Broccoli Cheddar Quiche with Bacon

sliced Broccoli Cheddar Quiche with Bacon in pie pan

This Broccoli Cheddar Quiche is the perfect weekend brunch food! It’s cheesy, loaded with veggies and baked in a perfectly golden brown crust. Delicious!

Thanks to our friends at Wewalka for sponsoring this post!

Easter is just around the corner and I’m so excited! I feel like it’s one of those holidays that truly gets skipped over but it’s one of my all time favorites! I love that you get to just be with your family, make and eat delicious food, and not feel stressed or worried about giving or getting presents. A triple whammy win!

side view of Broccoli Cheddar Quiche with Bacon

This Broccoli Cheddar Quiche is the absolute perfect dish to serve for Easter breakfast, brunch, appetizer or a snack! I love that it has a loads of freshly grated sharp white cheddar cheese but at the same time is balanced out with fresh vegetables like broccoli, onion and garlic!

Oh, and there’s bacon. Because, well, bacon is delicious. I love how the crispy bacon on the inside adds a crunchy texture. The eggs are soft and fluffy, the broccoli is delicious and pairs perfectly with the cheesiness of the dish.

one slice of broccoli cheddar quiche on plate

Best part? The delicious and crispy golden brown crust that just wraps everything perfectly up and makes it wonderful. I love using Wewalka’s pre-made European style crusts – they are SO easy. Seriously, they come already rolled out in parchment paper and they made with NO lard which is super hard to find in a pre-made pie crust. Woooo!

Let’s get into how to make this deliciousness.

Ingredients You Need:

  • pre-made pie crust (preferably Wewalka brand since that’s what I used to develop the recipe!)
  • freshly grated sharp white cheddar cheese / parmesan for garnish (optional)
  • eggs
  • broccoli
  • bacon
  • whole milk
  • heavy cream
  • garlic
  • onion
  • salt and pepper

How to make Broccoli Cheddar Quiche with Bacon:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. If you’re using Wewalka pie crust, it’s important to let it sit at room temperature out of the fridge for 15-20 minutes. Using butter or cooking spray, grease your pie pan (mine is a basic 9 inch pan). Next, unroll the crust from the parchment paper that it comes in and add the crust to the pan and press it firmly on the bottom and sides.

wewalka pie crust

If desired, you can trim the excess edges off of the crust. Or you can crimp the edges using your fingers. Or you can go the super looks fancy but really doesn’t take any time or effort way of taking a fork and crimping the edges yourself. That’s what I did and it was super easy. ALSO, poke the bottom of the pie crust with a fork several times (this will help air escape and for the pie to not retain moisture).

Blind Baking the Pie Crust

Once you’ve prepped the pie crust edges how you want it – using the same parchment paper that came in the package (you can also use aluminum foil if you don’t have this), cover the entire pie crust. Add pie weights, dried beans or dried rice to the middle of the pie crust to help weigh it down. Next, blind bake the crust for 15 minutes. This is a VERY important step! This will help ensure the entire pie crust gets baked through evenly and doesn’t retain a soggy crust (or soggy bottom – if you’re a Great British Baking show fan!) Find out more about blind baking HERE.

While the crust is blind baking, go ahead and begin to make your filling! Dice 4 slices of bacon into bite size pieces. Fry them on medium heat for 5 minutes or so until crispy (or how you prefer your bacon – I like mine crispy!) Keep in mind these will not cook anymore once they’re in the oven – so make sure you cook it how you want it! Once done, place it on a plate with a paper towel and blot some of the grease off. Set aside.

eggs and cream in bowl

Next, dice ½ of an onion as well as 2 large garlic cloves. Add the onions to the same pan you just cooked your bacon in (feel free to pour out some of the bacon grease if necessary). Cook for about 2-3 minutes, adding in the garlic right at the end for an extra minute to get it fragrant but not overdone. Set this aside. Shred 8 oz of white cheddar cheese (or use pre-shredded to save time!). Lastly, chop up your broccoli into small florets (about 1 and ¼ cups worth!)

bacon, broccoli, cheese, eggs and cream in bowl

In a large bowl, add 5 eggs, 1 cup whole milk, and ¼ cup of heavy cream. Mix to combine. To this, add in your cheese, broccoli, onion and garlic mixture, bacon and a large pinch of salt and about ½ tsp crack worth of black pepper. Mix it all until fully combined.

pre-made filling in the crust

By now, your crust should be done “blind baking”. Carefully remove it from the oven and then pour the filling into the crust. Make sure the filling is evenly distributed throughout! Place it in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the quiche filling is set and doesn’t jiggle when you move it. Let it cool for 5 minutes in the pan and then slice and serve it up! 

