Cheesy Broccoli Bacon Quiche

This cheesy broccoli bacon quiche is a perfect way to use up broccoli! There’s nothing quite like the combination of cheese, broccoli and bacon, and the flavors all shine in this quiche.

Cheesy Broccoli Bacon Quiche

My recipe project is starting to wind down and I’m so relieved. Relieved and exhausted. I have been cooking for fun a bit more and have some great recipes lined up (hint: I’ve been on a homemade pasta kick).

In the meantime, I have just a few more guest posts for you to enjoy while I continue to get caught up on life. Please give a warm welcome to Joanne from Fifteen Spatulas! She’s brought us a fabulous cheesy broccoli bacon quiche. 

Joanne and I are online friends who will soon be “real world” friends once we attend Eat Write Retreat in May. I can’t wait! 

Hi friends! I’m Joanne from Fifteen Spatulas, and it’s my job today to tempt you with something delicious and show you how to make it. One dish everyone should know how to make is a simple quiche-style tart. The best part about a quiche or tart is that it’s a good way to use up leftovers in your fridge and turn it into something new and exciting.

I find my fridge often loaded with too many vegetables. You see, I go to the grocery store trying to be good and healthy by buying tons of fresh produce, but sometimes I end up with too much of something. This week for me it was too much broccoli, but by all means, you could make this tart with asparagus, tomatoes, zucchini, kale, and so on.

Use your leftover veggies in a tart and serve it with a little salad for a great lunch.

Start by crisping up 4 strips of bacon in a large skillet. Then saute chopped broccoli in the leftover bacon grease until the broccoli is tender but not mushy. It should take about 5-10 minutes.

Cheesy Broccoli Bacon Quiche

Evenly sprinkle the cooked broccoli florets and crisped bacon in a blind baked tart shell.

Cheesy Broccoli Bacon Quiche

Top the broccoli and bacon with about a cup of shredded colby jack or cheddar cheese.

Cheesy Broccoli Bacon Quiche

Once your tart ingredients are piled on top of the crust, pour in a custard mixture made with milk, eggs, and cream, and it’s ready to bake! Here’s the recipe:

Cheesy Broccoli Bacon Quiche

Looking for more Quiche Recipes?

Be sure to check out my Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Chive Quiche, as well as my Roasted Tomato and Goat Cheese Quiche!

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Cheesy Broccoli Bacon Quiche

5 from 7 votes
This cheesy broccoli bacon quiche is a perfect way to use up leftover vegetables!
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10 slices
Calories 241
Author Jennifer Farley

Ingredients

  • 1 blind baked pie crust, either store bought or homemade (see notes)
  • 4 strips center cut bacon
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, chopped
  • 1 cup grated colby jack cheese
  • 3/4 cup milk (whole, 2%, skim, etc)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/16 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat for about 10 minutes until crisp, then chop the bacon into pieces and reserve for later. Add the chopped broccoli to the pan and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Saute for 5-10 minutes until the broccoli is tender but not mushy.
  • Evenly spread the cooked broccoli and bacon in your blind baked tart crust, and top it with the grated cheese.
  • Make the custard by whisking together the milk, heavy cream, eggs, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp black pepper, and the nutmeg. Pour the custard into the tart shell, and bake the tart for 25-30 minutes. The tart is ready when you can no longer see liquid but the center of the tart jiggles slightly when moved. Cut the tart into pieces and serve!

Notes

Blind-baking means cooking the dough before adding the other ingredients, and it prevents the pie crust from becoming soggy. If you're new to blind-baking, here's a great tutorial from The Kitchn

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 363mg | Potassium: 166mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 10.8% | Vitamin C: 19.7% | Calcium: 14.1% | Iron: 5.4%

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This cheesy broccoli bacon quiche is a perfect way to use up leftover vegetables!

About Jennifer Farley

Jennifer graduated from the Culinary Arts program at L’Academie de Cuisine, and has worked professionally as a line cook, pastry chef, and cooking instructor. Her cookbook, The Gourmet Kitchen, was published in 2016 by Simon & Schuster.

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