Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Impossible Broccoli Pie

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My parents often volunteer to babysit Bradley so Chris and I can enjoy a night to ourselves every once in a while (also because they just can't get enough of their newest grandchild!). A couple Fridays ago, they graciously watched him while we went out on a much-needed dinner date. She had prepared this broccoli pie for her and my dad to have for dinner since it's Lent and they can't eat meat. She gave me and Chris some to take home, and I'm so glad she did! It's super cheesy and the broccoli gives the pie some crunch. I really loved this and I will definitely be making it in the near future--Lenten season or not!

Printable Recipe

  • 2 (10 oz.) packages frozen chopped broccoli
  • 3 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded, divided
  • 2/3 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk baking mix
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tomato, sliced (optional)
Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a 10.5" pie plate and set aside.

Rinse broccoli under running water to thaw. Drain thoroughly.

Mix 2 cups of the cheese and the chopped onion with the broccoli in the prepared pie plate. 

Beat milk, eggs, baking mix, salt and pepper for 15 seconds in a blender or 1 minute with a hand beater, or until smooth. Pour into pie plate.

Bake until knife inserted in center comes out clean, about 25-35 minutes. Top with remaining 1 cup cheese. Bake just until cheese is melted, about 1-2 minutes longer. 

Let stand 5 minutes. Garnish with tomato slices, if desired.

Source: Adapted from Betty Crocker


  1. When do you add the broccoli??

  2. For those countries who don't have 'buttermilk baking mix' what are the ingredients and proportions, please?

    1. You can use Bisquick or Jiffy baking mix if you have those. Otherwise, I did a quick Google search and found this recipe for it:

      Buttermilk Baking Mix
      10-1/2 cups flour
      1/4 cup baking powder 1/2 cup sugar
      2 cups shortening
      1 cup buttermilk powder
      1-1/2 tsp. baking soda

      In a large bowl, mix all ingredients with an electric mixer until particles are small and uniform in size. Store on a shelf in a tightly-covered container. Makes 13 cups mix. Storage life is approximately 3 months.

    2. Heaps of thanks. LOVE you site.


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