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.
If you want to give this a fancy name, call it a crustless quiche. For a vegetarian version, simply omit the Canadian bacon.
13 Reviews for Broccoli-Cheese Pie
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.
Great for brunch or dinner.
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.
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!