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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Crustless Cheese and Broccoli Tart




From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Not to worry. More recipes for coffee cakes are on the way, but I wanted to make a quick detour for Meatless Monday. I suspect the originators of the movement were looking for something more substantial than cake when they initiated their campaign, and history has shown us what happens to those who think cake will feed the masses. So, because I value my head, I wanted to offer this recipe for your consideration. This simple dish is perfect for a brunch or those nights when you want a light but healthy supper. The recipe was originally developed for Eating Well magazine. I had a quantity of cooked, leftover broccoli that I didn't want to waste and I found the recipe via an ingredient search on the web. This is a very easy and surprisingly tasty recipe for those looking for a meatless entree. It is a crustless quiche and, if you resist the temptation to add additional cheese, it is quite figure friendly. The recipe is straight forward. Here's how the tart is made.

Crustless Cheese and Broccoli Tart
...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Eating Well magazine

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons plain dry breadcrumbs
4 large eggs
1-1/4 cups 1% milk
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (i.e. Tobasco)
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 cups cubed whole-wheat country bread, (about 2 slices, crusts removed)
3 cups (8-ounces) broccoli florets
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
Optional: 4 slices Canadian bacon, diced (about 2 1/2 ounces)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup grated Monterey Jack, or part-skim mozzarella cheese (4 ounces)
1/4 cup sharp Cheddar cheese

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch deep-dish pie pan (6-cup capacity) with cooking spray. Add breadcrumbs, tilting to coat bottom and sides.
2) Whisk eggs, milk, hot sauce, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add bread and stir to coat. Refrigerate until needed.
3) Steam broccoli until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Refresh under cold water and drain well. Chop coarsely.
4) Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, and if using bacon; cook, stirring often, until soft and a light golden brown, about 5 minutes. Allow to cool slightly. Add onion mixture, broccoli and Monterey Jack cheese to egg mixture. Mix well. Turn into pie or tart pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle cheddar cheese over top.
5) Bake the pie until light golden and set, 45 to 50 minutes. Let cool slightly, cut into wedges and serve. Yield: 6 servings.









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89 comments :

~~louise~~ said...

Well, if that tart just doesn't sound delicious Mary, I don't know what does!!!

I wanted to grab a piece right through my screen. Why oh why don't you live closer???

Thank you so much for sharing...(and for sending me to bed hungry:)

yummychunklet said...

This looks great! The lack of crust makes it more calorie friendly!

Michelle Peters - Jones said...

That tart does look absolutely gorgeous and its veggie husband and child friendly. I think this is definitely going to go on my menu Mary. Thanks for sharing!

Anna A. said...

you can't go wrong with cheese and broccoli...especially when it's baked in this glorious (crustless) tart.

muppy said...

this looks and sounds delicious, i love cheese and broccoli :)

Only Fish Recipes said...

wow...what a gorgeous looking tart ! looks absolutely delicious! u hav made it so perfect !

Hovkonditorn said...

This is a lovely crustless tart! Have a nice day!

The Harried Cook said...

That sounds so delicious! I love broccoli and so does everyone else in my house! I am going to make it this week!

Thanks for sharing :)

tandysinclair.com said...

I love crustless quiches with lots of cheese :)

Sue said...

I could use some of this tart right now as a midnight(in five minutes) snack! Looks delicious and I'm hungry:)

Ruth said...

Crustless? I am intrigued - will have to try it myself to satisfy my curiosity I think! Thanks for sharing.

Priya said...

Crustless tart looks stunning and filling..

Duxa said...

Hi Mary, this looks great!!!
Thanks, have a nice day.

Maria said...

Yum, this sounds delicious!

Tamara said...

This tart looks great, delicious!

Katerina said...

This is a type of tart I would certainly eat with pleasure!

Big Dude said...

This looks delicious Mary - Hard to beat good stuff surrounded by eggs.

Suman Singh said...

This looks awesome, feel like grabbing that platter right from the screen..looks so yum!Love the broccoli cheese combo.

Clint said...

"Let them eat cheese and broccoli" doesn't have quite the same ring to it as "Let them eat cake", but I'll take the cheese and broccoi every time.

Barbara said...

I love your expression "figure friendly" Mary. :) Be nice if everything was! But it is something we have to think about more and more. Unfortunately.

