Look no further for a recipe for crustless quiche that is delicious and easy to serve at your next brunch.
This crustless quiche will please everyone at your brunch gathering. It is healthy, easy to make, and can be adapted to include any of your favorite ingredients.
Plus, it can be made ahead of time so you don’t have to worry about last-minute preparations. So, gather up your eggs, and let’s get cooking!
What is Quiche?
According to Wikipedia, quiche has a pastry crust with a filling of eggs and milk and/or cream. It can be made with vegetables, meat, seafood, or just about anything you have on hand. And, yes, some may be made without a crust! Quiche can be served hot or cold and it is popular worldwide.
Traditionally, quiche is considered a French dish. However, the combination of eggs and cream in pastry is found early as the 14th century in English cuisine and as far back as the 13th century in Italian cuisine. More proof that pizza was not the first “pie” in Italy.
So, technically a crust is not required for a dish to be considered quiche. Ta-dah! We’ll continue with this recipe for crustless quiche momentarily.
Is this a Recipe for Quiche Lorraine?
No, that is a different dish than this Crustless Quiche.
Quiche Lorraine is a French dish that was born in the province of Lorraine. It is made with a crust filled with an egg and cream custard filling, bacon, and cheese. The quiche can be served either hot or cold.
Also, Quiche Lorraine is one of the most popular quiches in France. There are many variations of this quiche, but the most popular is with ham and Gruyere cheese.
Why Make Quiche for Breakfast?
Yes, you should make quiche for breakfast especially since quiche is basically an egg and cheese pie. In fact, it is a great way to start the day. You can add all sorts of different ingredients to it, depending on what you like. And it is perfect for using up leftovers.
It also makes a great brunch, lunch or dinner main course. You can eat quiche any time!
Can Quiche be Crustless?
You betcha! Who needs the fuss of a crust or the extra calories?
This easy and healthy crustless quiche is perfect for a light brunch or even dinner. It can easily be made ahead, so it’s great for when you have guests over. You can impress them without being stuck in the kitchen.
How do you Make Quiche Recipes Crustless?
Quite simply you bake eggs in a ceramic or glass pie pan or tart pan after mixing them with other ingredients.
There are many ways to create crustless quiche! In this recipe, we put a little grated Parmesan in the bottom of the tart pan and then pile on the delicious ingredients.
You can use all vegetables to make it a vegetarian quiche. Spinach and Feta quiche is quite popular as well.
Or add a different meat protein to it. You don’t have to stick with bacon or breakfast sausage. Italian sausage is wonderful in a quiche!
Isn’t this a Baked Egg Casserole Brunch Recipe?
Other than the shape of the dish, you could call this a baked egg casserole. Many people think if you bake eggs in a rectangular dish, it becomes a casserole. But then we could just call a Strata a baked egg casserole as well. There are subtle differences, but they are what define the dish and give it a specific name.
So, for now, we’ll stick with “crustless quiche”.
What other ideas for Brunch Recipes Should I Consider?
For a complete menu to compliment this recipe for crustless quiche, I recommend you begin your brunch with a delicious and flavorful appetizer like Creamy Salmon and Cucumber Bites. It will kick off your brunch with an impressive, yet easy elegant dish.
Add Roasted Rosemary Potatoes for a little warm starch. Perfect for a cooler weather brunch.
Make this recipe for Salad Dressing over Spring Greens and Veggies to boost the vegetables and add a crunchy texture to the meal.
Dessert should be something a bit decadent since you have been so healthy thus far. How about a Dark Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Glaze to satisfy your sweet tooth? It is rich, but not overly sweet. A delicious, rich-tasting dessert that will make your taste buds dance!
So, what are you waiting for? Get cracking and make some of these delicious recipes for your next brunch!
Can you Freeze a Quiche?
One question that people often have about quiche is whether or not it can be frozen. The answer is yes, this recipe for crustless quiche can be frozen. Just make sure to let it cool completely before freezing. Once it is frozen, you can either store it in an airtight container or wrap it tightly in plastic wrap. To thaw, place it in the refrigerator overnight.
How to Reheat a Quiche
You can always make this quiche in advance and refrigerate or freeze it. If frozen, let it thaw in the refrigerator. You can serve this dish cold or you can warm it up. Simply cover it with foil and reheat in the oven at 325 degrees F for 15 – 20 minutes. Then serve.
