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Breakfast and Brunch

Mini Broccoli, Cheddar and Bacon Quiche

This is going to be a fun week on Picky Palate! Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes today, Wednesday and Thursday then a GORGEOUS KitchenAid giveaway first thing Friday. Click HERE to see what’s up for grabs. Make sure you stop by to get entered. I am honored to be partnering with KitchenAid and Cook for the Cure for this Mother’s Day Brunch Menu and upcoming giveaway!

Ok, let’s talk about these mini quiche. I kinda love making quiche, especially mini ones. They are really quite adorable. Don’t worry, they are completely simple to prepare too! I’ve got step by step photos to prove it. Any mom would love this for Mother’s Day! Heck, they are even easy enough to make for yourself for Mother’s Day 🙂


Here’s your line up of ingredients. Feel free to play around with whatever vegetables you have in the refrigerator that need using.

You are going to fill mini pie plates with cut pieces of pie crust. I used a store bought pie crust, but use whatever pie crust  recipe you’d like. Crimp your edges however you like as well. Little ramekins will work if you don’t have little pie plates. You can even use one big pie plate if you’d like. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Time to saute the vegetables.

Add the broccoli, cook and stir for a good 10 minutes then set the pan aside.

Attach your wire whisk to your mixer and let’s go!

Eggs, eggs and more eggs 🙂  8 to be exact.

A couple pinches of salt please.

Don’t forget the pepper.

Whisk, whisk whisk!

Time to full em’ up. About 3/4 way full.

Like so 🙂

Add your sauteed veggies.

Now add your bacon pieces and some cheese. Time to bake!

Remove from the oven and get ready to indulge 🙂


How fun is this?!


Mini Broccoli, Cheddar and Bacon Quiche

8 large eggs

1/4 cup milk

1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1/2 cup finely chopped onion

2 cups broccoli florets

1 cup cooked, crumbled bacon pieces

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1. Preheat oven to 35o degrees F. and place round cuts of pie crust into 4 mini pie plates or ramekins. Partially bake crusts for 10 minutes then remove from oven.

2. Place eggs, milk, salt and pepper into stand mixer with the whisk attachment in place. Whisk until well combined, about 20 seconds. Set aside.

3. Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Saute onions for about 5 minutes then add broccoli florets, stirring and cooking for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

4. Pour egg mixture evenly into the 4 pie dough lined pie plates. Top evenly with onion, broccoli, bacon and cheese. Bake for 22-27 minutes, until eggs are cooked through. Serve warm.

Makes 4 quiche


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  1. 1

    Oh adorable little quiches! And I love that you put tomatoes in them. I love tomatoes in unexpected places like this or on pizza or inside grilled cheese sandwiches.

  2. 2

    These are so cute! Quiche is delicious and this recipe is right on point. Great idea and great recipe Jenny!

  3. 3
    Vera says:

    Sorry, I just had to say that that mixer looks so gorgeous in the background 🙂

  4. 4

    gorgeous quiches!! love that we’re partnering up with KA this mother’s day!! xo

  5. 5

    omg, I could not- for the life of me- figure out why you were putting red jellybeans into your sauté pan!! It literally took me about 5 min. to figure out that they were tomatoes. Oh, Lordy… must be early. These are cutie pie little quiches!

    • 5.1
      Jenny says:

      Cracking up Lori!! It wouldn’t be that unlike me to try Jelly Beans in something like this, lol!!

  6. 6
    Lauren says:

    Too cute!! Can’t resist anything mini!

  7. 7

    I love the personalized sizes. They’re so customizable too which is great. I’m in love with your mixer. I think I need an upgrade from my basic white one. 🙂

  8. 8
    Tara Lynn says:

    These look so good! I love that you used ready made pie crusts…I wouldn’t know what to do without them. I will so be trying these!

    • 8.1
      Jenny says:

      I have a great recipe coming up in my cookbook for a homemade pie crust, but I love having the pre made ones on hand for quick fixes like this!!

  9. 9
    Jill says:

    That look great!!!

  10. 10

    These are adorable! I love the big veggie chunks in there too. Looks delicious!

  11. 11
    Kathy says:

    Hi, Just wondering where you found the cute mini pie plates? I love them and would like to get some 🙂


  12. 12
    Jennifer says:

    This looks delicious and so pretty! Perfect for a brunch.

