This quiche is so easy to put together and you can use any combination of meat and vegetables. I happened to have some left over ham from Easter in the freezer and broccoli. Bacon or sausage would also be excellent in this quiche.
There is no crust in this quiche and that is on purpose because I didn’t have a crust at the time and I didn’t feel like going to the trouble to make one. I was hungry and wanted to use up what I had in the fridge. There is flour in the batter which kind of binds this all together.
The onions were sauteed in a pan until they were translucent along with the garlic. The onions and garlic shouldn’t be hard or the taste too strong. After I removed them from the pan I sauteed the ham and broccoli also to heat it through and soften up the broccoli a bit. I didn’t want it to be crunchy when the quiche was done. It helped everything come together at the same time better.
This quiche is good hot or cold, for any meal of the day. I ate it for both breakfast and dinner a few days this week.
It is a great springtime meal with few ingredients and few steps to assemble. These days I am all about quick and easy. Work has been incredibly busy right now, even though everything is shut down. It’s nice to have something easy to make or already made in the fridge to just heat up. A garden salad is a nice side dish to make it a meal. A glass of pino grigio would also pair well, or an ice cold beer.
Ham Broccoli Crustless Quiche Recipe
Ham Broccoli Crustless Quiche
- 1 oven
- pie pan
- 1 cup diced ham
- 1 cup diced broccoli
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 4 eggs
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- 1/4 cup diced onions
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1.5 cup milk
- 1 tbsp salt
- Preheat oven to 350
- Grease a 9 in pie pan
- Sautee diced onions and garlic until softened, set aside
- Sautee ham and broccoli until heated through and slightly softened.
- Put ham, broccoli and cheese in the bottom of the pie pan
- Combine eggs, butter, onion, garlic, salt, flour and milk in a bowl and whisk until smooth.
- Pour in to pie pan over the other ingredients
- Bake 35 minutes until set.
- Serve hot or cold
Now, let’s discuss how to serve this delightful quiche. While the Ham Broccoli Crustless Quiche is a complete meal in itself, here are a few suggestions to enhance your dining experience:
- Mixed Greens: A simple salad of mixed greens dressed with a light vinaigrette makes a refreshing side that balances the richness of the quiche.
- Fresh Fruit: A bowl of fresh fruit can add a sweet, refreshing contrast to the savory quiche. Plus, it’s a great way to get in some extra vitamins!
FAQs about Ham Broccoli Crustless Quiche
I’d like to address some common questions you might have about this dish:
Can I use different fillings?
Absolutely! While ham and broccoli is a classic combination, feel free to experiment with other ingredients. Spinach, mushrooms, bacon, or cheese would all make delicious additions.
What if I don’t have a pie dish?
No problem at all. You can also prepare this recipe in a square baking dish or even individual ramekins for a cute, personal touch.
Finally, here are a few tips to help you perfect your Ham Broccoli Crustless Quiche:
- Precook your fillings: To ensure your fillings are fully cooked and to prevent excess moisture, it’s best to precook your fillings before adding them to the egg mixture.
- Don’t overbake: Overbaking can result in a dry, tough quiche. The quiche is done when the edges are set but the center still jiggles slightly.
- Let it rest: Allow your quiche to rest for a few minutes after removing it from the oven. This helps it set up and makes it easier to slice.
And there you have it – everything you need to know about the Ham Broccoli Crustless Quiche. Now, it’s time to don your apron and get cooking. Enjoy!