Cheddar Broccoli Quinoa-Crusted Quiche Recipe - Clean Eating Magazine

Cheddar Broccoli Quinoa-Crusted Quiche

Quiche is the perfect make-ahead recipe as it’s delicious warm from the oven, cold or even reheated the next day for a filling breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Cheddar Broccoli Quinoa-Crusted Quiche

Cheddar Broccoli Quinoa-Crusted Quiche

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  • 4Servings



  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ¼ tsp each sea salt and ground black pepper


  • 4 slices bacon (TIP: Look for lower sodium varieties)
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1½ cups broccoli florets
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ⅓ cup whole milk
  • ½ tsp each sea salt and ground black pepper


1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, 1 egg and ¼ tsp each salt and pepper. Lightly press mixture evenly into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie plate; bake 20 minutes.

2. Place bacon slices in a skillet on medium heat. Cook for 10 minutes, turning halfway, until crispy. Remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Chop into pieces.

3. Wipe skillet and add onion; sauté 5 minutes. Add broccoli and sauté until broccoli is tender and vibrant green, about 5 minutes more.

4. In a bowl, whisk together 5 eggs, cheese and milk. Season with salt and pepper.

5. Remove pie pan from oven and spread sautéed onion, broccoli and bacon over baked crust. Gently pour egg mixture over filling. Bake until eggs are set, about 40 minutes.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of quiche
  • Calories: 403
  • Carbohydrate Content: 25 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 318 mg
  • Fat Content: 22 g
  • Fiber Content: 4 g
  • Protein Content: 25 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 9 g
  • Sodium Content: 756 mg
  • Sugar Content: 3 g