crustless broccoli-cheddar quiches

Sometimes you just a crave a quick and easy meatless meal. This is one of my favorites, Crustless Broccoli-Cheddar Quiches from Everyday Food Magazine. Paired with a salad and a piece of crusty bread, you’ve got a nice balanced meal.

They are snap to put together once you’ve briefly cooked the broccoli and preheated the oven. The ingredients are mostly basic staples that you might just have in the house at this very moment.

So let’s get cracking…some eggs, that is.

Crustless Broccoli-Cheddar QuichesEveryday Food Magazine, December 2004

  • butter, for ramekins
  • kosher salt
  • 10 ounces frozen broccoli
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • ground pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter four 8-ounce ramekins; set aside.

Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Add broccoli; cook 1 minute. Drain the broccoli well; transfer to a cutting board, and blot with paper towels. Chop coarsely.

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper, and nutmeg. Stir in chopped broccoli and shredded cheddar cheese.

Place ramekins on a rimmed baking sheet. Ladle the egg-broccoli mixture into the ramekins, dividing evenly. Bake until golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes. You can serve these right from the oven or at room temperature.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Christine says:

    Thanks! Can you tell me more about how to make the salad too?

    1. michael says:

      Hi Christine. I’ll put that in a future post. But how can you go wrong with a fresh salad with sliced apples, toasted walnuts and chunks of blue cheese?

      1. Christine says:

        I agree but I really am helpless when it comes to cooking. It certainly does not come naturally to me. Can’t wait for that post (and to see what kind of dressing you used–I really need all the details)!

  2. Kristi McElroy says:

    YAY!! The vegetarians thank you for this : ) It looks delicious ~

  3. michael says:

    They are great Kristi. What are some of your favorite meatless meals?

  4. inherchucks says:

    Yum! I have been on the lookout for the perfect quiche recipe…my daughter is a huge fan! Looking forward to trying this 🙂

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