Ham Bacon and Broccoli Quiche
 
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This ham, bacon and broccoli quiche is a family favorite. It's light, filling and packed with veggies and protein!
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Yield: 1 (9-inch) quiche
Ingredients
  • 1 pre-made pie crust or my recipe minus the vanilla
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • ½ yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 head broccoli, chopped
  • ⅔ c. thick cut ham, cubed
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¾ c. heavy whipping cream or half & half
  • ¼ c. sour cream
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ⅛ tsp. paprika
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 3 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove cold pie crust from fridge or freezer and lay into a 9-inch pie dish. Crimp the top edges and prick the bottom and the sides of the crust with a toothpick or for. Place a piece of parchment paper over top and fill with dried beans, rice or pie weights. Blind bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden brown (note that homemade may take slightly longer). Meanwhile, in a large skillet or saute pan set over medium-low heat, melt butter. Add the onion and cook until translucent, then add in the broccoli and ham, cook 3-4 minutes, then remove from heat and set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, heavy cream, sour cream, cornstarch, salt, pepper, cayenne, paprika and nutmeg.
  3. Spread the onion/broccoli/ham mixture into the bottom of the hot pie crust, then sprinkle half of the bacon and cheddar over top. Pour in the egg mixture and then top with the remaining bacon and cheese.
  4. Place in the oven and bake for 35-45 minutes or until the filling is set. The mixture will probably puff in the center, but will fall as it is removed from the oven and starts to cool. Serve hot or cold.
Notes
-You can easily sub the onion for leek or the broccoli for spinach. If you do decided to use spinach, just make sure to use fresh or to drain the frozen block really well!


Recipe source: Life Made Simple
Recipe by Life Made Simple at https://lifemadesimplebakes.com/ham-bacon-and-broccoli-quiche/