The Best Broccoli Cheddar Bacon Quiche

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s also the one meal where you can load up on a few extra calories and still maintain a clear conscience – basically, because we tend to burn those calories a lot more quickly at the beginning of the day than at the end. That’s why this rich, hearty breakfast recipe for The Best Broccoli Cheddar Bacon Quiche is one of the best things you can make for a morning meal for your family, or if you have overnight houseguests and want to serve them something yummy when they wake up. No matter how good it is, you don’t have to stick with breakfast for this quiche recipe. You could also serve it as a brunch, lunch, or dinner dish. It also makes for tasty leftovers. Just put individually-cut pieces into the microwave, one at a time, and your meal is ready for the table.

Aside from having a number of delicious ingredients, this broccoli cheddar quiche recipe also has a lot of nutritious ingredients as well. Take the eggs, for example. One egg has 72 calories, is very high in selenium, high in phosphorus, riboflavin, protein, and vitamin B12. It also contains vitamin A, iron, and calcium. A cup of broccoli, as this quiche recipe calls for, is 54 calories, very high in vitamin C, B6, A, potassium, and dietary fiber. It’s also high in calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, riboflavin, and thiamin. Green onions are high in vitamin A, and very high in vitamin C and dietary fiber. Sharp cheddar cheese is very high in calcium. These are just four of the key ingredients, and they are chock-full of nutrients - so, in moderation, this creamy, rich breakfast recipe can be a very healthy breakfast recipe as well. For best results, use organic free-range eggs and fresh organic ingredients whenever possible.

No matter what kind of recipe you’re making, whenever you are working in the kitchen, it’s always good to adhere to simple food safety guidelines in order to avoid harmful bacteria build-up. This is especially applicable when you are working with meat, fish, and eggs, but it’s also relevant for vegetables and fruits as well. No food is immune to bacterial growth, but by following a few simple rules, you will keep yourself and your family free from any kind of potential food-borne illness. Most of this is just everyday common sense, like washing your hands before you start cooking, washing your hands before and after you handle meat, eggs, and seafood, and washing up thoroughly when the cooking is done. Make sure that you cook your food at the recommended temperature for the allotted length of time. Always chill your leftovers in the refrigerator directly after a meal, as bacteria tend to grow rapidly at room temperature. Freeze any food that you won’t be eating for a while so it will last longer. Thanks to Melissa over at “Melissa’s Southern-Style Kitchen” for sharing this rich, tasty quiche recipe with us. If you’re looking for more of the best breakfast recipe ideas, or any yummy recipes for any meal, you’ll want to check out her extensive recipe index.*

Nutrition Facts for:The Best Broccoli Cheddar Bacon Quiche from Melissa's Southern Kitchen
Ingredients: Pie crust, eggs, heavy cream, mayonnaise, garlic salt, onion powder, Dijon mustard, black pepper broccoli florets, green onion, bacon, sharp cheddar cheese.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet.* The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings.* Per Serving:Calories 327, Calories from Fat 199, Total Fat 22.1g 34%, Saturated Fat 7.9g 40%, Cholesterol 152mg 51%, Sodium 552mg 23%, Potassium 214mg 6%, Carbohydrates 21.8g 7%, Dietary Fiber 0.9g 4%, Sugars 12.2g, Protein 11.2g, Vitamin A 15%, Vitamin C 19%, Calcium 4%, Iron 9%

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