61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

This is somewhat like a quiche. The crust consists of Cheddar cheese, which is delicious. A must try.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Bring about 1 inch water to a boil in a pot. Place the chopped broccoli in a steamer basket over boiling water, and steam 5 minutes, or until tender but firm.

  • In a bowl, mix the Cheddar cheese, 3/4 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and mustard. Mix in 1/4 cup butter until evenly moist. Press into the bottom and sides of an 8 inch pie dish.

  • Melt the 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium heat, and saute the onion and mushrooms until tender. Stir in 2 tablespoons flour, half and half, 1 teaspoon salt, and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat. Mix in steamed broccoli. Gradually stir in eggs. Transfer to the pie crust.

  • Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C), and continue baking 20 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

271 calories; 18.7 g total fat; 118 mg cholesterol; 647 mg sodium. 16.3 g carbohydrates; 10.7 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (51)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2011
Excellent base recipe. I made a few modifications and this came out superb! First off instead of steaming the broccoli in a steamer I added it to a saute pan with a little bit of water (maybe a 1/2 cup) a tablespoon of butter and some minced garlic. When I sauteed the mushrooms I added a little bit of fresh spinach (about 2 cups/handfuls). I also added a few pinches of Marjoram Basil Thyme and parsley paste (in substitute for fresh parsley). Instead of putting the dry mustard in the dough I added it to the cream mixture since I bought a pre-made crust. When it came time to add the egg I added one extra to equal four. Turned out fantastic! One of the best recipes I've used from this site in a while! Enjoy
(19)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/22/2015
Crust tasted like cheese and flour couldn't taste those beautiful mushrooms. Gave it a try the second day - some things get better over time.
61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2011
Excellent base recipe. I made a few modifications and this came out superb! First off instead of steaming the broccoli in a steamer I added it to a saute pan with a little bit of water (maybe a 1/2 cup) a tablespoon of butter and some minced garlic. When I sauteed the mushrooms I added a little bit of fresh spinach (about 2 cups/handfuls). I also added a few pinches of Marjoram Basil Thyme and parsley paste (in substitute for fresh parsley). Instead of putting the dry mustard in the dough I added it to the cream mixture since I bought a pre-made crust. When it came time to add the egg I added one extra to equal four. Turned out fantastic! One of the best recipes I've used from this site in a while! Enjoy
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2006
I've made this a few times and it's a family favorite. It tastes sooo good. I modified the recipe only slightly. For the crust I used 1/4 tsp. salt instead of 1/2 tsp. I thought it was too salty. Also for the filling I substituted light cream for the half-and-half and added a dash of pepper.
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2008
I have been making this exact recipe for years. I only looked it up because I had lost it. You can change this up in lots of ways by adding different spices and cheeses vegetables and meats like ham proscuitto or prepared bacon. As another reviewer said it needs a bit more salt when made without any of the meats I listed above. Overall this is a family favorite. I recommend that you increase the ingredients for the crust by about 20% or so to make sure you have enough to fully cover the sides and the bottom of your pie plate.
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2010
This was a yummy way to use the broccoli from my garden and the eggs from my sister's chickens! I do agree however that the crust seemed salty -- I will reduce it by half the next time I make it. But overall it was really good and different from just a plain old quiche.
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2009
Absolutely delicious and for the underweight of us provides a nice fattening vegetable serving or two! About 400 calories per 1/2 pie the way I calculated it. I added a bit more butter to the softened mushrooms and onion before adding the flour half and half etc. I also cut the salt a bit in both parts of the recipe and added only a dash of nutmeg and mustard. I substituted cheddar jack for the cheddar which was great. I found that flouring the hands when pressing the cheese mixture into the pie pan worked very well. Thanks again for this great recipe. I can't wait to share it!
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2006
This was good and my husband liked it. I didn't have chedder substituted colby-jack instead. The crust didn't taste real cheesy but very rich. I cooked the onions in the microwave to reduce dirty dishes. I did not add mushrooms -my husband dislikes- but added the last of some turkey bacon. I also added 2% milk instead of cream which was fine. Could have used a touch more salt or seasoning in the eggs. I will make this again though.
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2010
I lessened the salt in both areas by just a bit and thought it was perfect. I used maybe 1/4 onion but added more broccoli. I agree with another reviewer about adding 20% more to the crust ingredients. My crust ended up really thin which wasn't bad just would have preferred slightly thicker. I loved the nutmeg in this recipe. I accidentally put in over 1/4 teaspoon and I don't recommend doing that as the nutmeg was more obvious than it should've been. I also only put in 3/4 cup of half & half as that is all I had but the moisture content was not affected. This is a very simple recipe that allows you time to do the crust while the mushrooms & onions are sauteing. I highly recommend this and will most definitely make this again.
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
i added mrs dash garlic powder hot mustard garlic cloves flax seed mozzarella cheese chedder cheese. i put more cheese on top and sprinkled bread crumbs on it too. i didnt have half and half so i used canned milk. i doubled recipe i have 8 children and a hubby i made three pies one has spinach added as well.
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2010
This was DELISH!! I followed the recipe exactly except I made the crust with crumbled Ritz crackers and butter & I used sharp cheese instead of cheddar. I'll definitely make this again!:)
(4)