Looking for something new for breakfast? This clean eating Broccoli Cheddar Quiche may be exactly what you need! It’s high in protein and gluten-free and is a wonderful break from the normal breakfast. Vegetables can go in every meal of the day, and this is definitely a favorite option that even the kids will love eating!
Broccoli Cheddar Quiche
I recently shared with you the Clean Savory Pie Crust recipe. You didn’t really think we would leave you with a recipe like that with nothing to put inside, did you?
Try this out! It’s a great addition to your morning breakfast and a way to break up the monotony of the scrambled egg white AND it’s gluten-free! Best of all, you can eat on it for a few days! (Just make sure you seal a container and refrigerate it.)
Can I Make a Quiche Without a Crust?
Yes! While I much prefer a crust on my quiche recipe, you can definitely make one without a crust. I know many individuals who turn a quiche into a frittata of sorts by leaving off the crust. While this recipe is healthy as it stands, skipping the crust makes it easier to fit into a variety of dietary needs and restrictions with zero worries about cross-contamination.
Can I Use Frozen Broccoli in this Quiche?
While I prefer using fresh vegetables as much as possible, it is okay to use frozen broccoli in this recipe. I just recommend thawing the broccoli and removing as much water as possible before mixing in with the eggs to go in the pie crust. This will make sure the eggs don’t get too soggy and they will set well when baked.
Can This Quiche Be Frozen?
One of my favorite ways to use up eggs when I find them on sale or can grab farm fresh is to make quiches because they freeze so well. If you plan to make larger batches of this quiche to freeze, you will want to go ahead and cook them completely. I also recommend using a disposable pie plate if you will be freezing these.
Simply follow the directions below and allow the quiche to cool completely. Once the quiche has cooled, use plastic wrap to cover and wrap around the quiche completely. Next, you will slip this into a large freezer plastic bag that has been dated and labeled so it is easy to identify in the freezer.
This will be good in the freezer for up to six months. To reheat, put in the refrigerator to thaw overnight, then pop into the oven at 350 for 10-15 minutes to heat through.
More Quiche Recipes
I am beginning to think that quiche is one of my favorite things to make. Well, I suppose it is since it’s so versatile, easy, and healthy. In fact, I have two other recipes here for quiche that you may enjoy. Make sure to bookmark or pin them to Pinterest to make them later.
Remember, a quiche can include anything you want. Vegetarian versions like this, or hearty meat-filled sausage quiche – it doesn’t matter what you prefer, there are tons of options. Have fun creating a unique quiche that satisfies your taste buds.
Ingredients for Broccoli Cheddar Quiche
- Cheddar cheese
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Black pepper
- Clean Eating Savory Pie Crust
This clean eating broccoli cheddar cheese quiche is high in protein and is gluten-free!
- 2 large eggs
- 8 egg whites, large eggs
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 cup chopped broccoli florets
- 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
- 1/3 cup low fat, organic cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a medium bowl, combine eggs, egg whites, and seasoning using a whisk.
- Add broccoli florets, yellow onion, and cheese to egg mixture, folding in the vegetables and cheese.
- Fill the Clean Savory Pie Crust (in a pie dish) with the egg mixture. The mixture should be approximately 1/4 inch from the top of the pie dish.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes until the egg is thoroughly cooked.
The macros below do not include the pie crust. Click here for the savory pie crust recipe and macros.
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American