Make-Ahead Broccoli-Cheddar Quiche

Make-Ahead Broccoli-Cheddar Quiche

1 Review
From:, October 2019

This easy, cheesy broccoli quiche gets its creamy texture from evaporated milk. It's also a great recipe to make ahead: simply reheat before serving or cut into slices and reheat each morning for breakfast. Using pre-cut microwaveable broccoli cuts down on prep time, but if you have broccoli crowns sitting around, go ahead and use those up. Just be sure to cook the broccoli until it's just barely tender or the final dish will have overcooked, soggy broccoli.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 1 (9 inch) frozen whole-wheat piecrust shell
  • 1 (8 ounce) package microwavable fresh broccoli florets
  • 1½ teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion (from 1 large onion)
  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ cup evaporated milk
  • 3 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (about ¾ cup)
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Prep

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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Let piecrust thaw at room temperature 10 minutes. Place in preheated oven, and bake until lightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool slightly, about 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F.
  2. Cook broccoli according to package directions, until tender-crisp, about 3 minutes. Coarsely chop larger pieces.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high; add onion and cook until light golden, 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Whisk together eggs and evaporated milk in a medium bowl. Stir in broccoli, onion, cheese, salt and black pepper. Pour mixture into prepared pie crust.
  5. Bake at 375°F until just set and edges are golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 slice
  • Per serving: 231 calories; 16 g fat(8 g sat); 3 g fiber; 14 g carbohydrates; 10 g protein; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 150 mg calcium; 404 mg sodium; 204 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Reviews 1

October 23, 2019
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By: Allie Mathiason
I don’t like broccoli and I had to refrain from a second piece! I used 1 head of fresh broccoli and steamed it. I didn’t read the note about overcooking the broccoli but it turned out perfect! I used a gluten-free crust from TJ’s. Quick and easy!
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