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Broccoli & Tomato Quiche

Broccoli & Tomato Quiche with puff pastry, quick, easy, vegetarian, flan, tart

When I visited my grandparents as a child there was always an abundance of home cooked food but for some reason the savoury offerings have vanished from my memory (apart from the huge roast turkey dinners at Christmas). I do remember my grandmother’s pie bird though so we must have had some sort of pie! I remember more the individual cakes, jellies and trifles (angelica and cocktail cherries were all the rage in the 70’s). So we can draw the conclusion that I had a sweet tooth from a young age plus granny usually had a paper bag containing sugar mice for me stashed away in her cabinet in the hallway! Do sugar mice still exist? Anyway, as Ronnie Corbett would say (yep showing my age again) “I digress” as the years went by the home cooking and baking went on the back burner and up popped things like M&S’s Broccoli and Tomato Quiche with various cold meats and salads. This suited me down to the ground as I’ve always been an avid fan of quiche!

So the other day, finding myself with some bargain broccoli and puff pastry it suddenly dawned on me to make my own version of the M&S Broccoli & Tomato Quiche. Why I’d never made this before I don’t know, better late than never though! This quiche also fits in with our current quest to cut down on our red and processed meat consumption which is not only a saving to the purse but better for your health. I even heard Jamie Oliver on the radio the other night telling listeners how he’d lost weight by eating more vegetable based meals.

Everyone here loved the quiche and with the offcuts of pastry I made couple of individual quiches (in mini tart tins) for the kids’ packed lunches at the same time! A definite 2 birds with one stone scenario!

Do you remember what you ate at your grandparent’s as a child? Was there anything you loved or loathed? Do let me know in the comments below!

Broccoli & Tomato Quiche with puff pastry, quick, easy, vegetarian, flan, tart

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Broccoli & Tomato Quiche
 
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A classic vegetarian quiche with broccoli, tomatoes and mature cheddar.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 110g Broccoli, split or cut into florettes
  • 2 Tomatoes, cut into 12 slices
  • 110g Mature Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 4 Eggs, large
  • 100 mls Milk (semi-skimmed or full fat)
  • 1 tbsp Onion, grated
  • 1 x 320g Puff pastry sheet
  • Salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180⁰C.
  2. Blanch the broccoli florettes in boiling water for 2 minutes then plunge into cold water and drain (sit on kitchen paper while they’re waiting to be used).
  3. Grease a lasagne tin (20cm x 24cm).
  4. Unroll pastry and with a rolling pin and roll the shortest length a little wider to fit the tin.
  5. Place the pastry sheet over the tin, press into the corners then trim the excess pastry with a knife.
  6. Put ¾ of the cheese in the base of the pastry case.
  7. Pat the tomato slices dry and then lay over the cheese followed by the broccoli.
  8. Top with remaining grated cheese.
  9. Whisk together the egg, milk, onion, salt and pepper.
  10. Pour over the broccoli and fold down the sides of the pastry.
  11. Bake on the bottom shelf of the oven for 42 – 45 minutes until golden and pastry cooked through.

If I’ve put you in the mood for quiche or tart then here are a few more you might like to make: Salmon, Courgette & Shallot Quiche + Quiche Lorraine with Slow Cooked Pulled Gammon from me, Courgette, Blue Cheese & Cherry Tomato Quiche + Pea, Mushroom & Mint Flan from Kavey, Tandoori Cauliflower Tart in an Olive Oil Crust from Kellie, Butternut Squash & Taleggio Tart from Sarah, Roasted Vegetable Quiche with Yorkshire Crust from Becca and finally  Rainbow Chard & Leek Quiche from Michelle (who I may have to tie to a chair in order for her to have a rest after the birth of her gorgeous son)!

Broccoli & Tomato Quiche with puff pastry, quick, easy, vegetarian, flan, tart

 

I am entering my Broccoli & Tomato Quiche into the following blog events:

Credit Crunch Munch which I run with Helen of Fuss Free Flavours and our host this month is Hannah from A New Addition.
Tasty Tuesdays run by Vicki at Honest Mum.
Recipe of the Week run by Emily at A Mummy Too.
Cook Blog Share run by Lucy at Supergolden Bakes.
No Waste Food Challenge run by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary & hosted by Vohn’s Vittles.

