Broccoli and Ham Quiche

Broccoli and Ham Quiche

Quiche is a very versatile meal.  You can serve it for dinner, lunch or brunch.  You can “healthify” it by filling it with vegetables and lean protein.  Keep the entire meal light and fit by pairing it with a side salad and fresh fruit.

Here’s an easy recipe for broccoli and ham quiche, but you could fill it with several other options (e.g., tomato and turkey bacon, crabmeat).  It’s hearty enough to get “real men to eat quiche.”  But if the 1980’s cliché, “real men don’t eat quiche” still threatens the men in your home, try calling it “broccoli and ham pie.”  Because what guy wouldn’t want pie for dinner?

Broccoli and ham quiche

Broccoli and ham quiche

Broccoli and Ham Quiche

½ c light mayonnaise

2 tbsp flour

½ c egg substitutes

½ c fat free milk

½ tsp dried chives

½ tsp dried dill weed

1 ½ c cooked broccoli florets

½ c ham, cubed

1 c fat free shredded cheddar cheese or shredded Swiss cheese

¼ c sliced scallions

1 store-bought refrigerated pie crust

 

Spray a 9” pie or quiche plate with non-stick spray.  Line the plate with the pie crust.  Prick the bottom of the crust with a fork.

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the first six ingredients until blended.  Stir in the broccoli, ham, cheese and scallions.  Pour the wet mixture into the pastry-lined pie plate.  Make sure the wet mixture is spread evenly across the crust.

Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes or until the top is lightly browned and until a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Serve it warm or at room temperature.  Yields 4-6 servings.  I paired it with a tomato and cucumber salad.

Quiche paired with tomato and cucumber salad

Quiche paired with tomato and cucumber salad

 

Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.  The leftovers are delicious, reheated the next day.

What’s your favorite “flavor” of quiche?

Do you have a good quiche recipe?

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