Cheesy Broccoli Quiche
It’s been raining all weekend, and I’m currently wrapped up under a blanket on the couch with the back door open so I can listen to it. I love the rain. It makes me want to slow down and focus on the small things. It also makes me want to bake. It rained all morning yesterday when I made this quiche, and I must say that baking when it’s raining is one of my favorite things. Anyone else? Eating homemade quiche when it’s raining is also not something I can complain about..
It’s been nice to slow things down these past few weeks. My husband and I both had two weeks off for the holidays and it’s been so nice being home together, seeing family, and just taking the time to reset. I go back to work tomorrow so I had to squeeze in a few last baked goods before the semester starts.
This quiche sits in a delicate flaky crust and is layered with cheese and broccoli. This classic flavor is a crowd pleaser. It is 10x more delicious when you use home-made crust. Don’t be afraid of making pie crust! Check out my detailed pie crust tutorial with everything you need to know, as well as step-by-step photos to guide you.
Back to the quiche. Quiche just sounds fancy, doesn’t it? Well, besides that the word is french and most french things sound fancy, quiche is a more elegant form of a breakfast casserole. But it’s not any more difficult, really. It’s inside a pie crust, and maybe it’s more custard-y. But that’s it! People are always impressed with a quiche. And they always devour it. Trust me.
This flavor combination is pretty safe, if you ask me. Broccoli cheddar is a classic. Use this to convert any quiche-skeptics, then move onto something more daring like my Bacon Leek and Thyme Quiche..
- 1 single pie crust
- 1 medium head fresh broccoli (about 2 cups chopped)
- 1/2 cup cheese (I used a mexican blend)
- 4 eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 tea. salt
- 1/4 tea. pepper
- 1/4 tea. onion powder