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Easy Broccoli Bacon Quiche Recipe

This easy Broccoli Bacon Quiche Recipe with cheddar cheese is hearty, flavorful happiness in a pie pan that’s perfect for brunch, lunch, or dinner. 

With a crispy crust, savory bacon, tender broccoli, savory custard, and melted cheddar cheese, this quiche is the ultimate make-ahead meal that can grace your buffet or holiday table, too. Plus, it’s simple to customize this quiche with your favorite vegetables or cheeses. 

Easy broccoli cheese quiche has quickly become one of my family’s favorite breakfast recipes, along with Bacon Cheese Turnovers, Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole, and Bacon Egg and Cheese Sandwiches.

If you like quiche, too, be sure to check out the recipe for our Mini Phyllo Bacon and Cheese Quiches!

Just baked Broccoli Bacon Quiche, eggs in a carton, and a knife and fork.

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Contents

Why You’ll Go Hog Wild for This Recipe

Super Tasty: This homemade quiche recipe combines the savory flavors of smoky bacon and cheese with the goodness of broccoli in a delicious quiche filling.

Great for Any Meal: This Bacon Broccoli Cheddar Quiche is a great dish to serve for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. It’s also perfect for potlucks, parties, or other gatherings.

Easy to Make: This recipe is easy to follow, and the quiche is quick to put together. It’s a great option for busy weeknights or lazy weekend mornings when you want to prepare a delicious meal without a lot of fuss.

Make It Your Own: Quiches are a versatile dish that can be made with a variety of ingredients. You can easily customize this recipe to suit your taste preferences or to use up any ingredients you have on hand. See our variation ideas below!

Ingredients and Substitutions

Pie crust, cheese, onion, broccoli, bacon, eggs, half and half, and seasonings to make broccoli bacon quiche.

Broccoli: You can use fresh broccoli or frozen for this recipe. If using frozen broccoli, be sure to thaw it before using.

Bacon: You can use any type of bacon you like, such as regular, thick-cut, cured, uncured or smoked bacon.

Cheese: We like sharp cheddar cheese with this recipe. If you prefer, you can substitute cheddar, mozzarella, or Swiss. You can also use a combination of cheeses for more flavor.

Eggs: Large eggs work best in this recipe.

Half and half: Using half and half adds richness and flavor. If you prefer, you can use half whole milk and half heavy cream instead.

Onion: I used half a sweet Vidalia onion, but you can use a regular yellow or white onion if you like.

Pie crust: You can use an unbaked store-bought or homemade pie crust for this recipe. If using a frozen pie crust, be sure to thaw it before using.

Salt and pepper: Be sure to season the quiche filling with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Equipment Needed

Here’s what you need to prepare this cheesy bacon broccoli quiche recipe:

  • Large skillet (Here’s the best pan for frying bacon.)
  • Slotted spoon
  • Paper towels
  • Sharp knife
  • Cutting board
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Pie pan (A 9-inch pie plate works best. I’m partial to glass because I think it cooks more evenly, but you can use metal, too.)

Step by Step Instructions

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

STEP TWO: In a skillet, cook the chopped bacon over medium heat until crispy, about 8-10 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

Cooking chopped bacon  in a skillet with a slotted spoon until golden brown.

STEP THREE: Drain all but 1 tablespoon bacon grease. In the same frying pan, add the onion and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the broccoli florets and cook over medium heat until tender, about 4-5 more minutes.

Frying chopped onions and broccoli in bacon grease for quiche filling.

Cool briefly.

STEP FOUR: Sprinkle a handful of the cheese on the bottom of the pie shell, and spoon the onions and broccoli evenly over the cheese.

Sautéed chopped broccoli crowns layered in an unbaked pie shell.

Sprinkle the crispy bacon bits on top of that layer.

Golden brown cooked bacon bits sprinkled in the unbaked pie crust for quiche.

Then sprinkle with the rest of the cheese.

Shredded cheddar cheese sprinkled on the quiche crust before baking in the oven.

STEP FIVE: In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, seasoning salt, table salt, and black pepper until well combined.

Beating together eggs, half and half, and seasonings in a mixing bowl for quiche filling.

Pour the egg mixture evenly over the other ingredients in the pie shell.

Pouring the egg mixture over the quiche ingredients in a pie pan.

STEP SIX: Bake the quiche in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, or until the center is set and the top is golden brown.

