Broccoli and Cheese Quiche

We were doing so good eating vegan yesterday. Yes, you! I’m proud of you. Chia seed eggs and all.


Not really! Delicious is more like it. There’s really nothing like applewood smoked bacon, is there? Especially when it’s being used in a simple broccoli and cheese quiche. I’m kinda on a breakfast kick lately, aren’t I? Between quesadillas and yesterday’s cinnamon buns, I’m pretty much running a diner out of my kitchen. And the week is young! Oh friends, is it ever.

Hi, I’m Jenna and I like to feed people.

Now, I know there’s at least one person out there who is thinking, “isn’t this the same quiche recipe she posted back in 2008, hidden amongst bowls of oatmeal and bad photography?”

You caught me! Note that I’m not providing a link for a reason.

It totally is the same quiche but it’s worthy of praise. Trust me! It’s one of my best friend’s mother’s recipes. It’s rich but worth it. I’ve made it dozens of times over the past few years and have enjoyed it most of all straight out of the fridge as a quick dinner.

I also love this quiche for breakfast and lunch, and often creep to the fridge to pull off pieces of the flaky golden crust for a snack.

I just can’t fathom a world without pie crust, can you?

For this you can either make your own or buy one of those handy dandy packaged crusts from the store. I won’t judge.

Broccoli and Cheese Quiche

makes one quiche

Print this recipe!


one 9-inch unbaked pie crust

6 oz shredded monterey jack cheese

1 large bunch broccoli, chopped into small florets (about 2 cups)

1 tbsp onion flakes

3 eggs, lightly beaten

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1 cup milk

4 slices bacon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Fry the bacon over low heat until crispy. Drain on paper towels and then roughly chop. Set aside.

In a large pot of boiling water, cook the broccoli florets for about six minutes, until bright green. Drain and rinse with cold water.

Press your unbaked pie crust into a greased nine inch pie and prick the bottom all over with a fork. Arrange the cheese all over the bottom of the pie crust then top with the broccoli. Sprinkle with onion flakes.

Combine the eggs, milk, salt, pepper and chopped bacon in a small bowl then pour over crust. Bake for 1 hour until center is firm and puffed. Let cool completely before slicing.


1.5 hours




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  • Rae
    October 12, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Looks good! How much broccoli should go in? I might just go hog wild and use the whole bag πŸ˜›

  • Cait H.
    October 12, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Oh man. I want everything about that.

  • Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine
    October 12, 2011 at 7:55 am

    This sounds fantastic. I have made broccoli and cheese quiche before, but never with the addition of the bacon. Obviously, it is crucial. πŸ™‚

  • Emmy (Wine and Butter)
    October 12, 2011 at 7:55 am

    I LOVE quiche!! I also figure (and I figure correctly here!) that it is actually healthier than pizza because of all the protein in the eggs (and uh, cheese)… so that it keeps you fuller for longer. Plus, there is broccoli in there!
    I also normally love having breakfast for dinner too, but then yesterday I found myself having chili for breakfast… bascially – who needs labels!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    October 12, 2011 at 7:57 am

    We love quiche and make it all the time in our house. It’s such an easy meal πŸ™‚

  • Lara Matos
    October 12, 2011 at 7:59 am

    I love quiche and this looks like the perfect recipe. The big chunks of broccoli look amazing!

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    October 12, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Broccoli and cheese quiche is still one of my all-time fav dishes. I’ve yet to make one on my own…my mom’s is too good that I can’t help but wait ’til she makes it for me.
    But this recipe is very tempting…I might just have to try it πŸ™‚

  • katie @KatieDid
    October 12, 2011 at 8:01 am

    oh my, this is lovely. I adore quiches, and bacon, and eggs, and flaky pie crust and… yeah just about every aspect of this quiche sounds perfect. No shame bringing back an old standby recipe, especially one that looks this delicious.

  • Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove
    October 12, 2011 at 8:03 am

    I love everything about this. We have a quiche pan that I’ve been dying to use!

  • Cat @Breakfast to Bed
    October 12, 2011 at 8:11 am

    i never thought to add bacon. what the heck was I thinking? I love bacon and broccoli salad!!

