Quiche au brocoli

This is my favorite homemade broccoli cheese quiche recipe. The homemade pie crust is what seals the deal and draws all the flavors and textures together. Bon appétit mes amis!

Prepare to delight your tastebuds.


For crust

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cold water, plus more if needed

For quiche mixture

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • 1 cup cooked broccoli
  • 1 tablespoon onion soup mix
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Gather 9″ pie plate and ingredients.
  2. Mix flour, shortening, salt, and water until soft dough forms. If it’s too sticky, add a little flour; if it’s too crumbly, add a little more water. (Resist the urge to over-mix, as it will toughen the crust and not be as flaky.)
  3. Roll out pie crust to fit pie plate; gently press down and make a few holes with a toothpick or fork. Bake for 6-8 minutes.
  4. While pie crust is baking, mix together eggs, cottage cheese, milk, onion soup mix, and broccoli.
  5. Add mixture to crust and top generously with shredded cheese; bake for 30-35 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy with a side salad or soup.

This recipe is a collaborative family effort that spans generations of cooks and cuisines.