  13. 13
    Jennifer says:

    Those look so yummy and like a great way to sneak in a lot of veggies! Plus, everything mini always looks and tastes better! 😉

  14. 14

    I’m just trying to come up with a new name so when I put it in front of my husband he doesn’t roll his eyes and say — ewwwww…quiche?!?!? Looks yummy!! and the mixer is the awesomest!!!

  15. 15
    Kristen says:

    I am so in love with that mixer color – it is fantastic!
    And these quiche’s are too cute! Love it!

  16. 16

    you take the most beautiful pictures, like even of salt, and that kitchen aid mixer color is to die for.. it’s like hot pink. Gorgeous! Gorgeous quiches.. although I don’t eat bacon, I’m sure these would taste phenomenal with just broccoli and cheddar. Delicious!

  17. 17

    Love the idea of mini quiches. I have the ramekins and I have a daughter who is vegetarian, so I’ll sub veggie bacon and have a meal everyone will eat. Excellent photos. Yay Friday and Kitchen Aid!

  18. 18

    Yum! I love mini breakfast!

  19. 19
    Lynna H. says:

    these look so adorable since you baked them in these mini pie dishes! 🙂 they also look really yummy. ;D

  20. 20

    I am BEYOND JEALOUS of that Kitchenaid mixer! It’s gorgeous! Also these little mini quiches are great, so cute!

  21. 21
    Thesha says:

    Yum! These look so good.

  22. 22
    Theresa says:

    I was going through my new issue of Family Circle magazine last night and ran across someone I thought looked very familiar. Sure enough it was you in a cool whip add!! Congratulations!!!!

  23. 23

    These are absolutely gorgeous, Jenny and so perfect for brunch. That mixer is absolutely beautiful!

  24. 24
    Rebecca says:

    Where did the mini pie plates come from? SUPER cute!

  25. 25
    amalia says:

    I’m with Rebecca…wondering where you found those adorable mini pie plates? Soooo cute…and the recipe looks delicious! Can’t wait to try! Thanks for sharing!

  26. 26

    Love this! What a fun breakfast! I definitely need to get me some of those individual serving pie dishes. Maybe they would distract my kids from the broccoli. Well, a girl can dream!

  27. 27

    […] Let’s start with all you special-occasion cooks. If you’re planning to celebrate Mom with a nice brunch, then I think these mini quiches with broccoli, bacon and cheddar definitely belong on the menu. They look elegant and time-consuming, but they’re actually dead simple with store-bought pie crusts, some sauteed veggies and eggs whipped up in a mixer.  Make extra, freeze them & treat yourself to a nice brunchy-like breakfast on ordinary days too! (Picky Palate) […]

  28. 28

    Those look awesome!

  29. 29

    I adore quiche and these look so delicious, Jenny!

  30. 30
    Maria says:

    I like reading blogs about Quiches mini. You did really good work on here. I’ll bookmark your site. Thanks, Maria.

  31. 31

    […] this Mother’s Day week that’s been full of fabulous brunch recipes.  Check out my mini quiche, crepes and cupcakes if you haven’t […]

    • 31.1
      Leman says:

      My mom said that when I was very young, I loved vegetables. Peas and corarts were my favorites. I rejected vegetables once I got the message that vegetables are good but they’re good for you and you’re supposed to eat them, but kids don’t really like them. Perhaps more kids would like vegetables if they were just presented as things that taste good, rather than what you’re supposed to eat.

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  33. 33
    Patti says:

    These look absolutely delicious! Would love to know where you got the mini pie plates…so cute. Love your site and all the wonderful things you share.

  34. 34
    shelly says:

    I found them at Macys.Kind of pricey though.

    Corningware French White Mini Pie Plates, 5.5″ Set of 2

  35. 35

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  36. 36
    Anita Foster says:

    I don’t see the tomatoes listed in the ingredients. How much grape tomatoes did you use? Thank you

  37. 37
    Mar Bark says:

    Why on earth do so many people make comments on recipes when they have not even tried the recipe? … Really ? They like you mixer …and have never tried this recipe? This is totally UNhelpful … and stupid!
    People, come on!

  38. 38
    Shirley says:

    I made these this morning and the they are sooo good. Do you think I could freeze these?

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