Crustless quiche is the perfect low carb keto friendly alternative to a classic quiche recipe. Eggs, ham, zucchini, and cheese are baked to savory perfection. Brunch is served!

Simply add a fresh and crisp side salad to this delicious low carb ham and cheese quiche entree for an easy meal that’s perfect served any time of day!

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Easy Keto Quiche

  • Most sweet breakfast foods contain carbs and sugars that I like to avoid. This crustless egg quiche is an easy meal and great served for brunches, lunches, and dinner.
  • Families love quiche, and this recipe is seriously so flavorful that nobody will miss the crust! Add spinach to this recipe to create a crustless spinach quiche or other veggies or meats.
  • The addition of heavy cream to eggs really helps to fluff them up and lighten the overall dish while adding a subtle richness. Without the cream, crustless quiche can be very dense instead of light.
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How To Make Crustless Quiche

  1. To make a simple crustless quiche, preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a pie plate.
  2. Shred zucchini and squeeze it dry. Shred cheddar cheese and chop the ham. Add the mix-ins to the pie plate.
  3. Whisk eggs, seasonings, & heavy cream, and pour over the ham mixture.
  4. Bake the crustless quiche for about 40 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center of it comes out clean.

Tips for Perfection

  • As this is a quiche with no crust, be sure to grease the pan well so it doesn’t stick.
  • Zucchini adds great texture to your quiche, be sure to squeeze it dry.
  • Add other ingredients as desired, if they have a lot of moisture be sure to pre-cook them.
  • Shred your own cheddar cheese; pre-shredded cheeses often have extra starches to keep them from clumping.
  • If the top begins to brown before the center is fully cooked, it may mean your oven temperature runs a little hot. Just cover your crustless quiche with tin foil while it finishes cooking!
  • Serve this low carb quiche with a piping not cup of Keto bulletproof coffee for the perfect morning boost!
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Crustless Ham and Cheese Quiche (Keto)

This is a simple, savory crustless quiche that is perfect for breakfast, lunch or even dinner!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup cooked ham diced
  • 1 cup zucchini shredded
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 8 large eggs
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.  Grease a 9″ pie plate.
  • Place zucchini on a paper towel and squeeze to remove moisture. Combine ham, zucchini and cheddar cheese in a pie plate.
  • Whisk eggs, cream and seasonings. Pour over ham mixture.
  • Bake uncovered 40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Notes

  • Be sure to grease the pan well so the quiche doesn’t stick.
  • Squeeze the shredded zucchini well before adding.
  • Avoid using pre-shredded cheese. These products often have starch added to keep them from clumping.
  • If the top begins to brown too quickly, simply cover the quiche with tin foil while it finishes cooking.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 266mg | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 840IU | Vitamin C: 3.7mg | Calcium: 185mg | Iron: 1.3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

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  1. 5 stars
    I made muffins out of this recipe. They were awesome! Going to make the quiche pie for next get together with sister and mom.

      1. There is sugar in ham, at least 1g per 2oz. But still is Keto friendly enough meaning only 4 grams of sugar for the whole pie!. Very delicious as well

  2. I made this last night. It was super easy to make and was delicious. Thank you for sharing.

    1. This is caused by the egg to dairy ratio, your eggs may be a little larger. Try adding an extra splash of cream!

    1. Mushrooms are keto friendly. Onions are okay, but used in moderation. 1/2 cup of diced onions contains approximately 5 grams of carbs.

  3. This was awesome, We had for dinner. I added bacon to it. My husband really enjoyed it and he’s not doing keto.

    1. As this intended to be low carb it calls for heavy cream. You can certainly make this with half and half however that will increase the carb count (and this will no longer be keto friendly).

      1. How is half and half not keto friendly? Cream has 0.4g of carb per T and half & half has 0.5g per T. The difference is negligible.
        Keto pro tip: there is no zero carb heavy whipping cream, no matter what the label says. US labelling laws allow them to round down to zero if the carb count is less than 0.5g per serving.

        1. Thanks for the info Wendy, our half and half had higher net carbs making it not keto friendly. But if you found on with that low of carbs you could definitely use it!