  • Jen of My Tiny Oven
    October 12, 2011 at 8:12 am

    My mom used to make a quiche just like this! I had forgotten all about it. Thanks for the reminder I can’t wait to make one, maybe for bruch on Sunday!!

  • Cait's Plate
    October 12, 2011 at 8:12 am

    There really is nothing like applewood smoked bacon – except applewood smoked bacon combined in a broccoli and cheese quiche.

    Your photography is beautiful as always.

  • Khushboo
    October 12, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Oh man I need some of that in my life…is there anything better than pie crust? yes, pie crust with cheese!

  • Bev Weidner
    October 12, 2011 at 8:19 am

    I’m going to go ahead and freak out now.


  • deva @ deva by definition
    October 12, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Quiche is one of my favorite meals. It’s so filling without being too heavy. I’ve never had one with bacon or ham in it, though – I was raised in a Kosher household. I love cheese quiches.

  • krista
    October 12, 2011 at 8:24 am

    You know those times when you wish you could reach into the computer screen and grab the food in the picture?

    This is one of those times.
    I need to hurry up and get breakfast… er, lunch. πŸ˜‰ That bacon looks incredible.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    October 12, 2011 at 8:30 am

    I haven’t made a quiche in far too long, and my mum used to always make a similar dish for our family. Maybe next time I go to visit, I’ll return the favour with this!

  • Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles
    October 12, 2011 at 8:30 am

    I love feeding people too. I think food is an expression of love. Bacon may also be an expression of love.

    Your quiche looks gorgeous, by the way.

  • Sana
    October 12, 2011 at 8:30 am

    quiche has a special place in my heart, plus it’s fun to say. quichhhhhhhheeeeeeeee!

  • Lauren @ What Lauren Likes
    October 12, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Looks amazing!! Great pictures πŸ™‚

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb
    October 12, 2011 at 8:41 am

    this looks so delicious, jenna! we are hosting a sunday brunch this week and i am absolutely putting some of these fantastic recipes to use!!

    great photos to boot!

  • Kath
    October 12, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Love how you rested the slice on the blue checked cloth!

  • Shari @ The Daily Dish
    October 12, 2011 at 8:54 am

    This looks delicious. πŸ™‚

  • Cara
    October 12, 2011 at 9:09 am

    holy wow that looks amazing. You had me at cheese, bacon and broccoli. and now egg and crust. heaven.

  • Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen
    October 12, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Whoa. Broccoli and cheese…in a quiche? I want!

  • Heather
    October 12, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Heaven…I love me a good quiche!

  • Kristin @ Wounded Fawn
    October 12, 2011 at 9:28 am

    I love quiche! I once survived almost a whole month on quiche while working in Arkansas on an elephant sanctuary! It’s so good cold for breakfast, heats up well again for dinner with a salad and just all around yummy!

    Are you going to do a 7 day quiche challenge? πŸ™‚

    • jenna
      October 12, 2011 at 9:57 am

      that’s an amazing story! I love it.

  • Lisa
    October 12, 2011 at 9:59 am

    When I make quiche this is usually what I make–carrots, broccoli and cheese. YUM

  • stevie
    October 12, 2011 at 10:24 am

    are you still coming out with a culinary book?

    • jenna
      October 12, 2011 at 10:25 am

      my book will be out in september of 2012! I just finished the final draft and it’s in production now…phew.

  • danielle
    October 12, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Yum! Looks Amazing! Great Pictures.

  • Krystina (Organically Me)
    October 12, 2011 at 10:45 am

    My boyfriend was just talking about how much he loved quiche. Hmm…

  • B n B
    October 12, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Big fan of quiche cold from the fridge.

  • Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather
    October 12, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Nothing beats a great quiche! Thanks for sharing again πŸ™‚

  • Rachel
    October 12, 2011 at 11:17 am

    This look fantastic! I have all of these ingredient in the fridge left over from other meals in the last few days. For sure going to test this one out. I love BACON! Who doesn’t??

  • sarah k @ the pajama chef
    October 12, 2011 at 11:19 am

    so, all of my quiches are always huge failures. but i will try this one because it looks so darn good. πŸ™‚

  • Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter)
    October 12, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    That looks great! I’m a big quiche fan but rarely but it out because it always has dairy (I’m lactose intol).

