Perfect for a main dish for dinner, or the centerpiece of a great brunch, this quiche uses cooked ham, broccoli, cheese, seasonings, and fresh chives to satisfy a taste for "real food"! Serve with a salad and crusty bread for dinner, or fruit and a buttery croissant for a weekend brunch or breakfast.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
55 mins
40 mins
1 hr 45 mins
1 9-inch quiche


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Lightly flour the bottom of a 9-inch pie or quiche pan and fit crust into the pan, all the way up to the edge. Lightly prick the bottom and sides of the pastry, 1 1/2 inches apart.

  • Cut parchment paper to fit the bottom of the pan, place parchment on the pastry, and put pie weights or dried beans on top of the parchment.

  • Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Place pan on a wire rack, remove the weights and the paper, and allow to cool completely, about 30 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, fill a large bowl with ice and cold water. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add broccoli and cook uncovered until softened, about 5 minutes. Drain in a colander and immediately immerse in ice water for several minutes to stop the cooking process. Drain.

  • Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Break eggs into a large bowl and whisk until yolks and whites are combined. Add milk, salt, nutmeg, and pepper, whisking until well combined.

  • Sprinkle broccoli, ham, Gruyere cheese, and chives evenly over the crust. Pour egg mixture over the filling.

  • Set quiche on a baking sheet and place on the center rack of the oven. Bake until egg mixture is set, 45 to 50 minutes. Insert a knife in the center of the quiche to test for doneness; quiche is done when the knife comes out clean. Pace pan on a wire rack to cool for about 10 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

229 calories; protein 9.9g; carbohydrates 13.6g; fat 15.1g; cholesterol 109.2mg; sodium 452.4mg. Full Nutrition