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Crustless Broccoli-Cheddar Quiches

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Breakfast for one? In these individual quiches, broccoli gives the creamy cheddar and egg a nice crunch; eliminating the crust cuts down on baking time.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, December 2004

Ingredients

  • Butter, for ramekins
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen broccoli florets
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (3 ounces)
  • Crusty bread and mixed salad (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter four 8-ounce ramekins (or a 9-inch pie dish); set aside. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Add broccoli; cook 1 minute. Drain well; transfer to a cutting board, and blot dry with paper towels. Chop coarsely.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, half-and-half, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and nutmeg. Stir in broccoli and cheese.

  3. Place ramekins on a rimmed baking sheet. Ladle broccoli mixture into ramekins, dividing evenly. Bake until golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes. Serve with crusty bread and a mixed-green salad, if desired.

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  • bill.is.god
    17 APR, 2017
    I make this as one dish and have made it several times. So quick and easy - my family and I love this!
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  • MS11673516
    25 MAY, 2014
    I made this broccoli cheddar crustless quiche for guests for brunch today. I steamed fresh broccoli in the microwave and from there the whole thing came together in a couple of minutes. Rave reviews...I made it in a pie plate and only left in oven until eggs were set, just under 30 minutes. I will try with other vegetable and cheese varieties in the future.
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  • ashleyannz
    22 APR, 2014
    Sooo yummy! I threw this together for dinner one night (in 5 mins!) and could not have been more impressed. Instead of boiling the broccoli I bought the kind in a steamer bag and cooked it in the microwave (I reduced the time by about a minute). I also subbed skim milk for the half and half and used reduced fat cheddar. I served it with an arugula salad and bread. I'll definitely be making the regularly! You could absolutely substitute whatever cheese and veggies you have on hand.
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  • butcept
    5 FEB, 2014
    I found this recipe on Pinterest. My youngest is a semi-vegetarian eater and loves broccoli. Quite honestly, when I clicked the link to the recipe and found it on this site, I was taken aback. "This is going to have 15 ingredients and take 3 hours to make" I characterized, before reading the recipe through. NOPE. It was simple and easy and has become a regular *and* favorite entrée in our regular menu options. We don't do the ramekins - I use a pie pan and it comes out perfect.
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  • rebecca_m
    28 JAN, 2014
    I liked this idea of a crustless quiche (I live in France so quiche are ubiquitous) but 6 eggs...wow. I used this recipe as a template but followed the rule for making quiches where I live: 3 eggs with 1/2 cup of dairy for every egg. For the dairy I used 1 cup of skim milk and 1/2 cup of cream. Everything else was as the recipe. It came out great, the custard was set and I served with turkey filets. I loved it but my son and husband missed the crust. I'll make it again, next time for brunch.
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  • aonm
    27 OCT, 2013
    I subbed full fat coconut milk, no cheese, and added spinach and prosciutto - gluten and dairy free! It came out perfect - served with a simple salad and the boys loved it.
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  • MS112606613
    1 MAR, 2013
    broccoli quiché, comida sin carne
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  • cassiehaw
    7 JAN, 2013
    This is my go-to quiche recipe. I've made it with broc. and cheese and bacon, tomatoes and cheese - both are fantastic. I've also used regular milk instead of 1/2 and 1/2 and it turned out perfectly.
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  • Sharon Harrington
    26 NOV, 2012
    Good !!
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  • monyrizo
    24 JUL, 2011
    edithloc, half & half , its half cream, and half milk. you can find it in walmart or any supermarket, in walmart tha brand you will find, among others is Lyncott, wich is very good , by the way. The tip for buy the half & half , is if you live in mexico., because in USA, you´ll find it everywhere!! =)
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