You’re going to DEVOUR my savory, crustless quiche lorraine!
This is the essential, classic brunch dish (and low carb breakfast, to boot!) full of all the delicious brekkie all-star ingredients (eggs, pancetta, cheese, heavy cream).
Usually, when one thinks of a classic quiche, healthy recipes don’t exactly come to mind, but this one makes the mark! By omitting the buttery crust, my crustless quiche lorraine will become one of your new go-to low carb recipes, that packs an indulgent flavor punch without the additional carbs and cals!
Now pass the low carb mimosas, this is cause for a celebration!
I don’t want to QUICHE you in suspense any longer (sorry, I had to!!). Here are some reasons why I love this popular dish and why you will too:
- There’s nothing more classic (or fun) than a quiche for breakfast or brunch. It always elevates your food game by looking fancier than it really is (but our secret is safe with me!).
- This dish is soooo creamy & savory. It’s to die for! I hardly miss the crust due to the richness of the cream and pancetta.
- There are few ingredients! You can sub out or add in whatever you would like! Hooray, customizable!
- It can be made in under an hour! Even sooner if you do some prep work ahead of time!
Keep on reading to become a pro at making my crustless quiche lorraine!
When I think of a classic quiche, the flaky, uber buttery pastry crust comes to mind. Now I love crust as much as the next girl, but sometimes, I’m looking for something lighter, and that crust sends me overboard!
By omitting the crust, I feel better about going back for seconds because I know it’s a healthier option (sans a whole stick of butter!). Going crustless also makes it a keto and gluten-free recipe.
Personally, I don’t miss the crust and I don’t think you’ll notice it being gone either… unless of course, the crust is your favorite part! 😉 Regardless, don’t just take my word for it, try it out and let me know what you think!
Tools To Make
This is what you’ll need to whip up my crustless quiche lorraine:
- 9” pie pan: a quiche/pie pan won’t work for this recipe (You can also use a casserole dish too but you will need to double the recipe)
- A skillet: to cook the pancetta, onion and kale
- A bowl: to mix up the eggs, heavy cream and cheese
- An appetite: this dish is sooooo GOOD
Once cooled down, any leftovers should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. Eat within 3 to 4 days for safety and freshness.
Can You Freeze This?
You absolutely CAN freeze this!
The easiest way would be to freeze the crustless quiche lorraine filling before baking it. Pour the filling into a Ziplock freezer bag, label it “crustless quiche lorraine, bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes”.
Then, take it out when you’re ready to make it and follow your pre-written instructions. Easy!
If you already baked the quiche and have too much leftover that you won’t be able to eat in a couple of days, simply freeze the quiche in individual slices, wrap them in plastic wrap and store them in a labeled Ziplock freezer bag. When ready to eat, microwave for about a minute until it’s hot enough to eat.
Meal Prepping Tips
Follow the above freezer directions to make this meal in advance for an instant healthy breakfast!
The fantastic thing about my crustless quiche lorraine is that it’s a perfect breakfast/brunch dish, as well as an easy snack or full-on meal (just add some sides like salad and fruit).
Check out the list below to get the scoop on additional delicious ways to make this dish with some variety!
Can I Add Broccoli?
YUM! Yes, add broccoli to make this a crustless broccoli quiche! And guess what? Broccoli is loaded with nutrients, making this a healthy quiche packed with vitamins, calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, folate and more! Bring on the broccoli!
Can I Add Asparagus?
Make this a crustless asparagus quiche by….you guessed it, adding asparagus! Asparagus is another powerhouse of a veggie that loads your body up on folate — Add it into your customized quiche for flavor and health!
Can I Add Spinach?
Yes, spinach’s leafy greens are JAM packed with vitamins that your body needs! This is a total basic crustless quiche recipe that won’t steer you wrong.
Absolutely add it into your quiche and transform it into a crustless spinach quiche, while also helping your body fight off osteoporosis, heart disease, arthritis and several types of cancer! Take that cereal!
Can I Use A Muffin Pan?
Oooh, this is one of my FAVE ways to serve my crustless quiche lorraine. There’s nothing cuter than adding the quiche filling into a muffin pan to make a crustless mini quiche!
Anytime I have made it for guests, they fawn all over it. The best part: it’s CRAZY EASY but looks like you took more effort than you actually did. Hah, wink, wink! Pro-lazy cooking that looks fancier than it is? Count me in. Kids also go nuts over these.
Crustless Quiche Lorraine
- 4 Ounces Pancetta
- 1 Cup Chopped Red Onion white and pale greens only
- 3 Cups Kale chopped
- 1 Cup Mozzarella grated and divided
- 6 Large Eggs beaten
- 1 Cup Heavy Cream
- 1/2 Teaspoon Table Salt
- Dash of Pepper
- 1 Teaspoon Fresh Chopped Thyme
- Heat oven to 375° and grease a 9” pie pan (quiche/tart pan won’t work for this quiche).
- In a large skillet, add pancetta and cook through over medium heat.
- Once cooked, place pancetta on paper towels to absorb excess grease.
- Add chopped onion and cook until softened (I used the grease from pancetta to cook them in).
- Add kale, and continue cooking until kale is limp (you may need to do this in batches depending on the size of your pan).
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs heavy cream and remaining salt until combined. Stir in the mozzarella.
- Once cooled, stir in pancetta, kale and onions.
- Pour quiche contents into the prepared pie pan.
- Bake quiche for 20-25 minutes. The quiche is done when the edges begin to brown and the center is firm.
- Allow the quiche to cool for 10 minutes before cutting and enjoy!
- Save some carbs: cut down on or skip the onion.
- This quiche filling can be made inside a low carb pie crust. Bake times will increase about 10 minutes — you’ll know it’s done when the center is set.
- You can also double this recipe and bake it inside a casserole dish.
Haven’t quite got enough quiche recipes yet?! Fear not, I’ve got you covered with these ones below:
I hope I’ve inspired you to make my crustless quiche lorraine or any of the above delish options. Comment below and let me know which kind you made! Sending your hugs and QUICHES! 😉