Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche
Oct 02, 2023
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There is nothing that goes together quite like broccoli and cheddar cheese. Add a buttery, flaky crust and you have an instant crowd pleaser for adults and your kids alike. Whether it is a busy morning before school or a Sunday brunch – this Broccoli & Cheddar Quiche is delicious and nutritious.
We love quiches because they serve as a complete meal in one easy dish – vegetables, eggs, and a crisp crust create a well-balanced breakfast to get your day started.
Packed with fiber-rich broccoli, your kids won’t be able to tell just how healthy this dish actually is.
The beauty of this delightful dish is how versatile it is – add extra veggies, throw in more cheese for good measure, or sub out the milk for an alternative. The kitchen is your oyster, and this recipe is so customizable to you and your family’s needs.
Ingredients for Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche
Tanimura & Antle Broccoli:
Broccoli provides a range of tastes and textures, from soft and flowery (the floret) to fibrous and crunchy (the stem and stalk). Did we also mention that they are high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Potassium? Tanimura & Antle is proud to offer broccoli that is field fresh and always of the highest quality. Equally as delicious in your favorite meals, Tanimura & Antle’s Broccoli is just as good on its own as a vehicle for your favorite dips.
Make Tanimura & Antle broccoli a grocery store staple as a way to introduce more delicious greens into mealtime for you and your family! You can learn more about Tanimura & Antle’s legacy of providing premium, fresh vegetables here.
Tanimura & Antle Green Onions:
Looking to add the perfect amount of freshness and zest to your quiche? Look no further than Tanimura & Antle Green Onions. Green onions, also known as scallions, have a thin white base and straight green stalks that look like giant chives – they are also an excellent wat to bring a burst of color and a mild, oniony flavor that perfectly complements the other ingredients in this dish. Packed with Vitamin C and Calclium, Green Onions also add an extra layer of nutrients to this tasty quiche.
Deep Dish Pie Crust
Homemade or Store Bought – the origin of your pie crust does not matter as long as it is rich, buttery, and flaky. The crust for this quiche is the foundation upon which the magic is built—a golden, mouthwatering vessel ready to encase the savory, cheesy filling.
Wanting to try your hand at a homemade crust? There are several great recipes out there that you can find. However, in order to save time, store-bought pie crusts work just the same, and they are always available at the grocery store.
Let’s be honest, as much as we love the fact that this quiche is packed with nutritious, vibrant broccoli florets, the velvety and Indulgent cheese takes this quiche to the next level – and makes it so your kiddos don’t even know they are getting a full serving of vegetables in. With the sharp tang of cheddar and the nutty complexity of Parmesan makes this quiche truly irresistible. Cheddar and Parmesan not your thing? Feel free to add your own twist and incorporate your favorite cheese varieties – or for those busy mornings before school, whatever you have on hand!
Now let’s get to the fun part – putting together your Broccoli & Cheddar Quiche.
How to Make Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake the pie crust until light brown, about 10 minutes. Let cool.
Step 2: Prep all your ingredients. Chop Tanimura & Antle Broccoli and Tanimura & Antle Green onions to your desired size. Grate cheese separately, and then combine. If desired, pre measure all remaining ingredients.
Step 3: Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and sauté the broccoli, onion and garlic, stirring to prevent browning.
Step 4: Season with ½ tsp. salt and pepper, cooking for 5-6 minutes, until broccoli starts to soften. Remove from heat.
Step 5: In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs with milk and cream. Stir in cheeses, oregano and remaining 1 tsp. salt.
Step 6: Place the broccoli mixture in the bottom of the pre-baked piecrust, followed by the milk-cheese-egg mixture.
Step 7: Place the quiche on a baking sheet and put on the middle rack of the oven. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the center is set when jiggled.
Step 8: Remove from the oven and let sit for 5-10 minutes before slicing.
Step 9: Enjoy!
Related: Swiss Chard Quiche
About Tanimura & Antle
Founded in 1982, Tanimura & Antle is an employee-owned family farming business with a four-generation legacy and a passionate commitment to growing premium quality produce.
Built on a partnership between two families, with a shared commitment to always value employees as its greatest asset, the founding families now share ownership with all employees — from farming and harvest crews to management — through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).
As one of the largest independent vegetable growers in the United States, Tanimura & Antle farms more than 36,000 acres of rich, fertile farmland and ships a full line of premium fresh conventional and organic produce products nationwide.
Tanimura & Antle keeps the Earth and their communities in mind at every stage of growing and shipping their premium fresh produce. By committing to innovation, they are committed to creating a more sustainable future for their employees, customers and the world. Tanimura & Antle’s goal is to solve industry-wide issues, decrease inputs and provide premium fresh produce to their customers and consumers nationwide.
Be sure to add this Broccoli Quiche to your next breakfast or brunch meal to impress everyone at your table from adults to the pickiest of kids!
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- Sweet Red Onion and Apple Panini
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Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche
- 3 cups Tanimura & Antle Broccoli roughly chopped
- 3 Tanimura & Antle Green onions chopped
- 1 Frozen deep dish pie crust, or homemade pie crust unbaked
- 1 Tbsp Olive oil
- 1 tsp Minced garlic
- 5 Large eggs
- 1/2 cup Cream
- 1/2 cup Milk
- 1/2 cup Grated parmesan cheese
- 2/3 cup Grated Swiss cheese
- 1/2 tsp Dried oregano
- 1 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp black ground pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake pie crust until light brown, about 10 minutes. Let cool.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and sauté the broccoli, onion and garlic, stirring to prevent browning.
- Season with ½ tsp. salt and pepper, cooking for 5-6 minutes, until broccoli starts to soften. Remove from heat.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs with milk and cream. Stir in cheeses, oregano and remaining 1 tsp. salt.
- Place the broccoli mixture in the bottom of the pre-baked pie crust, followed by the milk-cheese-egg mixture.
- Place the quiche on a baking sheet and put on the middle rack of the oven. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the center is set when jiggled.
- Remove from the oven and let sit for 5-10 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.