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  1. Amy Fidler

    An ideal vegetarian snack

  2. Jayne Sullivan

    This looks so delicious. It looks so pretty on the plate too.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Jayne:-)

  3. Maya Russell

    Nothing is nicer than a homemade quiche I’m sure. But I have never made one! This looks great.

    1. Camilla

      This is so easy Maya – no excuses now:-)

  4. Paul Wilson

    Ideal for a picnic.

    1. Camilla

      Yes, perfect picnic food:-)

  5. Paul Wilson

    That does look nice.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Paul-)

  6. Kirsty Fox

    Brocolli is one of my favourite vegetables and this is a great way to incorporate it into a dish, delicious.

  7. Lynn Fancy

    Yay! Another way to enjoy broccoli – I really don’t know what Ev would eat if he didn’t have this vegetable! Finding new ways to incorporate it is great 🙂

    1. Camilla

      What a fab and nutritious food to be hooked on – good for Ev:-)

  8. Diana

    I know this is gonna sound weird but I never had a quiche before haha I should try and make it! 😀

    1. Camilla

      Not weird at all there are plenty of things I haven’t made before like ordinary meringues! Pavlova yes but never meringue!

  9. William Gould

    I must admit, one of the few ready meals we buy is a quiche. We really should make them, especially with a supply of eggs from our friend!

    1. Camilla

      Oh lucky you having a local supply of eggs, they taste so much better and far fresher!

  10. Kaci Soderstrom

    Oooh I think I’d really like this. I love broccoli.. might be worth a try! Great recipe.

    1. Camilla

      Sounds perfect for you then:-)

  11. Paul Wilson

    Love a bit of quiche.

  12. Farhana

    Great idea, thank you.

  13. Allison Grant

    Being a vegetarian, I’m always looking for good ideas and this recipe looks great.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, we’re trying to eat more vegetarian food:-)

  14. Jane Middleton

    Love this, easy to make but looks really tasty

  15. Heather Haigh

    My daughter and hubby would love this, and I love the fact it doesn’t look too difficult. I’ll give it a go. 🙂

  16. Fuss Free Helen

    Lovely quiche Camilla. Great to use ready made pastry, I am far too time poor (and lazy) to make my own.

    1. Camilla

      Exactly, puff pastry making is such a faff!

  17. Niori

    I love quiche, and do make it occasionally so will give this a try.

    As per your question, my grandparents was a house of delicious food – my nanna and grandad often had the whole family round on a weekend for a roast dinner which was a partnership effort for them. My grandad made the absolute best mashed potato! The leftover chicken broth was something special too….but everything we ate there was divine.

    1. Camilla

      I think we must have had roasts and that’s probably why I haven’t remembered as they probably all just merged into the Christmas roast in my childhood memory! Hope you enjoy the quiche:-)

  18. debbie godbolt

    hi this recipe looks delicious i will defiantly give this a try
    thank you x

    1. Camilla

      Great stuff:-)

  19. Angie Hoggett

    looks gorgeeous, I love quiche

  20. Tracy Nixon

    I adore quiche and was quite surprised to read somewhere earlier this year that is was becoming ‘old fashioned’ I still make quiches and buy them as I adore them with salads during the Summer or with a jacket and veg during the Winter months. They are so versatile and you can add what fillings you like! This recipe looks fab! Thank you!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-) I love quiche too, never ever tire of it:-)

  21. Julie's Family Kitchen

    Camilla, your quiche looks really delicious. Yum!

  22. Ursula Hunt

    That’s tonights tea sorted thank you for the recipe

    1. Camilla

      Hope you enjoyed it:-)

  23. Lucy Parissi

    All I remember is my grandma literally chasing after me with a spoon trying to make me eat. Greek mamas (and grandmas) are obsessed with how much food the children are having (or not as the case might be). My mum did make a mean quiche Lorraine though but somehow I haven’t ever made any. Thanks for linking to #CookBlogShare always lovely to see your recipes

    1. Camilla

      There are so many things I have never made too – maybe we’ll fit them all in eventually:-)

  24. Sophie at Franglaise Cooking

    We should make quiche more often, but we often forget about it. This looks so yummy, it’s one to pin and try out very soon! I remember being offered “poor man’s chicken” at my grandma’s when i was little and refusing to eat it until they told me what it really was – rabbit! Which I then got very upset about. Fast forward quite a few years to me living in France and happily tucking into rabbit 😉
    #TastyTuesdays

    1. Camilla

      I have never had rabbit but don’t think I could eat it, we are very into bunnies in our house!

