When you are planning the Christmas menu for a large number of people it’s always nice to keep in mind the kids and prepare something that can be appealing both for them and for the grown ups 😉
The Broccoli and Mortadella crustless mini quiches are a very flavorful idea that will please both your kids and your guests 😉
A nicely salty crust made with mortadella (an Italian variety of salami) with a super creamy broccoli filling and a cheesy heart. Every single bite rich in flavor.
Considering all the ingredients the mini quiches can be a complete meal for the little ones and a nice appetizer for the adults 😉
You can simply prepare the mini quiches the day before, store them in the refrigerator wrapped in some plastic paper and bake them right before serving them.
This is a toddler friendly recipe, I would serve the quiches starting from 12 months. If your kid is particularly picky I would suggest to place the broccoli mix in a blender and create a very creamy paste to fill the quiches.
I would like to wish all of you a wonderful Christmas with your families and loved ones, Buon Natale!!
- 4 cups broccoli florets 800gr.
- 1/4 cup milk 50ml
- 2 eggs
- a pinch of nutmeg
- 2 Tbsp semolina flour
- 6 slices Mortadella o Bologna salami
- 3 oz provola cheese or fontina cheese 80gr.
- 5 oz. ricotta cheese 130gr.
- 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Steam the broccoli florets for 10 minutes.
Cut the cheese in big cubes.
Place the steamed broccoli in a big bowl and with a folk mash them in tiny pieces
Add a pinch of salt, milk, ricotta cheese, eggs, nutmeg and two tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese.
Mix everything and set it apart.
Grease the small ceramic containers with some Olive Oil.
Add also 1/2 tsp of semolina flour and spread it all over
Slice the mortadella in long large strips.
Cover the bottom and sides of the cerami containers with mortadella.
Add two tablespoons of broccoli mix
place one or two cubes of cheese in the center
Cover with two more tablespoons of broccoli mix
Place a final layer of mortadella on top.
The oven is preheated at 400F, I will bake my mini quiches for 30 min.