Broccoli quiche/pie

My girls enjoy eating broccoli and, because there are not too many vegetables that they will eat, I have had to find various ways in which to prepare it. I adapted the following vegetarian recipe to suit our tastes. The quiche is quick and easy to make – the oven does most of the work! It is delicious to eat with a salad and some fresh corn: perfect for those warm days when you want to eat a light lunch or dinner. On the colder days I prepare it with some squash, and a little mix of peas and carrots. While the pie is baking, you can spend time with your feet up, reading a book (I wish!)

Perfect for a light lunch or dinner, © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

Ingredients

Butter

Fresh broccoli, cut into pieces

2 cloves garlic (optional: I have made this recipe with, and without, garlic. Tastes good both ways)

Shredded mozzarella cheese

4 eggs, beaten

1 1/2 cups milk (I use unsweetened soya milk)

Butter puff pastry (I buy mine from the supermarket. Use butter pastry as opposed to the one made with oil – it tastes better!)

1 teaspoon salt

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C (350 degrees F).
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and broccoli. Cook until the vegetable is tender (it is best not to over cook the broccoli). If you are not using garlic, you can steam the broccoli – this method works just as well.
  3. Line a quiche / pie dish with the butter puff pastry. Spoon the broccoli into the dish (I use enough to fill the space).  Sprinkle cheese generouslyover the broccoli.
  4. Beat eggs in a separate bowl. Add the milk to the eggs and season with salt. Slowly pour this mixture over the broccoli.
  5. Bake in the oven for 30 – 45 minutes until the centre is cooked.
  6. Eat with a salad and some vegetables. Enjoy!

Will you give this recipe a try? Is broccoli one of the vegetables you enjoy eating?

11 thoughts on “Broccoli quiche/pie

  1. I have a six-year old son and when he was three he was asked at his pre-school what his favourite food was. He said, ‘green stalks’. He used to have green stalks every night. Won’t eat them now though. Perhaps I should hide them in your quiche recipe!

    Like

  2. Sounds like a great little recipe , easy to cook and prepare
    Great to find someone else that delights in broccoli
    Love my silverbeet and spinach too
    Cheers Colline
    Wishing you much love
    Aussie Ian aka Emu

    Like

  3. Hi, Colline. I love broccoli, broccolini, and broccoli rab. There is no bad way to prepare any of them, although I’ve been roasting them a lot lately. And, by the way, I don’t care what anyone says, I am real, I am a man, and I eat quiche. What’s more, I love it! Thanks for sharing your recipe and for giving me a platform. 🙂

    Like

  4. Love broccoli quiche!!! Will try your recipe.
    Have introduced my family to rappini, and Kale recently – similar vegetables, however, stronger! My boys are dutifully eating it with ‘green’ faces though and asking, ‘please Mom, don’t make this tommorow!’ I think I’ll try to hide it in a quiche with plenty of cheese after I try your recipe!
    Thanks for sharing Colline.

    Like

Share what you think

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.