Broccoli Cheese Pie with Potato Crust Recipe


The wonderful smell of this Broccoli Cheese Pie with Potato Crust as it bakes will set your taste buds alive.  That is just the beginning – this whole pie is absolutely fantastic!

I slightly adapted this Broccoli Cheese Pie with Potato Crust recipe from the Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen.  Mollie was one of the founding members at the Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, New York, which became famous for its delectable vegetarian entrees.


Bacon Cheese Quiche


Broccoli Cheese Pie with Potato Crust Recipe:
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegetarian Broccoli Cheese Pie with Potato Crust Recipe
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Broccoli-Cheese Pie:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 medium clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon fried thyme, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, (medium or strong), shredded and divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Paprika to taste
Potato Crust:
Broccoli-Cheese Pie with Potato Crust Instructions:
  1. Make Potato Crust and bake while preparing broccoli mixture.

  2. In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, melt butter. Sauté onion and garlic until onion is soft. Add salt, pepper, thyme, basil, and broccoli pieces; cover and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Place 1/2 of the cheddar cheese into the baked Potato Crust; pour the broccoli mixture on top of cheese. Sprinkle the remainder of the cheddar cheese evenly onto top.

  4. In a small bowl, combine eggs and milk; stir until well blended. Pour egg mixture onto top of the broccoli mixture; sprinkle with paprika.

  5. Bake approximately 35 to 40 minutes until a knife inserted halfway between center and edge comes out clean or until the internal temperature registers 170 to 175 degrees F. on your cooking thermometer.

  6. Remove from oven and serve. Serve either hot or warm.

  7. Makes 1 (9-inch pie) - 4 to 6 servings.  

Potato Crust Instructions:
  1. Broccoli Cheese PiePreheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Adjust a rack to the middle position and either oil or spray a 9-inch pie pan with nonstick spray.

  2. Place raw potatoes in a colander over a large bowl or your sink.  Salt potatoes and let set for 10 minutes. Squeeze out the excess water.

  3. In a medium bowl combine grated potatoes, egg white, and onion.  Pat potato mixture into prepared pie pan, building up the sides of the crust with lightly floured fingers.

  4. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown (after first 20 minutes brush the crust with vegetable oil to crisped it).  Remove from oven.  

  5. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees F.


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