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.
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.
Evenly sprinkle the cooked broccoli florets and crisped bacon in a blind baked tart shell.
Top the broccoli and bacon with about a cup of shredded colby jack or cheddar cheese.
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:
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!
Cheesy Broccoli Bacon Quiche
- 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
- 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!
Please read my full post for additional recipe notes, tips, and serving suggestions!
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Could this be made without the cream? Maybe by subbing milk and/or eggs? We are lactose intolerant and this sounds delicious. I can find lactose free milk and cheese but have yet to find lactose free cream. Thanks!
Jennifer Farley says
I can’t honestly say that I’ve ever made quiche without dairy so I’m hesitant to make suggestions. However, I’m sure there must be a way. I would do a Google search for “dairy free quiche” or something along those lines and then see if there are some good ideas for making the swap. It could be that almond or soy milk work just fine. But I’m not entirely sure!
I just made this tonight. Although I used what I had in my fridge so it was broccoli, smoked sausage, mushrooms and onion. It turned out delicious. My first time making a quiche but definitely not the last!
I am always looking for the perfect cheese quiche. Ive tried so many – cant wait to give this one a try tonight!
Mary O'Malley says
This right here looks absolutely delicious. My mom posted this on my FB and now I need to make it.
Dawn Burns says
Made this for a family get together yesterday. It went over VERY well. Got lots of compliments. The only problem in making it was I used a deep dish pie pan and it needed more egg mixture to cover the cheese and broccoli so I added 2 more eggs and a 1/4 cup more cream and it came out perfect. I ate the last little piece this morning for breakfast. Thanks for a great recipe.
Thanks for this recipe, Jennifer. I made this quiche last night and it was fantastic! For the crust I used Prevention magazine’s Basic Whole Wheat Pie Dough (which by the way requires non-stick cooking spray or parchment paper to prevent it from sticking to the pan, but they forget to tell you that). The combination of your filling and that crust was just perfect!
Can I bake this day before and then warm up for next day breakfast or prepare ingredients day before and assemble in morning.
Jennifer Farley says
Absolutely! I think either way would work just fine.
Have made this before, and it was fabulous…teaching my husband how to make it currently, for my dinner!
Jennifer Blake says
Nothing I love better than quiche because it can be breakfast, brunch or dinner. This is a perfect recipe for my family!
This is my favorite dinner! seriously love quiche.
Gerry Speirs says
I love seeing all that broccoli in it!!
Cookin Canuck says
I can never resist a great quiche! Wishing I had this one for lunch today.
Diane Gliozzi says
I have made your quiche recipe several times already. It is delicious! In addition to the broccoli and bacon bits, I added mushrooms and onions, sauteed before adding. I’ve made it as a dinner, served along with a salad, without the bacon, for Fridays in Lent and my elderly parents loved it. This is my go-to quiche recipe now. Leftovers heat nicely too. Thank you for the recipe!!!
Excellent recipe! Easy to follow and easy to make.
Marlene Holt says
Wonderful quiche recipe!!! Loved it!