Friday, March 18, 2011

Crustless Broccoli and Cheddar Mini Quiche

I honor of St. Paddy's day (yesterday) I thought I better kick out something green for y'all.

It was between this broccoli, some spinach or the green eggs and ham in the back of the fridge.

The broccoli needed to be used up so it won. 
I'm not sure if being eaten is really 'winning' in the life of a vegetable but it's better than being tossed, right?

These are yummy and easy so they're a winner in my book. 
The muffin tin makes them the perfect size for little (and big) mouths. My one year old gobbled them up (probably because of the cheese). The few leftovers we did have I put in the freezer and they taste pretty good reheated.

Try them out for an easy breakfast or lunch.

Crustless Broccoli and Cheddar Mini Quiche
Makes: about 16
Adapted from Martha Stewart

1 pkg (10oz) broccoli florets
6 large eggs
½ cup whole milk
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp freshly ground pepper
¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 16 holes in a standard muffin tin, set aside. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add broccoli and cook for 1 minute. Drain well. Blot with paper towels to get out as much water as possible. Once cool enough to handle, coarsely chop.
2. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, milk, mustard and pepper. Stir in broccoli and cheese. Ladle broccoli mixture into muffin cups, dividing evenly. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the center of the quiche no longer jiggles. 


  1. Yum! These look so good, I'm adding them to my growing list of recipes to try!

  2. I couldn't wait long to make this recipe! And, I'm so glad I didn't. Very quick, easy, good, and versatile! Thanks for sharing on Seasonaly Sunday.

  3. yummm, these look great! i suppose for gluten, this recipe would rock. but i love me some crust, maybe i'll pour this into a flakey dish. or does that defeat the point? ha. either way! i love this! i had bookmarked a bunch of recipes to get back and comment on post vacation and this was one i knew i needed to share some love on. thanks for sharing :)


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