Broccoli Cheddar Quiche

Gone are the days of “real men don’t eat quiche” – thank goodness! Today’s awesome quiche recipe, sure to be loved by men and women (and kids), comes from Tali of the new and improved More Quiche, Please blog.

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When I was 16, I made an important culinary discovery: Broccoli-cheddar quiche.

It wasn’t just that it instantly became one of my favorite foods — it was that I felt confident enough to serve it to my friends when they came for Shabbos.

Quiche with cheddar cheese? On Shabbos? That’s right. My four siblings and I were all raised as vegetarians, and I’ve now got a vegetarian kitchen of my very own.

As a kid (and especially as a teenager), I was all too aware that my family’s Shabbos menu was different than what everyone else was serving. No chicken soup, no deli roll, no meatball appetizers. So I developed something of a “veggie complex” — what if the friends I invited over didn’t like our food?

But then came the glorious day that I opened Mollie Katzen’s Enchanted Broccoli Forest and decided to give her broccoli quiche a whirl. After I tasted it for the first time, I felt up to hosting my whole class.

I’ve made this quiche countless times since, and there’s never any left. It’s so good that, for several months when I working full-time in Washington, D.C., I’d make a quiche on Sundays and have some for dinner every night of the week.

There are two ways to make this recipe: The easy way, using a frozen pie crust, and the “potchke” way, baking your own crust. If you’re in a rush or just don’t have the patience, you can go straight to the second part of the recipe, where I talk about the filling.

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  1. Yum! Can’t wait to try this – I’m always looking to expand my quiche repertoire.

  2. Mmm, this looks lovely. Although we are not vegetarians, I like to make unusual food – not necessarily the traditional shabbos fare – and my kids sometimes give me grief. Good to know I’m not alone! :)

    • You’d think that after being embarrassed over our not-so-traditional Shabbos meals as a kid, I’d now make all the classics every week. Ironically, I consistently go for the “weird” Shabbos foods instead. Go figure.

  3. Pissaldiere – or as my kids call it “Pizza Quiche”:

    Saute 2 c. onions and 1 clove garlic minced in 2 T. olive oil. When onions are soft, add 1 T. dried basil and 1 t. salt. Pour into bottom of 9 in. deep dish pie crust.

    Mix together 1/3 c. Parmesan and 3/4 Mozzarella. Sprinkle 1/2 of mixture on top of onions. Scatter 1/4 c. sliced black olives over that.

    Mix together 4 eggs, 1 c. milk, 1/4 t. dried mustard and 1 T. flour. Pour over pie. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over that and then arrange thinly sliced tomato over the cheese decoratively (don’t overlap!). Bake at 375 for 45-50 minutes until set.

  4. Chana Esther Fogel says:

    Thank you so much, this is very helpful

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