Who says broccoli is boring? Certainly not with this broccoli quiche recipe. This delicious veggie tart features tender-crisp broccoli baked with milk, egg, and cheese for a delightfully crunchy and creamy mouthfeel.
Let’s whip this up for a tasty, comforting dish while adding a boost of nutrients to your meals.
How Healthy Is Our Broccoli Quiche?
On hearing the word “quiche”, some may immediately think of “quiche Lorraine”, an extremely rich and buttery dish with bacon, cheese, and so on—and hence filled with extra fats and calories. No worries, our broccoli quiche is not the case.
Needless to say, broccoli is famous for being a nutrient-dense vegetable that can bring you lots of health benefits. And thanks to it, our dish is packed with vitamins and minerals, especially vitamins A and C.
Plus, the other ingredients are carefully moderated to fit our nutrition guidelines. Specifically, the number of saturated fats per serving is kept at around 9 g, while the amount of sugar and sodium stays at 4 g and 490 mg, respectively.
We also use vegetable shortening instead of butter for the pastry to give our broccoli quiche a lighter taste and a healthier profile. Keep this recipe, as well as this Shrimp Quiche Recipe and Frittata Recipe in your cookbook for whenever you need a healthy yet filling egg-based dish.
Ingredients for Broccoli Quiche
A quiche is a French tart made up of a pastry crust and a savory filling. For this recipe, let’s look more closely at what we need to make our broccoli quiche.
1. For the Filling
As the name suggests, our recipe calls for hearty broccoli as the main ingredient.
Here we stir fry it with olive oil, garlic, onion, salt, and black pepper to enhance the flavor. We then add eggs, milk, heavy cream, and cheddar cheese to the seasoned broccoli to complete the filling.
After baking, our broccoli custard has a fresh, creamy, and savory flavor, with a delicious nutty hint from the broccoli, plus, its crispy texture creates a nice contrast with the extra smooth and moist mouthfeel of the custard.
2. For the Crust
While you can always get a store-bought pastry crust, they are usually high in calories. That’s why making your own dough is always healthier.
To make the pie crust for this recipe, we need 5 ingredients: flour, vegetable shortening, water, paprika, and baking powder.
The result is a tender and flaky pie crust that is crispy around the edges when served hot and fresh.
Storage and Reheating
You can store leftover broccoli quiche in a Ziplock bag or an airtight container and keep it refrigerated for around 3 to 4 days.
To reheat, you can either microwave the quiche on medium for about 3 minutes or bake in the oven at 325°F for 5 minutes.
What to Serve with Broccoli Quiche
Here are some recommendations for delicious dishes to go with our broccoli quiche:
Cut the broccoli: Wash the broccoli, then pat dry. Separate the florets from the head by cutting each one at the point where it meets the stalk. Make sure the florets are consistent in size so that they cook at an even rate.
Dice the onion: Halve the onion lengthwise, peel off the skin, then score the top but leave the root behind for an easier grip. Place each half flat-side down, then vertically slice into the onion but not all the way through. Then, make horizontal cuts from bottom to top before cutting across the onion to make small dice.
Mince the garlic: Separate the cloves from the bulb, then peel off the skin around each clove. After that, slice across each clove, then put all the slices together and keep mincing to make tiny pieces.
Finely chop the parsley.
Make the dough: Add 1 cup and 6 tbsp all-purpose flour (set aside 2 tbsp from 1 1/2 cups flour for rolling), 1 tbsp vegetable shortening, 2 fl oz water, 1/2 tsp paprika, and 1/4 tsp baking powder to a large mixing bowl. Knead until the dough is smooth, then form it into a ball. Wrap the dough with plastic wrapping paper, then let it rest for 10 minutes.
Roll out the dough: Flour your working surface with the remaining 2 tbsp flour before placing the dough on it, then thinly roll out the dough.
Make the pie crust: Roll the dough sheet onto the rolling pin, then carefully unroll it over a round baking dish and gently press it down. Crimp the edges with your fingers, then dock the pastry all over with a fork. Place the pie crust in a preheated oven to bake at 400°F for 10 minutes.
Stir fry the broccoli: In a skillet over medium heat, add 2 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tbsp garlic, and 2 oz onion. Sauté for 1 minute. Then, add 8 oz broccoli, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp ground black pepper. Stir well for 2 minutes.
Add the egg, milk, heavy cream, and cheddar cheese: Remove from heat and let the broccoli cool down. Then, add in 4 large eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 4 tbsp heavy cream, and 1.5 oz shredded cheddar cheese. Stir well to mix.
Bake the broccoli quiche: Pour the broccoli mixture into the pie crust then place it on the middle rack of the oven. Bake at 400°F for 25 minutes.
Garnish and serve: Sprinkle with parsley on top if desired, then serve.
How to Make Broccoli Quiche
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 471Calories from Fat 230
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 9.6g
Vitamin A 776IU
Vitamin C 55mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Broccoli Quiche Recipe
This broccoli quiche is a delicious and healthy way to enjoy a classic dish.