    Do you have advice for someone hoping to get better at food photography?

  • Emily @ The Finicky Farmer
    October 12, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Hi, I’m Emily, and I’d love to live in your kitchen!

    Seriously, that quiche looks delicious, and you’ve inspired me to make one tonight for dinner. Thanks!

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    October 12, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I love broccoli and this looks like the perfect way to use it!

  • Sarah@The Flying ONION
    October 12, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Oh me, oh my.

    This reminds me of my Memere. I always thought she made the best–the absolute BEST–quiches. I bragged about them to everyone. “This quiche is good, but not as good as my Memere’s!!”

    And then. I located her secret one day when I went shopping with her. It was in the frozen isle of the grocery store!! Gasp! Life has never been the same since. But maybe I’ll strike up the nerve to try my hand at making my own. And maybe I’ll recover from that first shock and maybe it will taste like Memere’s. πŸ˜‰

  • Katrina
    October 12, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Mmmm lovely for brunch!

  • Sabrina @ Radioactive Runner
    October 12, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Ohh, I love quiche!! it’s so easy and really tasty. can’t wait to try this!! thanks for sharing.. again πŸ™‚

  • Danielle
    October 12, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    I’m just leaving work, heading for the grocery store — all I need is a pie crust and I shall be making this! Looks so good, Jenna! I cannot wait until your cook book comes out!!

  • Andi
    October 12, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    OMG Delicious! Can’t wait to make this! Your BBQ Chickpea pizza was a-maze. Thanks!

  • Hilliary@HappilyEverHealthy
    October 12, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Oh my this looks delicious! Reminds me of a quiche my mom used to make!

  • Molly @ RDexposed
    October 12, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    I took a deep sigh and literally said Mmmmm under my breath as I began to read this post!

  • Emily @ Life on Food
    October 12, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I made quiche tonight – roasted red pepper and feta. Your pictures came out way better than mine. Maybe the leftovers will photograph better?

  • Rachael @
    October 12, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Delicious and delicate. I feel more like a lady just looking at the photos…

    My mother always made quiche, custard and every other egg dish you can imagine because we had a host of eagerly-laying chickens in the back yard. We had to use them up! I wish I still had the same problem… might be time for a fresh-egg-roadtrip πŸ™‚

  • Alexa @ SimpleEats
    October 12, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    I love quiche…I usually save the buttery crust for last πŸ˜‰

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    October 12, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    I haven’t had a quiche in FOREVER. That makes me remember how amazing they are. I don’t know why but I hated them growing up and as soon as I became an adult I became obsessed.

  • Sara B.
    October 12, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Sounds like a pretty easy recipe that I would definitely love to try. A few adjustments could easily turn this into a breakfast quiche as well. So, this is a nice basic recipe to keep handy. Thanks!

  • Urban Wife
    October 13, 2011 at 6:27 am

    Quiche is awesome. End of story.

  • To burn Calories
    October 13, 2011 at 8:53 am

    This looks great and judging by the recipe it’s pretty good for you as well.

  • Josiedelaney
    October 15, 2011 at 8:14 am

    I made it! I added one extra egg, used spinach instead of broccoli (cause that’s what I had) and used white cheddar- fantastic! Hubby and dear daughter-age 6- are wolfing it down right now! So good!

  • Andrea Grace
    October 16, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Yum! Definitely going to make this!

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    Made the quiche last night, it was so good! I used organic broccoli and cut up some of the stem in small pieces to make it full of broccoli. It was really hard not to eat the bacon before adding it in but I resisted and it was so worth it! My husband approved, I think this will become a regular thing.

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    Found this about 3 weeks ago. It has been a huge hit and tonight I am making it for the 4th time. Definitely will make it into regular rotation. Super easy, especially when I make the dough ahead of time and just pull it from the freezer the night before. Thank you again!

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    February 8, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Just made this tonight! It looks divine. I am so excited to dig in! Thank you for an amazing recipe, Jenna!

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    May 13, 2014 at 5:04 am


    How would one make this exact recipe sans crust?

    I have all the ingredients to make it but am struggling to find a good recipe like yours… please help!