  4. 5 stars
    Made the quiche and it is great! Husband loved it too. I covered it in frig and took a slice each morning…popped in microwave for 35 seconds. Perfect for quick morning breakfast thanks

    1. I am using the ham steak with the lowest sugar I can find. You’re right, many include sugar. Enjoy Christine!

  5. 5 stars
    Thank you for posting this recipe. I recently pinned several quiche recipes and decided on making yours because the thought of eliminating the crust was appealing. This did not disappoint!! In addition to the ham and zucchini, I also added a couple cans of mildly spicy diced Hatch chilis. The results were amazing. It also tastes great warmed in the microwave as leftovers. This will definitely become a go-to recipe for breakfast and brunch.

  6. 5 stars
    I am doing keto. I don’t like zucchini, but I love yellow squash. Could I substitute the yellow for the zucchini? This recipe looks amazing. Thank you.

  7. I am excited to try this… it is in the oven with a few variations due to what I had in the house… I used spaghetti squash instead of zucchini and put onions peppers and mushrooms as well as a bit of cottage cheese… here’s hoping it turns out good cause it is going to a potluck in half an hour!

    1. While I have never done that with this quiche, I think that it would work. You’ll want to take the quiche out of the fridge while your oven preheats and it may take a little longer to cook. Let us know if you try making it the day before Sue!

  8. 5 stars
    So simple, quick, and most of all DELICIOUS. I omit the zucchini and add scallions. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  9. I’m wanting to make this in a bundt pan. Should I double the recipe or use as is? Will the cook time change for bundt pan? Thanks.

    1. I have only made the recipe as written so can’t say for sure. Let us know if you try it in a bundt pan Beth!

  10. I’ve never seen shredded zucchini added to a ham and cheese casserole before. It sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  11. If I don’t have a pie plate, would a 9 inch cake pan work instead? Also what I be able to leave out the zucchini all together without replacing it?

    1. We’ve only made the recipe as written. If you give it a shot, let us know how it turns out Victoria!

  12. 5 stars
    This recipe is fantastic! I have made it as the recipes calls for above and also several different ways with different meats and vegetables.
    My one question is this recipe leaves me with a ton of leftovers. I thought about freezing portions so I could go grab a piece when I needed one. Has anyone tried freezing the leftovers?

    1. That’s awesome Naomi! So happy to hear you are enjoying this recipe over and over. Leftovers can be frozen for up to 2 months so you can keep enjoying it whenever you want!

  13. Made this tonight and have to say it was awesome! Couldn’t be more simple of a recipe. Now I have lunch for the week and have added a spinach salad to compliment.

    1. We haven’t tried prepping it the night before but it should work Jo. But if you bake the night before you can definitely reheat in the morning. Let us know how it turns out!

    1. Hi Paula, we have only made this recipe as listed. Using greek yogurt may make your quiche a bit denser so if you give it a try let us know how it turns out!

  14. 5 stars
    I had gastric bypass 2 months ago and my diet is still somewhat limited. I’ve been struggling to find low carb meals that my body can tolerate. I made this recipe last night and WOW!!!! It’s the best thing I’ve eaten in months. I felt like I was cheating. I added a half cup of onions and it was so good. My husband loved it as well. It makes a large quiche but I will be eating this for breakfast lunch and dinner until it’s gone. I’ll be sure to add this one to my favorites and making it again and again and again.

  15. 5 stars
    Have made this recipe twice this week, BEST crustless quiche I have made! I made one with spinach, mushrooms, onion, sausage and pepper jack cheese and topped with Roma tomatoes…the second one was spinach, mushrooms, bacon, pepper jack cheese and topped with Roma tomatoes. (Used what I had on hand) Will be

  16. I am severely lactose intolerant and mostly dairy free. I can substitute the cheese for a lactose free cheese but what could be a good dairy free substitute the heavy cream for?

    1. Hi Amanda, I actually found a really good lactose free heavy cream at my grocery store last week. You could also try a cashew cream or something similar. It may change the consistency of the dish but it should still taste delicious.

    2. I know this is an old post but may help someone else. A good alternative for heavy cream is to make your own. I use Fairlife whole milk and butter (butter has a VERY negligible amount of lactose with only a trace of lactose… most that cannot tolerate lactose can tolerate butter well). Use 3/4 cup milk and 1/3 cup melted butter. I prefer Fairlife to other lactose free milks because it is so low in carbs (6g per cup)

    1. Hey Scott, there is shredded cheese and zucchini with diced ham in the photos. But grated carrot would be a delicious addition.

