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My hope is to inspire you to be fearless in the kitchen, to try new things, to take the time to make things the homemade way and most importantly, to have fun doing it!

Bacon, Mushroom and Broccoli Quiche

Quiche is one of those dishes that is suitable for almost any situation.  Serve it in the morning alongside some fresh fruit and mimosas and call it brunch.  Serve it for lunch with a simple green salad.  Serve it for dinner as a wonderful main course.  It is highly adaptable and highly delicious!  The vegetables, etc. that you mix in are also very adaptable.  This particular combination was great but you could use any number of things – spinach, roasted bell peppers, leeks, potatoes, artichokes, sausage, crab…use your imagination!  You can use a variety of cheeses as well.  I used gruyere because I had it on hand, and well, it’s awesome.

There are two main methods you could use for cooking the meat and vegetables, and I think they result in significantly different flavors of the quiche.  In this case, I cooked the bacon in the skillet, set it aside and then proceeded to cook the vegetables (minus the broccoli) in the same skillet.  This infused the whole quiche with a strong bacon flavor.  So, if you are a bacon lover (I know there are TONS out there!) then go this route.  Since I enjoy bacon but do not love it as many do, I think next time I will cook the bacon separately.  I made my favorite pie crust recipe for this.  I have posted directions for making it in the stand mixer (so simple, I can’t resist!) but you can click the link below for the original recipe with instructions for making it by hand.  Enjoy!

Bacon, Mushroom and Broccoli Quiche
Ingredients:
For the crust:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
8 tbsp. cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
3 tbsp. very cold water

For the filling:
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups milk
6 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 medium onion, minced and sautéed
1 cup mushrooms, sliced and sautéed
1 head broccoli, cut into florets and blanched
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups gruyere, shredded
1 tbsp. flour

Directions:
To make the crust, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the flour, sugar and salt.  Add the butter to the flour mixture and toss with a fork to coat.  Mix on medium-low speed until the texture resembles coarse cornmeal with the butter pieces no larger than small peas.  Add the water and mix on low speed just until the dough pulls together.  

Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface, pat into a ball and flatten into a disk.  Roll the dough out with a rolling pin until it is about 12 inches in diameter and 1/8-inch thick.  Lift and turn frequently during the rolling process to prevent the dough from sticking to the work surface.  Transfer the dough a 9-inch pie plate.  Trim most of the excess from the edges and use your fingers to create a fluted edge. 

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.  Line the pie crust with foil and fill with pie weights.  Bake for 5 minutes.  Remove the pie weights and foil and bake for an additional 5-7 minutes.  Remove from the oven and reduce the heat to 325 degrees F.  

To make the quiche filling, in a large bowl whisk together the eggs and milk.  Mix in the bacon, onion, mushrooms, broccoli and salt. In a separate bowl, toss the cheese and flour together.  Add the cheese to the rest of the ingredients and mix well.  Pour the mixture into the pre-baked pie crust and bake 35-40 minutes or until the filling is almost completely set but slightly jiggly in the center.  Let the quiche rest for at least 15-20 minutes before serving.  

Source: crust adapted from Williams Sonoma, quiche adapted from Use Real Butter

  • http://veggiegirlvegan.blogspot.com VeggieGirl

    Lovely quiche!!

  • http://familyfriendsandfood.blogspot.com Patsyk

    Nice post! Love the picture and the combination in this quiche looks fantastic!

  • http://jessicasfoodspot.blogspot.com Jessica

    I really need to find a way to host more brunches…. this sounds great!

  • http://schweetnsavory.blogspot.com Melissa

    Ooooh! Bacon! It looks great! :)

  • http://www.browneyedbaker.com Chelle

    This sounds fabulous, I have never made a quiche but I love to eat them! And mmmmm, bacon!

  • joelen

    This looks delicious and anything with bacon is a winner in my book!

  • http://www.bitemekitchen.blogspot.com rose

    MMmmmmmm i love quiche! Bacon? Mushrooms? Broccoli? My favorites!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  • http://www.debbiesmochame.blogspot.com Debbie

    Think I will put this on my list to make next week..Looks great!

  • http://staria-cupcakesgalore.blogspot.com/ Lorena

    My mother-in-law loves broccoli quiche, my mom loves mushrooms and I love bacon in my quiche… I’m so making this recipe for mothers day!

  • http://userealbutter.com/ Jen Yu

    Hi Annie. So glad you like the quiche. Just wanted to let you know that someone reproduced your post. It looks like an aggregator who steals people’s content. Have a look here . Best.

  • http://closetcooking.blogspot.com Kevin

    That is one nice looking quiche!

  • http://bakingatmidnight.blogspot.com/2009/04/oh-sole-mio.html Tram

    Hi!!! You have a beautiful space here with amazing photos & very good recipes. I used your xmas sugar cookie recipe for my tart, and I linked you. Thank you so much!

  • http://www.cakebatterandbowl.com Kerstin

    What a beautiful quiche – I love your pan too! The bacon and gruyere sounds fantastic!

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  • http://amberskitchen.blogspot.com Amber

    This sounds awesome. I wish more people in my family liked mushrooms.

  • Elizabeth

    Annie…I am having a brunch RIGHT after church on Sunday–would it work to make this quiche on Saturday and then put it in the fridge and heat and serve on Sunday? Thanks!

  • Annie

    Elizabeth,
    I *think* that would work, but I’m not absolutely positive. So if it doesn’t, don’t be mad, okay? ;)
    Annie

  • Elizabeth

    Annie–I’ll let you know how it turns out…and I appreciate all of your advice and recipes…I promise to not be mad if it doesn’t turn out! :) Right now I have a large menu planned for about 10 people, so we will have plenty of food anyway. :)

  • Elizabeth

    I made this last night and served it for brunch today. I just put it in a 325 degree oven for about 15 minutes to warm it and it turned out perfectly! Thanks for the recipe and the advice Annie!

  • http://www.everybunnylovesfood.blogspot.com Sana

    I made a quiche yesterday and loved it! changed the ingredients a bit as we dont eat bacon but it was yum!

  • Ashlee

    curious if you’ve ever made this into mini quiche? I am doing a baby shower brunch on saturday and wanted to do bite size. if you have would love any advice you have, if not i’ll share my experience with it later . thanks!

  • Annie

    I haven’t but I’m sure you could. Enjoy!

  • Etoiles24

    Made this for a brunch with friends, and it was delicious! My husband called it “restaurant” good :) My crust shrank a little, and I did not use bacon, but it came out wonderful. Thank you!

  • Etoiles24

    Made this for a brunch with friends, and it was delicious! My husband called it “restaurant” good :) My crust shrank a little, and I did not use bacon, but it came out wonderful. Thank you!

  • Llama

    My quiche is in the oven and I’m VERY excited. I used a combination of leftover cheeses (smoked provolone, Parmesan, and jack) and zucchini instead of broccoli. I used uncooked rice as pie weights. But my crust shrank as well, I think a properly fluted edge would have worked better, but for a beginner, I think this recipe has elevated me to a new level. Can’t wait to surprise my sweetie when I bring him home from the airport!