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Comfort Food: Broccoli, Ham and Cheese Quiche


French comfort food!

I am (mostly) French, so quiche is a familair dish for me. My dad made this for me on Saturday mornings when I was a little¬†girl, and I would watch him chop and layer the ingredients with much interest. By that I mean, I was at his elbow, sneaking bits of veggie and bacon and getting scolded/comforted when he would, inevitably, elbow me in the face. ūüôā

This is one of my favorite dishes to make when I need a little comfort. We serve it with a garden salad or fresh fruit. I plan on taking one to my mother in law’s house for Mother’s day brunch this year! ¬†I ¬†like to add mild cheddar cheese (sharp cheddar doesn’t melt as well). This recipe is¬†GREAT¬†for finishing up leftovers, and freezes¬†well, for those of you who like to cook ahead.

A great way to use leftover veggies!


1 frozen pie crust shell,thawed for 10-15 minutes on counter

1 cup leftover broccoli, chopped into bite size pieces

1 cup ham, cooked and diced

5 large eggs

1/4 cup milk (I used 1%)

1/4 teaspoon mustard

1/2 teaspoon dried minced Garlic

1/2 teaspoon dried chopped onion flakes

1/4 teaspoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon parsley (optional)

1 cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese or mozzarella. I also use ‘Italian¬†blend’ and ‘taco blend’ occasionally.

Mild works better than sharp, half fat works better than fat free


Heat oven to 375¬į.

Prick the bottom of the thawed crust with a fork. Dice your ham and broccoli.

Saute the ham in a small  pan. This removes the excess moisture, and will keep your quiche from becoming soggy. Sprinkle your ham and broccoli in the bottom of the pie crust.


Beat the eggs and milk until slightly frothy.Mix in the mustard,garlic,onion flakes,paprika and parsley(optional). Salt and pepper to taste. [I choose to not use any salt, since there is plenty of salt in the cheese.] Pour egg mix into the  pie crust over the ham and broccoli.

Just Beat It!

Sprinkle cheese over egg mixture. Bake at 375¬į for about 30 minutes, or until quiche filling is set and top is ever so slightly browned.

Eggy Pie!

HINT: tap your quiche. If it bounces back at you, its perfect!

Delicious with fresh fruit!

One Pot Stacked Enchilada Pie


Stacked Enchilada Pie

I borrowed my neighbors dutch oven for this recipe. I could have made it in a large sauce pot or a crock pot/slow cooker, but I felt like trying something new. ūüôā This is one of my favorite meals to make if we are having friends over for dinner. It is kid friendly too, and feeds a crowd!

Melty Goodness

12 inch Dutch oven (or oven safe crock/pot)
2-pounds ground beef or ground turkey (I used beef)
1- large onion, chopped
1-package yellow or white corn tortillas
2- small cans diced chilies
1-large can enchilada sauce
1-8 ounce can sliced olives
2-packages of taco seasoning mix (I used mild)
4-cups (2 packages) of shredded taco mix cheese
2-Tbsp Canola or Vegetable oil

Not expensive to make if you shop the deals.


1. Get Sizzlin’.¬† ¬† Warm your oil in your dutch oven/pot and add chopped onions. Cook on the stove top pver medium-low heat until the onions are half cooked. You can tell when they reach this stage because they will be limp but not see through.

Warming up,not quite tot the point of smoking.

Not quite tender enough yet

2.  Beef it up!     Add ground beef and brown until cooked through. Add your taco seasoning mix and stir thoroughly. Drain fat. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Add your meat when the onions are halfway cooked.

Smells delicious! Ready for layering.

3. Layers.   Time to start layering your stacked enchilada pie! This part is fun.  Take around one third of your meat and spread on bottom of Dutch oven/pot- keeping in mind that you will be making about three layers.

I love everything in this!

3B. Now spread one third of sliced olives, diced chilies, and enchilada sauce over the meat. Cover this with 5 to 6 of your tortillas and then cover your tortillas with one third of your cheese. Repeat this until all of your ingredients are in the pot!


Top layers of tortillas and cheese

4.¬† Bubble Bubble…¬† Move the dutch oven/pot to the actual oven. Cook for 40 minutes or until the cheese is melty and bubbly.

Smells Delicious!

This recipe is so versatile…you can swap ingredients to your personal tastes, and make the recipe your own! You could add corn, black beans, rice, diced tomatoes…you name it, I have probably added it at one point. Also a great way to use up leftover veggies!

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This is guaranteed to make your family happy, or win you some hearts at a potluck. I might make this for the upcoming Teacher Appreciation Luncheon. Those lucky teachers! ¬† ūüėČ