This is a surefire winner. It scores on all counts.
It’s easy. Mix a bunch of stuff together and bake.
It’s cheap. No unusual ingredients – in fact, it calls for ingredients you probably already have on hand. And you won’t use 1/3 of that bag of broccoli, to leave the rest to gather ice crystals in your freezer – you use it all.
It’s cheesy. Cheese can cover a multitude of offenses for picky eaters, despite what non-dairy argumentists might have to say against it!
I think maybe I just made up a word: argumentist. I like it. Try to work that into your conversation in the next day or so, and see what kind of reaction you get.
P.S. I feel a little bad passing this recipe on, truly. It’s so cheesy that what could have been a healthy, veggie-packed dish… is not. I thought about suggesting replacing half the cheeses with veggies like shredded zucchini, diced frozen carrots, pureed squash, chopped spinah=ch. But then it couldn’t really be called “cheesy” broccoli quiche. It would be more akin to a “veggie” quiche. So make this when you have overnight company some weekend. Let your guests help you eat it. Serve it with a salad or on some greens, to ease any remorse you might feel. And then move on to find that perfect Veggie Quiche. I’m on the lookout, too!
With no further ado, the recipe…
Cheesy Broccoli Quiche
(originally from allrecipes.com, I believe)
2 c. milk
4 large eggs
3/4 c. Bisquick (or other baking mix)
1/4 c. butter or margarine, softened
1 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1-10 oz. pkg. chopped frozen broccoli, thawed and drained
1 c. diced cooked ham
8 oz. finely shredded cheddar cheese (I used sharp)
Preheat oven to 375. Lightly grease a 10″ quiche dish. (I don’t have a quiche dish, so I used a 10″ springform pan. It worked well, but if you do the same, remember to encase it in a couple layers of foil to prevent any liquid from leaking out the bottom into your oven.)
In a large bowl, beat together milk, eggs, baking mix, butter and Parmesan cheese. Batter will be lumpy. Stir in broccoli, ham and cheddar cheese. Pour into prepared quiche dish.
Bake for 50 minutes, or until the eggs are set and top is golden brown. Test by inserting a knife or pick into the center. I had to bake mine closer to 60-65 minutes.