Quiche Cornbread

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Be still, my breakfast-lovin’-heart.  I just trumped Pancake Truffles.  Yes.  I said it.


Half-cornbread, half-quiche, this dish is super easy to prepare, especially if you prep the roasted broccoli the night before (while making dinner, perhaps?).  And it tastes AMAZING. 


I wish my blog had a scratch and sniff function so you could smell this Quiche Cornbread!


Quiche Cornbread


Ingredients (for 4 servings):


  • 1 head roasted broccoli
  • 1 and 1/4 cup dry cornbread mix, which should then be prepared according to package directions (i.e. with all the egg, water, milk, oil, etc.)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Chop roasted broccoli and roast for 25 minutes (you can either do this ahead of time and keep in the fridge or you can stagger the cooking of the broccoli with the cornbread layer.  For example, roast for 10 minutes, do the next step, cook cornbread + broccoli for 15 minutes, remove both).


  • Meanwhile, prepare the cornbread mix according to package directions.  Make enough mix for 1 1/4 cup dry mix.  I used Bob’s Red Mill mix.


  • Pour into a greased cast iron dish and bake for 15 minutes at 350.



  • After roasted broccoli, remove from oven and chop into bits. 


  • Combine broccoli, 4 eggs, almond milk, and salt and pepper in a small bowl.  Beat thoroughly.



  • Pour egg mix on top of cornbread.


  • Sprinkle with cheese.


  • Put back in the oven and bake for 15 minutes at 350.  Increase temp to 400 degrees and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes before slicing into quarters.
  • Enjoy!


This would be SUCH a great dish to mass prepare for a breakfast buffet (you could just increase the recipe so it’s enough to fill a huge casserole dish). 


The best part? The crust!  As always.


Off to go lick my plate.



  • Ashley @ Nourishing the Soul December 17, 2010, 10:08 am

    Anything involving cornbread is up my alley!

  • aubrey @ italktofood December 17, 2010, 10:10 am

    ahhhhh that looks so so so good!

  • Jackie (ananda prana) December 17, 2010, 10:10 am

    How cute 🙂 I’ve never had quiche before, but this looks like it would be a great dish come Christmas morning for the fam!

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing December 17, 2010, 10:11 am

    That looks amazingly delicious. I’m printing this out right now! Thanks for posting!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin December 17, 2010, 10:12 am

    that looks amazing and I LOVE the idea of a scratch and sniff blog! haha.

    • Amber K December 17, 2010, 11:10 am

      Ahh the food blogs of the future! That’d be awesome.

  • Ashley December 17, 2010, 10:13 am

    omg, so thick & crumbly! My hubby saw it & is drooling currently! Thanks a lot ; )

  • rebecca lustig December 17, 2010, 10:17 am

    love a good savory breakfast to switch things up.

    happy happy friday to the most beautiful, admirably lady in blog/twitter/beautiful land 🙂

    wow, i’m getting cheesier by the comment…

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 17, 2010, 10:18 am

    This would be so perfect for a brunch! I bet you could even make it vegan with tofu!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday December 17, 2010, 10:18 am

    Sounds good :-d
    Why use almond milk instead of regular milk?

    • Caitlin December 17, 2010, 11:09 am

      We don’t like cow’s milk

  • Marina December 17, 2010, 10:18 am

    scratch/ sniff 😀
    Breakfast looks amazing. Can you please tell me the ingredients of that cornbread mix? I’d like to make it on my own 🙂

  • Jen R. (emeraldsunshine.org) December 17, 2010, 10:20 am

    Just bottle the smell and ship it to me, will ya? 🙂

  • Laura December 17, 2010, 10:23 am

    Great idea! Regular quiche is often too much egg for my liking, but this looks awesome since a slice is only half eggy. Sort of a twist on eggs on toast, I suppose!

  • Laurie December 17, 2010, 10:24 am

    OMG!!!!!! That looks soooooooo good! Caitlin, you come up with such great recipes! Can’t wait to try that!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 17, 2010, 10:24 am

    This sounds amazing! I’ve still never tried cornbread but I LOVE quiche so maybe I should just marry the 2 and make this! Thanks Caitlin, and have a great Friday! 🙂

  • Dee December 17, 2010, 10:24 am

    OMG – this is definitely a WIN!

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations December 17, 2010, 10:25 am

    That looks really really good, and the best part is that it makes enough for several days of breakfast goodness!!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Graduate December 17, 2010, 10:31 am

    You. Are. A. God.
    That is all. 🙂

  • Corey @ the runner's cookie December 17, 2010, 10:32 am

    Genius idea for a savory breakfast!! I can totally imagine how amazing an quiche would taste on top of cornbread.

  • Sherrie December 17, 2010, 10:32 am

    Wow!!! I can’t wait to try this – you are so creative!

  • Kristina @ spabettie December 17, 2010, 10:35 am

    this looks FABULOUS !! I may make this for lunch today!!