Let the quiche cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Lifting a slice of broccoli quiche with bacon from the pan to serve.

How easy was that? This recipe makes 6 hearty servings. Enjoy!

A slice of broccoli bacon cheese quiche on a plate with a fork.

Recipe Variations

Other vegetables: You can reduce or eliminate the broccoli and add or substitute other chopped vegetables to the quiche filling. Some of our favorites include: spinach, mushrooms, asparagus, green onions and red bell peppers. Just be sure to sauté them until tender first before adding them to the filling.

Herbs and spices: You can add herbs and spices to the quiche filling, such as thyme, parsley, or garlic powder, to add more flavor.

Spicy Broccoli Quiche: Add 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper to the mix.

Jalapeño Bacon Quiche: Seed and finely chop 1 or 2 jalapeños. Cook them at the same time you cook the onions. Proceed according to the recipe.

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

To store leftover broccoli cheddar bacon quiche quiche, let it cool to room temperature and then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. You can also place it in an airtight container. Store the quiche in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

If you want to freeze the leftover quiche, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and then place it in an airtight container or freezer bag. Freeze the quiche for up to 2-3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

To reheat the quiche, bake it in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10-15 minutes, until heated through.

Be sure to check the internal temperature of the quiche with a food thermometer to make sure it reaches 165 degrees F (74 degrees C) before serving. You can also microwave it for 30-60 seconds per slice.

Can I make a bacon broccoli quiche ahead of time?

Yes! Prepare the quiche up to 2 days in advance and bake it. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour, then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate.

To heat the quiche for serving, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bake it until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F when you measure it with an instant read thermometer. In my oven, reheating the quiche took about 15 minutes.

Cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

What occasions is a bacon broccoli quiche suitable for?

Quiche is a wonderful make-ahead solution for all kinds of events and occasions, such as:

  • Mother’s Day Brunch
  • Holiday breakfast
  • Easy lunch
  • Weekend breakfast
  • Easter

What is a good side dish to serve with a bacon broccoli quiche?

Here are some of our favorite accompaniments for easy broccoli cheese quiche:

A crispy green salad.

Fruit salad.

Hashbrown casserole.

Bacon cheese tater tots.

Honey Bran Muffins.

Lemon Blueberry Scones.

Buttermilk Cheese Drop Biscuits.

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Lifting a serving of broccoli bacon cheese quiche from the pie pan.

Easy Broccoli Bacon Quiche

Eliza Cross
Bacon Broccoli Cheddar Quiche is a savory and flavorful dish that combines crispy bacon, tender broccoli, and melted cheddar cheese in a flaky crust. It's perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even a light dinner.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Bacon Breakfast Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 355 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 12 ounces sliced bacon
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, fresh or frozen, thawed
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a skillet, cook the chopped bacon over medium heat until crispy, about 8-10 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  • Drain all but 1 tablespoon bacon drippings. In the same skillet, add the onion and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the broccoli and cook over medium heat until tender, about 4-5 more minutes. Cool briefly.
  • Sprinkle a handful of the cheese on the bottom of the pie shell, and spoon the onions and broccoli evenly over the cheese. Sprinkle the bacon on top, followed by the rest of the cheese.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, half and half, seasoning salt, table salt, and black pepper until well combined. Evenly pour the quiche filling mixture over the other ingredients into the pie shell.
  • Bake the quiche in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, or until the center is set and the top is golden brown. Let the quiche cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving. Makes 6 servings.

Notes

To store leftover quiche, cool to room temperature and then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. You can also place it in an airtight container. Store the quiche in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
To freeze the leftover quiche, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and then place it in an airtight container or freezer bag. Freeze the quiche for up to 2-3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
To reheat the quiche, bake it in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10-15 minutes, until heated through. Be sure to check the internal temperature of the quiche with a food thermometer to make sure it reaches 165 degrees F (74 degrees C) before serving. You can also microwave it for 30-60 seconds per slice.

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Nutrition

Calories: 355kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 10gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 633mgPotassium: 208mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 630IUVitamin C: 20.3mgCalcium: 163mgIron: 1.3mg
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Keyword bacon quiche, broccoli, cheese quiche, easy quiche, eggs, quiche
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Nutrition Disclaimer: All nutritional information shared on this site is an approximation. I am not a certified nutritionist, and any nutritional information should be used as a general guideline.

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About Eliza & BENSA

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