Basic Crustless Quiche Recipe

basic crustless quiche recipe

Crustless quiche is one of our favorite meals, especially when we have a surplus of eggs from our chickens.

Quiche is healthy and full of protein, and can fit in with a low-carb diet.

It can also be really frugal, especially if you use whatever you have on hand.

Even though you can always add a crust, we prefer ours without crust much of the time.  

Here’s our favorite basic recipe, which makes two quiches for our family.

Basic Crustless Quiche Recipe

The full ingredients and instructions are found in the printable recipe card down below.

Ingredients:

  • 12 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • about 1 tsp salt or more (and you can add any other herbs/spices that sound good)
  • pepper (I’m kind of imprecise with this … I just shake some on!)
  • 2-4 cups cups grated cheese (any kind)
  • about 1-2 cups of vegetables (whatever you have on hand), best if cooked/steamed or sauteed first
  • about 1-2 cups of meat, cooked (optional, and this can be whatever you have on hand also)

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Generously butter two pie pans.
  3. Mix together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
  4. Grate the cheese, and prepare the vegetables and meat, if using.
  5. Put the meat and vegetables into the bottom of the pie pans, distributing evenly between the two dishes.
  6. Add the cheese.
  7. Then pour the milk mixture over all, evenly distributing between the two pans.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until top of quiche begins to turn a golden brown.

Quiche Variations

Our favorite combination has been the following:

(My husband said this was the best quiche he’d ever had!  🙂

  • 12 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2-4 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 onion, 1 container of mushrooms, and 1 green bell pepper all sauteed together in butter
  • about 1 tsp salt and some freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pkg bacon, fried

Another combination we had recently:

(This is the quiche pictured above.)

  • 12 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 onion, 1 green bell pepper, and 1 red bell pepper, sautéed in butter
  • 2 tsp salt and freshly ground pepper ground over the top of all

As you can see, there are so many combinations of ingredients possible with this crustless quiche recipe!

It’s such a great way to use up bits and pieces of ingredients leftover in your fridge.

Served with a fresh salad and homemade bread, it’s a delicious meal.

More Breakfast Recipes

Crustless Quiche

This basic crustless quiche recipe is so easy, and perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dinner!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine: French
Keyword: crustless quiche, quiche
Servings: 4
Author: Joy Kincaid

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3/4 cups grated cheese any kind
  • 1/2-1 cup vegetables whatever you have on hand, best if cooked/steamed or sauteed first
  • 1/2-1 cup cooked meat this can be whatever you have on hand

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Generously butter two pie pans.
  • Mix together the eggs, milk, cream, salt, and pepper.
  • Grate the cheese, and prepare the vegetables and meat, if using.
  • Put the meat and vegetables into the bottom of the pie dish.
  • Add the cheese.
  • Then pour the milk mixture over all.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes or until top of quiche begins to turn a golden brown and center is set.

11 Comments

  1. me again….today is my daughter's 8th birthday and she requested home made pizza for lunch and YOUR quiche for dinner!!!! I made the kids one simple with just bacon and cheese. The hubby and I are having mushrooms, onions, feta cheese and ham 🙂 Hope you're having a great weekend.

    1. Thank you so much for the positive feedback, Angela! I'm so glad it was such a hit! 🙂 We just had quiche a couple of days ago, and all my kids devoured every last bit of what I made! And I just used what I had in the fridge, which was a 1/2 package of bacon (left over from another recipe), a green bell pepper, and an onion. Quiche is so versatile and simple.

      Thanks again for taking the time to let me know it worked out well for you, and I hope your daughter had a great birthday!

  2. In the oven now! I made the one above that is your husband's favorite and the other with just ham. It smells yummy. Thanks for the recipe. Thanks also for stopping and visitng me. I look forward to trying more of your recipes and following some of your great tutorials. Blessings~~angela

  3. I always make mine with milk too unless I have the indulgence of cream in the fridge.. but I figure if I put cheese in it too, or bacon that there is plenty of fat in it anyway. I never think to put pre cooked vegies in it. Thanks for the tip.
    Blessings Nell

  4. Hi Monique,

    I forgot to mention in the recipe that you can halve the amounts if you only need 1 quiche. This recipe makes 2. So, you can make it with only 6 eggs. But yes, this is a good recipe if you have chickens who are laying lots of eggs! 🙂

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