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) December 17, 2010, 10:43 am

    My hubs would be soooo thrilled if I would make this for him 🙂 the crust, mmmm, good!

  • Amalfi Girl (EatRunHaveFun.blogspot) December 17, 2010, 10:48 am

    I’ve always been nervous to put my pans in the oven…

  • Natalia - a side of simple December 17, 2010, 10:52 am

    At first I thought this post was blasphemy, but then I fell in love with the looks of your quiche cornbread. I’m a believer! 🙂

  • Erin cardone December 17, 2010, 10:52 am

    This looks devine! I am making this tonight!!!

  • Hope December 17, 2010, 10:56 am

    This looks so delicious! I love cornbread and broccoli. Good idea to put them together! Yummy!

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) December 17, 2010, 10:57 am

    Yes please! Sign me up!

  • helal December 17, 2010, 10:57 am

    hey friend!
    have you ever tried iranian cuisine?
    let me know if your answer is yes 🙂

    • Caitlin December 17, 2010, 11:10 am

      i have not!!!

      • helal December 17, 2010, 4:06 pm

        so have a go 🙂

  • Melanie December 17, 2010, 10:59 am

    Oh.My.Gosh. I’m wishing for a scratch n sniff right now. I’ll have to try this…

  • Wei-Wei December 17, 2010, 11:03 am

    I think that this would be an AMAZING weekend breakfast. Sloooow brunching after a sleepover. Mmmm.

  • Lana December 17, 2010, 11:04 am

    This looks delicious and super easy!! I love savory breakfasts!!

  • Rachel @ EatMoreMeatLess December 17, 2010, 11:13 am

    Looks sooo good!! I think I am drooling…how do you stop at just one piece?!

  • Jillian@ Reshape Your Life December 17, 2010, 11:14 am

    Better than pancake truffles?! That is a bold statement. But because of such a bold statement I will be making this as soon as I buy some cornbread mix. 🙂

  • Susan December 17, 2010, 11:17 am

    I’m not a fan of savory breakfasts; but I’m pretty sure this dish will be making an appearance as a side dish with dinner tonight.

  • Tracey December 17, 2010, 11:25 am

    I love quiche. It’s simple to make and tastes great! Adding cornbread to the mix sounds like something my family would really like. I might have to attempt to make this over the holidays!

    I will also make a regular quiche on the side because I’m one of those weirdos who doesn’t like cornbread.

  • Kelly December 17, 2010, 11:28 am

    Yum…that looks fantastic. I will admit I am not a huge fan of sweet breakfasts. When I eat something really sweet for breakast I feel like it sparks a sugar craving all day and I am always hungry soon thereafter. I prefer savory oats, eggs, toast…you get the idea. So this is right up my alley! LOVE! I think I am going to make this over the weekend for breakfast in bed with the hubs! 🙂

  • Katie (Sweet Tater) December 17, 2010, 11:28 am

    that’s it. i need a cast iron skillet.

    • Clare December 17, 2010, 12:18 pm

      I’m thinking you could make this in a regular pie dish? What do you think Caitlin?

      • Caitlin December 17, 2010, 12:19 pm

        for sure.

  • Michele December 17, 2010, 11:28 am

    No scratch & sniff? That’s okay; let me give you my address! 😀

    Looks yummy!!!!

  • Nicole @ yuppie yogini December 17, 2010, 11:28 am

    This does look good. And it can be dinner. Too bad Isaac doesn’t eat eggs.

  • bakingnbooks December 17, 2010, 11:34 am

    Confession: I always lick my plate 😉

    Never tried cornbread, but think I’ll get on that one now. What does it taste like?

    • Caitlin December 17, 2010, 6:02 pm

      Like… a gritty, corny muffin.

      • Baking 'n' Books December 17, 2010, 6:43 pm

        LOL – …oh, okay…that kinda helps 😉

  • Alison (Fueling for Fitness) December 17, 2010, 11:34 am

    Yum! I agree with the above, that’d be a great dinner too! Thanks for the great idea! This further fuels my desire to get a cast iron skillet!

  • Jenna December 17, 2010, 11:46 am

    MMmm, that looks awesome and so satisfying. And I absolutely love your red cast iron pan! I’m addicted to cast iron cookware, especially my Dutch oven. =)

  • Kiran December 17, 2010, 11:53 am

    Deliciously simple and wholesome breakfast quiche!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 17, 2010, 11:54 am

    Oh my gosh yum! I think I like the idea of a cornbread crust even better than the traditional pastry quiche crust!

  • Charlie December 17, 2010, 12:04 pm

    This looks sooo good! I love quiche and using cornbread for the crust is such a great idea!

  • Elise December 17, 2010, 12:05 pm

    trumping pancake truffles?! i shall have to do a taste test;)

  • Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks December 17, 2010, 12:12 pm

    That looks sooooo good!

