This easy cheese quiche recipe works with a variety of vegetables and cheeses. You can also added diced meat for a more hearty meal.
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Bake the crust for 5 minutes, until lightly colored. Remove from the oven and let cool. Reduce the oven temperature to 375°F.
Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the cheese in the crust. Make a layer of the broccoli on top of the cheese. Sprinkle with the chives and meat (if desired).
Beat the eggs in a glass measuring cup. Add enough milk or cream to make 1 1/2 cups. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over the vegetables. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup cheese over the quiche.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until puffed and browned. Let stand for at least 10 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Basic Pie Crust Recipe
Cut together flour, salt and butter with a pastry blender or two knives until the mixture resembles course crumbs. Sprinkle water over mixture, and blend with a fork until it just comes together. (Over-mixing will make the dough tougher.) To make your pie crust easier to roll, wrap in wax paper and refrigerate 30 minutes. Roll your pie crust into a 12 inch round between two sheets of waxed paper or reusable parchment paper lightly dusted with flour. Place in pan and crimp edges.
Flavorful cheeses like Swiss, Gruyere, Jarsberg, sharp chedder and feta work well in quiche, but feel free to experiment with what you have available.