If you want to give this a fancy name, call it a crustless quiche.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Winter 2004
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch deep-dish pie pan (6-cup capacity) with cooking spray. Add breadcrumbs, tilting to coat bottom and sides.

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  • Whisk eggs, milk, hot sauce, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add bread and stir to coat. Set aside in the refrigerator.

  • Steam broccoli until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Refresh under cold water and drain well. Chop coarsely.

  • Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon and onion; cook, stirring often, until softened and light golden, 3 to 5 minutes. Add onion mixture and broccoli to the egg mixture; stir in cheese. Pour into the prepared pan, spreading evenly.

  • Bake the pie until light golden and set, 45 to 50 minutes. Let cool slightly, cut into wedges and serve.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through step 4. Cover and refrigerate for up to 12 hours.

Nutrition Facts

226.3 calories; protein 15.4g 31% DV; carbohydrates 13.6g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 2.8g 11% DV; sugars 4.4g; fat 12.8g 20% DV; saturated fat 5.2g 26% DV; cholesterol 152.6mg 51% DV; vitamin a iu 1554.2IU 31% DV; vitamin c 34.6mg 58% DV; folate 50.6mcg 13% DV; calcium 243.6mg 24% DV; iron 1.4mg 8% DV; magnesium 36.2mg 13% DV; potassium 302.9mg 9% DV; sodium 471.6mg 19% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 12% DV.

Reviews (13)

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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2014
Quick and yummy I used spinach instead of broccoli and I plan to use asparagus when spring arrives! I also used jalapeno sauce instead of Tabasco. I think it would be just as good with frozen broccoli or stir-fry mix to save some prep time. There's absolutely no need for meat in this dish. Pros: Easier than traditional quiche & easy to make lower fat Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2014
Delicious! We make this on the weekend and eat it leftover for breakfast during the week. We use reduced fat mexican cheese and skim milk to cut down some on the calories; we also cut it into 8 wedges instead of six which is still a generous portion. We also add smoked paprika to the onion/ham mixture. Pros: Reheats well Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2014
delicious Great for brunch or dinner. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2013
Easy Versatile Healthy I loved this recipe because of several things. It tasted great it's straighforward has a lot of veggies and is a one dish meal. It took me a lot longer in prep time so dinner was almost an hour late. Next time I'll just prep the ingredients (chop veggies steam the broccoli etc) the night before and then I can combine everything the next day. I think you can make this as healthy as you want with your choice of cheese changing up the ratio of veggies to bread etc... My hubby and I were both satisfied with an appetizer of edamame and then one serving size of this quiche. I loved the bread crumbs in place of a crust but you could make it without that for sure. Also I am not a big broccoli fan okay I can't eat it unless it's got cheese on it. This was a great way to get that since it's so good for you. Pros: Easy Versatile Healthy Cons: Takes some prep time Read More
Rating: 3 stars
07/20/2012
Good basic recipe/be careful of substitutions!! We eat too much in this country...even our animals are 10-20 pounds overweight:) To make this recipe a winner start with a generous vegetable salad no small side salad and instead of high fat prepackaged dressing mix a table spoon or two at the most with vinegar of your choice and dried herbs. Then eat your portion of quiche. The low fat/highly satisfying cheeses are goat mozarella feta and swiss but again look at the amount that you are putting into the recipe because it will send the calorie count way up if you put in too much. Gouda cheddar and havarti are delicious but they are super high in calories and fat so the readers who are adding those cheeses are sabotaging the recipe. And adding any type of processed meat whether it is beef turkey or pork is bad bad bad. Add a little precooked shredded chicken or turkey breast. As for the bland taste that is what your spices are for! ANy type of hot spice will rev up your metabolism and add great flavor! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2012
Good Meal I liked this. I used ham cheese and broccoli (frozen) and omitted the breadcrumbs. It tasted great and was filling. Much easier than traditional quiche with crust! Pros: easy quick prep uses veggies Cons: long cooking time if you are in a hurry Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/30/2011
This is good but the calorie count is way off. I put it into a recipe calculator and came up with almost twice as many calories for 1/6 of a pie. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/30/2011
This was excellent. I made it with eggs from a local farm and I can't wait to make it when all of the ingredients are available from local sources. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/30/2011
Good solid base recipe. I used turkey bacon dill havarti cheese and egg beaters. You could use any combo of veggies and cheese. My 3 year old liked it. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/30/2011
Thisis okay not that tasty. I used left over baked chicken in place of the bacon. I would make it again with different veggies and I liked the breadcrumb crust in lieu of a pie crust. Needs some flavor changes but as another reviewer said it is a good basic beginning and healthy too. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/30/2011
This was fantastic. I agree with the first reviewer that it's a good base. I didn't have Canadian bacon or mozzarella so I used deli ham and gouda which turned out great. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Nice Idea I made this recipe into 12 large muffins rather than a pie. It makes for one generous "muffin" size...2 would be a total serving. I followed directions except used turkey bacon and cheddar cheese and I think they turned out tasty. My husband liked them...which speaks a lot. My kids are always skeptical of anything with veggies but ate them for dinner without much complaint. No wows though. Pros: Easy most items already have in fridge Cons: strong broccoli flavor lost favor with kids Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Loved it.... It's a keeper... Loved this recipe... took one readers advice and used ham cubes and Gouda cheese. I used broccoli and cauliflower and did not use any bread crumbs in bottom of the pie dish. This will be a keeper.. even left overs the next day for lunch were delish! Pros: Very light and healthy! Read More