Broccoli Cheese Quiche (Healthy, Easy)

A mix of egg whites and whole eggs are the basis for a custard for a quiche filled with broccoli and cheese. Broccoli Cheese Quiche  is perfect for breakfast or breakfast for dinner.

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Even my child loved this for breakfast or dinner. Healthy Broccoli Cheese Quiche a lower calorie and fat Recipe

We are a quiche loving family.  Even my little one will devour a piece of quiche loaded with the dreaded green vegetables.  I happened to buy two quiche from Costco to keep in the freezer for those nights or mornings I don’t have time to cook.  One was broccoli cheese quiche and the other was spinach and artichoke.  I decided to try the broccoli cheese quiche first.  My daughter does like broccoli, but flatly refuses to eat any leafy green vegetables.  I know, it is a total “mommy fail”.  She will eat a quail egg, smoked salmon or a whole artichoke, but if she even gets a whiff of a leafy green vegetable, she is moaning and groaning.  The frozen quiche was delicious.  We all really loved it.  Ly even ate the spinach and artichoke one.  Then she asked when we could have them again.

I have been avoiding Costco as we tend to spend too much when we go.  So, I decided to make them myself.  Quiche is so easy to make.  I cheated and bought a premade pie crust.  You can either make a crust or buy one.  I have a few recipes with crusts that are made of only olive oil, spaghetti squash or whole wheat.  I was going for exceedingly simple and low stress.  This quiche is also filled with broccoli, a whole bag of frozen broccoli.  You can use fresh, but again I was trying to make something quick and easy.  We devoured this quiche, too.  Next I am going to try to make a spinach and artichoke one and see if I can get Ly to eat that one, as well  I will be sure to pass along that recipe.

I did not freeze this Broccoli Cheese Quiche, so I do not know how it will do in the freezer.  I have frozen many other quiche with success.  This one was gone within 24 hours.  I would love to make up a few and keep them in the freezer.  With all of the holidays and activities coming up, they will be a life saver.  Try it yourself and let me know how it turns out for you.

Even my child loved this for breakfast or dinner. Healthy Broccoli Cheese Quiche a lower calorie and fat Recipe

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Broccoli Cheese Quiche

Broccoli Cheese Quiche

Course Breakfast, Brunch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 289 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 10 oz frozen chopped broccoli defrosted
  • 4 oz reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 cup reduced fat milk
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425•.
  2. Place pie crust into a 9-inch pie pan. Press down so the pie crust fully touches the bottom and sides.
  3. Fold over the top of the pie crust and crimp.
  4. Place a piece of foil into the pie crust and fill with dried beans or pie weights.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Reduce the oven to 325*.
  7. When cool enough, remove the beans and cool completely.
  8. In a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat, sauté the onions and broccoli in oil until all the liquid from the vegetables has been released and onions are tender, about 10 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  9. Spoon the broccoli mixture evenly onto bottom of the pie crust.
  10. Sprinkle cheese on top.
  11. In a medium bowl, whisk together whole eggs, egg whites, milk, salt and pepper.
  12. Pour into the pie crust.
  13. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the custard is cooked.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 10  Weight Watcher Smartpoints.

Nutrition Facts
Broccoli Cheese Quiche
Amount Per Serving
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 15g 30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Even my child loved this for breakfast or dinner. Healthy Broccoli Cheese Quiche a lower calorie and fat Recipe

Comments

  1. Broccoli and cheese is one of my favorite combinations! This sounds so good!
  2. This looks delicious. Comforting flavors of broccoli and cheese in a quiche. Love it.
  3. Quiche is one of my fave dishes too. Great way to work broccoli into the meal.
  4. Quiche makes for a great Sunday brunch. Your recipe looks so delicious. I love all the ingredients in it.
  5. We are a quiche loving family too! If my daughter could, she'd eat it daily.
  6. Can I prep quiche the night before, refrigerate and bake in morning?
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Kathy, I would be worried about the crust becoming soggy. Keep the filling in a bowl and pour into the prepared crust right before cooking.

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