Wonderful quiche...broccoli is so good served in a quiche; am definitely copying this and making it for our next brunch!

the constant hunger said...

Beautiful tart. You could have this dish any time of the day accompanied with a green salad. thanks for sharing.

Candace said...

I want a piece of this right now with my coffee for breakfast, Mary. It looks soooo yummy! What a great recipe for Easter brunch! Thanks!

Pondside said...

This looks good and I like the fact that it's made with things that are already in the house.

Lizzy said...

Oh, Mary, this looks delicious! With two Fridays left in Lent, this has made its way to the top of my short list for meatless dinners. Mmmmmm.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Looks and sounds delicious. The pic is making me very, very hungry!

spontaneous-euphoria said...

that looks sooooo good, perfect for any meal!

From the Kitchen said...

You had me at "crustless". I'm all for it--and this looks delicious! I do, however, very soon plan to find an intense pie crust making workshop to attend.

Best,
Bonnie

highplainsdrifters said...

I don't think you get any easier than that!

What's next said...

Sounds wonderful... I love dishes like that for easy dinners, I'll be trying this one soon!
thanks for always adding to my ideas when I'm feeling a little blank on what to make for dinner!

Kim said...

I love this meal, looks pretty good. Actually, it's good for brunch, lunch and diner, so it's kind of perfect!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I just picked up a bunch of broccoli from my final winter CSA distribution. It would be perfect for this. And, I wouldn't miss the crust at all.

Cooking Creation said...

I love crustless quiche and this one sounds amazing. Yet another recipe to add to my bookmarks. Your recipes make me wish for more time in a day so I can try each and every one of them! Thanks for sharing! :)

Alina---Explora Cuisine said...

I love it because it doesn't have a crust! Gotta try it, thank you for the recipe! Have a beautiful day!

StephenC said...

I think you should do a series of recipes called "Hide the Broccoli".

Parsley Sage said...

Bookmarked! I love ninja healthy food. I'm just so naughty about my vegetables so anytime a stealth veg recipe comes my way I take advantage. Thanks for sharing!

love lives in the kitchen said...

i love broccoli but i've never made a broccoli tart! i will test your recipe for sure :)
thank you for sharing and wish you a very sweet day!
justyna

sweetersalt.com said...

Love the idea of mixing in the bread cubes, sounds delicious! Will definitely have to try some time soon.

Laura

PeggyR said...

Oh yum that sounds really good!

Emily Malloy said...

Oh my. This looks like heaven!

Rachel said...

I seriously need to stop looking at food blogs in the morning, when I'm absolutely starving!!! I would give anything for a piece of your tart!!! Looks absolutely heavenly!

Biz said...

I love making crustless quiches, but love the idea of adding the bread - thanks for the idea!

Design Wine and Dine said...

I really enjoy crustless tarts, they just don't seem as heavy! I also find many recipes from Cooking Light to turn out well. Beautiful food and yes perfect for, "Meatless Monday!"

Janet said...

Im hungry!! And making this tonight..thank you!
Yummmmm

kitchen flavours said...

Your tart looks absolutely delicious!
Would be lovely if I could have a slice!

bellini said...

Love these crustless quiches Mary. They save so much time and calories.

Sanjeeta kk said...

What a lovely crust less tarts, Mary! Love the Broccoli peeping through it.

Harika's Kitchen said...

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Maris (In Good Taste) said...

This tart looks delicious.Broccoli and cheese together-yum!

lisa is cooking said...

I love broccoli in egg dishes like this, and the crustless part makes this a snap to prepare. I do have a hard time resisting the extra cheese though!

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

I love having egg dishes especially for brunch or dinner. This looks delicious!

Guvi said...

This is another wonderful idea, my daughter loves broccoli! Thank you so much for sharing and have a wonderful week!

Chef E said...

I almost had a meatless Monday when I dived into the mashed potatoes last night! This looks yummy, and I should make things like this more!

Elin said...

Mary, I just made one crustless quiche a few days ago and now I am so going to make this cheese and broccoli tart :) yum yum thanks for sharing this recipe and have a nice day :)

Elin

Kalyn said...

This looks like a great option for breakfast or brunch. Thanks for including my frittata recipe too!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I love your white tart pan. You are an amazing cook.

Fondly,
Glenda

sueskitchen said...

Hi Mary...that tart looks satisfying and I just happen to have all of the ingredients!Guess what we will be eating today..thank you once again!