freshly baked Broccoli Cheddar Quiche with Bacon

Important Notes:

Check your quiche about halfway through the baking process. Sometimes the crust can get a little extra golden too quickly. Be prepared to potentially have to cover the crust with foil to make sure it’s cooked evenly! I covered my crust within the last 5 minutes of the baking process. It’s super easy and ensures that you have even baking throughout the quiche!

one slice of Broccoli Cheddar Quiche with Bacon with fork

Serve these up with coffee, mimosas and some extra shredded parmesan cheese on top because you love yourself! Happy Easter, friends!

side view of Broccoli Cheddar Quiche with Bacon and fork

Did you enjoy this recipe? Here a few more you might like!

Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

Caprese Avocado Toast

Roasted Garlic Breakfast Couscous Bowl

Everything Bagel Breakfast Sandwich 

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Broccoli Cheddar Quiche with Bacon

This Broccoli Cheddar Quiche is the perfect weekend brunch food! It’s cheesy, loaded with veggies and baked in a perfectly golden brown crust. Delicious! 

Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon quiche, broccoli cheddar quiche, brunch recipes, easy brunch ideas, easy quiche
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Haylie

Ingredients

  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup sharp white cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 and 1/4 cup diced broccoli florets
  • 4 slices bacon (diced into bite size pieces)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • shredded parmesan for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease your 9 inch pie pan with butter or cooking spray. Add your pre-made Wewalka pie crust to the pie pan. Firmly press it into the pan. You can fold down the edges, trim down the edges and either crimp the edges or use a fork and do a design on the side like I did! 

  2. Poke the bottom of the pie crust with a fork several times (this will help air escape and for the pie to not retain moisture)

  3. Using the parchment paper that came in the Wewalka package (or aluminum foil), cover the entire pie crust (including the edges). Add pie weights, dried beans or dried rice to the middle of the pie crust to help weigh it down. Blind bake the crust for 15 minutes. This makes sure the crust bakes through evenly and that you won't get a soggy crust!

  4. While the crust is baking, whip up the filling! First, slice your bacon into bite size pieces. In a non-stick skillet on medium heat, fry the bacon until your desired crispiness (about 5 minutes for me). Place on a plate with a paper towel and set aside. 

  5. Next, dice your onion and mince your garlic. To the same pan you just fried the bacon in, add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Place on the plate with the bacon and set aside. 

  6. Grate your cheddar cheese (or buy pre-shredded to save time!) and also chop your broccoli into small florets. 

  7. In a large bowl, add your eggs, milk, cream and mix to combine. To this same bowl, add in your cheese, onion, garlic, bacon and broccoli along with salt and pepper. Mix to fully combine. 

  8. By now, your crust should be done blind baking. Carefully remove it from the oven and then gently add in your filling, making sure it is evenly distributed. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until filling is fully set - not jiggly when you move it. Crust should be golden brown. Let cool in pan for about 5 minutes and then slice and serve! Enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Check your quiche about halfway through the baking process. Sometimes the crust can get a little extra golden too quickly. Be prepared to potentially have to cover the crust with foil to make sure it’s cooked evenly! I covered my crust within the last 5 minutes of the baking process. It’s super easy and ensures that you have even baking throughout the quiche!

17 comments / Add your comment below

  1. 5 stars
    Mimosas AND extra cheese? Girl, I love the way you think!!! If we were neighbours, I’d already be at your door with a pot of coffee! This quiche looks so so comforting and especially love the crispy bacon..and cheese…and the crust. Ok, I just love everythang 😉 Giving this one a try for sure! Happy Easter, my friend!

  2. 5 stars
    Haylie, this quiche looks so delicious! Love the bacon, cheddar, broccoli combination – such wonderful flavors. And the crust looks amazing. It’s such an easy dish to whip up with a pre-made crust!

  3. 5 stars
    I have a confession: I’m not a ban fan of eggs (unless they’re in cakes or cookies. LOL!) BUT, I am a big admirer of pie and all the other cheesy savoury deliciousness that is going on in this gorgeous quiche. My egg lovers would gobble this up.

      1. Haha!! Love it! I’m definitely a fan of eggs in cakes and cookies and brownies…the list could go on 😉 But yes – this is definitely savory cheesy goodness! Thanks for the comment, Kim 🙂 Happy Easter to you!

  4. 5 stars
    This was a hit at my friends bridal shower! We served it along mimosas! Loved how easy the crust was and the bacon inside was a game changer. Thanks for the recipe!!!!

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