Turkey Quiche Recipe

Turkey, broccoli and cheese quiche with a side Caesar salad
Turkey, broccoli and cheese quiche with a side Caesar salad | Source

Turkey Fritatta or Crust-less Quiche

This past week after cooking a turkey, I wanted to make something different with the leftovers for dinner. I had turkey soup simmering on the stove and still had some turkey left. I wasn't sure whether to call this a quiche or a frittata so I named it both. After dinner I'm happy to say "Real Men do eat quiche."

This is very easy to make, and what I like about it is that there is no crust at all.

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: Serves 4-6 people

Recipe Alternatives

This recipe would work with chicken and mushrooms, ham, sausage or bacon.

Ingredients needed

  • 3 1/2 cups of broccoli florets steamed
  • 3 1/2 cups of Old Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 small - medium onion chopped
  • 3 - 4 Garlic cloves sliced thin
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups of chopped cooked turkey
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 Dashes of hot sauce (I used slap ya mama)
  • 1 TBS. of vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/4 Cup of milk


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Steam broccoli floretsSaute Onion and GarlicGrated cheeseBroccoli, onion & garlic, turkeyBeat eggs with milk, pepper and hot sauceSprinkle with grated cheese
Steam broccoli florets
Steam broccoli florets
Saute Onion and Garlic
Saute Onion and Garlic
Grated cheese
Grated cheese
Broccoli, onion & garlic, turkey
Broccoli, onion & garlic, turkey
Beat eggs with milk, pepper and hot sauce
Beat eggs with milk, pepper and hot sauce
Sprinkle with grated cheese
Sprinkle with grated cheese

Cooked and Ready to Serve

Quiche fully cooked
Quiche fully cooked | Source

Lets start cooking!

  1. Start by steaming your broccoli. Once done put aside.
  2. Grate the cheese and put aside.
  3. Chop onions and garlic, then saute them in oil until the onions are translucent.
  4. Add to the steamed broccoli florets. Add chopped turkey.
  5. Beat 8 eggs with 1/4 cup of milk, fresh ground pepper and hot sauce.
  6. Grease a 9" X 12" oven safe casserole dish and preheat oven to 350°F.
  7. Add the broccoli, onion and turkey mixture to the bottom of the casserole dish.
  8. Cover the mixture with 1/2 of the grated cheese.
  9. Pour the egg mixture over the top and then sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top.
  10. Put into the oven for approximately 20 - 25 minutes or until a knife inserted into the frittata comes out clean.
  11. Cool before cutting and serving.

This dish can be made ahead of time, and easily reheated.




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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Gail, Don't get me wrong I love turkey sandwiches, or wraps with mayo, or a chopped turkey sandwich with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and a bit of chopped celery. This quiche is pretty tasty too :)


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

torrilynn, Thanks and I hope you enjoy the quiche.


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Gail Meyers 3 years ago from United States

That looks so much better than dry turkey sandwiches from now until forever! lol Thanks for the ideas.


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torrilynn 3 years ago

This looks absolutely delicious. Thanks for the recipe. Voted up and shared.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Ardie, Always happy to see you and so glad that you like this dish.


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

Im back to write down the ingredients for this because its what Im making for dinner tonight!!! I LOVE this recipe. I have been craving it for days :)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks Sharon. The iPhone is always close by and usually beside me wherever I go :)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Ardie, I'm so glad that you tried this recipe and like it. I'll have to try it with ground turkey myself. That's so cute about your daughter, and a great compliment.


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Susan, you are SO resourceful. This recipe looks wonderful. I love the fact that you are so creative with leftovers. I'm assuming that there is always a camera in your kitchen too.


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

We just finished this about 2 hours ago and it was such a fave that my middle daughter (she's only 7!!) asked me for the recipe for when she grows up hahah The only change I made is I used ground turkey instead of turkey because I didnt have the bird hanging around and I didnt want to cook one just for this :P I plan on having cold leftovers for breakfast!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Tina, It's similar to your broccoli and cheese recipe that I've been wanting to try. I plan to make it in the upcoming week. It's nice to share recipes back and forth.


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden

This looks so tasty Susan, and with broccoli that is one of my favorites! I think I could manage to cook this with the help of your recipe! Fantastic pictures that really makes me hungry! Since it is late in the evening here now I will have to wait and try it another day!

