Cheesy Zucchini Breakfast Tarts (Video)
If you’re getting buried in zucchini, Cheesy Zucchini Breakfast Tarts are like a low-carb mini quiche that has zucchini and cheese, everybody’s favorite combination!
If you look at my blog stats, there’s no doubt that it’s zucchini season right now, and it’s almost time to start leaving zucchini on your neighbor’s porches! But if you’d really like to eat the zucchini instead of giving it away, these Cheesy Zucchini Breakfast Tarts are a delicious way to use some zucchini.
These crustless low-carb breakfast tarts are actually like a little mini quiche that’s baked in a tart pan, and they have lots of zucchini. But I think I’m also entitled to call them cheesy because the tarts also have goat cheese and a generous amount of coarsely grated sharp white cheddar, and there’s lots of cheesy flavor in every bite. These would make a great grab-and-go breakfast for busy days when there is little time to cook in the morning.
What Ingredients do you need for this recipe?
- goat cheese
- Olive Oil (affiliate link)
- Dried Oregano (affiliate link)
- Dried Basil (affiliate link)
- Spike Seasoning (affiliate link), or other all-purpose seasoning blend
- salt and fresh-ground black pepper
- half and half, milk, or heavy cream
- coarsely grated sharp white cheddar (or use any white cheese you prefer)
- green onions
Is this a mini quiche or a breakfast tart?
I called this recipe a breakfast tart because I used my favorite little tart pan to bake the individual breakfasts. But they definitely are a little mini quiche recipe where ingredients are combined and then baked; call them whichever one you prefer!
What Tart Pan Did I Use?
This is another mini quiche breakfast recipe where I used my Mini Tart Pan (affiliate link), and I do love this pan so much! But if you don’t want to buy a special pan just to make breakfast tarts, use large silicone baking cups (affiliate link), gratin dishes, or even a large muffin pan, although sometimes eggs tend to stick in regular muffin pans, so spray them well if you use those.
How to Make Cheesy Zucchini Breakfast Tarts :
(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)
- Preheat oven to 375F/190C. Crumbled goat cheese and let it come to room temperature.
- Slice the zucchini lengthwise into fourths: then cut it into small pieces.
- Heat olive oil in a non-stick frying pan, add zucchini, sprinkle with dried oregano, dried basil, Spike Seasoning (affiliate link) or another all-purpose seasoning blend, and a little salt and pepper.
- Cook zucchini a few minutes over medium-high heat, just until it’s barely starting to soften.
- Spray Mini Tart Pan (affiliate link) with olive oil or non-stick spray and divide the cooked zucchini among the tart wells.
- Top with coarsely grated sharp cheddar and green onions.
- Use a fork to stir softened goat cheese cheese and add the the half and half or milk a little at a time until it’s mostly blended with cream cheese.
- Beat eggs in another bowl (oops, no photo of the eggs) and add to the goat cheese/milk mixture a little at a time, stirring each time you add more egg so the mixture is well-blended.
- Fill each tart well with goat-cheese and egg mixture.
- I like to use a fork and gently stir so ingredients are evenly distributed.
- Bake about 30 minutes, or until they’re firm and lightly browned.
- Serve hot. These are delicious as shown, or serve with a dollop of sour cream for even more creaminess if desired!
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Weekend Food Prep:
This recipe has been added to a category called Weekend Food Prep where you’ll find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!
- 4 oz. goat cheese, crumbled and softened
- 3 small zucchini, cut in quarter lengthwise and then cut into small pieces
- 2 tsp. olive oil (plus a little more for spraying the pan)
- 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp. dried basil
- 1/2 tsp. Spike Seasoning (see notes)
- salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup half and half (see notes)
- 8 eggs, well beaten
- 6 T coarsely grated sharp white cheddar (or use any white cheese you prefer)
- 1/4 cup sliced green onions, plus more for garnish if desired
- Before you start making the tarts, turn the oven to 375F/190C and let it pre-heat.
- Crumble 4 oz. of goat cheese into a large glass measuring cup or a bowl and let it come to room temperature.
- Slice the zucchini into fourths lengthwise, and then cut it into small pieces.
- Heat olive oil in a non-stick frying pan, I used my beloved 12 Inch Green Pan (affiliate link). Then add zucchini, sprinkle with dried oregano, dried basil, Spike Seasoning or other all-purpose seasoning, and a little salt and pepper.
- Cook the zucchini a few minutes over medium-high heat, just until it’s barely starting to soften.
- Spray the Mini Tart Pan (affiliate link) with olive oil or a little non-stick spray and divide the cooked zucchini among the tart wells.
- Top with a generous tablespoon of coarsely grated sharp cheddar and a pinch of green onions.
- Then use a fork to stir the now-softened goat cheese and add the the half and half or milk a little at a time until goat cheese and milk is mostly blended.
- Beat eggs in another bowl and add to the goat cheese/milk mixture a little at a time, stirring each time you add more so the mixture is well-blended.
- Fill each tart well with the goat-cheese and egg mixture, being careful not to fill too full.
- I like to use a fork and gently stir so the other ingredients are evenly distributed in the egg.
- Bake about 30 minutes, or until tarts are firm and lightly browned
- Serve hot.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 219Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 268mgSodium: 465mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 15g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This Low-Carb Zucchini Breakfast Tart recipe is suitable for most any low-carb or low-glycemic diet, including Keto if you use full-fat cheese and cream or half and half. It could be suitable for the original South Beach Diet, which would prefer low-fat cheese and low-fat milk. Either way you make it, I promise it will be delicious!
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