Broccoli Swiss Quiche

by Brittany on September 9, 2009

Every once in a while I crave a good creamy and cheesy quiche. My mom makes a killer Mushroom Tarragon Quiche; however, since my hubby despises mushrooms I couldn’t very well make that for dinner! Instead I made up my own recipe using broccoli and Swiss as the main ingredients. It was delicious and definitely hit the spot!Broccoli Swiss Quiche
submitted by Brittany

1 pastry shell for 9 inch pie plate
1 med onion, chopped finely
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups broccoli, chopped small
2 Tb butter
1 tsp dried tarragon
3 eggs
3/4 cup cream
3/4 cup lowfat milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
2 cups Swiss cheese, grated
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

1. Line 9 inch pie plate with your premade crust. (I just use a basic pie crust recipe but you can save time if you want to buy the the premade kind at the grocery store.) Trim extra dough up to 1 inch from lip of plate. Fold dough overhang underneath and flute around edge of pie crust. Bake in preheated oven at 400 for 7 minutes. Change oven temp to 375 degrees.2. Melt butter in pan and saute onion over medium heat. Part way through add the garlic and chopped broccoli. Saute broccoli until just beginning to soften. Stir in tarragon. Remove from heat and spread mixture in bottom of pie crust.

3. Next layer shredded cheeses over broccoli mixture in pie crust. Beat eggs together then add cream, milk, salt and pepper – stir well to combine. Pour over everything in pie dish. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes* of until crust is golden and knife inserted into the filling comes out clean. Let stand 10-15 minutes before cutting. Serve immediately.

*Unfortunately I am staying in a rental house right now that has the worst oven! The temp is never accurate and so my times are always off. I’m thinking it should be about 30-40 minutes to bake but check often to make sure! Sorry!!

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1 Eliana September 9, 2009 at 10:57 am

Brittany – these recipe sounds great. Thanks so much for sharing.

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2 Erin September 9, 2009 at 12:31 pm

This looks delicious, Britt!

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3 Leslie September 9, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Mu hubby hates mushrooms as well! Grrrr, isnt it sooo annoying!??

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4 Shauna September 9, 2009 at 8:40 pm

Love your recipes and your blog!

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5 Melody September 10, 2009 at 6:58 am

I get that craving for quiche too! I usually have to make mini ones that I can freeze because my family is very closed minded when it comes to quiche. They have no idea what they are missing! :)

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6 MaRiN September 10, 2009 at 8:38 am

perfect! i am looking for a good quiche recipe for my sister's shower. thanks!

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7 Melody September 10, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Melody's Husband here. I'm not close minded to quiche. I genuinely don't like them. Our kids on the other hand, well… that's another story

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8 Cate O'Malley September 10, 2009 at 8:53 pm

I haven't made quiche in ages, but love having it on hand to heat up for lunch – yours looks great!

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9 Libby@CookingWithLibby September 11, 2009 at 1:58 pm

I only have one recipe for one quiche..but I may have to try this one soon :) It looks great!

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10 Erin November 10, 2009 at 9:14 pm

I made this last night and it was delish!

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11 Anonymous January 4, 2010 at 1:03 am

Can you post the Mushroom Tarragon Quiche Recipe pretty pretty please?? My husband would die for that…not kidding, lol.

Dani

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12 Melissa July 13, 2010 at 10:31 am

I just made this last night – it was so good! I didn't have any tarragon, so I just left it out, can't wait to try it with that in it next time!

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13 Kim June 9, 2011 at 11:56 am

I made this last night for dinner and it was sooooo delicious!!!! (and I hate eggs!!!) I agree…please post the mushroom quiche recipe =]

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