Broccoli & Cheddar Quiche

Week after week I kept forgetting to get pie crusts from Aldi but I finally remembered and made this delicious quiche! Don’t get me wrong, I love a good frittata, but there’s something about that crust that makes it so much better.

Recipe notes:

  • I used frozen broccoli that I thawed in the microwave but any cooked veggies will do
  • Feel free to add other veggies, proteins, and herbs (ideas below)

Fueling perks:

  • There are about 12 grams of protein and 14 grams of carbs and 1/2 a serving of veggies per slice (for a total of 8 servings)
  • Pre-workout: pair with carbs (like toast, a bagel, etc) 2-4 hours before a session
  • Post workout: have at least 1.5 slices paired with at least 40 grams of extra carbs (gotta get that 3-4:1 carb to protein ratio) within 1-2 hours of your session

The Stuff

  • 9 inch pie crust, room temperature (see step 2 if you’re starting with a cold one)
  • 2 cups cooked broccoli, chopped
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 handfuls of cheddar cheese
  • Splash of milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Optional stuff:

  • Protein: ham, sausage, Canadian bacon, etc
  • Veggies: tomatoes, green onions, mushrooms, peppers, olives, spinach
  • Herbs: basil, rosemary, cilantro, parsley
  • Spices: garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes

The Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Place the pie crust in the pie plate and crimp the edges (if your pie crust is cold, microwave it for about 5 seconds, flip it over, and then another 5 seconds)
  3. Beat the eggs and milk in a mixing bowl
  4. Mix in the cheese and any extra toppings plus salt and pepper
  5. Place the broccoli on the bottom of the pie plate
  6. Pour mixture into the pie plate and bake for around 25-30 minutes until set in the center

Did you make it? I’d love to see how it turned out! Tag @climbingdietitian on instagram.

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Published by Chiara

I’m a rock climber and registered dietitian teaching fellow climbers to become the strongest and happiest versions of themselves with evidence-based fueling strategies and by making peace with food.

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