If you have leftover quiche, there are a few different ways to reheat it. You can microwave it on medium heat for one or two minutes or basically until heated through. Alternatively, you can place slices in an oven-safe dish, cover them with tin foil, and bake at 325 degrees F for about 10 -15 minutes or until warmed through.
Is this a Recipe for Spinach Quiche?
This quiche recipe features spinach, but you can use any of your favorite fillings. Some other delicious options include ham and Swiss cheese, spinach and feta, bacon or sausage, and peppers.
What are the Ingredients in this Recipe for Crustless Quiche?
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Sweet Yellow Onion
- Red Bell Pepper
- Fresh Baby Spinach
- Garlic Cloves
- Parmesan Cheese
- Half And Half
- All-Purpose Flour
- Kosher Salt
- Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- Asiago Cheese
How do You Make Roasted Cauliflower Crustless Quiche?
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Roast the cauliflower on a rimmed baking sheet with some extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt, and a pinch of freshly ground black pepper. When done, set aside, and reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
- Sauté the pancetta, onion, and red bell pepper before adding fresh spinach and minced garlic. Cook until vegetables are lightly browned and onion translucent. Remove from heat, stir in parsley and roasted cauliflower, and set aside.
- Spray a 9-inch tart pan or a deep-dish pie plate with cooking spray and sprinkle 2 Tbsp Parmesan in the bottom. Place on a baking sheet. Spread half of the cauliflower mixture evenly in the tart pan and top with half the cheese. Repeat steps with the other half of the cauliflower mixture and cheese.
- Whisk together the half-and-half, eggs, and all-purpose flour in a pourable bowl. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Carefully pour the egg mixture over the ingredients in the tart pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees F until the quiche is just set in the center, about 45 – 50 minutes. Cool for at least 10 minutes, then serve.
Invite Friends Over to Enjoy this Recipe for Crustless Quiche!
Ready to get cooking? This crustless quiche is the perfect dish for a crowd. It’s healthy, easy to make, and can be adapted to include any of your favorite ingredients. Plus, it can be made ahead of time so you don’t have to worry about last-minute preparations.
So, gather up your eggs, and let’s get cooking! Invite friends over for brunch and enjoy this delicious meal together.
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Roasted Cauliflower Crustless Quiche
- ½ head cauliflower cut into bite-sized pieces
- 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 4 ounces pancetta chopped
- 1 cup chopped sweet yellow onion 1 medium
- ½ red bell pepper diced
- 2 handfuls fresh baby spinach chopped
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 2 Tbsp flat-leaf parsley chopped fine
- Non-stick cooking spray
- 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp finely grated Parmesan cheese
- 4 ounces Feta cheese
- 2 cups half and half
- 2 large eggs
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Place the cauliflower on a rimmed baking sheet and toss with 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, season with a few pinches of kosher
salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place in preheated oven and roast 20 minutes until some of the cauliflower has golden spots. When done, remove pan from oven, set aside, and reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
- Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pancetta, onion and red bell pepper and cook 4 minutes. Add fresh spinach and minced garlic and cook 2 – 3 minutes more until lightly brown. Remove from heat, stir in parsley and roasted cauliflower, and set aside.
- Spray a 9-inch ceramic or glass deep-dish pie plate or tart pan with cooking spray and sprinkle 2 Tbsp Parmesan in the bottom. Place on a baking sheet. Whisk together the half-and-half, eggs, egg yolks, and all-purpose flour in a pourable bowl. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Spread half of the cauliflower mixture evenly in the tart pan and top with half the feta cheese. Repeat steps with the other half of cauliflower mixture and cheese. Carefully pour the egg mixture over the ingredients in the tart pan. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan on top.
- Bake at 350 degrees F until the quiche is just set in the center, about 45 – 50 minutes. Cool at least 10 minutes, then serve.
Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
- sheet pan or jelly roll pan
- 1 1/2 pounds small red or Yukon gold potatoes I used tri-color fingerling potatoes
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary chopped
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray sheet pan with cooking spray or olive oil.
- Cut the potatoes in half or quarters depending on size and place on a sheet pan. Drizzle olive oil over potatoes and sprinkle with the salt, pepper, minced garlic and chopped rosemary. Toss until the potatoes are well coated. Spread out into 1 layer.
- Roast in the oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until browned and crisp. Turn twice with a spatula during cooking in order to ensure even browning.
- Remove the potatoes from the oven, season to taste, and serve hot.