Broccoli is my son’s favorite food. Say what? It’s true. He isn’t a huge fan of eggs though. That’s what makes this cheesy broccoli and bacon quiche perfect for him.
This cheesy broccoli and bacon quiche is loaded—and I mean loaded—with lots of other good stuff. It has so much good stuff he doesn’t even realize he’s eating an egg-based dish!
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To Crust, or Not to Crust?
That is the question. This quiche is absolutely delish without a crust. In fact, that’s how I’ve almost always made it.
If you want a crust on your quiche, you can use a recipe for your favorite crust. If you’re looking for a great grain-free alternative, you can try this Parmesan rosemary crust. It’s absolutely divine with this quiche!
Substitutions for Cheesy Broccoli and Bacon Quiche
If you’re not as big of a fan of broccoli as my broccoli-crazed son, you can substitute for another vegetable of choice for this cheesy broccoli and bacon quiche. Cauliflower, zucchini, chopped cabbage, or peppers would all be great options!
And of course, if you don’t like bacon (but who doesn’t like bacon…what a silly thing to say!) or maybe if you just don’t have bacon on hand you could substitute with sausage or ham or mix up your meats (this photo above is a mix of ham and bacon). The possibilities for recipe alterations are quite endless!
Quiche is such a versatile dish that you can really use any meat, vegetables or seasonings that you have on hand or that you like. Of course, changing it up would make it no longer a broccoli and bacon quiche– but get creative and make it however you like!
Cheesy Broccoli & Bacon Quiche
- 1 lb. bacon cooked until crisp and crumbled
- 1/2 medium onion finely chopped
- 6 eggs
- 20 oz. frozen broccoli thawed and chopped
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 lb. monterey jack cheese
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon chili pepper
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Butter a 9 inch pie plate.
- If using a crust, press the crust into your pie plate. You can make this with or without a crust - we like it equally well either way. If you'd like to make it with a crust, use your favorite crust. I would recommend trying this parmesan rosemary crust.
- Cook your bacon until crisp and crumble. Reserve 2 Tablespoons of your bacon grease.
- Saute your onions in bacon grease.
- Lightly whisk your eggs in a large bowl while adding the cream.
- Add all ingredients to your egg mixture and mix well.
- Pour into your prepared pie plate.
- Bake approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. A knife inserted, should come out clean when done.
More Egg-Filled Recipes:
- Egg Cloud Breakfast Delight Recipe
- Grain-Free Sausage and Cheese Biscuits
- Gluten-Free Mini Breakfast Pizzas
- Fiesta Egg Scramble
- Spinach and Goat Cheese Egg Muffins