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Low-Carb Cheesy Crustless Quiche Lorraine (Video)

Low-Carb Cheesy Crustless Quiche Lorraine is my low-carb and Keto version of this classic French dish that’s also gluten-free, low-glycemic, and could be South Beach Diet friendly if you don’t mind splurging on some bacon. Use the Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

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Low-Carb Cheesy Crustless Quiche Lorraine found on KalynsKitchen.com

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! And that means that not much cooking is going on at my house, and what little time I can carve out for the blog I’m spending on new low-carb recipes for after 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.

Low-Carb Cheesy Crustless Quiche Lorraine found on KalynsKitchen.com

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 (or another seasoning blend that’s good with eggs), black pepper, and Cayenne Pepper.

Low-Carb Cheesy Crustless Quiche Lorraine found on KalynsKitchen.com

Beat the eggs, then whisk in the milk, half and half, or cream. Pour egg mixture over the other ingredients and 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.

Low-Carb Cheesy Crustless Quiche Lorraine found on KalynsKitchen.com

Serve hot and enjoy, garnished with some diagonally sliced green onion if you’d like!  As you can see this quiche made with 6 eggs makes a somewhat thin but rich-tasting quiche. If you want a more “eggy” texture and a thicker quiche, I’d add a couple more eggs

More Eggs for Christmas Morning:

Roasted Green Pepper and Tomato Breakfast Casserole with Feta and Oregano ~ 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, Goat Cheese, and Canadian Bacon ~ 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!

Low-Carb Cheesy Crustless Quiche Lorraine

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices bacon (or you could use turkey bacon or chopped Canadian bacon if you’re wanting lower fat)
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions (white part preferred)
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup coarsely grated Parmesan cheese (I would use a bit less if you only have the finely grated Parmesan)
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. Spike Seasoning, see notes (or use another seasoning blend that’s good with eggs)
  • 1/8 tsp.
  • Cayenne Pepper, optional (see notes)
  • 6-8 eggs (Use less eggs for a dense, rich custardy texture, add a couple more eggs for a more eggy texture.)
  • 3/4 cup cream, half and half, or milk
  • 2 T diagonally sliced green onion for garnish (green part preferred)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Spray a 9-10 inch pie dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Cook bacon using your preferred method until it’s very crisp; then blot away as much fat as you can and crumble the bacon. (I used Costco pre-cooked bacon which I cooked in the microwave for 1 minute and then blotted the fat.)
  3. Slice green onions and grate cheese if you need to.
  4. In the pie dish layer the bacon, green onions, Swiss cheese, Mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese. Season with ground pepper, Spike Seasoning, and Cayenne Pepper.
  5. Beat the eggs until yolks and whites are completely combined, then whisk in the cream, half and half, or milk.
  6. Pour the egg mixture over the other ingredients; then use a fork to gently stir so all ingredients are combined.
  7. Bake 45 minutes or until the center is firm and the top is browned to your liking. The quiche will puff up as it cooks, but when it cools slightly it will sink down into the dense custardy consistency you see in these photos.
  8. Serve warm, garnished with green onions if desired.
  9. This will keep in the refrigerator for several days and can be reheated in the microwave.

Notes:

Spike Seasoning 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 in this, but it’s definitely optional.

This recipe created by Kalyn and Kara and inspired by Crustless Three-Cheese Tomato Basil Quiche and memories of working at Le Parisien Restaurant.

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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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Low-Carb Cheesy Crustless Quiche Lorraine found on KalynsKitchen.com

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20 comments on “Low-Carb Cheesy Crustless Quiche Lorraine (Video)”

  1. Hello Kalyn! I love the recipes…I'm an Editor with Dover Publications, please get in touch if you've thought of compiling these into a book on low carb cooking! Best, Nora (nrawn@doverpublications.com)

    • Thanks Nora. I am "retired" and I already work far too much just keeping up with the blog. So far I haven't been able to convince myself that writing a cookbook would be worth the huge amount of time it takes, but nice to know that you think my recipes would make a nice book!

  2. This was very good. Very light. Definitely something I would make again

  3. I love the precooked bacon I buy at Costco. It's definitely less fatty, but still a delicious addition to my cooking. And bacon, eggs and cheese? An unbeatable combination!

  4. Thanks for this recipe!

    I've made a similar crust-less version of this dish, but without cream, might be a nice touch!

    I've also had success with chorizo and cheddar crustless quiche, and that one with just a little creme fraich

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  7. Looks great! Got it saved here to try later this week, thanks for sharing!

  8. cheesy baked eggs is my favorite “I forgot to make dinner” meal. This one looks so good! Thanks for the links!

  9. Great recipe for low-carbers. love this quiche! I just made it last night, my husband and my dog loved it. thanks for simple recipes!

  10. It would be great if you included the nutritional values for us Keto folks. There is no mentions of fats, proteins and most importantly carbs. Thanks!

    • I have over 2000 recipes on the site and spend 6-8 hours most days working on the blog. I’m not able to provide nutritional information for the recipes for several reasons, including the additional time it takes, the difficulty in doing it accurately, and the sheer number of recipes on my site. If you look after the recipe itself, I give two links (where it says “Nutritional Information”) for suggestions of two ways to get that information. That’s all I am able to do at this time.

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