Bacon Quiche with Broccoli & Cheddar

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This Bacon Quiche with Broccoli & Cheddar comes together quickly and easily, yet it feels like an elegant meal. It’s perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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Ready for an easy dinner that will knock folks’ socks off? This easy Bacon Quiche with Broccoli & Cheddar fills the bill to a T. Not only is it simple to prepare and freezer-friendly, but also: Bacon.

Right? Bacon makes everything good.

Okay, bacon aside, it’s got everything going for it: a whole wheat pastry, eggs and milk, hearty cheddar, and broccoli. It’s like a one-dish dinner. You can add a salad on the side or start with a vegetable soup course, but you wouldn’t have to. The gang’s all here!

Yes, I really do make this with whole wheat pie crust. My family didn’t even notice. I use whole wheat pastry flour to make sure the texture isn’t too wheaty. Works like a charm.

This Bacon Quiche is perfect for a cozy fall supper, a laid back lunch with friends, or even a weekend brunch or breakfast. I love that I can make it ahead of time and freeze it!

How I make this good:

Whenever possible I like to cook with plain old ingredients. While the convenience of mixes and canned sauces is nice, I feel better about feeding my family just real food whenever possible. (Go here for some of my reasons on all that.)

For this particular dish, the only “processed” item is the bacon. Read labels and find the best quality bacon to fit your budget. All the other ingredients in this Bacon Quiche are just regular foods: broccoli, cheddar, eggs, flour, butter, half-and-half (aka cream and milk). In other words, if you were Ma Ingalls, you could grow, harvest, or make any of these ingredients yourself.

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How I make this cheap:

Quiche is not something we would call a “cheap food”, at least not with bacon and cream and butter, items that at full price cost a pretty penny. There are some strategies, however, to make this Bacon Quiche recipe a verified good cheap eat.

  • Do a price comparison. I know that Costco is the best place to buy ingredients like eggs and butter when there isn’t a great sale elsewhere. I keep track of prices so that I know who has the best deal where.
  • Stock up on ingredients when they are on sale. For instance, when I see a great price on eggs, I buy a lot. This often happens at Ralphs where I’ll find organic eggs marked down for less than $2. I recently found Applegate uncured bacon on manager’s special. I loaded up my freezer with all that was there.
  • Use a lower priced alternative. Cream is generally more expensive than half and half. Using half and half instead reduces the price of the dish.

Tools I use to make this recipe easy:

This is a pretty straight-forward dish. You don’t need any fancy equipment. However, having some good basic kitchen tools can really make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable. Over time, I’ve honed my collection so that they are perfect for my needs. Here are the tools that I like to use in this recipe.

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  1. VJones says

    If I were to make this with a pre made pie crust should I bake the crust first before adding the filling?

    • I do not prebake my crusts. I have seen some recipes that do. My guess is it’s a personal preference.

    • Donna C. says

      I always “blind bake” my pie crust when making a quiche, but I like a really crispy crust. I also add some saute onion.

  2. Stephanie M. says

    Jessica, this looks delicious. We love quiche and I make two different kinds; one is a zucchini quiche and the other is a spinach and cheddar cheese quiche. So adding a new one to the mix is good for us. Except for the half and half, which I will buy tomorrow, I have everything I need to make it and I will be making it tomorrow night (Tuesday). Thanks for the anticipated wonderful recipe! 🙂

  3. Roberta says

    Oh yum! We love quiche around here (quiche and frittatas are good ways to use up eggs when our hens are really producing. :))

    With the bacon and the cheddar, it might even convince my 12-year-old that broccoli isn’t so bad! We can hope at any rate.

  4. Pamela says

    What is the purpose of the flower in this recipe, Jessica? Thanks for the recipe. It looks delicious!

    • The flour helps the cheese from melting together in a clump. You can omit it if you prefer.

  5. Sherry says

    I used a Trader Joe’s roll out crust, did not pre-bake the crust, and followed the recipe exactly, and it came out fantastic! HOWEVER, I did have to bake mine for 45 min. before it finally set, 30 min. didn’t do it. I wasn’t sure if it’d be heavy, too cheesy, or too eggy, but was light and delicious. I served it at a retirement brunch. And I’ll be adding it to my family Christmas brunch this year. Thank you for the great recipe!

  6. Amy says

    Made this today! It was lovely! Switched the regular butter in the crust to unsalted, and added 1/2 tsp sugar as well to give it just a touch of sweet to balance the salty bacon. Super awesome! Didn’t pre-bake the crust and it turned out just perfect! Thanks for the tasty breakfast! THRee cheers!

  7. Mary says

    I tried it with sausage and spinach, fantastic!!!

  8. Debbie Kennedy says

    This is now my husbands favorite breakfast!

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