- Broccoli 1
- Shortcrust pastry 2 rolls
- Fresh sausage 200 g
- Cow’s milk ricotta cheese 250 g (1 cup)
- Eggs 3 • 130 kcal
- Grated parmesan cheese 30 g
- Garlic 1 clove
- Extra virgin olive oil as much as needed
- Salt as much as needed • 1 kcal
The Broccoli and Sausage Pie is a savory pie recipe known also as quiche. It's a shell of fragrant shortcrust pastry with a rich and creamy filling which becomes golden and irresistible once baked in the oven. A quick and easy dish, perfect for solving any family dinner or last-minute invitation.
This savory pie is exceptional when served hot as an appetizer for a party or a buffet, but it's delicious even cold, to be enjoyed during a trip or at the office for a take-away meal. So let’s find out how to prepare this savory broccoli and sausage pie by following our recipe step by step.
How to make Broccoli and Sausage Pie
Clean the broccoli, wash it thoroughly and cut out the florets, then dip them in boiling salted water (1) and blanch them for 5 minutes.
Brown the garlic in a pan with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, then add the sausage, peeled and reduced to chunks, and cook for few minutes. Add the broccoli florets (2), cook for few moments and then turn off.
Roll out the shortcrust pastry and transfer it to a 22 cm diameter cake pan, lined with a sheet of parchment paper; prick the bottom with the tines of a fork (3).
Break the eggs into a bowl and add the ricotta cheese, the grated Parmesan cheese, a pinch of salt and the broccoli with the sausage (4), then mix gently until smooth.
Pour the mixture into the shortcrust pastry shell (5) and level with the back of a spoon.
Roll out the second disc of dough and place it on top (6), sealing the edges well.
Prick the surface with the tines of a fork and brush with beaten egg (7). Bake at 180 degrees C and cook for about 30 minutes.
When the surface is golden brown, take the savory pie out of the oven, turn it out of the mold and serve it hot (8).
How to store Broccoli and Sausage Pie
The savory pie with broccoli and sausage can be stored in the refrigerator, in a special container with an airtight seal, for 1-2 days.