Sunday, December 23, 2012

Broccoli Casserole Quiche (!) YES, really!

Broccoli Casserole Quiche, oh yes I did...

   
Ok, this is a quick/easy/delicious/fast/tasty/fabulous quickie. 

I wanted Broccoli Casserole like my Nana made. I wanted quiche.  I introduced them to each other in my head and they became the best friends ever.  This is my new go to luncheon piece.  Sure there's frozen broccoli but I always have it for adding to anything so I will always be able to make this when I'm having friends here or going somewhere I have to feed them. 

TRACYS BROCCOLI CASSEROLE QUICHE

1 unbaked pie shell, make it/buy it, either works!  *my mom made me batched of pie dough for me to keep in my freezer so I can make 4 more of these before I have to start making my own dough again or go to buying it.  I have no shame buying! 

1 15oz bag frozen broccoli (cuts)
1 can cream of chicken soup (yep!)
1 scant cup mayonnaise (use real or don't make this)
1 cup shredded cheddar (shred your own if you can)
4 eggs (mine are various sizes because I have chickens in my backyard)
salt, many grates of pepper
squirt lemon juice
I add a teaspoon of curry powder, you don't have to
a few scrapes of nutmeg
A few Ritz crackers. 

Heat oven to 425, put rack on lowest level.  I cook anything with pastry on the bottom of the oven, the crust cooks through and browns without getting soggy!  I do hate a soggy bottom. 

Mix all ingredients in a big bowl and dump them into a 9" lined pie shell.  *exhausting, isn't it?  Sprinkle with a handful of crushed Ritz crackers.  Not too many, just enough to add a little salt and crunch to the top.  

Bake for 15 minutes then lower the temperature to 350 and cook until it's just JUST set in the middle and puffy and browned, about 30 more minutes.  

Remove from oven with JUST set and leave to rest for at least 30 minutes. 

Cut, serve with a gigantic salad and you've got yourself dinner!  lunch!  party piece!  

Make it, you'll love it! 

Now then... **IF you want to make just the broccoli casserole without the crust, just reduce the eggs to 3 and bake in a buttered casserole at 375 for 30-40 minutes and use an entire sleeve of ritz crackers crushed with a tbsp of melted butter ... Ahhh, just like Ivy used to make.

/enjoy

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