Roasted Broccoli Bacon Cheddar Quiche

June 10, 2012

If your husband is anything like mine, he claims to not like quiche.  However, he absolutely will clean his plate every time I make my Roasted Broccoli Bacon Cheddar Breakfast Pie.  Sometimes it's just a matter of semantics.

I love baking quiche (er...I mean breakfast pie) using our fresh eggs. It's quick, easy, great warm as a winter supper with a bowl of soup or at room temperature with a salad in the summer.  It's great for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  I love that you can adapt it to use whatever leftover veggies and cheese you have, but I think this Roasted Broccoli, Bacon and Cheddar combination is my favorite.

Ready for the recipe ?  Go collect 4 freshly laid eggs and let's get started.

1 pie crust (store bought or homemade)
1 Cup broccoli florets
3 garlic cloves
4 fresh eggs (chicken or duck works)
1 Cup heavy cream
 1/2 Cup milk
1/2 Cup chopped onion
8 slices bacon
1-1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 Tablespoon flour
Salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste

First make the crust. You can use store bought or make your own.  I use Martha Stewart's Pate Sucre recipe for all my quiches and tarts.  Whichever way you do it, get your crust into a tart pan or pie plate. 

Bake at 450 degrees for 5 minutes.  Line the edge with foil to prevent burning if necessary and bake for another 5 minutes until crust is nearly done.  Remove from oven and let cool.  Turn oven temperature down to 325 degrees.

Meanwhile, cook the bacon until crispy in a cast iron skillet. Remove bacon and roast the broccoli florets and sliced garlic cloves in the bacon grease over high heat until crispy and browned.  Chop broccoli and bacon into smallish pieces.

Whisk eggs, heavy cream, milk, and onion.  Toss together the shredded cheese and flour, stir into egg mixture with the bacon and the broccoli mixture.  Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.  Pour into the pie shell and bake for 40 minutes or until set.  Cover the crust with foil if necessary to prevent over browning. Remove from oven and serve hot or at room temperature.

Another nice thing is that quiche reheats beautifully in the oven or microwave or is good room temperature the next day also.


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  1. Oh my! That looks yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. YUM! Can't wait to try this recipe. C'mon hens.... lay me some eggs!

  3. That's so funny that you have to call it "breakfast pie." In my house I have to call it an "egg bake" or it won't be eaten as a quiche. :) Looks delicious.

  4. I am SO making that! I love the little semantics change. I used to do that with my kids; when I would put wheat germ on their yogurt, I called it "sprinkles." They still call it that!

  5. Definitely making this and pinning it too.

  6. Will be serving this for dinner this week. I will also need to call it Breakfast Pie.

  7. Sounds so yummy. WIsh I had all the ingredients right now. Will be making this. SSC from Facebook. No chickens ... just have a dog.

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  9. If you need to limit carbohydrates (I do because I'm diabetic) you can bake your quiche in custard ramekins placed in a water bath

  10. I love quiche! The first time I made it for my husband he said "What's that?" I told him it was like an omlette with pastry...he ate half the quiche!

  11. Hi, I found you thru the friday farmgirls bloghop...

    This looks delicious! I have always loved quiche, but I have a family of that happened, I have NO idea! That's okay, I can bake 2 mini-quiches and freeze one to reheat another time, I would think! Thanks for the recipe!


  12. I've started making more quiches for the kids (and us) for breakfast time. This one looks really good and a great one to try with fall coming on. thanks for linking it up at katies language cafe's friday recipe link up! ~~katie

  13. This quiche is so pretty and I bet it tastes fabulous! Pinning for easy dinner ideas. I'd love for you to come link up to Simple Supper Tuesday!

  14. Oh this Quiche looks so so comforting!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - hope to see you there again this week with more deliciousness :)


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