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Recipe: Cheese and onion quiche

By ResLifeCheryl 24 Jan 2024

We've put together a selection of good value, easy to cook recipes for you, that feed four people. Use the video to cook along, or you can follow the steps below.

Take it in turns with your housemates to cook for each other and enjoy sharing a meal together. You'll also save energy by batch cooking rather than all making your meals separately. 


  • 1 bag short-crust pastry mix
  • 2 onions
  • 3 eggs
  • Milk - splash
  • 50g mature cheese
  • Brocolli or any prefered veg
  • Seasoning: salt, pepper, oil and herbs 


  1. Make up the short-crust pastry by following the packet instructions
  2. Preheat the oven at 180°c 
  3. Set pastry aside and place in the fridge to cool 
  4. Peel and dice the onions (small as possible) 
  5. Cook the onion in a pan until soft, colourless and translucent 
  6. When cooked leave the onions to cool 
  7. Boil your broccoli until cooked and set aside
  8. Crack the eggs and milk into a jug and beat until all the eggs have been blended with the milk 
  9. Rub a small amount of oil onto a flan dish to prevent the pastry from sticking 
  10. Dust a small amount of flour over the oil – to provide a non-stick surface 
  11. Roll out the pastry on a flour-dusted surface to the size of the flan dish 
  12. Leave an overlap on the dish as the pastry will shrink during cooking 
  13. Blind bake the pastry case in the oven for 10 mins 
  14. Once out of the oven trim off the excess pastry around the edge
  15. Evenly spread over the cooked onion, grated cheese, veg and season with herbs, salt and pepper
  16. Pour over the eggs mix over all the ingredients 
  17. Make sure all the ingredients are dunked in the egg mix or they will burn and taste bitter 
  18. Gently place the flan dish in the oven 
  19. Cook until the quiche is golden brown and has an even wobble 

Serving suggestion:

Additional herbs can be used at this stage, based on your preferred taste e.g. Parsley, Tarragon or mixed herbs (fresh or dried) would work well 

Self-raising or plain flour can be used 

Any kind of cheese can be used

Do not flip the pastry over while rolling as it will become dry and hard to handle 

See more of our recipes here.

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ResLifeCheryl Hi I’m Cheryl. I work as part of the Campus Services Facilities Team and I am Technical support for Food Safety on Campus.
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