  25. Honest mum

    Stunningly beautiful recipe as always Camilla! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays x

    1. Camilla

      Aaw shucks you flatterer:-)

  26. Ann Robinson

    The quiche looks tasty and is reasonably healthy too

    1. Camilla

      Yep it’s a win win:-)

  27. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    I love the M&S quiche and this looks like a fantastic replication!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Becca, I hadn’t realised it’s still going strong:-)

  28. Ursula Hunt

    Glad you also use premade puff pastry, it is far too much hassle to make

    1. Camilla

      Yes, who has time for puff pastry making!

  29. PeterDelicious

    I always think I hate quiche, but then when it comes round to it, I actually love a slice.

    And of course, anything with broccoli is an instant win.

    1. Camilla

      Glad to hear it:-)

  30. Maddy

    can’t beat home-cooked quiche, but never made it with puff pastry before!

    1. Camilla

      I find puff pasty so much easier and more forgiving than shortcrust, there’s no shrinkave even straight from the fridge:-)

  31. Urvashi

    Nice idea to overlap the pastry like that. Much easier than lining a tin

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sarah, yes this is quick no-frills mid-week cooking:-)

  32. My Family Ties

    Love the look of this recipe, I always loved going to my granny’s house as she made a mean quiche too, and this looks like it would taste amazing! 🙂 #TastyTuesdays

    1. Camilla

      Thank you – I feel so bad I can only remember my granny’s roasts but maybe that what he has as we usually visited on a Sunday:-) It was when I was older that the shop bought foods made an appearance!

  33. Sally - My Custard Pie

    Lovely reminder to make quiche more often. Looks so simple and delicious.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, yes this is an easyily put together one with no blind baking:-)

  34. Sarah, Maison Cupcake

    I love a good quiche and I don’t make them often enough. I love your freeform crust.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sarah, we have quiches quite regularly as they’re a good dinner to knock up when you’re pushed for time and can use up odds and ends in your fridge:-)

  35. Vohn McGuinness

    This looks fantastic Camilla! Brilliant idea to make lunch-box versions too at the same time – genius! Thank you so much for entering the #NoWasteFoodChallenge with such a scrumptious recipe. 😀

    1. Camilla

      Thank you – always good to multi-task the oven:-)

  36. kellie@foodtoglow

    I don’t think I have ever had an M&S quiche but this does sound lovely. I can see why you would want to make it. I have similar food memories about my grandmother’s cooking. They had a big farm and as my grandmother was a fantastic Southern cook (US) there was always a huge table covered with piled-high platters of freshly cooked vegetables and roasted meats. My favourite has always been the vegetables, partly because we stayed with them in the summer and helped in the kitchen garden.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kellie. How wonderful for you to grow up with your grandparents farm:-) I remember my Danish grandparents vegetable plot in their garden, I can see bunches of carrots and potatoes waiting to be brought into the house LOL – I do love childhood food memories:-)

  37. Kavey

    I’ve never used puff pastry for a quiche as I wasn’t sure how to keep the filling in but it really looks glorious. Thanks for sharing two of my recipes!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kavey:-)

  38. Tasneem

    Your quiche looks great and I will be definitely trying this very soon! I have grown up at my grandmother’s house and remember having more of Indian savory treats from her more than sweets though my interest lies in baking now 🙂 #TastyTuesdays

    1. Camilla

      I think all women have a sweet tooth LOL and if the baking involves chocolate even better:-)

  39. Tasneem

    Your quiche looks great and I will be definitely trying this very soon! I have grown up at my grandmother’s house and remember having more of Indian savory treats from her more than sweets though my interest lies in baking now :).

  40. Paul Wilson

    Homemade quiche is sooo much nicer than shop bought.

    1. Camilla

      Yes Paul I agree:-)

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