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No Fuss Crustless Quiche

During busy times of the year I enjoy making something that I can stretch out for a couple days. Something loaded with vegetables and flexible in ingredients. Quiche really fills the bill; but what if I don’t want to mess around with a crust? What if I want to lower the calorie count? The solution? Crustless quiche. You get the rich quiche flavor without the fuss of crust.

Quiches are versatile; whether served for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Pair them with a green salad and they will easily serve 6 people. Leftover slices are can be reheated in the microwave or toaster oven. You can use various vegetables, cheese or protein such as leftover chicken, cubed ham or freshly fried bacon. Use the ratio of 1 1/2 cups of mix-ins to 3/4 cup cheese. Make sure you saute your vegetables ahead of time. Try broccoli, spinach or kale for veggies; I have even used caramelized onions. For cheese try Gruyere, fontina, sharp cheddar or mozzarella.



  1. 8 large eggs

  2. 1 cup heavy cream

  3. Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  4. 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  5. Pinch of ground nutmeg

  6. 1 cup of chopped and sauteed broccoli rabe

  7. 1/2 cup cubed ham

  8. 1 cup shredded Gruyere

  9. 1/4 cup green onions, sliced, both green and white parts, or 3 Tbsp fresh chives


  1. Place a rack in the center of your oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a deep 9-inch pie dish with nonstick spray.

  2. Prepare any mix-ins. Saute needed vegetables, and shred cheese,

  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, heavy cream, salt and pepper, mustard, nutmeg and green onions or fresh chives.

  4. Scatter the mix-ins evenly across the bottom of prepared pie dish.

  5. Sprinkle cheese on top.

  6. Carefully pour the egg mixture into the dish. Place the dish on a rimmed baking sheet.

  7. Bake quiche until the center is set, about 35 minutes. It should look puffed and golden at the edges. There should be no visible liquid in the center.

  8. Let cool for 10-15 minutes. Cut into quarters or sixths. Serve warm.

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