- Pamper yourself during the coronavirus outbreak with easy, comfort food casseroles.
- Clean out your freezer; this recipe uses frozen broccoli, shredded potatoes, and pie crust.
- A filling and nutritious casserole to please the whole family.
As we are sticking close to home during these high anxiety days, many of us are craving old-fashioned, comfort food casseroles. Since a trip to the grocery store might literally put our lives in danger, most of us are shopping less often and purchasing more items that can hang out in the freezer for a while, like broccoli.
I remember the days when fresh broccoli was a seasonal purchase. But for years I have purchased broccoli in the produce section year-round, and have basically ignored it in the frozen food aisle. Not in these topsy-turvy times though. You absolutely can make this recipe with fresh broccoli, but right now I want easy, and frozen broccoli is easy to use and just as nutritious.
Serve this quiche for brunch or dinner, along with crispy bacon (or veggie bacon) and crusty rolls or homemade bread.
Broccoli Quiche: Comfort Food Casserole
- 8-inch pie plate
- 1 refrigerated or frozen pie crust
- 1 3/4 cups frozen hash brown potato shreds
- 1 teaspoon instant minced onion
- 1 3/4 cups frozen broccoli cuts
- 3 Tablespoons snipped, sun-dried tomatoes
- 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 4 large eggs
- 1 fresh tomato
- Thaw hash brown shreds and broccoli.
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- If using refrigerated pie crust, place in pie plate according to package directions.
- Line pastry shell with foil and cook for 8 minutes.
- Remove pastry shell from oven and reduce heat to 325 degrees. Remove foil.
- Beat eggs lightly with a fork. Add remaining ingredients except fresh tomato.
- Spoon mixture into pastry shell. Slice tomato and layer around edges of quiche.
- Bake for about 45 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.
Broccoli Quiche is adapted from my cookbook, I Want My Dinner Now!
It’s an oldie but a goodie. In it you will find this recipe written for both 2 servings and 6 servings, along with several other comfort food casseroles, what to keep in the pantry, stove-top dinners, and one-pot meals.
I only have one box of copies left so get your copy before they are gone – purchase over on my Etsy site.