If it doesn’t have a crust, can I even call this a quiche anymore? Is a quiche defined by an egg-dish containing a crust? Is this just a delicious baked egg and vegetable and meat dish now?
This is a bomb breakfast ‘idea’ that you can get creative with, and a stellar way to work in a load of veggies.
Easy Crustless Quiche (Grain-Free, Dairy-Free)
An easy, gluten-free, dairy-free breakfast or brunch dish for everyone. If you're the rebel type, you don't need to follow the exact measurements of vegetables or use the exact vegetables I used; get creative with what you like. Really I'm just inspiring you to make a crustless quiche 🙂 I like to cook this in a 10-in well-oiled cast iron pan/skillet, but you can use whatever you're comfortable with of a similar size (this may change the cooking time a bit so just be aware).
Servings 5-6 ample slices
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
- 8 Whole Pastured Eggs
- 1 Cup Organic Tomatoes, cubed
- 1/2 Cup Organic Onion, diced
- 1/2 Cup Organic Green Peppers, diced (this is just over 1/2 a large green pepper)
- 2 Cups Organic Spinach or Arugula, roughly chopped
- 1/4-1/2 Cup Uncured Bacon (optional) (You can also use whatever leftovers you have in the fridge. Chicken? Sure. Turkey? Sure. This recipe does not need to be followed exactly)
- 1 tsp Organic No Salt Seasoning Herb Blend (Or whatever herbs you like. Toss some rosemary in, some chilli flakes, fresh parsley, cilantro etc.)
- 2 pinches Pink Himalayan salt
- 1/2 Cup Non-dairy, Unsweetened Milk Substitute (I like coconut milk personally)
- 1/2 Cup Organic Feta Cheese, crumbled (This makes it no longer dairy-free, of course!)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- IF USING BACON: Give it a quick browning first. I cooked the bacon in the 10-in cast iron skillet that I was planning to use to bake the quiche in. Once browned and a little crispy, I put the bacon aside on a plate, and left the bacon grease in the skillet to lubricate/flavour the quiche. I suggest you do this too, it's delicious.
- IF NOT USING BACON: Oil your 10-inch cast iron skillet or glass pie/quiche dish well. I like avocado or coconut oil. Put aside.
- Grab a large mixing bowl. Add ALL the ingredients, then mix it all together well with a wooden spoon. Add other stuff if you're feeling creative; cooked broccoli, diced zucchini, other cheese, cooked chicken, natural deli turkey... your call.
- IF USING BACON, crumble it on top now. Once all ingredients are combined, pour them into your well-greased cast iron skillet or whatever you are using to bake it in.
- Bake the quiche for 25-35 minutes depending on how kickass your oven is. At 25 minutes, check it. You'll know it's done when the edges are golden brown and it feels spongy yet solid in the middle (it is no longer jiggly). The middle will be the last to cook.
- Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Or you can eat it right away and burn your tongue, totally up to you.
Makes some delicious leftovers. Can be re-heated (covered in oven for 10min at 350F) or even enjoyed cold.
Hi just do your aware the feta makes this dish a dairy dish
The feta was an optional ingredient for those who could tolerate dairy and I intended to label it so, but for some reason that optional comment didn’t show up!
Thanks for pointing that out.
I have edited the post so that the feta is now in a separate optional category— hopefully less confusing now.
Thanks for reading!
For the non-dairy milk substitute, eg. coconut milk, do you use full-fat milk or can a light version be used?
I use whatever I have… full fat or light would be fine, it should turn out pretty similar either way; the full fat version may just have a bit richer mouth feel.
Thanks for visiting 🙂
Just wanted to throw it out there…Cabot cheeses have some naturally lactose free cheese that’s delicious and though it isn’t dairy free would be an option for those who have just a lactose issue. My twins eat them up.