This broccoli quiche recipe is one of my FAVORITE comfort food quiche recipes!
Fluffy, creamy, and DEEPLY satisfying, it’s a lifesaver when it comes to busy work weeks or lazy weekend mornings. A healthy breakfast or a sinful one, make this broccoli quiche recipe however you’d like! I’ll share my preferred low carb recipes version below, as well as a not-so low carb breakfast option (they’re equally as de-lish!!).
Either way you choose to make it, this cheesy, creamy and luxurious meal is a crowd-pleaser that you’re going to love!
So grab that apron and let’s get baking!
This broccoli quiche recipe is so savory and nutritious! Some of my favorite things about this recipe are that:
- 20 minutes to prep
- VERY customizable
- Great for meal prep
- Suuuper cheesy!
Knowing how to make a good quiche is an important life skill that’ll serve you well time and time again. It’s actually simpler than it may seem — you just whip the ingredients together then sit back while the oven does the work! Here’s everything you need to know:
Stick to these core ingredients and your broccoli quiche recipe will be amazing!
Broccoli – is a stellar low carb vegetable that packs a punch with its vitamin K and C! To make this broccoli quiche recipe, I like to use two cups of fresh, chopped broccoli.
Onions – have a slightly higher carb content (but are totally worth it for the flavor blast!). To cut some carbs, skip the onions, or use a little less.
Cream – The richness of quiche is thanks to the fat in heavy cream. And because heavy cream is mostly fat, unlike regular milk, it has fewer carbs—good news for quiche lovers like me! If you’re looking for a lower fat take on this recipe (that’s HIGHER in carbs), sub half of the cream for milk.
Cheese – Cheddar is my cheese of choice for this recipe because I truly think there’s no better pairing with broccoli. If you have a different type of cheese, any shredded/meltable cheese will do! A cup is enough to send singing praises for broccoli cheddar quiche!
Pie Crust – Here’s where you get to customize the recipe to suit your eating plan. I always use my low carb pie crust (made of almond flour!) which is suuuper buttery and flakey. If you aren’t on a low carb eating plan, opt for a storebought alternative, or your G-Ma’s famous recipe!
Tools To Make
Here’s what you’ll need to make this broccoli quiche recipe:
- Large nonstick pan
- Large bowl
- 9 inch buttered pie pan
- Tinfoil. Use this if your crust starts to brown! It will protect it from getting burned during this recipe’s long cook time.
If you have leftovers, you can store quiche in an airtight container in the fridge.
Can You Freeze This?
To freeze this broccoli quiche recipe, you’ll first have to let it cool completely. Then seal it using freezer paper, heavy-duty aluminum foil, or a freezer bag. Make your life easier by remembering to label the recipe and date before freezing!
To serve frozen quiche, don’t thaw it! Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, then bake the quiche until it’s warm (20-25 minutes).
I like to freeze the quiche in individual portions by slicing, then freezing it.
Meal Prepping Tips
If you have a big brunch planned, it’s really convenient to make a healthy breakfast quiche the night before so you don’t have to break a sweat in the morning. Or freeze this broccoli quiche recipe using the instructions above in preparation for busy days ahead!
Some fun twists for meal prepping quiche is to turn it into a breakfast casserole or quiche muffins! Either way, you’ll be all set with a filling breakfast even on hectic mornings.
It’s a beautiful thing how customizable quiche is. It’s such a great way to use up any spare veggies you have lying around because the world is your oyster when it comes to what you can throw together!
Can I Make This Without The Crust?
I love my low carb pie crust, but if I don’t have it prepared beforehand, I don’t let that stop me from having my broccoli quiche crustless. Just make sure to use a pie pan (not a quiche or tart pan) and cut the baking time in half.
You can also try my crustless quiche lorraine if you’re a bacon lover! Or make a crustless mini quiche by baking quiche muffins!
Is This Quiche Low Carb?
This recipe is a low carb quiche, depending on the crust you use.
Also, if you still want fewer carbs, you can go crustless or reduce the amount of onion, as onions are a higher carb vegetable (but they bring sooo much flavor!).
Can I Add Spinach?
Just be sure to saute the spinach before adding it to your quiche, as spinach contains a LOT of water! And we want to release as much of that as possible before baking our quiche.
Can I Add Mushroom?
Adding mushrooms is an excellent idea! To make mushroom quiche, add them to the saute with the broccoli and onions so they release all their moisture.
Can I Add Zucchini?
Zucchini quiche is a gem! Saute them into the mix to add more warmth to this cheesy dish! You can also “sweat” the zucchini by sprinkling them with salt, so they’re less bitter before you add them in.
For some more ingenious healthy breakfast combinations, check out these! Your taste buds will be floored by every single one!
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- 1 Pie Crust I use this low carb pie crust
- 2 Cups Broccoli chopped, fresh
- 1 Cup Onion yellow, diced
- 8 Eggs large
- 1 Cup Heavy Cream
- 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
- Pinch Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 Cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese shredded
- Preheat the oven to 400°.
- Prepare your pie crust and set it aside to cool.
- Add veggie oil to a large nonstick.
- Once shimmering, add 2 cups broccoli and 1 cup diced yellow onions. Saute until softened and the onions are translucent (about 12 minutes).
- In a large bowl, whisk together 1 cup heavy cream and 8 large eggs.
- Add cooked broccoli, onions, 1 cup shredded cheese,1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and a pinch of red pepper flakes and stir to combine.
- Pour over the prepared pie crust.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes*, or until the center is firm and the edges look slightly golden.
- Allow the quiche to cool before slicing, and enjoy!
Fans Also Made These Low Carb Recipes:
- Pie Crust - I always use my low carb pie crust for this!
- Burning the crust - Some pie crusts burn easily, to prevent this, create a collar to protect your crust with foil.around the edge of the crust using tin foil.
- Nutritional information is based on 1 slice, if you cut this quiche into 8 slices: