One of the easiest ways to make any quiche- especially crustless, is to think, leftovers. Veggies, meats, and cheeses are common leftovers that can be used in a quiche. Maybe you donât have any milk, but you have half and half, or cream - use it in a quiche. It really takes very little time to mix up the fixinâs for a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Crustless quiche recipes mean less fattening, and faster preparation. I have made many breakfast quiche recipes, and found that I tend not to prepare the ones that need a crust, as easily as those that donât. My broccoli quiche recipe could be used over a crust (if so desired), just donât spray the quiche plate or pie plate with a non stick spray.
Broccoli packs a huge nutritional bonus, fresh or cooked. Even the stems can be shredded and used like cabbage as a salad, or cooked and topped with Tamari sauce for example. I usually prefer it raw, dipped in hummus, or Ranch dressing, but if I have some leftover, it inevitably goes into a crustless quiche!
Broccoli is a rich source of fiber too. The high fiber/low sugar content is said to be very valuable for those suffering from diabetes. Another interesting and helpful nutrient in broccoli is calcium. Broccoli has more calcium than most dairy products, so those readers who are non-dairy, take note.
My Crustless Broccoli Quiche Recipe
This recipe was made up from leftovers, and a hunger for a crustless quiche.
4 eggs (use more if youâd like)
3 clove garlics
Â½ C half and half (can substitute milk, or cream)
Â½ C diced ham
1 TBS red pepper
1 C shredded cheddar cheese (can substitute other kinds)
1 Â½ C chopped broccoli (I had fresh, but frozen is fine)
Pam or other non stick spray
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Crack the eggs in a large mixing bowl. Add the half and half, and mix by hand. Press or chop the garlic and add to the mix. Add the red pepper, broccoli, ham and cheese. Mix it all with a spoon.
Spray the baking pan (a quiche pan, pie plate, or other baking pan will do) with non stick spray. Pour the mix from the bowl into the pan. Place in center oven rack. Cook for 20 minutes and then check it. Use a toothpick to see if it is done. Usually it is a pretty, golden browned look, and doesnât take much longer than 20 minutes. I am at a high altitude so I usually cook mine longer. Remove, let cool a bit, then eat and enjoy.
Spice It Up
This recipe is very good as is, but some like it hotter. I suggest tabasco sauce because it is usually found in oneâs refrigerator (like leftovers). You can add it to the cooked quiche or mix it in with the other ingredients to cook. Habanero hot sauces, Red pepper sauces, Chili sauces, and Chipotle sauces are just a few of the ones you may have to spice up the Crustless Broccoli Quiche.