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I love quiche!

Growing up, I ate it a lot.  It’s easy, simple and delicious.  The flavour possibilities are endless.

When I started Keto I avoided it because of the crust.  Then one day it hit me.  Why not try to make it without the crust?

Directions:

1. Pre-heat oven 425º F

2. Butter the heck out of a dish, any size, any shape.  This step is very important!  Not only does it create a crunchy exterior to the quiche (we’ll call it the crust) but if you don’t, it will stick and you will never get it out!

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3. Add what you like!

So many possibilities!

Eggs: obviously!

Cream: I like to add whipping cream as most of the ingredients are pretty lean.

Meat: ham, bacon, pork, ground beef, steak, seafood, sausage, kolbassa, deli meats. (I just cant seem to stomach the idea of chicken and eggs, but if you like it, put it in!)

Veg: spinach, broccoli, asparagus, mushrooms, onions, green onions, peppers, black olives, sun dried tomatoes, jalapenos, leeks, shallots, garlic, tomatoes (though, I think that tomatoes and eggs is totally wrong!) Some veg I would advise precooking as they hold a lot of water, but it’s not totally necessary.

Cheese: any and all kinds! I really enjoy the melt of provolone in quiche, but the sharp flavour of an extra old cheddar or feta.  I often put a variety of cheeses in.

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4. Load all of your meat, veg and cheese in your desired, BUTTERED, dish

**Can be made the day a head!  Prepping for company?  Stop here!  Cover and refrigerate.  Resume step 5 when you are ready to cook!**

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5.  Whisk eggs and add cream (if using).  Pour over add ins

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6. Bake until center is set and golden brown.  Time varies with size and oven.

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Perfect!  Look at how the bottom browns up, and forms a ‘crust’

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7. Allow to cool a few mins, cut and enjoy!

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They come out perfect, every time!

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I also really like that it freezes/reheats well!  I generally will freeze half of it in individual servings to grab for quick work lunches.

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Don’t want all the leftovers?  Make a single serving!

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Having company that are non-ketoers?  Make two, one with and one without the crust!

Has crestless quiche made it into your keto journey?

Would love to hear how you like yours!