This Crustless Quiche is my new favorite way to make quiche. My family actually prefers quiche without the crust…just make sure you spray the pie plate really good so it doesn’t stick. The Monterey jack in this crustless quiche gives so much flavor and the bacon, well, you know it makes everything taste better.
My 9 year old son is my crustless quiche lover and I’ve been feeding it to him for many years. It’s one of the only meals that he will ask for seconds! We actually call it bacon pie in our house because that sounds more appealing to a 9 year old. I can make two quiches at a time and they will be devoured by all members of the family in no time!
I’ve never met a quiche I didn’t like, but the most amazing quiche I’ve ever had was in a cafe in Paris. It was a classic quiche Lorraine. It was buttery, cheesy, and absolutely divine. I had it with the most amazing french onion soup I’ve ever had!
That trip I also had the most amazing hot chocolate I’ve ever had. In summary, if you want to have “the most amazing food you’ve ever had,” visit Paris.
IS A FRITTATA THE SAME AS A CRUSTLESS QUICHE?
In short, no. A frittata is mostly egg with little to no milk or cream. It it first started on the stove top, like a omelette, but then finished off in the oven. A quiche traditionally has a crust. But you can skip the crust to make it low carb.
Crustless quiche makes a really easy weeknight dinner served with a salad. The only thing I find difficult is waiting for it to bake in the oven for 40 minutes!
CAN CRUSTLESS QUICHE BE FROZEN?
Any quiche can be frozen after it has been baked and cooled. I would bake it in a tin foil pie pan so it can be removed from the freezer, thawed in the refrigerator overnight, and then placed in a 400F oven for 25-30 minutes.
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RECIPE VIDEO TUTORIAL
This easy crustless quiche is filled to the brim with bacon and cheese. You could add spinach or broccoli, but I prefer my quiche to be like a traditional quiche Lorraine. And no, a crustless quiche is not a frittata!
- 8 Slices thick bacon, diced and cooked until crispy
- 10 whole large eggs
- 2 Cups Monterey Jack cheese, Shredded
- 1 1/2 Cups half and half
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven to 350F
Beat eggs in a medium bowl. Add half and half, salt, and pepper to eggs and whisk to combine. Add the bacon and the cheese and stir.
spray a pie plate with cooking spray. Pour in the egg mixture
Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes or until the eggs are set.
- cool slightly before serving
Nutrition per serving: 307 calories / 24g fat / 2g carbs / 19g protein
- You could use Swiss cheese instead of the Monterey jack to make this more traditionally.
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