Quiche recipes are versatile as well as easy, and most of them are liked by kids even if you stuff spinach or broccoli. What more you can ask from a recipe, which can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner or as snacks too. On top of that you can meal prep them because they are freezer friendly too.
It is a great dish but, the crust of a quiche can make it not suitable for someone on a low carb diet like the Ketogenic diet. But, making quiche without a crust works as well as with a crust. Of course, you can use low carb flours like almond flour for your quiche crust but trust me once you try these crustless quiche you would never want to deal with the extra fuss of adding a crust to your next quiche.
I will start with my own recipe, which is a easy keto sausage quiche recipe (Keto). This sausage quiche is one of my favorite keto breakfast recipes which I also make for lunch and dinner too. Yes, I like this recipe that much, as well as my kids love it too.
After the recipe, also find a list crustless quiche recipes you may try for variation.
Easy Keto Breakfast Sausage Quiche
- 12 large eggs
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 12 ounces breakfast sausage
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 pcs bacon
- Preheat oven to 375 F
- In a non-stick skillet over medium high heat, cook the crumbled sausage until no pink remains
- Whisk eggs, heavy cream, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl
- Add the cooked breakfast sausage and grated cheddar cheese
- Pour this mixture into a greased 9" X 13" casserole dish
- Spread some bacon pieces on top
- Bake for 35 minutes
- Cut and serve
Keto Alert - A lot of commercially prepared sausages contain corn syrup, which not only is unhealthy but ups the carbohydrate count of your meal. If you can't find breakfast sausage that doesn't contain added sugar, replace the sausage in this recipe with ground pork seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder and sage.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 486 Total Fat: 40g Saturated Fat: 18g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 19g Cholesterol: 387mg Sodium: 941mg Carbohydrates: 4g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 2g Protein: 27g
14 Best Low Carb Quiche Recipes
Apart from my favorite recipe above, you should also check out these low carb quiche recipes that I have selected from from my fellow food bloggers. On a low carb diet like the Keto diet, quiche can be a versatile dish in your arsenal. Quiches are easy to make, you can make them in large quantities, also you can serve them at any hour of the day. Taking the crust out of the quiche, makes it even more easier to make and even if you have never baked a quiche before making a low carb quiche is almost foolproof.
Below are few FAQ’s which are commonly asked by those who are interested in making a quiche. I have tried to answer them to the best of my knowledge, feel free to ask your query below in the comments section.
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– Is frittata the same as a crustless quiche?
This is common question from all the egg lovers, while frittatas, omelets and quiche are similar in kind but they all have subtle difference. You can add almost all kind of veggies and meat in both frittatas and quiche, there are a few distinctions that set these brunch favorites apart. Frittata, which translates to “fried” in Italian, is an egg-based classic brunch dish. While is similar to crustless quiche the way a frittata is cooked is what sets it apart from a crustless quiche. Frittatas are cooked in oven-safe skillet because you start making them on a stovetop and then finish it in an oven. While when you are making crustless quiche, you bake the entire thing at a go, also you add lot more cheese in a quiche mostly. Quiches tend to be more fluffy too, its volume is also more than frittata or an omelet.
– What is Crustless Quiche called?
A crustless quiche closely resembles a frittata or an omelet, they all belong to same class of egg based popular brunch dish. Crustless quiche is also known so because of its popularity in the low carb community. You take out the crust and all the carbs are gone, you are left with nothing but low carb deliciousness.
– Can crustless quiche be frozen?
Yes, this is a great benefit of a versatile dish like a quiche. After you bake a quiche, it is common practice to store the leftovers in a refrigerator. You can wrap the baking pan using a plastic wrap or an aluminium foil. Best eaten within 3-4 days. If you want to store your quiche for longer durations, keep them in an airtight bag and freeze them. It can easily extend the life upto a month.
– Does quiche need a crust?
Quiche is a form of custard, quiche is nothing but a custard made with milk and eggs with additional veggies or occasionally some meat. In its original form you should bake the quiche in a pie crust, and it had been the way since a long time. But with the advent of low carb diets, many are getting rid of the quiche, which is also a way to cook up a quiche quickly. So, no you do not need a crust for quiche.
– What is the difference between soufflé and quiche?
Definitions from Dictionary.com:
- Quiche: an open savory tart with a rich custard filling to which bacon, onion, cheese, etc, are added.
- Souffle: a light baked dish made fluffy with beaten egg whites combined with egg yolks, white sauce, and fish, cheese, or other ingredients; a similar dish made with juices, chocolate, vanilla, etc.
- Frittata: an Italian dish made with eggs and chopped vegetables or meat, resembling a flat, thick omelette.
The main difference is that a souffle is more puffy, or fluffy, than a quiche or frittata.
- Typically made with eggs, cheese, and cream.
- Typically has a crust, or some sort of pastry base.
- Is pie-shaped.
- Is cooked in the oven.
- Typically made with eggs, cheese, and milk.
- Is often a form of dessert.
- Is made with a specific souffle mold.
- Is cooked in the oven.
- Has an important puff factor.