Quiche Eater? You Judge.

In an earlier “Quiche-like” post, I defended the humble baked egg dish. Then it was a Frittata. Now, Quiche.

From Wikipedia:

Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche, by American Bruce Feirstein, is a bestselling tongue-in-cheek book satirizing stereotypes of masculinity, published in 1982 (ISBN 0-671-44831-5). It popularized the term Quiche-eater, meaning a man who is a dilettante, a trend-chaser, an over-anxious conformist to fashionable forms of ‘lifestyle’, and socially correct behaviors and opinions, one who eschews (or merely lacks) the traditional masculine virtue of tough self-assurance. A ‘traditional’ male might enjoy egg-and-bacon pie if his wife served it to him; a Quiche-eater, or Sensitive New Age Guy would make the dish himself, call it by its French name Quiche, and serve it to his female life partner to demonstrate his empathy with the Women’s Movement. He would also wash up afterwards.

Those that know me would laugh if I was described as a dilettante, a trend chaser, over-anxious, concerned about socially correct behaviours or lacking self-assurance. However, I do make the dish myself, call it by its proper name and serve it to my wife. I do not do it to demonstrate my empathy with the woman’s movement, as us married guys know that we lost that battle long ago. But as stated before, if I cook, I don’t clean. HA!

This is almost the simplest dish you can make and delicious too.

Make sure your broccoli is not frozen when you start, or at least steam it up if it is.

Mix the eggs with cheese and spice.

Saute up the veggies.

In go the veggies.

And the egg.

Bake it up. Yum! And I’m not washing that pie plate!

Or that plate either!

Crustless Cheddar Broccoli Quiche

Prep Time: Minutes to Prepare: 10 | Cook Time: Minutes to Cook: 60


  • 1 tsp. Canola Oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 pkg. (10oz) frozen chopped broccoli, thawed, drained.
  • 2 cups egg beaters
  • 1/2 cup lowfat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup kraft 2% chredded reduced fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper


Preheat oven to 350. Heat oil in small nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add onions, cook 5 minutes or until onions are tender, stirring occasionally. Add broccoli; mix well. Spoon into 9-in pie plate sprayed with cooking spray.

Mix remaining ingredients until well blended; pour over broccoli layer.

Bake 45-50 minutes or until center is set and top is golden brown.

Number of Servings: 6

Nutritional Info:

Servings Per Recipe: 6 Amount Per Serving Calories: 128.5 Total Fat: 5.4 g Cholesterol: 8.7 mg Sodium: 293.4 mg Total Carbs: 4.8 g Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g Protein: 15.1 g

Source: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=372228

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Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Cheese, Eggs, French, kosher, Low Carb, Lunch, Recipes, Vegetable2, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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20 Comments on “Quiche Eater? You Judge.”

  1. September 13, 2012 at 11:04 am #

    I adore quiche. Must try this. Thanks!


  2. Donah @ Sweetjellybean.com
    September 13, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    I like quiche and this one looks so easy to make! My little one loves broccoli and cheese so I think this will be a winner. And like or not, I would have to wash the dishes 😀 thanks for this wonderful post, as always.


  3. September 13, 2012 at 11:41 am #

    I really like that picture of the eggs, cheese and spices. Nicely done!


  4. September 13, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    Tasty, low in fat AND high in protein? You are my hero!


  5. September 13, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    Quiche is always good! I like the addition of the cottage cheese 🙂


  6. September 13, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    I love quiche and alway make mine without a crust. I’m not sure why this had gotten a bad rap as a ‘girly’ dish men should avoid. Maybe because of the production process? It is a protein based, manly, meaty dish. Unless you make a meatless version. Mine have lots of meat.


  7. rachel
    September 13, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    I love quiche- it’s a classic!


  8. September 13, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    Quiche is a great meal to go to when you don’t know what to make. Bags of frozen veggies and some cheese on hand make it a perfect weeknight choice. We love it around here.


  9. Gary Lum
    September 13, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    I love quiche


  10. September 13, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

    If it is crustless, doesn’t it make it a frittata? lol. I made almost this exact same thing, but with a brown rice crust. It was so so good! http://azcubed.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/broccoli-mushroom-cheddar-quiche-with-a-brown-rice-crust/


  11. September 13, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    Real men don’t eat……..


  12. September 13, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

    Real men eat what they want:) If they want quiche they eat it:)


  13. September 13, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    Looks good and a much healthier version than my old recipe. I have been experimenting with crust-less also and I think I like it just as well.


  14. September 13, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    Real Men MAKE Quiche…..Lovely recipe. Looking forward to trying it. Especially because it is crustless!


  15. jenabovetherainbow
    September 14, 2012 at 7:38 am #

    This is making my mouth water ;A; Thnxx for the recipe :)!!


  16. September 23, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    I’m a lady and I DON’T normally like quiche, but your version, packed with all those veggies, might just make me change my mind.



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