Are you on a keto diet but craving a tasty and satisfying breakfast option? Look no further than keto quiche! This low-carb, high-fat dish is not only delicious but also incredibly versatile. Whether you prefer a classic combination of eggs, cheese, and bacon or want to explore more unique flavors like spinach and feta, keto quiche has something for everyone.
This Keto Quiche recipe is a good option for those who are looking for a quiche with no crust. This Low Carb Quiche is easily adaptable for a Keto Diet because it is full of protein and good fats.
This easy keto quiche is a hit with everyone in my family making it the perfect option for that Sunday Brunch or get together.
What makes this recipe a good Keto Quiche?
How about the combination of cheese, bacon, and spinach with caramelized onions and sautéed vegetables. This recipe is for a crustless keto quiche, and trust me I did not miss the crust.
The combination of ingredients make this a delicious recipe that my whole family loves. I speak from experience as my whole family does indeed love this quiche.
Besides it is great left over to grab and go to save on time first thing in the morning.
What is a Quiche?
A quiche is a baked egg dish that traditionally has a crust. Typical crusts are made with flour and butter and in truth they are delicious. But for someone following a low carb or keto diet this is not an option.
For this recipe we will be making our quiche keto therefore we will be making it without the crust, however if you are feeling adventurous or don’t mind the carbs go ahead and use this same recipe along with a crust as the base.
When it comes to a quiche the options for creativity are endless. Often the most difficult part of the quiche is the crust and getting it just right. And making this recipe without a crust really does help to make this an easy keto quiche recipe.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is a Quiche Difficult to make?
I happen to think that this Keto Quiche recipe is an easy one to make.
Once you learn the basics of quiche making you can add your favorite ingredients to your personalized taste. If you love mushrooms, sauté some and throw them into the mix. Spinach is not something that everyone likes, if not then try broccoli.
I will share my favorite ingredients with you, give it a try and then adapt the ingredients to fit your personal taste. Whether you are eating keto or low carb or not this keto quiche is full of flavor. So much so that even my family members who are not following a keto diet will ask for me to make them this dish for family get togethers.
What can I substitute for heavy cream in Quiche?
If you’re looking to make a lighter version or simply don’t have heavy cream on hand, fret not! There are several fantastic substitutes that will give your quiche the same creamy texture and flavor. Let’s explore five excellent alternatives to heavy cream in quiche recipes.
Half-and-half is an ideal substitute as it contains equal parts whole milk and light cream. It offers a rich taste without being too heavy. When using half-and-half, keep in mind that it has less fat content than heavy cream, so your quiche may turn out slightly less creamy but still delectable.
- Evaporated Milk:
Evaporated milk is another popular choice when replacing heavy cream in quiches. Its thick consistency contributes to a creamy texture while adding richness to your dish. Use evaporated milk as a one-to-one substitution for heavy cream, ensuring delightful results every time.
- Greek Yogurt:
For a healthier alternative with added protein, consider using Greek yogurt instead of heavy cream in your quiche recipe. Its tangy flavor adds depth while maintaining the desired creamy texture. Mix equal parts Greek yogurt and milk (preferably whole) before adding it to your egg mixture for optimal results.
- Cottage Cheese:
Surprisingly enough, cottage cheese can make an excellent substitute for heavy cream in quiches too! Blend cottage cheese until smooth before incorporating it into your recipe.
Can I over bake my quiche?
It is tempting to want to make sure that your dish is fully cooked and therefore letting it go a little bit longer in the oven. Cooking a quiche too long can make it rubbery and dry. And remember that dishes once taken out of the oven tend to continue to cook until they are cool.
Can my quiche be reheated?
Absolutely! In fact I happen to think that they taste better the next day or after they have sat for a few hours. Something magical seems to happen when flavors have a chance to come together in a dish, giving it time to sit tends to bring out the flavor more.
This keto quiche can be made a day ahead of an event and placed back into the oven for a few minutes to reheat it.
Or a slice of it can be placed into the microwave for 30 seconds to reheat the next morning if you are rushing out the door. Just remember that over cooking will make it rubbery and dry.
Secrets to making a good Keto Quiche
It starts with the best ingredients
Start by collecting your ingredients.
