This crustless low-carb quiche recipe has only 7 ingredients and comes together very easily! It’s perfect for breakfast or brunch and is gluten-free too.
Quiche is one of those dishes that impress everyone when it is served due to its delicious texture and taste.
Most people think that it takes a lot of time and energy to make quiche, but in fact, making this low-carb quiche couldn’t be easier. The filling for this quiche comes together in under 10 minutes and the rest of the time is spent baking and cooling down before serving.
You can be as adventurous as you like in trying ingredients for this recipe, take a look at some of our creative ingredient suggestions further down the post!
How to make a crustless low-carb quiche
Step 1: Prepare all of the ingredients for the quiche. Chopping all of the fillings like the bacon and onions makes this recipe a breeze to put together.
Step 2: Combine the milk and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together well.
Step 3: Add in the fillings for your quiche: the chopped red and green onions, sliced bacon, and nutmeg as well as salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
Step 4: Pour into a prepared tart pan. Stir the ingredients around if necessary to spread them evenly throughout the mixture.
Step 5: Bake the quiche for 45 – 50 minutes at 375F (190°C) until golden and set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.
How to make the perfect low-carb quiche every time
One of the only things to keep in mind while making a quiche is the eggs-to-dairy ratio. Getting this ratio right is the difference between a stiff, cake-like quiche and a delicious light, airy quiche.
For a standard quiche, that ratio would equal 2 eggs for every 1 cup of dairy. This recipe uses 6 eggs so we need 3 cups of dairy. In this case, the dairy is divided into 1 1/2 cups of milk and then 1 1/2 cups of cheese.
Get creative with your quiche ingredients!
Quiches are a fantastic dish to play around and experiment with different tastes. You may be familiar with the classic quiche Lorraine with bacon and onions as well as the delicious spinach and feta quiche, but there are literally thousands of other options.
The custard base for this quiche works well with many ingredients so have some fun making this low carb quiche your own!
Whether you’re clearing out your refrigerator or just want to try something new, here are some ideas for quiche fillings you can try:
- Bell peppers,
- Kale or spinach (these work well with some feta cheese too!),
- Cooked broccoli and cauliflower,
Cheeses and meats:
- Any light cheese will work well for this recipe
- Sliced sausages,
- Cold meats work great in this recipe so use what you like
- Freshly diced garlic cloves
- Pickled asparagus and artichoke
Making your quiche ahead of time makes meal preparation easy!
Many people don’t know that quiches freeze really well and are perfect for whipping up something impressive in a flash.
To freeze a quiche, cook it for 3/4 of the total time (so roughly 33 – 37 minutes), remove from the oven, and allow it to cool to room temperature. Once cooled, wrap the quiche in plastic or an airtight container and freeze. You can keep it in the tart pan or remove it and set it on a plate to keep its shape.
To reheat, remove from the fridge a few hours before needed and then bake at 350F (180°C) for 15 minutes.
Other healthy breakfast recipes
If you liked this recipe, here are some other low-carb breakfast recipes you might enjoy:
You can also read this roundup I created of 10 low-carb breakfast ideas for diabetics for even more great recipe ideas.
When you’ve made yourself this crustless low-carb quiche, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!
Crustless Low-carb Quiche
- 6 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cup grated cheese (cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, or mozzarella)
- 1 lb. bacon (cooked)
- 1 red onion (chopped)
- Handful of fresh spring onions (chopped)
- 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Cook the bacon in a pan if it isn't pre-cooked. It should be only slightly crispy.
- Prepare all of the ingredients for the quiche. Chopping all of the fillings like the bacon and onions makes this recipe a breeze to put together.
- Combine the milk and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together well.
- Add the fillings for your quiche to the bowl: the chopped red and green onions, sliced bacon, nutmeg as well as salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
- Pour into the prepared tart pan. Stir the ingredients around if necessary to spread them evenly throughout the tart pan.
- Bake the quiche for 45 - 50 minutes until golden and set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.