Broccoli, Bacon and Cheese Pie


 Noble Pig Broccoli Bacon and Cheese Pie
I'm calling this a pie. Yes, it resembles a quiche, but I prefer to call it a pie. It seems more manly that way. Plus I wanted a more rustic looking version that does not require rolling anything out or having to make actual dough.

The crust here is cheese based, you just press it in the pan and it's ready to go...no skills required.

While quiche is often served for just breakfast or brunch, this is definitely perfect for dinner too. It's not eggy or flavorless. In fact it's bursting with all kinds of tastes and works great for leftovers.

Noble Pig Broccoli Bacon and Cheese Pie cheese crust
Here is the cheese crust pressed right into the bottom and up the sides of a 2-quart pan.

Noble Pig Broccoli Bacon and Cheese Pie steam veggies
I steamed the cauliflower and broccoli in my favorite covered pan.

Noble Pig Broccoli Bacon and Cheese Pie before baking
This is what it looks like before heading into the oven.

Print Recipe

Broccoli, Bacon and Cheese Pie

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for NoblePig.com | Serves: 6-8

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 8 oz shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese (shred yourself)
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

Pie:

  • 3 cups broccoli, small pieces of the crown
  • 3 cups cauliflower, small pieces of the crown
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 4.5 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 large shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked, crispy, chooped
  • 3 large eggs, slightly beaten

Directions

  • In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients for the crust until fully incorporated and moist. Press mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 2-quart baking dish, forming a rustic looking crust. You won't want any holes in the bottom for the liquid to seep through.
  • Add broccoli and cauliflower to a skillet with half a cup of water. Cover. Steam until veggies are tender but still firm, maybe 5 minutes. Drain and keep covered until ready to use.
  • In another skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Saute mushrooms and shallots until tender. Stir in flour until fully incorporated. Add cream, milk and salt. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in broccoli, cauliflower and bacon. Slowly stir in eggs (you don't want them to cook). Pour mixture into the crust.
  • Bake for 15 minutes in a 400 degree F oven. Reduce heat to 375 degrees F and bake for another 20 minutes or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.
  • *To get the perfect looking mushrooms and broccoli on top, I made a little extra and placed it on the surface after I had poured the rest of the batter in. I also sprinkled with a little bit of extra cheddar cheese.

Noble Pig Broccoli Bacon and Cheese Pie its perfect
Enjoy this one over the weekend!

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10 Comments and 3 Replies

  1. How do you think this would fare with Manchego? I cannot have cow’s milk cheeses and I don’t think Daiya would work well as a crust.

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  2. David Densford 2

    Pie? Quiche? Just call it Bacon! As in, “this is bacon! Eat!”

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  3. Jennifer 3

    Would this work with Spinach?

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    • Cathy 4

      You can always try it. You would have to experiment with what the right amount would be and watch out for the water content etc.

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  4. i could get into a pie like this :)

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  5. Quiche or Pie, which ever you call it, I want it!

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  6. Maria in Oregon 7

    Yum! I want this! How about adding sun-dried tomatoes and parmesan?

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  7. Barbara McLean 8

    In the ingredients list you have, “4.5 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms”, but I don’t see them anywhere in the directions. Are they added with veggies?

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  8. Kathleen Allgood 10

    I made this today & it’s delicious! Makes a lot…can this be frozen & reheated later? Considerable prep time might be noted? The directions mentioned adding shallots & onions to sauté (however onions not listed in recipe ingredients?) prior to adding other vegetables? Seemed ok without onions if adequate quantity of shallots added. How much onion (chopped & sautéed) would you recommend? Thanks for including Pinterest links-very user friendly for later reference or sharing.

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  9. Marla Bronstein 11

    Do I really want to know the nutritional information of this dish?

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  10. MaryW 12

    Not a Cauliflower fan, could you use something else in it’s place, or just more Broc? I love chooped bacon, btw! :)

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