  17. 5 stars
    Started keto Monday and have had fun making new dinners every night. I found this recipe and decided to make it tonight. I didn’t have ham but had pork sausage. We loved it!!!! We sprinkled some chopped peppers on top and it was amazing. We also used Colby jack cheese. Thanks for the yummy recipe!

  18. 5 stars
    Made this tonight, and it was awesome!! My hubby, who hates veggies, never knew it had zucchini in it, and he loved it!! I will definitely be adding this recipe to my dinner rotation! Thank you!

  19. 4 stars
    I made this adding ham, cheese, green pepper, onion and spinach Really good. How many days can I eat this before I should freeze the rest ? 3,4 ?

  20. 5 stars
    Thank you for sharing this recipe! I followed the instructions as is, and it turned out perfect.

  21. I made this with smoked salmon, leeks and asparagus! It turned out beautiful and everyone loved it.
    Many thanks for the idea of a crustless quiche!

  22. 5 stars
    At the last minute, I decided to make a keto quiche for Christmas breakfast, and I chose this one. I had everything but the ham, so I fried up some bacon as a substitute. Since it is Christmas, I added some red bell pepper (for color and flavor), and we like onion, so I decided to grate it. The excess onion juice seeped out of the pile of grated onion, so I sopped up the excess with a paper towel. Otherwise, I kept everything the same, and it came out fantastic!

  23. Also I saw someone comment earlier about making in muffin cups and others said that worked well. It might be a solution to easy portion sizes for you.

  24. 5 stars
    So good!!! I halved the ingredients, used broc instead of zuc, and baked in smaller casserole dish for 30 minutes. Will definitely make this again, yum!!

  25. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this recipe!! I made 12 muffins before a surgery I had and froze them. When needing food for medicine, this worked so so great. I had enough egg mixture left for at least one more but I didn’t want to use up another pan.

    Today I’m trying a new variation: 1/2 lb ground beef with onion and Monterey Jack cheese. 12 muffins and 5 mini quiches. 18 for the minis, about 25 min for muffins. SOOooooo good!!!

  26. 5 stars
    I made this recipe with bacon, onions, garlic, parmesan and Monterey Jack cheese.

    Not having a pie pan, I baked it in a 10 inch oven-safe non-stick skillet. It took 25 minutes on 375.
    It turned out delicious but a little thin. I think I’ll try with a smaller diameter pan next time so it will be a bit deeper.

    Happy baking!

    1. I haven’t tried it so I can’t say for sure Courtney, but if you try it I would love to hear how it turns out!

  27. 5 stars
    This is so good. I substituted paprika for the dry mustard because I didn’t have any. Highly recommend.

  28. Amazing and versatile recipe. I have used various veggies such as mushrooms, asparagus, or broccoli instead of zucchini. I cook them crisp tender and pat dry before adding. Have used sausage, tuna and chicken instead of ham. Use this basic recipe and add whatever u have available.

  29. Very bland!!!
    I added onion powder abd a bit of garlic powder. Still not enough! I would double the mustard, more onion a d garlic powder. Also more cheese, something more flavorful. I doubled the ham a d would do it again.

  30. 5 stars
    Oh my word. This recipe was such a hit! I actually doubled the recipe, and for convenience served it in an 8.5 x 11 inch pan. It was perfect. I did generous amounts of zucchini, ham and cheese, i.e. slightly more than double, and the family was enamored. We will be having this again – thanks for a great recipe!

  31. 5 stars
    Delicious. I used white Vermont sharp cheddar and Tillamook swiss. I also added 1/2 tsp of herbes de Provence .

  32. 4 stars
    The flavor of this quiche was really good; however, I found the texture to be spongy. Anyone know why that might be? I did not vary the recipe at all.

  33. I love Quiche, and this recipe looks like good ol’ basic Quiche. I will be adding some spices to add to the flavors. Some onion, garlic and perhaps a bit of the popular Slap Your Momma seasoning. I think I will add some baby shrimp. Crab too sounds like a good idea. Instead of Zucchini, broccoli or peas. I will make it this week. Thanks for sharing. **