Tina


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

fpherj, Now you have me wondering what theatre it was too :) Do you remember if it was on Younge St.? Because there is one theatre there that has had many name changes over the years.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Susan...you're too sweet.......You could have just told me not to READ food hubs until AFTER I've eaten!! lol

BTW....I looked online for every theatre in Toronto & none were familiar to me. I wonder if it was closed down or has a new name? After all, this was in 1979!! I haven't given up trying to remember though...just beacuse it's driving me nuts.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

fpherj, Okay I'll see what I can do. What time do you eat dinner? Thanks :)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

missolive, Thank you. I made this in a rectangle rather than round dish as we were having it for dinner, and feeding four of us. I didn't think the round one would be big enough. As it turned out, it all went.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Stephanie, Thank you and hope you enjoy it.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

OMG! Hubby and I LOVE quiche! That picture looks good enough to eat...or else I'm just starving at the moment. And that turkey Frittata....Susan, these dishes are fabulous. Do me a favor please? Publish your food hubs AFTER lunch and dinner???!! lmao.. Up+++


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas

Just Ask Susan - another awesome looking recipe. We like broccoli and I like the idea of combining it with turkey and cheese for a quiche. Here is another one for my bookmarked recipes. I'll have to give it a try.

Voted up and sharing :)


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Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

This looks like a wonderful way to use leftover turkey! The recipe looks easy and delicious. Voted up and bookmarked!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Nell, You could always use another vegetable instead of broccoli, perhaps one that the rest of the family likes. Hope that you enjoy it.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Sounds absolutely delicious! I love broccoli but the rest of the family are not that keen, but If I make it like this, how can they resist? lol! thanks, bookmarked are voted up!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Sue, I had forgotten that it was Family Day today :) Thanks and hope you have a happy one too.


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Susan

Looks yummy! Bookmarking this one.

Happy Family Day. :)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Rebecca, Hope that you enjoy it as much as I do.


rebeccamealey 4 years ago

Broccoli is my very favorite veggie and this recipe sounds dreamy.I'll go for it!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

donnaisabella, They may not even notice the turkey will all the broccoli and cheese in there :)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

MM, I enjoy quiche too :)


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donnaisabella 4 years ago from Fort Myers

Yummy! Looks great. I just love the look of food in plates presented so well. It is beautiful Susan. I have had leftover turkey and not known what to do with it. My kids love broccoli, eggs, onion but not turkey so much so I could easily reign them in with this one! Thanks.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Another one of your delicious recipes to try! this looks and sounds so yummy - I love quiche!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

RH, Thanks and I hope you guys like this.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Prasetio, I hope that you and your mom enjoy this and thank you.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

THis looks soooooo good! The recipe and the photos and everything! I will try this and I will also let you know if my guy will eat quiche! Lol. Up and everything!!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

You are master chef, Susan. I love turkey and I love cheese as well. Delicious combinations. You have great recipes and I am glad you want to shared for us. This time is soooooo Yummy! I can't wait to share this to my mom. Rated up and useful

Blessing,


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Frank, Thank you, and I hope that you're having a nice weekend.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

sounds good.. I wouldn't make it.. because perhaps real men eat quiche.. but make it? I don't know.. not in my neighborhood :) wonderful share Susan


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Eddy, Thank you and have a nice weekend.

cardelean, Everyone at my house likes broccoli too. Hope you enjoy this reciped.

kikalina, Thank you.

Joan, Yes with chicken too and you could always switch up the vegetables too. Hope you enjoy this.


Joan WHetzel 4 years ago

This would be good with leftover cooked chicken too. Roast the chicken the same way you do the turkey, or grill the chicken. This sounds very good. can't wait to try it.


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kikalina 4 years ago from Europe

This looks very very yummy. Will be sharing!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

This looks awesome! My kids are HUGE broccoli fanatics so I'm sure that this would be a big hit in our house. Bookmarking and sharing!


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Another to bookmark;thanks for sharing.

Take care,

Eddy.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Cardisa, Basically to me it's a quiche, just without the crust.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

cyoung, Hope that you enjoy it.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Ruby, We buy about 5 or 6 turkeys for the freezer when they're on sale, so that we always have one on hand. We eat a lot of turkey too.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

barbergirl, I just thought that it would take too long to bake this with the broccoli if I didn't steam it first. I've seen recipes where they've fried the broccoli first or others that use frozen thawed broccoli as well.


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

I am enjoying it already and I haven't even tried it yet. It looks like the basics of a quiche to me. I am a quiche lover so this sounds delicious.


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cyoung35 4 years ago from Corona, CA

Awsome, sounds easy and I won't have to throw the leftover chicken out.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Susan, This looks delicious, I kid you NOT. I eat more turkey than any other meat..I will try this..Thank you..


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

Oh that sounds absolutely yummy!!! I just have to ask... is there a reason for steaming the broccoli first before you back it in the oven. I have a recipe that is a breakfast bake and it calls for brocolli. However, I noticed yours takes half the time. I am wondering it the steaming makes the difference!

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