Broccoli-Cheese Pie

(from saymyname’s recipe box)

Source: EatingWell

Serves 6 people

Categories: Breakfast, EatingWell, Quiche


  • 2 tablespoons plain breadcrumbs
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (Tabasco)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 cups cubed whole wheat bread (2 slices, crust removed)
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 slices Canadian bacon , diced (remove for vegetarian)
  • 1 medium onion , chopped
  • 1 cup grated monterey jack cheese (4-ounces) or 1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese (4-ounces)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees; coat a 9-inch deep-dish glass pie pan with cooking spray; add breadcrumbs, tilting to coat sides.

  2. Whisk eggs, milk, hot sauce, salt and pepper in a large bowl; Add bread and stir to coat, set aside in refrigerator.

  3. Steam broccoli until JUST tender, 3 to 4 minutes; refresh under cold water and drain well; chop coarsely.

  4. Heat oil in a mediun nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add bacon and onion; cook, stirring often, until softened and light golden, 3 to 5 minutes.

  5. Add the onion mixture and broccoli to the egg mixture; stir in cheese; pour into the prepared pan spreading evenly.

  6. Bake the pie until light golden and set, 45 to 50 minutes; let cool slightly, cut into wedges and serve.

  7. Per serving, 226 calories, 13 g fat, 14 g carb, 3 g fiber

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