I am sitting here trying to remember when I started making quiches… Bacon Broccoli Quiche among them… I seriously cannot remember! That is what happens when you’re pushing a half of century, and lose track of what you do, especially when you do it often…
Quiches were not known in Poland where I grew up. My Mom never made them and did not know such thing existed until she visited me while I still lived in NY (Florida, NY, to be exact; I bet you did not know Florida, NY existed!)…
I made a Bacon Broccoli Quiche one day for dinner and my Mom couldn’t get over how good it was, and what a smart concept for a simple “pie” it was. She went back to Poland, and introduced her circle of friends to the “american pie”, how she called it:). No, she never watched the “American Pie” movie:)…
I had made plenty of quiches on a store-bought pie crust before I found out I was gluten intolerant. Every time it was a big hit. However, when I had mastered my gluten-free pie crust after discovering I can’t have gluten, my Bacon Broccoli Quiche reached a new level!
Bacon Broccoli Quiche is simply irresistible!
For me, it is comfort food. I know, you would never think of a quiche as comfort food, but when it’s done the right way, it is possible. Unless, you don’t like eggs (and I know there are people that can’t stand eggs)… then quiche is not for you, comfort food or not. If you have no problems with eggs, however, I invite you to try my Bacon and Broccoli Quiche. I purposely chose those 2 main ingredients – bacon and broccoli, as it seems, they are most popular.
However, you can make a quiche with anything you have on hand. My Mom’s favorite is kielbasa (surprise, surprise…) and broccoli. It is totally up to you what will be your favorite! 🙂
Here are some visuals of what you need in order to make one scrumptious Bacon Broccoli Quiche and the steps in making it:
As Always, Eat Well, Spend Wisely!
- 1 pie crust (use Gluten Free crust if your want Gluten Free quiche; recipe below)
- 4 cups broccoli
- 8 strips bacon
- 1 onion (diced)
- 2 garlic cloves (minced)
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tbsp flour (use Gluten Free flour if you want Gluten Free quiche)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 cup gouda (shredded)
- Prepare pie crust.
- Cook bacon and break or cut into pieces.
- Sauté onion and garlic in 2 tbsp olive oil.
- Add washed broccoli, sauté it with onions for 5 min.
- Whip eggs in kitchen aid bowl.
- Add mayonnaise, cream, flour, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
- Sprinkle the uncooked layer of pie crust with some cheese.
- Layer bigger pieces of broccoli on bottom of pie crust and top with bacon pieces. Top with some cheese.
- Pour the egg mixture over broccoli, bacon and cheese.
- Add the rest of broccoli and sautéd onions and spread evenly.
- Top with remaining of cheese.
- Cover with pie crust ring.
- Bake in 350 degrees for 50 min. Take pie crust ring off and bake for another 10 min to brown edges.
- I always have a pizza stone in my oven and bake my quiche in a glass dish on the preheated stone. That gives me nicely browned crust all around, even on the bottom.
- Make sure to use heavy cream, not half and half or milk. Trust me, only heavy cream will give you silky "set" consistency!
- Instead of sautéing onions with garlic and broccoli, you can mix broccoli with some EVOO and garlic and roast it in the oven at 425 degrees for 10 min. Onion is not necessary.
- As mentioned above, this quiche can be made gluten-free very easily, by using gluten-free pie crust (store-bought OR recipe below) AND gluten-free flour in the filling.
- Gouda cheese can be replaced with mozzarella and cheddar.