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Low Carb Keto Quiche

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 Slices
Calories 293kcal

Ingredients

  • Low Carb Pie Crust (note 1 + 2)
  • 7 Slices Bacon cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Leeks white and pale greens only (note 3)
  • 1/2 White Onion chopped
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella grated and divided
  • 6 Large Eggs
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • Dash of White Pepper
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh Chopped Thyme

Instructions

  • Prep. Preheat the oven to 350 F, and prep your pie crust. If prebaking (not necessary with my recipe), allow it to cool completely before adding the filling. Place prepared pie crust on a rimmed baking sheet before filling.
  • Bacon. Cook bacon (7 slices) in a medium skillet until crispy, about 8 to 10 minutes. Place cooked bacon on a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Saute. Add onions (1/2 chopped) and chopped leeks (1/2 cup), and saute in the bacon fat (note 4) until softened, about 5-7 minutes. Sprinkle bacon, onions, and leeks along the bottom of your pie crust, followed by half the cheese.
  • Combine. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs (6). Add heavy cream (1 cup), salt (1/2 teaspoon), a dash of white pepper, nutmeg (1/8 teaspoon), fresh thyme (1 teaspoon), and combine. Pour into the pie crust, and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, you'll know the quiche is done once it has set completely in the center. Allow quiche to cool slightly before serving.

Notes

  1. Pie Crust - I always use my keto pie crust for this.
  2. Burning the crust - Some pie crusts burn easily (especially low carb ones, because of their high-fat content), to prevent this, create a foil collar around the edge of your crust.
  3. Clean leeks well by slicing, then rinsing thoroughly. You'll often find hidden dirt in their layers.
  4. Bacon fat. You can drain the bacon fat from the pan, but I love cooking in it, as it infused the veggies with an ultra-delicious, smoky, meaty flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Net Carbs: 6g

Delicious recipe from Lindsey Hyland // www.thelittlepine.com