    I am totally going to make that next week on one of my days off!

  • mindy @ just a one girl revolution. December 17, 2010, 12:15 pm

    I have the sudden urge to go buy cornbread mix…

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) December 17, 2010, 12:19 pm

    I need that for lunch! I am hungry and that just made it worse!

  • Fallon December 17, 2010, 12:22 pm

    I love cornbread! What a great idea to use as a crust for a quiche!

  • Ellen@FirednFabulous December 17, 2010, 12:23 pm

    Scratch and sniff blog—MAKE IT HAPPEN! This looks beyond delicious.

  • Stephanie December 17, 2010, 12:30 pm

    this is such a great recipe idea! i am excited to try it soon.

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 17, 2010, 12:41 pm

    Your’e a cornbread genius!

  • Nicole December 17, 2010, 1:02 pm

    What a smart idea!

  • Kyle December 17, 2010, 1:02 pm

    That looks awesome.

  • Jaclyn December 17, 2010, 1:07 pm

    That looks amazing! But I don’t know… pancake truffles are pretty epic.

  • Nicole, RD December 17, 2010, 1:11 pm

    Oh my, that does sound amazing! I asked for a cast iron skillet for Christmas…I hope Santa brings it! This recipe is first on the list!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing December 17, 2010, 1:23 pm

    I prefer sweet breakfasts but be still my heart… how i love cornbread.

  • Rebecca @ How the Cookie's Crumble December 17, 2010, 1:24 pm

    Oh yum!!! That looks amazing. I don’t like anything sweet in the am so this would be perfect for me!

  • Sarra December 17, 2010, 1:42 pm

    that looks amazinG!

  • Halley (Blunder Construction) December 17, 2010, 2:04 pm

    I don’t have a cast iron, but now I see the reason to buy one!

  • Tonyne @ Unlikely Success Story December 17, 2010, 2:31 pm

    That looks AMAZING. I can’t wait to try it!

  • Rachel December 17, 2010, 2:51 pm

    Fabulous creation! Nothing beats broccoli and cheddar in an egg dish.
    I’ve used cornbread mix in my frittatas on occasion and I love the fluffy half egg, half bread result. I’ve never fried Bob’s R.M. mix before but I love all their other stuff so I’ll have to look for that!

  • Trish December 17, 2010, 2:56 pm

    I am totally printing this out so I can make it later. Love it! Looks soooo amazingly good. I can already taste the warm cornbread.

  • Karen December 17, 2010, 3:28 pm

    OMG. I always make a couple o quiches for Christmas breakfast. I will DEFINITELY be doing one like this for this year! Can’t wait to try it!

  • Heidi - apples under my bed December 17, 2010, 3:40 pm

    great pictures! Looks delicious, yum! Always god to have excellent sweet AND savoury breakfast options.
    Heidi xo

  • MegaNerd December 17, 2010, 3:55 pm

    Aaaah! Nothing can trump the beloved pancake truffles! LOL

  • betty@runbetty December 17, 2010, 3:59 pm

    OMG, I totally have leftover cornbread in my fridge, and an open bag of brocolli.

    I am totally making this for lunch today!

  • Gabriela @ Fro-Yo Lover December 17, 2010, 5:31 pm

    That looks SO SO good 😀

  • HTPMom December 17, 2010, 6:33 pm

    Iwas just thinking I needed to make a different quiche recipe next time and here is your delicious suggestion. PS: Could you look into the scratch and sniff blog possibility…WOW that would be great :o)
    the cornbreadquiche looks yummy for these cold, snowy TN days -thanks

  • IsabellaIsCrazy December 17, 2010, 7:36 pm

    I prepped the cornbread and broccoli! I CANNOT wait to make this tomorrow!
    My excitement can’t be explained just words… Thanks so much! You have motivated me to do so much!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) December 18, 2010, 2:46 am

    Wow – I am impressed with this dish!!!

  • Kristin December 18, 2010, 9:56 am

    I’m going to make this on Christmas morning. I can’t wait!

  • Lacey @ Lake Life December 18, 2010, 10:28 pm

    Just a random question, is there a difference between cornmeal and cornbread mix? I have cornmeal leftover from some Cornmeal Pepper Jelly thumbprint cookies I made last weekend.

    • Caitlin December 19, 2010, 12:04 pm

      I think the difference is that the cornmeal is just the flour part of the cornbread mix. So you might have to add more ingredients to get the cornmeal to full cornbread batter status (like baking soda or something).

  • Jenna@frombostonwithlove.com December 21, 2010, 2:10 pm

    This looks like a winning combination! I am always looking for ways to use my husband’s grandmother’s iron skillet. Maybe Christmas morning??

    Thanks Caitlin!

  • Pretty Pauline January 14, 2011, 10:30 am

    Oh this looks amazing! Bookmarking…

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