to cool slightly.

In a medium mixing bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk.

Add the milk and continue whisking.

Add the flour, salt, pepper and margarine and whisk well.

Add 1 ½ cups of the shredded cheese, stir well.

Sprinkle a ¼ cup of shredded cheese over the crust.

Layer the broccoli over the cheese.

Layer a ¼ cup of shredded cheese over the broccoli.

Pour the egg mixture over the all the ingredients.

Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes or until the center is set (test by inserting a knife in the center, if it comes out clean…it’s done).

Allow the quiche to rest about 10 minutes before cutting.

7 comments:

Donna-FFW January 7, 2010 at 8:06 PM  

I bet my kids would indeed love this. Broccoli is actually a favorite of theirs! It looks delicious!

Karine January 7, 2010 at 8:47 PM  

Your quiche sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

A Year on the Grill January 8, 2010 at 12:14 AM  

while I would love it, my kids would pick those out in a minute

Judy January 9, 2010 at 9:16 AM  

Haven't had quiche in years, and this is really calling my name. Great recipe.

Linda January 12, 2010 at 8:52 PM  

Donna... my son's favorite vegetable is broccoli.... we had it so often I thought he'd turn green... my father complained though... finally said to me... can we have a holiday without it... seems he and George Bush (the elder one) are on the same wave length.. not their favorite ... kinda like Grill's kids

Linda January 12, 2010 at 8:55 PM  

Oh Judy... quiche is one of my favorite lunches... or supper with a bowl of soup... it's so easy to make and reheats pretty well too.... and real men do eat quiche (well if he wants to eat supper that is) LOL

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