Low-Carb Cheesy Crustless Quiche Lorraine (Video)
Cheesy Crustless Quiche Lorraine is my low-carb and Keto version of this classic French quiche that’s also gluten-free, and this recipes uses ingredients that you might keep in the house; enjoy!
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Low-Carb Cheesy Crustless Quiche Lorraine!
I mentioned when I posted My Favorite Low-Carb Red and Green Holiday Recipes that I’m frantically trying to get everything holiday-related done because I’m going to Mexico for the holidays! But I do want to remind you about some recipes I think are good options for holiday food, even if they aren’t red and green! This delicious Low-Carb Cheesy Crustless Quiche Lorraine is a recipe I think would be perfect for breakfast on Christmas morning. My sister Val always makes quiche for Christmas morning, and I think it’s a wonderful holiday tradition!
And there’s a fun story about how I learned to love Quiche Lorraine. I went to college twice, graduating first in political science from the University of Utah and then later going back to get a degree in elementary education. While I was getting my teaching degree I worked part-time at a charming (and long-gone) Salt Lake City French restaurant called Le Parisien, and that’s where I learned to love Quiche Lorraine.
Food lovers are probably familiar with traditional Quiche Lorraine, a French dish that has a flaky pastry crust filled with a custard that contains bacon, onions, and cheese. My Cheesy Crustless Quiche Lorraine is a low-carb version that’s just as delicious. In fact, I ate up all the leftovers from testing this recipe within a few days and I’ve made it many times since then!
There’s no doubt that the idea of making crustless Quiche Lorraine was inspired by Crustless Three-Cheese Tomato Basil Quiche, which might be another idea for Christmas morning. And in case anyone is wondering how this differs from one of my usual low-carb breakfast casseroles other than the obvious use of a round pie dish, it’s the step of mixing cream into the eggs for more of a custard consistency.
Of course a lot of the good flavor in this comes from bacon, and using grated Swiss cheese, Mozzarella, and Parmesan doesn’t hurt either in the flavor department. If you raised your eyebrows at the idea of all that bacon and cheese, let me say that there’s research suggesting saturated fats are not as harmful as once thought, so I’m not concerned about using those ingredients. But if you’re a faithful South Beach Diet follower, feel free to use reduced-fat turkey bacon or chopped Canadian bacon and lower-fat cheese if you prefer. Either way, this will definitely be a treat.
How to Make Low-Carb Cheesy Crustless Quiche Lorraine:
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- I used pre-cooked bacon that has a lot of the fat already cooked out and then cooked it in the microwave and blotted off more fat before I crumbled it.
- Put the crumbled bacon and sliced green onions into a 9-10″ glass pie dish and top with the cheeses.
- Sprinkle with Spike Seasoning (affiliate link) or another seasoning blend that’s good with eggs, black pepper, anda little cayenne pepper (affiliate link).
- Beat the eggs, then whisk in the half and half.
- Pour egg mixture over the other ingredients and gently stir.
- Bake in a pre-heated 350F/180C oven for 45-50 minutes. It will puff up while it cools, but it settles down as it cools a bit.
- Serve hot and enjoy, garnished with some diagonally sliced green onion if you’d like!
Use 6 eggs for a thinner richer quiche, or use 8 eggs for a thicker quiche.
More Eggs for Christmas Morning:
Roasted Green Pepper and Tomato Breakfast Casserole with Feta ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Cauliflower Hash Brown Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole ~ Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Cheesy Low-Carb Zucchini Pie ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Baked Eggs Florentine ~ The View from Great Island
Holiday Breakfast Casserole with Artichokes ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Cheesy Overnight Bacon and Egg Breakfast Casserole ~ The Food Charlatan
Weekend Food Prep:
This recipe has been added to a new category called Weekend Food Prep to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!
I originally made this with six eggs for a thinner richer quiche with a more custardy texture, but now I'd prefer to use eight eggs. You could use turkey bacon or chopped Canadian bacon for this recipe if you're wanting lower fat. Use heavy cream or milk instead of half and half if you prefer. Spike Seasoning (affiliate link) is one of my favorite seasonings for eggs, but any blend that's good with eggs will work. I love a touch of Cayenne Pepper (affiliate link) in this, but it's definitely optional. 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.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 357Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 13gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 310mgSodium: 589mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 25g
I originally made this with six eggs for a thinner richer quiche with a more custardy texture, but now I'd prefer to use eight eggs. You could use turkey bacon or chopped Canadian bacon for this recipe if you're wanting lower fat. Use heavy cream or milk instead of half and half if you prefer.
Spike Seasoning (affiliate link) is one of my favorite seasonings for eggs, but any blend that's good with eggs will work. I love a touch of Cayenne Pepper (affiliate link) in this, but it's definitely optional.
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 Cheesy Crustless Quiche Lorraine would be great for low-carb or Keto diet plans. If you’re faithfully following the South Beach Diet, you’d need to use turkey bacon, low-fat cheese, and milk to make this approved for Phase One, and even then it might be best as an occasional treat for South Beach.
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