Easy Broccoli and Cheese Quiche
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Recipe type: Dinner / Breakfast / Brunch
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Serves: 8
 
Easy Broccoli and Cheese Quiche ~ makes a light meal anytime! Fresh broccoli mixed with eggs, half and half, Parmesan cheese and cheddar cheese then poured into an already pie crust and baked until golden brown is ideal for a meatless meal, breakfast or brunch.
Ingredients
  • 1 small head of broccoli - coarsely chopped, rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion- chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 + ¼ cups half & half
  • 4 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. sour cream
  • 1 frozen 9-inch pie crust (no need to thaw)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 F degrees. Lightly spray the bottom and of a ceramic baking dish.
  2. In a medium pot, fill with 2 cups of water and add the chopped broccoli. Cover and bring to a low boil and steam the broccoli for 2 to 3 minutes, until it turns bright green color. Drain. Transfer to a cutting board and allow to cool for a few minutes. Then begin to finely chop into small pieces and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saute pan, heat olive oil and add onion, season with salt and pepper and cook onion until golden, about 8 minutes. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs with half and half and Parmesan cheese. Add onions and salt and pepper to the mixture. Set aside.
  4. Take 1 frozen pie crust from its package, and carefully remove from foil pan and place frozen crust into the prepared baking dish. (Don't worry if the crust breaks apart, it all bakes together the same).
  5. Lightly smear 2 tablespoons of sour cream on the bottom of the crust. Then scatter a layer (1 cup) of shredded cheese on top. Transfer the chopped broccoli on top of the cheese. Slowly pour the egg mixture into the crust. Scatter the remaining shredded cheddar cheese on top.
  6. Bake for 35 to 38 minutes, until the top is golden brown. The quiche will inflate while it's baking in the oven, then it will deflate when you take it out.
  7. Allow it to sit for a few minutes before serving. Serve warm.
  8. Serves 8
Notes
You can partially bake the piecrust for about 5 minutes before adding the filling, but I don't feel its necessary. I prefer to take out the frozen piecrust and transfer it into my own pie baking dish for a prettier presentation. Quiches can be served at room temperature. They are best when served warm.
Recipe by 2 Sisters Recipes by Anna and Liz at https://2sistersrecipes.com/easy-broccoli-and-cheese-quiche/