17 May 2009

Ham & Broccoli Quiche

This is tastier than you'd think from the title.
The mozzarella adds a nice tang.

Ham & Broccoli Quiche

1T butter/margarine (pennnies)
3/4-1 c frozen seasoning blend(50¢)
1 teaspoon minced garlic(pennies)
1 lb bag frozen chopped fresh broccoli($1.26)
1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust(2 pk $2)
1 lb chopped ham($2)
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella(3/4 of 2c/$2.26 bag = $1.70)
4 eggs(about 50¢)
Splash of milk(milk is 17¢/cup... Not bad in perspectibe huh? about 2¢)
Tony Cachere's to taste(not even pennies)
TOTAL Price = about $8.00 FOR TWO MEALS! $4.00each!

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Over medium-low heat melt butter in a large saucepan
  • Add onions & garlic.
  • Cook slowly, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are soft
  • Add ham (first draining out any water that may be in pack) & broccoli. Stir occasionally until broccoli starts defrosting.
  • Put frozen pie crust on an oven safe pan or cookie sheet. (stabalizes for moving a full piecrust around & catches bake overs)
  • Spoon HALF OF the vegetable/ham mixture into crust and top with cheese. (DRAIN ALL MOISTURE BEFORE PUTTING IN PIECRUST)
  • Whisk together eggs and milk. Season with Tony's (or salt & pepper).
  • Pour egg mixture over the cheese.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until center has set.

Cool the other 1/2 of the vegetable/ham mixture and freeze flat in a large zipper bag. On a night when you need a quick meal, pull out the other pie crust. Toss the baggie of veggies & ham in the microwave to defrost and pour in pie crust. (drain any water out first) Add egg mixture and bake.

Serving Suggestions:
As we were eating Hubby says "You know I think tomato would go good with this." HUH? He never suggests anything but adding ranch dressing to a meal. Well, it just so happened I had come sliced tomato left over from the hamburger last night and we tried it.

The Verdict:
The cool fresh tomato with the warm baked quiche was AWESOME!!


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