Cheesy Crustless Quiche
Indulge in a classic brunch dish, with a twist on a quiche: crustless quiche! This simple dish is a great option for anyone looking to feed a crowd on a budget, without giving up flavor or the creamy texture of a quiche. Without any crust, the dish is quicker to make and lighter to eat. Plus, its versatility means you can create a variety of tasty quiches to please everyone—serving them as a hearty lunch or a fancy dinner option. The classic addition of cheese is obviously a must to make a delicious crustless quiche.
When it comes to cheesy quiche, most people are convinced that using a pastry-based crust is essential. But with a crustless quiche, the egg-based mixture forms its own type of “crust.” As it cooks, the egg mixture puffs up, creating a light and fluffy texture, while the cheese adds some extra flavor.
To get started on your crustless quiche, you’ll need just a few base ingredients – eggs, milk, oil, and cheese. With a few simple ingredients, you can create a light and delicious quiche in no time. And once your base ingredients are set, the possibilities for flavoring your quiche are endless. Get creative and try adding vegetables, herbs, meat, or other dairy products to really elevate the flavor.
Going crustless doesn’t mean you have to forfeit the golden, crispy top layer. To give your quiche a deliciously roasted exterior, simply sprinkle a combination of parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs over the top and bake.
Cheesy Crustless Quiche
• 6 large eggs
• 2 cups whole milk
• 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
• 2 cups shredded cheese (Monterey Jack, Cheddar, etc.)
• ½ teaspoon salt
• ¼ teaspoon pepper
• ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
• ¼ cup breadcrumbs
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and milk.
3. Grease a 9-inch pie pan with the vegetable oil.
4. Pour egg mixture into the pan and sprinkle the shredded cheese on top.
5. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the cheese.
6. In a small bowl, combine the Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs.
7. Sprinkle the cheese and breadcrumb mixture over the top of the quiche.
8. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until the top of the quiche is golden-brown and the egg is cooked through.
9. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
A crustless quiche is a quick and budget-friendly way to enjoy the type of meal usually reserved for special occasions. With just a few ingredients, you can create a delicious dish that is sure to please. And don’t be intimidated by the lack of crust; the cheese-y, fluffy egg mixture baking atop a bed of colorful vegetables makes for a luscious dish. Plus, the little extra effort going into a crispy topping layer provides something special. So try making this cheesy crustless