Broccoli Quiche Recipe

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This broccoli quiche recipe is a healthy and delicious start to your morning! Plus, it travels well for easy, on-the-go eating.

This recipe came about because I had a huge bunch of broccoli left over from another recipe. I bought way more than I needed and really needed a way to use it up. (I hate throwing away food!).

Now, I’ve made this with egg whites as well as with whole eggs. And while both are good, you’ll want to decide ahead of time what your goal is. For a leaner, lower calorie quiche, egg whites are the way to go.

If pleasing those at your breakfast table is the only goal, then I’d opt for the whole eggs. The flavor is much richer than with egg whites. Neither is a bad option, it just depends on what your personal goals are.

Clean Eating Broccoli Mushroom Quiché

HOW TO MAKE QUICHE

Quiche is one of the simplest foods to make. All it requires is a mixing bowl and a whisk. Beat your eggs until well combined and stir in any number of vegetables along with some cheese, salt and pepper, and you’ll end up with a delicious breakfast every time.

You can make quiche with or without crust, again, depending on your personal eating plan. You can make a whole grain crust, and gluten free crust or even an all-nut crust if you so choose. The sky’s the limit when it comes to quiche.

I’m sure there are some professionals out there cringing at what I’ve typed here. There are, of course, more sophisticated methods for making a delicious quiche. But for the home cook who just wants to get breakfast on the table, keeping it simple is the way to go.

And here’s an extra tip. Adding a splash (about 1-2 tbsp.) of milk or cream to the eggs, will make them lighter and fluffier that if you make them without. The same principle applies to scrambled eggs, in case you were wondering.

It’s totally okay to switch or omit ingredient, herbs, spices, cheeses and anything else you can think of. It’s hard to go wrong with a quiche. So get creative and enjoy your next quiche!

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HEALTHY QUICHE RECIPES

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BROCCOLI MUSHROOM QUICHE RECIPE

Clean Eating Broccoli Mushroom Quiché

Broccoli Mushroom Quiche

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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, French
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 45.73kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

Equipment

  • 8 or 9 inch pie pan

Ingredients

  • 1 standard whole grain pie crust (see recipe link above)
  • 2 cups egg whites (or whole eggs, as you wish)
  • 2 cups cooked, chopped broccoli
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 lb. sliced brown mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Prepare pie crust and set aside.
  • Place all other ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well with a whisk.
  • Pour the mixture into the pie crust and place in the oven for approximately 45-60 minutes. Basically, you want to bake it until there is no liquid when you cut into the center.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 45.73kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.25g | Protein: 5.5g | Fat: 1.7g | Saturated Fat: 1.01g | Cholesterol: 4.77mg | Sodium: 102.5mg | Potassium: 159.72mg | Fiber: 0.47g | Sugar: 0.9g | Vitamin A: 118.45IU | Vitamin C: 10.52mg | Calcium: 55.13mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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27 Comments

  1. Anna Johnston says:

    Hi 🙂 I just came across your blog on Twitter so thought I’d say hi & tell you this is one interesting little Quiche, thanks for sharing.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Anna – Thanks for stopping by! Glad to have you!

  2. thezestyonion says:

    I have this broco-mushrm quiche in the oven as I type…it smells INCREDIBLE! Thanks for all of your great ideas!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Zesty – Fantastic! Let me know how you like it!

  3. angela houy says:

    if i leave the mushrooms out will it mess the recipe up?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Angela – No, it should be fine. But you may want to add a little extra broccoli to make up for it.

  4. how do I register for the earrings!!! I love earrings, feel nude if I don’t wear them! lol

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Grace – Take a look at today’s recipe for Chocolate Fondue. All the instructions are there.

  5. I made this yesterday and we loved it!! I had some for breakfast today and probably lunch today.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Lisa – Fabulous!! Left overs are the best, aren’t they? Well darn, now I’m hungry… 😉

  6. Loved this recipe! First one I have tried from here. I am already looking for the next recipe. Thanks!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kim – Wonderful!! Thanks for trying my recipe!

  7. 1/16 of a quiche is pretty small, not what is pictured.

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Actually, yes. That’s IS what is pictured.

  8. graciouspantry says:

    Linda – Should freeze just fine.

  9. I just tried this tonight and it was delicious Even my husband loved it and he doesn’t really care about clean eating. I did use a store-bought whole wheat crust that did have some can sugar in it, but it was minimal and thought it was a good compromise since I’ve never made a pie crust before.

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Megan – Great job! Glad you both enjoyed it!

  10. Is there a way to make this with half egg whites and half the whole egg?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Sure! I use 2 egg whites for every whole egg. So any way you do the math, you can do it with as many whole eggs or egg whites as you wish.

  11. Hi! 1 carton of egg whites is equivalent to how many egg whites in total? They don’t sell liquid egg whites here, only whole eggs!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      The recipe calls for 16 ounces and 8 ounces is a cup. So I can only guess that it would be about 2 cups worth. It’s been a while since I made this, but if memory serves, I believe that’s about right.

  12. Do you bake the crust first? then put in ingedients

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      I never have, but if you prefer it being very cooked, feel free. Just watch the edges so they don’t burn.

  13. Laura Anna says:

    I’ll be making this tomorrow but sans crust. I can hardly wait!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Laura Anna – I hope you enjoy it!

  14. Karla Veatch says:

    Can I exchange spinach for the broccoli?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Karla – You can, but use fresh spinach as the frozen stuff often has too much water in it.

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