Monday, November 11, 2013

Cooking with Kids: Broccoli Cheese Quiche

My four year old son loves cooking in the kitchen with me. He loves measuring, stirring, and can crack an egg better than some adults. Last Christmas I bought him the book Salad People by Mollie Katzen and it has turned out to be one of the most used gifts I have given him. The most used recipe is the broccoli cheese quiche. It is ultra simple, yummy, and nutritious. A great beginner recipe for a chef in training. In fact, he made it for dinner last night. I think it turned out beautiful. We even have left overs for tonight.

Broccoli Cheese Quiche 

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped broccoli (we use organic frozen broccoli slightly thawed in micorwave)
  • 1 cup grated Swiss cheese
  • 1 unbaked 9 inch pie shell (store bought is fine)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2/3 cups milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 scallions, trimmed and finely minced
  • 4 shakes paprika
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Steam fresh broccoli until just tender or thaw frozen broccoli in microwave for 1 minute. Sprinkle cheese into the crust, then spread broccoli evenly over cheese. In a large bowl, whisk eggs until smooth. Add milk, salt, and scallions. Whisk until blended and poor over broccoli and cheese. Dust the top with paprika and bake in center of oven for 40 minutes or until solid in the center. Cool on rack and serve warm or at room temperature. 

Serves 4-6.
Adapted from Salad People And More Real Recipes by Mollie Katzen


                                                                Salad People


  1. Hmmm, since there are no responses I am going to let this post go a little longer. Really would like to give one reader a copy of this fantastic beginners cookbook.

  2. My daughter is only a year old so she doesn't do much helping but loves watching abs sampling. I'm set on feeding her real foods until she understands the consequences of processed foods and can decide for herself if she would like to eat them. I'm sure she would be grateful for a change in pace from her typical grilled protein and veggies.

    1. Courtney, since you are the only one to reply it looks like you are the winner! PM your address to me at or through my Facebook page and I'll send your cookbook to you!