Low-Carb Cheesy Crustless Quiche Lorraine (Video)

Low-Carb Cheesy Crustless Quiche Lorraine is my low-carb and Keto version of this classic French quiche that’s also gluten-free. Use Breakfast Dishes 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! 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 process shots collage

How to Make Low-Carb Cheesy Crustless Quiche Lorraine:

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  1. 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.
  2. Put the crumbled bacon and sliced green onions into a 9-10″ glass pie dish and top with the cheeses.
  3. Sprinkle with Spike Seasoning (affiliate link) or another seasoning blend that’s good with eggs, black pepper, anda little cayenne pepper (affiliate link).
  4. Beat the eggs, then whisk in the half and half.
  5. Pour egg mixture over the other ingredients and gently stir.
  6. 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.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy, garnished with some diagonally sliced green onion if you’d like!  

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

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!

Low-Carb Cheesy Crustless Quiche Lorraine

Low-Carb Cheesy Crustless Quiche Lorraine

Yield 6 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Low-Carb Cheesy Crustless Quiche Lorraine is my low-carb and Keto version of this classic French quiche that's also gluten-free.

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon (see notes)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 8 eggs (see notes
  • 3/4 cup half and half (see notes)
  • 2 T diagonally sliced green onion for garnish (green part preferred)

Instructions

  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 half and half.
  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

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.

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

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 357 Total Fat: 26g Saturated Fat: 13g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 310mg Sodium: 589mg Carbohydrates: 5g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 2g Protein: 25g
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.

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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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