For me fresh ingredients especially crisp vegetables are really what make this dish stand out in both look and taste. Besides there is nothing worse than soggy vegetables that have sat in a refrigerator to long.
Make sure that you have the right tools on hand
By blending the liquid ingredients I can be assured that they are mixed perfectly. Blending also helps to put air into the eggs which makes this Quiche light and fluffy.
When you have a quality dish to cook in your quiche will be more likely to cook evenly. It will also make it much more easy for it to be removed from the baking dish to serve.
There is nothing that can add flavor to a dish like sautéed vegetables, especially when they are sautéed in bacon fat.
Having a good sauté pan keeps ingredients from sticking to the pan and helps to cook them more easily.
Enjoying a meal is as much about presentation as it is about taste, and nobody wants to serve a slice of quiche that has fallen apart because it was not properly cooked or stuck to the pan.
Keto Quiche Ingredients
Heavy cream, cheddar cheese, and ham make this a great low carb breakfast option.
When it comes to keto breakfast recipes it is hard to find variety, but by switching up the ingredients within this quiche you can keep the variety coming. Cooking should be fun, and delicious to the person eating it so be creative and adventurous and your taste buds will thank you for it.
Make your keto quiche personal
These are all ingredients that I enjoy, but don’t be afraid to branch out and make substitutions if you do not have these exact items on hand or if they do not appeal to you.
Optional ingredients to keep this quiche keto are mushrooms, red onions, asparagus, broccoli, and cauliflower. Some meat options are sausage or chorizo instead of ham or bacon. This is a crustless quiche recipe but if you want to add pie crust then I say go for it.
How to store your quiche
I prefer to keep my keto quiche in the same pan that I baked it in and cover it with tin foil. There is no hard and fast rule for how you store your quiche so this is completely up to you. Personally keeping my quiche in the same dish that it was backed in cuts down on the number of dirty dishes that I have and that is always a plus.
This dish will store well in a refrigerator for 3-4 days and in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Other Recipes to Try
- 1 Sautee Pan
- 1 Blender
- 1 Cutting knife
- 1 9 inch pie pan
- 1 Can of Cooking Spray like Pam
- 1 tbsp Butter
- 6 Large Eggs
- 8 ounces Cubed Ham
- 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
- 8 ounces Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 1 medium Tomato
- 1/2 Diced Onion
- 1/2 Diced Green Pepper
- 1/2 Diced red Pepper
- 2 cups Finely Chopped Spinach
- 4 Strips of Thick Cut Bacon
- 1 tsp Garlic Salt
- 1 tsp Pepper
- Heat oven to 375 Degrees
- Spray 9 inch Pie Pan
- Cook bacon in your sauté pan and set aside to cool. Leave the grease in the pan to sauté the vegetables in.
- Cut up onion and sauté it in the same pan that you cooked the bacon in, Once the onion is beginning to become translucent or see through add the diced bell peppers. Sauté all of the ingredients until they are cooked through. Remove items from pan and set aside.
- In the same sauté pan that you cooked the bacon and vegetables in add your butter. Let it melt then add the chopped up spinach and cook it until it is soft then remove from the stove.
- In a blender add the eggs, heavy cream, garlic salt, and pepper. Blend ingredients for 15-30 seconds.
- On the bottom of the 9 inch pie pan start your first layer of half of your ingredients by placing 1/2 of the sautéed vegetables, 1/2 of the ham, 1/2 of the tomato, 1/2 the shredded cheese, 1/2 of the ham, and 1/2 of the bacon. Pour half of the wiped egg mixture over the ingredients.Complete layering the remaining ingredients of 1/2 of the sautéed vegetables, 1/2 of the ham, 1/2 of the tomato, 1/2 the shredded cheese, 1/2 of the ham, and 1/2 of the bacon. Pour the remaining half of the wiped egg mixture over the ingredients.
- Place pie pan with quiche into the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes. Keep in mind that some ovens cook faster or slower than others. Check quiche periodically to make sure that it is not over or underdone. Turn quiche on oven rack half way through cooking.Quiche is done when the center no longer jiggles when shaken, and when a knife stuck into it comes out clean.Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving