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Easy Broccoli and Ham Quiche

Easy Broccoli and Ham Quiche

Are you looking for a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner? Look no further than this mouthwatering Broccoli and Ham Quiche! Packed with the goodness of broccoli and the savory flavor of ham, this quiche is sure to impress your family and friends. Plus, it’s a versatile dish that can be customized to suit your taste. Let’s dive into the details of this delightful recipe!

The Beauty of Quiche

Quiche is like a beautiful canvas waiting to be painted with your favorite ingredients. It’s a savory pie that originated in France and has become a beloved dish all over the world. The combination of a buttery crust and a creamy egg filling makes it a true delight. And the best part? You can get creative with the fillings! Whether you prefer vegetarian options like spinach and mushrooms or meaty choices like bacon and sausage, the possibilities are endless.

Broccoli and Ham: A Match Made in Quiche Heaven

Broccoli and ham are a classic combination that works wonders in quiche. The vibrant green broccoli adds a pop of color and a nutritious boost, while the smoky and salty ham brings a depth of flavor. Together, they create a harmonious balance that will leave you craving for more. The broccoli retains its slight crunch, adding a pleasant texture to the creamy filling.

Creating the Perfect Quiche

Before we jump into the recipe, let’s talk about the key elements of a perfect quiche. First and foremost, the crust. A buttery and flaky crust is crucial to the overall success of the dish. Whether you choose to make your own from scratch or opt for a store-bought one, make sure it’s pre-baked to ensure a crisp and golden base. Secondly, the filling. Whisk together eggs, cream, and your choice of seasonings to create a rich and silky custard-like filling. Finally, the toppings. Sprinkle shredded cheese or herbs on top to add an extra layer of flavor and visual appeal.

The Recipe

Now that we have covered the basics, let’s dive into the easy recipe for Broccoli and Ham Quiche:

Ingredients:

  • Broccoli florets
  • Ham, diced
  • Eggs
  • Cream
  • Salt and pepper
  • Shredded cheese

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Roll out the crust and line a pie dish. Pre-bake the crust according to the package instructions.
  3. In a skillet, sauté the broccoli and ham until they are slightly cooked.
  4. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, salt, and pepper.
  5. Spread the broccoli and ham evenly over the pre-baked crust.
  6. Pour the egg mixture over the filling.
  7. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes until the quiche is set and the top is golden brown.
  9. Allow the quiche to cool slightly before serving.

And there you have it! A delicious and satisfying Broccoli and Ham Quiche that will impress your taste buds and your guests. Serve it with a side salad for a complete meal or enjoy it on its own. This versatile dish is perfect for any occasion.

FAQs

1. Can I use frozen broccoli for this quiche?

Yes, you can use frozen broccoli. Just make sure to thaw and drain it before adding it to the quiche.

2. Can I substitute the ham with another meat?

Of course! Feel free to substitute the ham with cooked bacon, sausage, or even chicken for a different flavor profile.

3. Can I make the quiche crust gluten-free?

Absolutely! There are plenty of gluten-free crust options available, or you can make your own using gluten-free flours.

4. Can I make the quiche ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the quiche ahead of time and refrigerate it. Just reheat it in the oven before serving.

5. Can I freeze the quiche?

Yes, you can freeze the quiche. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before freezing. Thaw it in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

6. What are some other vegetable options I can add to the quiche?

You can add a variety of vegetables to your quiche, such as spinach, mushrooms, bell peppers, or even sun-dried tomatoes.

7. Can I use a different type of cheese?

Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese, such as cheddar, Swiss, or feta, to add your own twist to the quiche.

8. Can I make mini quiches instead of a large one?

Yes, you can make mini quiches using muffin tins or individual tart pans. Just adjust the baking time accordingly.

In Conclusion

Broccoli and Ham Quiche is a versatile and delicious dish that can be enjoyed for any meal of the day. Whether you’re hosting a brunch, preparing a quick dinner, or simply craving a flavorful treat, this quiche is the perfect choice. With its buttery crust, creamy filling, and the delightful combination of broccoli and ham, it’s a recipe that will satisfy both your taste buds and your hunger. So, why not give it a try and experience the goodness yourself?

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Easy Broccoli and Ham Quiche

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package of frozen broccoli florets , 10 ounces
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 onion , minced
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 1 ½ cups of diced cooked ham
  • 1 unbaked pie crust , 9 inches
  • 1 ½ cups of shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 4 large beaten eggs
  • ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Place the broccoli in a microwave-safe glass bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Heat the broccoli in the microwave for 1-minute intervals until it is heated through, which should take about 5 minutes. Drain the broccoli and set it aside.
  • In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Sauté the onion and garlic in the melted butter until the onion becomes slightly translucent, which should take about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the ham and broccoli into the onion mixture, then transfer the mixture to a pie crust.
  • In a medium bowl, beat together the cheese, milk, eggs, and black pepper. Pour this mixture over the ham mixture in the crust. Sprinkle with paprika.
  • Bake the pie in the preheated oven for 30 to 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • If you prefer fresh broccoli, you can substitute 2 cups of fresh broccoli for frozen broccoli. Cook the fresh broccoli with the onions and garlic until it becomes soft.
  • The recipe has been successfully made using a combination of Cheddar and provolone cheese.
  • If desired, you can enhance the recipe by adding mushrooms and red peppers. However, keep in mind that my family is picky and prefers not to include them.
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