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Broccoli and Cheese Quiche

A quiche is the perfect breakfast, brunch, or dinner! I love sticking healthy vegetables in amongst the cheese.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli and cheese quiche, broccoli and cheese quiche recipe
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 pink salt or sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 bunch broccoli
  • 1 cup shredded gouda cheese
  • 1/2 cup white or yellow cheddar cheese

Pie Crust

  • 1 1/4 cup unbleached flour
  • 6 tbsp real butter very cold
  • 1 tsp pink salt or sea salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • About 1/4 cup ice water added 1 tbsp at a time

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375.
  • Wash and cut the broccoli. (I like to cut the florets off, then cut them in half.)
  • Saute over medium heat 5-7 minutes. add salt and pepper to taste
  • Cook until lightly brown and they are starting to get tender.
  • Remove from heat.
  • In a mixing bowl whisk eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  • Grate cheese and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl add all dry crust ingredients.
  • Cut in butter with a pastry cutter or a fork until the pieces are very small.
  • Add ice water 1 tbsp at a time, just until dough comes together.
  • Once dough comes together, use your hand to press it together the rest of the way (it will seem dry).
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let the dough cool in the fridge for a few minutes.
  • Flour a surface on your counter.
  • Place dough on floured surface
  • With a rolling pin┬ároll dough out until it's about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Place dough in ungreased pie plate cutting any extra from the edges.
  • Sprinkle grated cheese at the bottom.
  • Then add cooked broccoli.
  • Pour in egg mixture.
  • Bake at 375 for about 35 minutes, or until lightly brown on top.

Notes

To ensure a flaky crust:
*Make sure water and butter are very cold.
*Make sure you don't use too much water
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