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Air Fryer Quiche with Broccoli & Cheese

What is Air Fryer Quiche with Broccoli & Cheese?

This Air Fryer Quiche is the perfect dish for breakfast, lunch or brunch.  The leftovers keep very well and the dish is very easy to customize.  This version is broccoli and cheese; however, I will give you some suggestions for things you can add to the dish to mix things up a bit.

What are the ingredients in Air Fryer Quiche with Broccoli & Cheese?

One of my favorite things about this dish is that most of the ingredients are things you likely already have in you kitchen.  For that reason, this is one of my favorites to make on weekend mornings, minimal hands on time, and a perfect healthy breakfast!  So, here is what you will need to make the quiche:

  • Frozen Broccoli
    • I made this dish using frozen broccoli because I almost always have some on hand; however, you can easily substitute fresh broccoli if that is your preference.  See the recipe notes for the easy way to make the swap.
  • Eggs
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Milk
    • I use 2%, but whatever you prefer will work just fine
  • Salt and pepper
  • Shallot
  • Nutmeg 
  • Dijon mustard
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How do I make Air Fryer Quiche with Broccoli and Cheese?

The real beauty of this dish is how easily it all comes together.  This is the type of recipe that I love to bring to my Moms’ groups or fix for brunch get-togethers because 1-it is something that most people like and 2-it is so easy and takes way less time than most of the sweet items people often bring.  So let’s start, here is how you make this easy quiche:

  • Begin by cooking the frozen broccoli as directed on the package.  Drain well.  If the pieces are larger than you would like for your quiche, trim them to bite-sized pieces.
    • Note:  If you would like to substitute fresh broccoli for the frozen broccoli, you can easily do so.  Chop the broccoli into bite-sized pieces.  Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil and add the broccoli for 2-3 minutes until it is bright green.  Drain well and set aside.
  • Spray a pie pan with olive oil or cooking spray and set aside.
  • Crack the eggs into a large bowl and beat well.  
  • Next simply add all the remaining ingredients, including the broccoli and stir to combine.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pie pan.
  • Pre-heat the air fryer to 325.  When the air fryer has reached temperature, add the quiche.  Air Fry for 40-45 minutes until the top is beginning to brown and the quiche is fully set.  
  • Please note that air fryer times can vary a bit so be sure to check your dish.  This Gourmia Air Fryer is the one I used to prepare this quiche.

Ideas of things to add to broccoli cheese quiche

  1. Bacon – adding some cooked bacon to your quiche will add a smoky flavor and a bit of crunch.
  2. Mushrooms – sautéed mushrooms will add an earthy flavor and a meaty texture to your quiche.
  3. Onions – caramelized onions will add a sweet and savory flavor to your quiche.
  4. Spinach – adding some cooked spinach will add a nutritious boost and a pop of green color to your quiche.
  5. Red pepper flakes – if you like some heat, adding a pinch of red pepper flakes will add some spice to your quiche.
  6. Garlic – minced garlic will add a bold and savory flavor to your quiche.
  7. Sun-dried tomatoes – adding some chopped sun-dried tomatoes will add a tangy and slightly sweet flavor to your quiche.
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How can I store Air Fryer Quiche?

Leftovers of this quiche will keep well for several days.  If you are making the dish on a weekend, consider making two so that you have breakfasts ready to go for the week.  Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.  Reheat in the microwave.

Ideas to use Leftover Quiche?

  1. Breakfast Burrito – chop up the leftover quiche and wrap it in a tortilla with some scrambled eggs, avocado, salsa, and hot sauce.
  2. Salad – chop up the leftover quiche and toss it into a salad with some greens, vegetables, and a vinaigrette dressing.
  3. Quiche Tartlets – use the leftover quiche to fill mini-tart shells for a quick and easy appetizer or snack.
  4. Frittata – chop up the leftover quiche and add it to beaten eggs, along with some cooked vegetables and cheese. Cook on the stovetop or in the oven for a delicious frittata.
  5. Sandwich – slice the leftover quiche and use it as a filling for a sandwich with some greens, tomato, and mayonnaise.
  6. Pizza – chop up the leftover quiche and use it as a topping for a homemade pizza. Add some tomato sauce, cheese, and any other toppings you like.
  7. Quiche Soup – crumble the leftover quiche into a pot of soup for a creamy and hearty dish.

What are some ideas to make to serve with air fryer quiche with broccoli and cheese?

Air Fryer Focaccia  is an easy, savory flatbread that can also be prepared right in your air fryer.  This focaccia would even make for a great sandwich with thinly sliced air fryer quiche as the filling.

Because, you can never really have enough cheese, why not try this Spicy Cheese Bread which can cook while your quiche cooks.  This bread combines two types of sharp cheddar cheese and jalapenos for a wonderfully savory fresh baked bread.

Want to try a sweeter bread?  This Air Fryer Banana Bread  would be a great to add to a breakfast or brunch featuring the quiche.  It is also very easy to make which also makes it a good option for times when you sign up to bring two dishes somewhere and then life inevitably gets crazy and time gets short (or is that just me!?)
Finally, how about some Cinnamon Streusel Muffins?  Fresh apples and the easy homemade streusel topping help elevate these muffin mix muffins to something worthy of a party. 

Air Fryer Quiche

Air Fryer Quiche with Broccoli and Cheese

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • Air Fryer


  • 3 cups frozen broccoli
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¾ teaspoons salt
  • 1 shallot finely diced
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard


  • Pre-cook the broccoli as directed on the package. Drain VERY well and chop into bite-sized pieces.
  • Crack the eggs into a large bowl and beat. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well to combine.
  • Spray a pie pan with olive oil or cooking spray. Pour in the Quiche filling.
  • Pre-heat the air fryer to 325. Air Fry for 40-45 minutes until the top is beginning to brown and the quiche is fully set.


You can substitute fresh broccoli in this recipe. To do so, chop into bite sized pieces and cook. Boil some lightly salted water, add the broccoli for 2-3 minutes until bright green, drain and set aside until ready to use.
Air Fryer times can vary, so be sure to check on your quiche.
I used this Gourmia Air Fryer, which I highly recommend.
Keyword Air Fryer Quiche, Broccoli Cheese Quiche, Quiche


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