Kalpana Sareesh said...

tats looks absolutely delicious... tart sounds yummmm

Maggie said...

Such a lovely tart. I am not a very big meat eater and love this type of tart. Interesting that it is crustless too.

Louanne said...

That looks marvelous! How I wish I had a slice for my lunch...

ann@Apples and Twinkies said...

This looks like something I would love. So, if I couldn't eat cake all day, I would eat this all day! Boy, does it look delicious.

Joanne said...

I have to say, the thing that intimidates me most about a quiche is the crust so the fact that this is crustless is just perfect! Love the sound of the filling!

Juliana said...

Mary, love the idea of crustless...cheese and broccoli are sure a great combination :-) Have a great day!

Joe Ambrosino said...

This sounds good, Mary! My mom used to make something similar with zucchini.

Patti said...

Looks fabulous and totally delicious. We love broccoli and cheese in our house, so this is a definite must-try recipe.

Thanks for sharing,
Patti

Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 said...

This looks so healthy for a tart. :) I like the idea that it is crustless - better for the waist and easier in general.

Ginny said...

Oh, this looks delicoius, I will have to try it. Hey, did you get my question about the duck eggs?

teresa said...

i think eggs and broccoli go so well together, this looks wonderful!!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Mary, this sounds delicious!! I love broccoli quiche and this would take out the necessity to make a pastry. =) blessings ~ tanna

Wendy Irene said...

I love how you used 2 kinds of cheese and hot sauce! What a great combination with eggs. Wonderful idea!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

This would make a great meal anytime, but perfect for Lent. Your photos are always tantalizing.

tigerfish said...

I am up for crustless tart anytime cos I am a "filling"- kind of person ;P

Ryan said...

I love crustless quiche recipes! This looks wonderful and would be so good for a weeknight dinner or brunch. I'm really enjoying all of the coffeecakes this week too! So many great recipes!

RamblingTart said...

How scrumptious! I love crustless quiches - especially now that I have to go off wheat for a while. I'd love a version like this and could just substitute cottage cheese to bulk up instead of the bread. :-)

mia xara said...

Looks amazing Mary!Cheese and broccoli, mmmmmm!Having a very hard time to resist, since Maria posted a tart with salmon and leeks today..I'll gladly have a piece of each,have a good night!

A Bitchin' Kitchen said...

This looks great, I LOVE quiche! Its frequent presence at baby showers and wedding showers is my main motivation for going! I like the filling best anyway, so I'm all about a crustless version!

- Maggie

Food Glorious Food! said...

Your blog is incredible! Gorgeous! My friend recommended you and I am glad. I'm new to all this and also a food lover.. but more of a food traveler. Shall follow you closely and get cooking a little more! :) Thanks for sharing!

Elaine said...

Sometimes the crusts on tarts are just too much. This looks and sounds fantastic!

Claudia said...

I love crustless cheeses and broccoli and eggs just seem to love each other. I know there will be added cheese...

Hazel said...

Mmmm does crustless mean it's healthier?! Looks sooo delicious. I am dying for a slice!

Beastie said...

going to make it tonight as my home baked bread (with wild garlic) is just baked :9 thanks for this beauty :)

JG said...

Mary, your Tart looks delicious! Cheese + broccoli are always enjoyed here. :)
~Judy

Julia @ DimpleArts said...

Very nice tart! I don't know when I'll have time to make everything that looks so delicious. I just want to make everything I see :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Mary, does this freeze well? I need a quiche that freezes and can be quickly thawed and cooked.

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Or could you do this ahead and refrigerate overnight until the next morning??? Thanks! XO

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Thanks, Mary! That gives me an option. I'm trying to juggle some things logistically, and I'm not sure they can be easily juggled. And you know, I am the auto chef on many days, trucking it in. But I was trying to cook. TRYING being the operative word here. ;-)

XO,

Sheila :-)

Victoria said...

Yum, this reminds me of a strata. Looks really delicious!

Alina said...

Sounds like a very nice alternative to omelets we've been eating way too often! And I always have broccoli in my freezer. Love the inclusion of bread cubes!

Beverly said...

This looks delicious, and I believe it would be perfect for our Easter brunch.

You're the best, Mary.

SJerZGirl said...

If you do mail order, I'll give you my address! YUM!!!


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