Three-Cheese Broccoli Quiche

Breakfast & Brunch | Baking, Entertaining, Kid Friendly | Eggs & Dairy, Vegetables

START TO FINISH: 20 minutes preparation, plus 50 to 55 minutes to bake; 15 minutes to cool
Recipe Scoop Three-Cheese Broccoli Quiche

Cooking Notes

Frozen deep-dish pie shells may be substituted if you are accustomed to using them.

Worcestershire sauce is not vegetarian, but it does add a lot of flavor.

Three-Cheese Broccoli Quiche

1 box (10 ounces) frozen chopped broccoli
1 package (15 ounces) refrigerated pie crusts
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
6 large eggs
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 2/3 cups half and half
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, optional*
2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon black pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place frozen broccoli in a colander. Run warm tap water over it just until block loosens into very small pieces. (Broccoli may still be partially frozen.) Drain well, pressing with your hand or the back of a spoon to remove excess water. Set aside to drain.

Place crusts into deep-dish 8-inch pie dishes according to package directions. Peel and coarsely chop onion. Place half of onion in each pie dish.. Scatter half drained broccoli in each dish. Evenly scatter half of each of Swiss, cheddar and Parmesan cheeses over broccoli in each dish.

Break eggs into a 2-quart or larger bowl and whisk until light and foamy. Add flour and whisk vigorously to blend well. (All of the flour lumps may not disappear.) Add half and half, flour, mustard, Worcestershire (if using) and all remaining spices. Whisk to blend well. Using a ladle or ½-cup measure, spoon half egg mixture over each quiche.

Bake, uncovered, for 50 to 55 minutes or until set and lightly brown. Remove from oven and let quiches stand 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

Three-Cheese Broccoli Quiche

From Beverly:

Once I froze my quiches a month ahead to serve at a baby shower and they tasted as fresh as the day they were made. If the work can be done weeks in advance and nobody knows the difference, why stay up slaving in a panic the night before? Sounds like a great desperate entertaining solution to me!

Three-Cheese Broccoli Quiche

Approximate Values Per Serving: 483 calories (59% from fat), 32 g fat (16 g saturated), 214 mg cholesterol, 17 g protein, 33 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 429 mg sodium

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