Garbage Quiche


  • 2 (9 inch) pie crusts, baked
  • 10 slices bacon
  • 8 ounces Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 1 small head fresh broccoli, diced
  • 4 green onions
  • 2 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.

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Evenly distribute bacon across bottom of each pastry shell, followed by half of cheese. Add broccoli, scallions, and tomatoes, then cover with remaining cheese.

In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, half-and-half, nutmeg, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Pour half of mixture into each pastry shell.

Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake an additional 45 minutes, until quiches are set in center.