Quiche

Whenever we have a family gathering, my mom makes a homemade quiche for the family to enjoy for breakfast. The recipe below is adapted from my mother’s dish, and it has the flexibility to add whatever ingredients you want. For example, my aunt doesn’t eat pork so when we make it for her, we omit the bacon or ham. You can use whatever cheeses you have as long as they make sense together. It’s a flexible, easy dish that will impress as well as satisfy.

I’ve made variations of this many times for friends – whether it’s for a day in the vineyard, a weekend away, or a picnic in the park. This is the perfect, versatile dish that makes everyone happy!

Ingredients:

  • Deep dish frozen pie crust (Pillsbury is my favorite but I’ve had luck with Marie Callendar’s as well)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1.5 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 6 slices bacon / ham
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1/2 onion
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese / parmesan cheese / mozzarella cheese

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cook bacon (either in the oven or on the stovetop) and use napkins to sop up the grease.
  • Pre-cook the pie crust for 10 mins in the oven and remove. Set aside.
  • Slice onion and add to sauté pan (if you made bacon in the same pan, leave the grease for extra flavor!). Add minced garlic. Sauté until soft. (I remove the onions at this stage and leave the garlic, but if you like onions, leave them!). Add chopped broccoli to the pan and sauté 5-6 mins until soft but not cooked all the way through.
  • Meanwhile, beat 6 eggs in a medium mixing bowl. Add 1.5 cups heavy whipping cream.
  • Add all ingredients to the egg mixture, add salt and pepper
  • Pour egg mixture into the pre-cooked pie crust.
  • Place in the oven for 45 mins. Once the timer goes off, insert a butter knife into the center of the quiche. If the knife is clean once you pull it out, the quiche is ready. If not, cook another 10-15 mins until it is fully baked.

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