Roasted Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche Recipe {cornmeal crust}

A quiche recipe made to turn heads! The crunchy cornmeal crust and flavorful fillings including roasted broccoli and sharp cheddar will quickly make this quiche a family favorite.

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I love quiche. I mean, it’s basically an egg and cheese pie. And who doesn’t love eggs, cheese and pie? This quiche recipe is a take on my spinach and swiss quiche which has the same irresistible cornmeal crust. Once you try this crust on a quiche, a plain ol’ pie crust will never measure up. The cornmeal adds so much flavor and of course the great texture. It’s unexpected and so, so, so perfect. Seriously…you have to try it!

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And I know I’m getting slightly predictable, but I roasted my broccoli before I threw it into this quiche. I’m grieving a bit because it’s finallllllly starting to get warm in Michigan.

Wait, let me rephrase. I’m JUMPING FOR JOY that it is finally getting warm in Michigan but I’m grieving because now if I roast vegetables (which I do at least 4 times a week), it will make my house 100 degrees. But I’ll probably still do it. Crank up that AC!

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Anyways, I love roasting my vegetables and I must say, it was a good decision to take the time to do it before adding the broccoli to the quiche. It adds a richer, deeper flavor and the broccoli also holds up slightly better so you get nice big bites of broccoli in this quiche. And sharp cheddar is the perfect complement to the broccoli. Broccoli and cheese go together like popcorn and butter. This quiche recipe is satisfying and filling without being overly rich and heavy. Pair it with a light salad or a bowl of fruit…..and bacon. Brunch, breakfast, or breakfast for dinner perfection.

Make it for your mom. Just do it.

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Roasted Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche

A quiche recipe made to turn heads! The crunchy cornmeal crust and flavorful fillings including roasted broccoli and sharp cheddar will quickly make this quiche a family favorite.

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  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 3 Tablespoons cold water
  • For the Filling
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 cups shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • pepper to taste
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 2 cups chopped roasted broccoli


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine cornmeal, flour, salt in a small bowl. Cut in shortening using a fork or pastry cutter until combined. Sprinkle water in while tossing with fork, and continue to stir lightly until mixture forms a ball. Roll out on lightly floured board. Fit loosely into a 9-inch pie pan, fluting edges — they don’t have to be perfect.
  3. Spread roasted broccoli over the bottom of the crust.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine beaten eggs, milk, cheese, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Pour over broccoli.
  5. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Turn the oven down to 350 degrees and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and set in the middle. Let stand 10 minutes before serving warm, room temperature or cold.
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Verdict: We all loved this quiche recipe, particularly me. I could honestly live on quiche. Quiche and popcorn.
Husband’s take: He liked this too. He’s a huge fan of roasted broccoli (thank goodness, because we eat it all the time).
Changes I would make: None are necessary but of course you could always sub out the broccoli for another vegetable or play around with a different cheese. Don’t mess with the crust though.
Difficulty: Pretty easy! I know you can do it!




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  1. I made this the other night as I had roasted broccoli leftover from a previous meal. Although I did not have a complete 2 cups of broccoli, the dish came out very good.The crust is just as advertised, crunchy due to the cornmeal crust. I used the suggested shortening; however, I might want to add a little butter as well.The filling is excellent and fits the crust perfectly. The only suggestion is to not add salt to the filling as the cheese has a lot of salt and this is not needed. The cayenne gives a nice kick!Other filling suggestions are ham, asparagus (roasted) and Gruyere cheese. I would love to put a little Serrano chile.

    Rating: 5
    • So glad you liked this recipe, Mercedes! Thank you for taking the time to come back and leave a comment! Love your filling suggestions…yum! Can’t wait to try some of those!

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  5. I love the idea of using a cornmeal crust. I must try it- quiche is one of my favorite things ever!

  6. Love the crust idea! I would probably just add some diced fried onions.

  7. I’m a sucker for any quiche, so this is definitely my kind of recipe! Looks delicious!

  8. I love a solid quiche like this! Broccoli and cheddar are the best!

  9. I am with the other responders—Love love the crust. I tagged that. I am a quiche person. When you can make it ahead and microwave the leftovers, I buy a ticket and get on that train. Ding Ding—that me ringing the bell. It must be a pretty dingy train if it just goes Ding Ding. Lol

  10. Love the idea of cornmeal in the crust! I bet the flavor and texture are wonderful.

  11. love this twist on the traditional crust

  12. Great idea to roast the broccoli! The cornmeal crust sounds delicious! I love quiche, and hope to make this one soon!

  13. Quiches are one of my favorite things. I will have to try it next time with this cornmeal crust.

  14. I am loving this cornmeal crust! Great added flavor tip with the roasted broccoli!

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