5 slices bacon (nitrate free), cooked and crumbled, OR cooked ham, if preferred
3 Tbsp cooking fat of choice (bacon fat, coconut oil, ghee, etc), divided
3-4 cups fresh broccoli florets, chopped into small bite-size pieces (2 small-ish bunches)
1 small onion, sliced thin
2 cloves garlic, minced
Sea salt to sprinkle on onions and broccoli
½ tsp sea salt, for the egg mixture
6 large eggs
⅓ cup canned organic coconut milk (full fat is ideal, though you can get away with the light version)
2-3 tbsp nutritional yeast***
½ tsp mustard
- RECIPE NOTE: PREP TIME does not include the time needed to prepare your selected crust.
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Cook your bacon until crisp and set aside to drain.
- In a separate skillet, heat 2 Tbsp bacon fat or cooking fat of choice over low heat, add the sliced onions and stir to coat. Sprinkle with salt, and continue to cook over medium-low/low heat for 15 minutes, stirring to avoid burning, until a deep golden color**
- Meanwhile, heat the remaining Tbsp of cooking fat in a separate skillet over med heat (I used the skillet where the bacon was cooked) and add the broccoli. Toss to coat and cook for about a minute, add the garlic and continue to stir and cook until the broccoli is bright green and slightly softened and garlic is soft, then remove from heat.
- Drain excess fat from caramelized onions and add them to the broccoli and garlic.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk or blend together the eggs, coconut milk, nutritional yeast, salt and mustard
- Fill the partially baked crust with the broccoli mixture plus the cooked and crumbled bacon, then pour the egg mixture over the top, careful not to let it overflow.
- Bake in 400 degree oven for about 25-30 minutes until center is set. You may need to use a foil tent to avoid over-browning the crust halfway through.
- Allow to sit at least 15 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy! Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
*If you opt for a sweet potato crust, follow the instructions in the linked recipe for pre-roasting the crust prior to adding the filling.
**This might take longer if you keep the heat very low. The lower and longer the onions cook, the better they truly caramelize.
***Nutritional yeast is a seasoning that's Paleo & Whole30 friendly, has a "cheesy" flavor and adds flavor plus a nutritional boost to many recipes!
Original Recipes visit: Paleo Broccoli Quiche with Bacon @ paleorunningmomma.com